|Reviews for Knowledge is Useful, But Power is Power|
| Guest chapter 8 . 12/4/2013
You are a terrific writer. Really. I feel fear when reading your stories. Thank you.
| Getzeye Dragon1 chapter 8 . 12/3/2013
| karthik9 chapter 8 . 12/1/2013
It is excellent story.
| Lynette chapter 1 . 11/21/2013
This was a really interesting story. I liked how what started as a more political thriller expanded into a greater critique of magic and the pureblood culture. The different aspects of magic was interesting as was the bittersweet ending.
| anticcc chapter 8 . 11/19/2013
Thanks for a great and original story. Most of the stories starting with fourth year revolve around the fact that there can be no magical binding contract. This is the first story I read where there is in fact a binding contract, and what it might mean that there are artefacts able to bind someone unwillingly.
| shugokage chapter 8 . 11/19/2013
Absolutely incredible story and beautiful and intriguing plot!
| AnthonyR89 chapter 8 . 11/15/2013
interesting story. the ideas you had behind property are rather contradictory though.
| glueboy chapter 8 . 11/10/2013
Too rushed, too easy for harry. Seems like you skipped the part where a protagonist needs an antagonist at an equal or higher level for a story to work. Without that you're not writing a story you're writing a travelogue or a report or something.
| Godogma chapter 8 . 11/10/2013
Maybe it demanded to be written - it might even be a good cautionary tale... but good Harry Potter fanfiction it wasn't. I'm glad it was so short because I got to see the end before I tired of schlogging through the train wreck.
I'm also glad that people returned somewhat toward the personalities they had in canon... Most of them showed no growth or grew backwards/inwards.
Frankly, this wasn't an enjoyable read for me and I'll avoid your other works in the future most likely. I'm glad others enjoy your work.
| Junky chapter 8 . 11/8/2013
After rereading all of this at once instead of update by update, I realized that you took the magic out of magic. Despite knowing your spectacular writing style for half a decade now, I didn't really want to read a moral story. And despite only harming those who wanted to do worse to him, Harry and his descendants are going to pay for his "sin" for eternity. Rather disproportionate punishment, isn't it?
| Chrwythyn1971 chapter 8 . 10/27/2013
You are a genius. Heinlein could not have done better
| Aoi Shinkaze chapter 8 . 10/25/2013
A different kind of Harry-being-an-awesome-enchanter story. I like it. No, I loved it. will you be writing a sequel?
I enjoyed reading about the aspects of Magic. And their sorta take-over of Harry's mind. And his fighting back. And only half way winning. Which is SO much more realistic than the books. Then again, those are children to young adult stories, not in-depth war stories. Because war only ever has losers.
Thank you for this brilliant story.
| IrishDancer chapter 6 . 10/23/2013
If you dance in the fireplace, you'll burn your feet. Harry is learning that making deals with Magic can be as dangerous and unpredictable as swearing oaths.
| IrishDancer chapter 1 . 10/22/2013
Fascinating explanation for Dumbledore's actions.
| jgkitarel chapter 8 . 10/22/2013
Interesting story, to be honest. Harry learns a lesson he could have learned from reading a proper translation of Machiavelli's The Prince (or learn Italian and read it in the original) on how to use power and not get so caught up in it that he turned into outright abuse of it.
The Ministry of Magic as an institution developed into a tool of control for those who could find a way to use it without getting caught up in its restrictions. There were also those within it who cheerfully did because it allowed them to abuse the system for their own ends.
It was a system that became what it was outside of the intent of those who created it, or perhaps it was as they intended, but did so too well.