Author's Foreword and Disclaimer

This story would not have been possible if I hadn't stumbled across an ingenious little fic called Harry Potter and Fate's Debt. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it; it's archived with FanFiction (dot) net. I spent two days reading the various chapters, and it got my mind working. Credit where credit is due; Intromit had this idea before I did, and it's his work that inspired me to put my own twist onto it.

Harry Potter and all canon material are copyrighted to J.K. Rowling. The characters and universe are used here without the knowledge and/or consent of the copyright holders. No profit or personal gain is intended from the writing of this fic. Original characters, should there be any (though highly unlikely is still possible) are the property of the fanfic's writer.

A piece I wrote earlier today, entitled "Penance" can be viewed as a pre-prologue to Twist of Fate, or it can be stand-alone in the canon universe. It is the reader's choice, as I have my preference and you all have yours.

Enjoy. : )