Dragons in the Orchard
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Joined 08-01-10, id: 2475337, Profile Updated: 08-16-11

Hi, I'm Dragons in the Orchard, a reader, critic, and perhaps soon-ish a writer.

You'll notice that I don't have a beta profile, as I haven't met ff's writing requirements to become a beta. However, I have excellent spelling and grammar skills and would be happy to help anyone check over their work. Being British I can also spot Americanisms unsuitable for the Harry Potter universe. And feel free to get in contact just to chat, too! Currently I beta for reallyhatebananas - it's a newish thing, but I love the dark fairy tale tone a lot of her work has. She's especially good for some really sensitively-written character pieces, and for neglected characters (Astoria, Fudge, Bill Weasley).

I'm trying to gather the truly fantasic pieces of Harry Potter fanfiction together in my favourites - if you have a recommendation, send it on over! The fandom is so popular that there's a lot of wading to find a gem, so hopefully this collection will solve that problem, at least for anyone who visits my profile. All genres, pairings and ratings are open for consideration, but the majority of stories are complete (just to check they don't go downhill at the end). A couple will be probably-incomplete-forever, but only if they're so life-changingly fab that it's worth reading just half a story. The only requirements are good spelling and grammar (otherwise it can distract from the story), original plots and convincing characterisation; not all of the stories on the list are the next Anna Karenina, they just have to be great at what they're trying to do - and that can be entertain just as much as explore the deep torture of the human condition or whatever.

I enjoy many pairings, but have a particular soft spot for these :


Draco/Hermione (a prime wading section, sadly)





Lily Luna/Lorcan or Lysander

Thanks for dropping by,

Dragons in the Orchard.

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Morning After The Night Before by Maevenly reviews
Hermione's had a really bad day. Waking up, her morning is only going to become more interesting. A lot of porn, a very little bit of plot, and a heaping helping of AU - as it should be! After all, it's Draco/Hermione
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,668 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 52 - Published: 9/21/2011 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Boy in the Hammock by galfoy reviews
Hermione tugged at the string holding the hood onto the boy's head, gingerly pulling the fabric back to reveal his face. Lying before her, barely recognizable beyond the swelling and the blood, but still very much himself, was Draco Malfoy.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 61,426 - Reviews: 1154 - Favs: 3,579 - Follows: 816 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 7/29/2011 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Wand Tree by reallyhatebananas reviews
Bill Weasley is left all alone. And he wants his revenge. TimeTravel!Bill. Dark!Bill. Slash, Bill Weasley X James Potter.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,747 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Bill W., James P. - Complete
Best Served Silly by thinkingmybrainsout reviews
After forcing his assistant, Hermione Granger, to help him pick out his son's birthday present Draco Malfoy and said assistant suffer an unfortunate accident involving Itchy Powder. Now it's a test of wills; whoever scratches first loses.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,010 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 20 - Published: 2/14/2011 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
When Granger met Malfoy by The Lost Kid reviews
Just what did Draco and Hermione think of each other when they first met? Come to think of it, when did they first meet? Prequel to my DarkSpawn series. Oneshot I may add to it if I get the time.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,354 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Suggestion by Somigliana reviews
Scorpius Malfoy is attracted to an older witch...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Hermione G., Scorpius M. - Complete
MargaritaVille by Kyra4 reviews
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame... Dramione, COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,810 - Reviews: 299 - Favs: 665 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 8/15/2008 - Published: 6/6/2008 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Never Give a Time Turner to a Drunk Metamorphagus by The Wandmaker reviews
All Teddy needed to do was go back in time one hour and rescue Hermione Granger - how hard could it be? Um, maybe drinks were a bad idea... Written for Harry Holidays fic exchange on LJ. Profanity, some violence and sexual references.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,057 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 22 - Published: 1/29/2008 - Teddy L., Hermione G. - Complete
Pumpkin Patch by luckei1 reviews
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run from Death Eaters when they stumble across a decrepit house with a pumpkin patch in the backyard. Only, there's something magical about the pumpkins... DMHG
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,563 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 22 - Published: 10/30/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete