|Reviews for Pride of Time|
| hiareportsyou chapter 50 . 7/21
did... did you just end on Finite Incantem? Jesus that's amazing.
| rhiilily chapter 50 . 7/20
Do yourself a favour and read this!
Theres so much i want to say but i honestly feel a little speechless
So just thank you
| Vicky-xxxx chapter 50 . 7/4
This is probably one of the best if not the very best fic i’ve ever read. The plot and the depth of the characters is unparalelled. I’ve probably read this story about ten times already. Please tell me you’re still writing! Thank you so so much for this amazing work.
| Hetc chapter 9 . 6/28
'You pick up new spells like a toadstool does water' - lovely.
I can imagine my gran saying this.
| Hetc chapter 8 . 6/28
What a lovely chapter from what looked like an unpromising evening for Hermione
| hetc chapter 5 . 6/28
Severus' reasoning for joining the Death Eaters is both sad & plausible
| Guest chapter 50 . 6/28
Oh my God... That was amazing and incredibly thought out. Well done
| a-mi-zivi chapter 50 . 6/28
Good God this is breathtaking. But also it's so long I couldn't read it in one sitting and I had, like, 3 whole days of rising tension, I couldn't stop reading. I am unbelievably grateful that you gave it a happy ending.
Thank you for sharing.
| Guest chapter 50 . 6/21
This is the second time I have finished reading this beautiful fic, and I have to say it is even better the second time. I haven’t the words to say how satisfied the ending makes me feel, and the way you handled things like pacing and characterization... gah, I just loved it! Great work.
| brendar.floresc5 chapter 1 . 6/16
How does Dumbledore know Hermione‘s name? She never said her name to anyone when she went back in time, neither to McGonagall, Madam Ponfrey nor Dumbledore. And now it turns out Dumbledore watched her memories? How? When? Which memories? Did he watch something important and compromising about the future? He seemed to know a lot about Hermione already... I’m going to keep reading because I read very good comments and recs about this story, but these kind of simple and overlooked inconsistencies always irk me *sighs*.
| Heart-adore.dramione chapter 22 . 6/16
cool chapie! love severus's creme that he created. hot chapie & good story, so far...
| Hollowg1rl chapter 19 . 6/15
Oh this was lovely writing! I love it!
| Sab81790 chapter 46 . 6/11
Omg! Things are really heating up and. coming to a head now I these last few chapters! First of all, the end of this chapter with Hermione's heart felt yet firm speech telling her son that he is not fighting and expressing how much she loves him...well it definitely had me tearing up. It made me think of Lily's sacrifice for Harry, and Narcissia lying to Voldemort to protect Draco, and Hermione keeping her son a secret at all costs...not to mention Molly...all these mothers having to deal with the reality that there is a war happening and they are each in the thick of it with their kids each equally some how involved and wanting to protect them more than anything else. My heartstrings are just tugging all over the place.
On other things, I really enjoy the tweaks you have made to the 7th book in particular, namely starting with when Ron didn't leave and when she went alone to Godric's Hollow and didn't fall into Nagini's trap. Everything from that particular point forward has been especially riveting. Everything from how they found out about the Hollows to how everything went down at Malfoy manor...to how the final battle is shaping up with her son being the one to lead them to the tiara, it's all been amazing. I really love how things went down with Griphook and the Goblins, I always thought they should have told him why they needed the sword or at least somewhat of an explanation why they couldn't give it back right away. And the friendship between Griphook and Dobby! Loving it! Not to mention that I love it when Dobby gets to survive the Manor! All in all these last few chapters are promising to be the best and most well action packed of them all!
| Sab81790 chapter 41 . 6/10
I think Hermione opinion about how maybe she has been keeping secrets so long that she maybe doesn't trust as much as she should is spot on. Granted that it's not all her fault. She went back in time and had to keep that a secret to keep the timeline unchanged, she also has to keep various secerts about Snape and her son for their safety, but there are still things that I think she should have come clean about. Like her time traveling and telling at least Harry the truth about it and how she is his godmother. I can understand maybe keeping it from Ron, even though I don't see the harm in them both knowing, but I'm confused about why she has kept it a secret from Harry. She wouldn't have had to tell him everything, but that she is his godmother and that for her protection as well as her son's, she can't tell him everything. Heck she wouldn't even need to let them meet or even tell him her son's name, I think if she explained the reasons for keeping him as secret as possible are completely valid and they would understand. I think they would understand her reasons for not being able to tell them everything as well, they might not have liked it at first but eventually they would have gotten it and then she wouldn't have a lot of the problems she is having now. They would know the truth and she wouldn't have to lie to them and when things came up that she needs to keep secret she would just say so instead of having to lie about it, she also wouldn't need to worry about them poking their nose into her past and finding out things they shouldn't because they are so curious because they know why they need to keep their nose out of it. Also she could have prepared tine cottage for them after her son went to Hogwarts, with it being secret kept and next to no one knowing about it, it's far more safe than grimmwald or a tent in the woods. Right now when it all does come out I think they are going to be very pissed at her and they will be pretty justified. They are supposed to be her friends and a part of that is trust, she isn't trusting them, and even though some of the things she is hiding from them are necessary she should trust in their friendship enough to say that and for them to understand it knowing that when its all over she will be able to tell them everything, she just can't right now.
On a side note, I liked the POV change to her son. I really was hoping he wouldn't get put in Slytherin though, it's so predictable and puts a big divide between him and everyone else. Also, how the hell does he not know Hermione's name? That's another thing I've been curious about, her son is this mature, level headed, super intelligent character yet she hasn't told him anything! When she was she was dealing with much more and the situation he isinnow is such that he should know a lot more about what is really hot on and his parents rolls in it all. The fact that he is going to Hogwarts now with so little info is akin to throwing him to the wolves... especially with being sorted in Slytherin.
Regardless, I do still adore this story, lol. All of this has mostly been the ranting and rambling of speculations from an avid fan. Now that we are getting into the horcrux hunt and her son going to school everything is definitely heating up. I hope to read more about his experience at school and I hope he gets to prove himself and gets to interact more with Neville and others in the DA.
| Sab81790 chapter 24 . 6/8
I just realized that I am half way through already and I haven't left a single review, something I am now fixing. So far this is by far one of the best fics I have ever read! I have read many time Turner fics but this is in a league of it's own. The entire premise is just...amazing seems to be the only word I can come up with but it doesn't do justice to my true opinion of this story.
I adore how you have made Hermione a realistic badass. Fics were Hermione becomes an amazing fighter over night always annoy me because it's just not how she is. Yes, she knows an insane amount of spells but knowing them and being able to use that knowledge in a life or death situation is different. I also imagine that to be a great duelist you would also need reflexes, physical endurance, and body awareness...things that require training and none of the trip really receive much of that so it doesn't make sense when fics make any of them badass fighters over night or with little explanation. You give that and yet you also keep true tto who she is at the core of her character. I've rarely read another writer who has written Hermione as well as you have. Often she is written as being way too logical, with not enough emotion or with too much emotion and not enough logic or she is some amazing badass over night or she is weak and lets herself be lead around by her nose, and way to often do people write about her letting herself be taken out of the action for various reasons but always for her protection, as if she would let others make decisions for her. You have written her with the balance of logic, and emotions that she is in canon but have developed and adapted her character beautifully to her situation and surroundings as well as her growth due to ageing, getting married and becoming a mother. And her relationship with Snape is just so spot-on spot-on. I also adore her relationships she has had (and continues to have with those still alive) with those from the past. Yet I also like that none of them replaced her friendships with Ron and especially Harry, as her best friends. I don't think anyone should be able to really take that title in her life. I think Harry will always be her best friend/brother followed by Ron, Ron to a slightly lesser extent just because she it's always Harry she goes to first, they have a slightly closer friendship.
I'm definitely looking forward to Snape's reactions to her next third year, hehehehe. I love that you wrote in that change with Sirius, that he was saved from Azkaban. Although I am also looking forward to how her whole time traveling history will be taken by Sirius and wondering when she will be explaining it. I'm also curious why she didn't at least give him the basics when she freed him. He needs to know what not to say when he eventually meets up with her younger self. Oh and I also find it hilarious, as well as touching, that Hermione is Harry's godmother! No one has yet told him that he had a godmother as well as a godfather, but I wonder if and when it will come up and if he finds out that it's Hermione right away or if he just finds out that he has one but not her identity. The unique twist of having Hermione de-age herself when the time comes is very intriguing as well. Most usually just send her back to her time or have her glamour herself to look younger,but to actually de-age her to her original age and fit her back in her own timeline is just genius and adds another level of intrigue that's just so original! Anyway, enough with my rant (I apologise for the length, lol), I just wanted to say that I adore the story so far and am looking forward to enjoying the second half just as much if not more than I have enjoyed the first. Everything is finally coming together and I can't wait to get to where time catches up and she reunited with Harry for real., as well as seeing what all gets changed from canon due to her time traveling.