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"Keep Your Enemies Closer" by Oliver Snape
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Two stubborn wizards are stuck together trying to kill Voldemort for good. The Wizarding world thinks he's already dead, and Snape and Harry discover that Dumbledore didn't quite have all the answers. At least, not the right ones. No Romance, gen/brotherly
fanfic  author:Oliver_Snape  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Curse  category:Friendship  category:Mythic  category:Worldbuilding  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Unknown_Year  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Voldemort 
january 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"The Definition Of Family" by Oliver Snape
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Now back at Hogwarts, Harry balances school and his home life as he prepares to face Voldemort and learns to trust Snape's guidance. Along the way they both learn that family also means support.

Notes: I really like this story. Not only do we get good characterisations of Snape and Harry, but a number of things I hadn't thought of before,
such as:
(a) Dumbledore has as much craving for the dramatic as Voldemort does, while Snape's plans are less grandiose and more cunning;
(b) What if the Horcrux had had more effect on Harry than just knowing Parseltongue - and what if he was affected by its removal?
These and other things mean that this story is more divergent from canon than the previous story; divergent in a thoughtful way.
fanfic  author:Oliver_Snape  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  series:Redefining_Life  category:Sequel  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Mentor  category:Adoption  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Sixth_Year  category:OOTP-compatible  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Draco_Malfoy  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Minerva_McGonagall  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Voldemort 
december 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"The Photo Album" by Oliver Snape
(Harry Potter)
Summary: This is an epilogue of The Definition series. It's basically little scenes that didn't make it into the series, presented as photographic short stories. There is no set timeline, some are from times in the story, and some are after it finished.
fanfic  author:Oliver_Snape  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Redefining_Life  category:Sequel  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Mentor  category:Adoption  category:Hogwarts-era  category:OOTP-compatible  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape 
december 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"The Definition Of Home" by Oliver Snape
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Harry runs into Snape while trying to find the definition of home, and finds himself drawn into Snape's summer Order task by the headmaster, looking for a location outside of London. Along the way, he and Snape learn a few new definitions themselves.

Notes: This AU story is set in the summer after OOTP, but unlike many others set during that time, it doesn't ignore Half-Blood Prince; instead it fills in gaps between OOTP and HPB. Events are altered due to Harry's presence, which, by the end of the story, has already set history for Harry and Snape on a different track, though everyone else is still heading the way they were in canon. This makes for a well thought out AU.
This also unusual for a "Snape adopts Harry" story in that the Dursleys are no more abusive than they were in canon; no violence, just verbal abuse and neglect.

The characterisation of Snape and Harry is very good; Snape is snarky, witty, stern and concerned; Harry is neither a prat nor a martyr, teetering between anger and silent self-control at the start, then growing into affection.

The descriptions of places are very vivid; I got the impression that the author had definitely visited or lived in the places shown.

While the story comes to a reasonable stopping place - just before the start of school - it isn't really finished; one wants to go on to the next story immediately.
fanfic  author:Oliver_Snape  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Redefining_Life  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Mentor  category:Adoption  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Sixth_Year  category:OOTP-compatible  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Petunia_Dursley  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Vernon_Dursley 
november 2010 by KerrAvonsen

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