Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, and Ranger's Apprentice.
I had to put this up here. I just finished an amazing new story by Thanfiction called Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness (see below). Because I just love it when people recommend books to me, I will recommend this one. It is amazing. If you like Harry Potter, you will like this one. I was reading the reviews and they all basically said that it was their favorite story ever and they had accepted it as cannon. It really is that good. If you need more convincing before you check it out, here are some reasons why it is so good:
First of all, Thanfiction's ideas of courage and sacrifice (and all the other complex layers of emotions and morality) shine through in this story equally as strong as in the original Harry Potter, and that is what I loved the most about Rowling's writing. That being said, his development of all the minor characters was still my second favourite thing about the story. They have become a very real part of the Harry Potter universe and my life, and I will never forget them. Who knew that Romilda Vane had such a good grasp on the idea of sacrifice? Or that Colin knew his parents would die, and didn't tell anyone? It is heartbreaking, but not worth missing. And the book is not all just emotional mush and people dying. It has very intense action sequences that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat in just about every chapter, and I dare you not to laugh at Seamus.
Please. Read it. Your life will be exponentially better.
I am always looking for Harry/Ginny or James/Lily AUs. I love recommendations of any good stories. Seriously, please just PM me with your favourite fics and I will read them.
The best stories (out of
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit:
Jamie Johnson's Diary: The Ghost of Haldir by jobiwonkanobi
All That Remains by SkyleafAlchemist19
The Shadow War by SkyleafAlchemist19
Of a Hobbit and an Elven King by phantom-lass
Unnoticeable by LullabyKnell
The Skipper by LinzRW
The Raven's Blade (series?) by Valandhir
My Grandfather Was A WHAT?! by Lucillia
The Sniper by DobbyElfLord
Starstruck by Seven Scribbles
Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness by Thanfiction
Percy's Diary by bionsena
A Cannon's Harpy by st122
The Scarlet Pimpernel by AMarguerite
Unded Secrets by BitterIcing
Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived by The Santi
The Locket by Sanna Black Slytherin
A Very Young Girl's Record of Her Own Impressions by Eggo Waffles
Curiouser and Curiouser by Cibbsoldlady
Annotated Bibliography of my favourite works (just for you!):
Harry Potter and the Boy who Lived
Not your typical wrong boy who lived! Harry's twin really is the boy who lived, and Harry is loved as well. After having a hard time at Hogwarts (people only befriend him for his brother's fame) he transfers to Durmstrang. I basically consider this story's descriptions of Durmstrang as cannon. It is spectacularly well written, and the author's creation of the school is stunning. Forget houses, and points, and enter the world of Durmstrang where only the strongest survive. Features Harry, a down to earth, hardworking, intelligent, and only mildly awkward boy as he struggles to learn German, make friends, and become at home in a strange new culture.
Status: unfinished, in progress
My Grandfather was a WHAT?!
Personally one of my favorite stories, unfortunately it has not gone far yet. The fourth chapter was published recently, however, so fingers crossed. Harry Potter sends a letter to "any relative who isn't Aunt Petunia or Dudley" and has unexpected results. Apparently his Grandfather is not only alive, but estranged from his family for being on the wrong side of WWII (Grindlewald's forces). When Aunt Petunia finds out her father was a Nazi... things happen.
Status: unfinished, in progress (I think?)
Escape to Darkness
You may not want to read this, because it is the kind of story that leaves you in tears when you find out there hasn't been an update since 2012. I still check it every month or so though, and you probably want to enjoy as much of it as there is. After being banished in the graveyard at the end of fourth year to Nurmengard by Voldemort, Harry grows up under the mentor-ship of Gellert Grindlewald. Five years later (Harry is 20) they escape and begin to wreak havoc on an England where Voldemort has almost won. Similar to the Count of Monte Christo.
Status: unfinished, abandoned (but maybe not, and I will always be hopeful)
The Scarlet Pimpernel
This story is what gave me my love of the classic! It's a modern Harry Potter twist on the old tale - with Percy Weasley as the new hero. His totally un-heroic approach towards the war is what gives this story it's humor, as he attempts to follow the law (even as he is breaking dozens of people out of Azkaban). His reasoning is this: the new Ministry decrees are not as powerful as the Laws they contradict, therefore to obey the law Percy must break the rules. He is constantly being underestimated, and in this story Percy has his revenge. Cheer along (with me!) as his family and friends are blown away when all his undercover work is revealed after the war.
Status: finished, and awesome
Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canadians, during a recent appearance at Caesars in Windsor :
If someone in a Home Depot store
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation
If 'Vacation' means going anywhere
If you measure distance in hours,
If you know several people
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C'
If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow
If you install security lights on your house and garage,
If you carry jumper cables in your car
If you design your kid's Halloween costume
If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km --
If driving is better in the winter
If you know all 4 seasons:
If you have more miles
If you find -2 degrees 'a little chilly',
If you actually understand these jokes,
In Remembrance to Severus Snape…
Lord of the Rings
The first character you fell in love with: *singing* legolaaaaass!
The character you never expected to love: Eomer
The character you don’t like that everyone else does: I can't . . . I just can't. Even if I don't like them for their goodness, I love ALL complex characters! Damn you Tolkien, for being such a good writer! Oh, wait. I don't like Gandalf.
The character you’re most like: Hmmm... Faramir
The character you’d slap: Gandalf. He's such a jerk in the books.
Three favourite characters: LEGOLAS! And Eowyn, Eomer, Faramir, Boromir, and basically all the humans.
Favourite pairing: Eowyn and Faramir. Eomer and Lothíriel.
Favourite non-canon pairing: Can I say Eomer and Lothiriel again? They only are married in the appendix!
The First character you fell in love with: Fili. Oooh, my heart tingles just thinking of him.
The character you never expected to like: Bard. He's super cool.
the character you don't like that everyone else does: Gandalf. Again. Still a presumptuous jerk
The character you're most like: Probably one of the minors who dies. I'd like to say Bard, but, yeah. Definitely not that cool.
The character you'd slap: Gandalf! Seconded by Thranduil.
Three Favourite characters: Fili. Legolas. Bard.
Favourite pairing: Bard and his dead wife.
Favourite non-canon pairing: Bard and his alive wife.
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