|Reviews for Ride The Lightning|
| Tilty.bbb chapter 17 . 8/27/2016
This was a fantastic read well done
| pgsca chapter 17 . 6/2/2016
Nice job, wish there were more stories like this one!
| kittybug85 chapter 17 . 5/19/2016
| Guest chapter 5 . 3/8/2016
Ron is very good at expressing love, him bullying Hermione since they started at hogwarts was him expressing his love... ahh i hate Ron i always will
| teachergirl chapter 16 . 3/8/2016
That was really hard to follow.
| Guest chapter 17 . 2/7/2016
They were naming the poor child after Dumbledore, in spite of everything he did to Harry? This shows that Harry is truly brainwashed. At least Hermione should be able to see it, but she seems also blind towards authority figures.
Dumbledore did his best to make Harry's life miserable. He manipulated him even after his death. Snape probably enjoyed that Harry would have to walk to his death. And Harry considers naming a child after them?
| Guest chapter 16 . 2/7/2016
I see you did include a scene with Harry's parents, but yours at least makes sense. His parents were willing to die for him, like he is willing to die for his child.
So here in the end Voldemort was killed by Snape, not by his own curse. Still, the prophecy is not fulfilled, unless Snape is considered Harry's hand.
| Guest chapter 15 . 2/7/2016
Dumbledore raised Harry with the intent that Harry should willingly die, but didn't have the courage to tell him to his face. He talks about how he wanted Harry to have a childhood, yet by placing him at the Dursleys he made sure he would not have a childhood. For fifteen years Dumbledore thought Voldemort would return, but did almost nothing. He mainly waited for Harry to grow up and walk to his death. And how is this supposed to defeat Voldemort?
At least you don't have the scene where Harry uses that stone to call his parents and his mother says that she is so glad that she died so that he could live, but instead of living he had fifteen years of suffering followed by being killed.
| Guest chapter 6 . 2/7/2016
This taboo is also a strange idea, but one that would explain why people were afraid to say his name. But then, why would Dumbledore encourage people to say the name?
Knowing about the taboo, they should call him Tom, that's a name common enough that they can't check on all that use it.
Also, Dumbledore knew that Voldemort is Tom Riddle. Why didn't he make that public? It might have kept some pure bloods from following him and saved some lives on both sides.
| Guest chapter 5 . 2/7/2016
Ron: "... girl I have loved since I was 11."
Sorry to say, but it that was true, he had a really bad way to show it. He was the reason that she hid and was found by the troll, and his behavior towards her didn't improve that much. In year 4 before the yule ball he makes it clear that he thinks that nobody would want to be her date to the ball. Even later he prefers Lavender, even though he knows that Hermione for some strange reasons wants him. They both have no reason to want to be a pair. They are told to be bickering like an old married couple. That couple should better get a divorce, or better yet never have been married. You might notice that Molly and Arthur are never described as bickering.
| Guest chapter 4 . 2/7/2016
I consider the scene with the Doe as one of the worse of what Rowling wrote, and she wrote some strange things. For instance, Hermione and Ron being together. Rowling later admitted that Hermione and Ron MIGHT work with counseling.
It later turns out that it's Snape's patronus, because the stag is James Potter's patronus, and he's so font of James ;-)
Harry is on guard duty on some random location that they didn't plan before. By some unexplained means Snape was able to find them anyway. Harry just decides to follow the patronus and leave Hermione sleeping without guard, when obviously someone has found them. I'm glad that you at least have him wake her up.
They have decided to wear the locket all the time, when obviously it affects them badly.
Snape didn't place the sword on the shore, no, he placed it in that lake, and waited till the water was again frozen. Or even worse, he didn't wait but used magic to intentionally freeze the lake. Now you don't write it explicitly, but I always imagined this to happen at night, when she sleeps and he is on guard duty. If there is enough ice that it doesn't break from just walking on it, it took some time to freeze, and it's not transparent enough to recognize a sword or see anything under the ice, whether night or day.
Obviously Dumbledore knew that sword would be useful to destroy the horcrux, else he wouldn't have asked Snape to do this. He also knew that Harry would try to destroy horcruxes. So did he arrange for Harry to have the sword from the beginning? No, half a year later he gets the sword by doing something ridiculously dangerous to retrieve the sword from an "ally". I get it that they have to do something dangerous to get the horcrux from Gringotts, but the sword from Dumbledore/Snape?
It almost seems that Dumbledore doesn't want Harry to win. Obviously, he wants Harry to die. His childhood at the Dursleys' leaves him with no self worth, whatever happens is his fault. Dumbledore admits in book 5 that he knew how it would be before he placed him there. It's highly likely that Dumbledore needed Sirius out of the way, because Sirius would not have accepted to place Harry at the Dursleys. In short, fifteen years of Harry's misery is caused by Dumbledore.
Dumbledore has a prophecy about the one with the power to vanquish. And what is his plan? He wants him to die. Either the prophecy means Harry is "the only one", then after Harry is dead Voldemort will rule forever. Or it means "(the) one of many". In this case the prophecy doesn't mean much, because everybody who faced Voldemort had the theoretical possibility to vanquish Voldemort, and probably someone will eventually succeed. That would mean that there is nothing special about Harry.
Also note that in the end, Voldemort dies from his own course, not from Harry's hand.
| Guest chapter 17 . 12/21/2015
I loved, its the best fanfic about that couple!
| moonlightkiss1515 chapter 17 . 12/15/2015
great story! i enjoyed it very much!
| Blazeb79 chapter 17 . 12/10/2015
Good alternate to the original,
| LCB chapter 17 . 12/1/2015
Sweet. Happy a end well done!