Reviews for Shifting Winds
Runecutter chapter 4 . 11/9/2014
Solid story telling, pleasant character growth for most of all of Harry's small band of friends and a fabulous scene of coming clear between Harry and Hermione about his anxiety towards her maybe lying to her parents... A lot of things that make me wish your muse will one day find it in her to let you return to this and continue it in a similar vein.
Runecutter chapter 3 . 11/8/2014

You even kept it coherent from the first announcement over the "wanna come home with me for Christmas" right to the end of the Yule ball... including making Ron somehow and a little awkwardly a slightly better date for the ball... which is wonderful, i don't need to read the tenth millionth time he ruins everything they've done together for four, five years by the inevitable jealousy explosion if he can't accept this... this story though seems to be right on track to evade it.

And Krum was ... awesome.
Runecutter chapter 2 . 11/8/2014
I'm not sure "bashing" in the fandom sense has anything to do with redemption of the character... it always felt more like a very one sided boxing of the punching bag (i.e. the bashed character) far above and beyond the level it might have deserved any bad thing happening to it. Think of Snape and his hazing of Harry... Now look at so many of the "nothing good in Ron, Malfoy, Hermione, Harry..." stories and think about the similarities.

Cool chapter, a lot of transition, change, new lookout into the world... not much really happening, but it still feels like preparation for Harry to go into the rest of his life ... differently than before. And it's nice to read.
Runecutter chapter 1 . 11/8/2014
Hmmm, that's very intriguing... Horcrux seemed to be gone very early on, the final sentence ultimately confirms the suspicion... well why not? I like that kind of story, the stupid link in the head often just makes Voldemort too hard to surprise with any plans or traps...
The actual task was impressive, very lively description, almost coming to life inside your head. And the great number of reactions was nice to watch too... Malfoy suspended or gone for good, Ron remorseful, Charlie and Hagrid not so proud about their beloved lizards now... Percy and Amos changing their songs... i don't even know what's the most impressive bit of it, it just seems so fitting after a shock like they just received.

Still there's enough uncertainty and potential to make the question "what might happen next" really really INTERESTING, as much as this build up laid a great foundation as little it gives a hint to what will happen after this... Snape becoming decent? The Grangers trying to take Harry in? Some early discovery of crouch's big secret during the investigation of this major FUBAR? could all be but nothing must... yet it's tempting to want and find out. So i'm leaving this now for a good look into ch. 2 ;)
kewr69 chapter 4 . 10/15/2014
Great story
Mad Library Scientist chapter 3 . 8/10/2014
Even though this story is likely abandoned, it'd be interesting to see Hermione's reaction to thestrals; she did technically see Harry die, after all, so she should theoretically be able to see them.
Anariel Phoenix Blade chapter 4 . 6/28/2014
Great story. I can't wait to read what happens next. Please update soon.
nurray chapter 4 . 5/19/2014
Love the story concept, hope this story has not been abandoned.

Harry has lost the horcrux, so at least it seems, but he still has a link to the other horcrux's and can influence them in major ways. I like the idea and hope I get to see it fleshed out.
lordblink chapter 4 . 1/27/2014
thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next posting
rb2312 chapter 4 . 12/31/2013
Really hope harry has a nice christmas.

Noticed you did not use the usual fan fic faverite granger names of dan and emma. Makes an interesting change.

Wonder what old friends dumbles was on about.

And the soul piece in the locket being destroyed simply because harry drove past has me intregued.
If he has that effect on all of the soul pieces then that should make things easier. Not to mention having a nasty effect on a certain pet snake.

Sew a hint of the chasers being protective older sisters to harry. Something i always like to read about.

Hoping that with luna included as a friend of harry's that her time in ravenclaw will be easier.

Great to see harry and hermione together. And have ron being ok with it.

If you can find it in your heart, please reward ron by giving him a girlfriend sooner than cannon.
Still think pairing him with tracey or daphne from slytherine would be a funny read.
Maybe they could meet after ron saves them from being harrassed or attact by grabb and goyle.
Which would also give him a moment to shine.
As i said previously, i just think the idea of mr "i think all snakes are evil" actually dating one coukd be fun.
rb2312 chapter 3 . 12/31/2013
Another great chapter.

Definitely a more enjoyable ball for most. Katie and victor i think was a better pairing than cannon as both share a common interest.
Nice that hermione convinced harry to dance with others. And even ron had a better time.

Love the first kiss and i am really looking forward to finding out what the pulse was.

Guessing ron had a case of foot in mouth over neville and ginny and got a bat bogie hex for his trouble.
Nice appology from percey and glad he is back with the family.

Really glad harry is emancipated and does not have to go back to the dursleys.

And with the way dumbles has been i definitely think he is genuinely glad that harry no longer has hus little scar problem. Almost like a weight lifted from him.

Crabb and goyle trying to step into draco's roll was funny. Who knew that those two could string multiple words together.
rb2312 chapter 2 . 12/29/2013
Another great chapter.

With his teary eyes i think albus definitely had his cannon 'harry must die' plan in place and is overjoyed that he can scrap that plan.

Harry and hermione as honoyrary puffs. Thats a new one for me.

Also think the hole hall heard angelina's words and was secretly agreeingwith them.

Nice introduction to luna.

Really hope harry takes in dobby as his elf after the little guys hint. And although it has been done before, i like the idea of hermione re focusinf spew from free elves to better conditions for them. I also hope she takes in winky. If only for the chance to read her parents reaction to the family's new member.

Love the idea of harry switching classes. Guessing hermione may have help tuturing him from her class mates.

Can not wait to see if dumbles tells him about his now solved scar problem and perhaps the prophacy. Wonder how harry will react if he does.

With fudge not very popular at the moment perhaps it could be used as an oportunity to get sirius cleared. Now that would be a great christmas present for both harry and the mutt.
rb2312 chapter 1 . 12/29/2013
Great start to a promising story.

Like all the little bits about how the events effected those around harry.

Most noteably percey who i suspect will not be splitting from the family as he did in cannon. Charlie who i think will definitely be a new big brother to harry.

Snape was a pleasent suprise. As was ginny stating she knows the difference between harry and the fictional boy who lived.

Would love to know what the other champions said to draco. Some how i think hus standard catch phrase 'when my farther hears of this', which no dought left his lips, did not have the effect he desired.

As for slytherins showing support for harry by turning on the self imposed leader (onky in draco's own head), i just hope it lasts. Perhaps even bringing down the house lines. Maybe even seing the lion snake rivally dropping from all out hatred to a more civil level.

I do not think hermione's actions require comment as they are pritty much self evident. Think at this point it is safe to say who harry's date for the ball will be.

And your hints at harry's new power level and the fact that the hitch hiker in his scar is gone are genius.
AnimeHuntress chapter 4 . 12/21/2013
I really love this story It's very unique compared to other harry fanfics out there so I hope you'll update soon! I have a feeling that this story is going to be awesome.

FF-loverHP1 chapter 4 . 12/7/2013
amazing story!
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