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"Winds of Ak'kara" by Bluezinthos
(Doctor Who)
Summary: AU from Doomsday: Recovering from the battle at Canary Wharf, the Doctor and Rose find themselves answering a distress call on a distant desert planet. People have been selected to serve at the temple only to be cut off from the rest of the city, not to be returned. The Doctor finds himself drawn to the temple and Rose finds herself struggling to save not only herself but the Doctor.
fanfic  author:Bluezinthos  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:An_Alternate_Future  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Telepathy  category:Romance  category:Mind_Control  category:Adventure  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Tenth_Doctor 
july 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"Legend of the Wolf Child" by BittyBlueEyes
(Doctor Who)
Summary: The Doctor is the lone survivor of the Time War and believes that being alone is exactly what he deserves. A group of villagers insist otherwise. They claim that there is one he is destined to be with. The Doctor has never believed in prophecy, but there is far too much coincidence surrounding the words 'Bad Wolf' to deny that something is at work. The question is what to do with it and how to protect the girl it affects.
fanfic  author:BittyBlueEyes  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Different_Background  category:Prophecy  category:Romance  category:Bad_Wolf  characters:Ninth_Doctor  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Mickey_Smith  characters:Jackie_Tyler  characters:Jack_Harkness 
june 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"Unnoticed" by Krazy KySta Hatter
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Rose feels strange. And it all started after their adventure to New Earth. Why doesn't the Doctor seem to notice that something is wrong? And why does it seem that they are stuck so far apart, when they are right next to each other?
fanfic  author:Krazy_KySta_Hatter  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Episode_related  category:Mystery  category:Romance  category:Doppelganger  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Mickey_Smith  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Jackie_Tyler  characters:Pete_Tyler 
june 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"Absconding to Pembrokeshire" by CelestialBeing
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Severus Snape would sooner chew off his own arm than willingly attend the garish festivity that is 'Snape Day'. Hermione comes up with a plan to ensure her former professor's absence when Snape Day comes around, only she finds herself hiding along with him.
fanfic  author:CelestialBeing  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2015  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Friendship  category:Romance  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Hermione_Granger 
december 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Digging for the Bones" by Paganaidd
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Rather than allowing Harry to stay at Diagon Alley after he blew up Aunt Marge, the Ministry sends Harry back to the Dursleys. Harry returns to school after a terrible summer, to find that he's not the only one with this kind of secret. A student has been killed by his family. New screening measures are put into place by the Ministry: Every student must be given a medical exam and interview to look for child abuse. With Dumbledore facing an inquiry, Snape is entrusted with the task of making sure EVERYONE receives one.

Notes: This is marvelous, awesome, so very well done. It is also long, very long, but once I started I could not put it down. So if you read it, it might be wise to wait for a long weekend. That's my first warning. My second warning is that it is rather an emotional rollercoaster, and some places do get quite dark; if you find depression and suicidal thoughts triggery, do avoid this. Unfortunately, the author's warning about darkness made me think it was unrelentingly grim, and so I was reluctant to start reading it. But it isn't unrelentingly grim; though I cried in places, I also laughed and smiled. And it does end happily, and for me that's the most important thing in a dark tale.

So, why is this so good? It is not simplistic - that's why it's so long. Difficult problems are neither easy nor simple to deal with. And they aren't just Harry's problems, either. Characterisation is spot-on; character complexities are honoured; there are no whitewashed saints in this story. It steers clear of both melodrama and soppy sentimentality (both of which are pitfalls of this kind of story). There are layers and more layers; things we knew, things we thought we knew, things that we guess at, things that we find out later. There are consequences, and misunderstandings, and the importance of keeping promises.
fanfic  author:Paganaidd  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Different_Parentage  category:Character_Death  category:Child_Abuse  category:Abusive_Dursleys  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Third_Year  category:Ghostly  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Fred_Weasley  characters:George_Weasley  characters:Ginny_Weasley  characters:Molly_Weasley  characters:Remus_Lupin  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Minerva_McGonagall  characters:Sirius_Black 
september 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Darkness" by Professor Lungbarrow
(Doctor Who)
Summary: After being possessed by a living sun, the Doctor takes a break. But when this decision brings him face to face with someone familiar, how will he react, and what will he do? And what does that mean for Martha? 10/Martha, 10/OC family
fanfic  author:Professor_Lungbarrow  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Children_Of_Time_And_Space  category:Adventure  category:Romance  category:Family  category:Worldbuilding  category:Unexpected_Time_Lord  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:TARDIS 
june 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Dismantle the Sun" by CoffeeOnThePatio
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Ronald is the love of her life and with him, Hermione has two children and the third is on the way. Aleia is a wife of convenience because once, Severus almost died alone. But convenience does not seem enough for him any more when tragedy strikes.

Notes: What? An SSHG story where Hermione and Ron are happily married? And Hermione doesn't have an affair? Yes, it's possible. But only if you have a tragedy.
As ever with this author, there is good characterisation and bad grammar (forgive her, English is not her first language).
fanfic  author:CoffeeOnThePatio  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:Romance  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Character_Death  category:Post-Voldemort  category:Widow-Hermione  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Ron_Weasley 
july 2014 by KerrAvonsen
"Don't Get Me Wrong" by Bleddyn Coch
(Harry Potter)
Summary: When a determined Hufflepuff decides that Severus Snape and Hermione Granger are meant for each other, they really don't stand a chance.

Notes: I don't usually like matchmaking stories, but this one warmed my heart because of the characterisation of the matchmaker, Pomona Sprout. We see another side to Pomona here; not just her warm heart and irrepressible kindness, but her incorrigible optimism, her earthy humour, her disconcerting lack of propriety, and her cheerful persistence. It is lovely to see not only her friendship with Severus, but the developing friendship between Severus and Hermione.
fanfic  author:Bleddyn_Coch  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Friendship  category:Romance  category:Matchmaking  category:Humour  category:Mystery  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Teacher-Snape  category:Teacher-Hermione  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Pomona_Sprout  characters:Ron_Weasley 
march 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"With Careful Magic Caught Inside" by Of Anoesis
(Harry Potter)
Summary: *Cave Malafides dona ferentes.* Beware of Malfoys bearing gifts.

Notes: Hermione did not expect, when she followed Draco Malfoy down Knockturn Alley, that she would soon be in over her head. This is well-done, with creepiness, menace, research, heartbreak and love.
fanfic  author:Of_Anoesis  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Romance  category:Curse  category:Post-Voldemort  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Draco_Malfoy 
february 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"Witch Hunt" by HexGirl394
(Harry Potter)
Summary: It is ten years after the final battle of Hogwarts. Some things have changed: Severus Snape has survived and is back to teaching Potions, Professor McGonagall is the headmistress, Ron and Harry are now Aurors. But someone has been missing-presumed-dead for ten years. The quest to find her takes Snape to the Muggle world where he finds more than expected.

Notes: If I had to describe this story in one word, it would be "unexpected".
More than once, the author chooses the path less travelled by, and it does make all the difference. Here, we have an introspective Snape; even while he is being cunning and snarky, he is evaluating his best course of action... for varying values of "best".
Unexpected, insightful, well-written, with multiple reversals.
fanfic  author:HexGirl394  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Mystery  category:Friendship  category:Romance  category:Amnesia  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
february 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"Unconventional Therapies" by Pieredaes Muse
(Harry Potter)
Summary: After several near-death encounters, Severus Snape discovers he cannot die. The only one who believes him, however, is his fellow psychiatric ward inmate, Hermione Granger.

Notes: This story weaves its threads together like a braid, each strand strong in itself, but the whole made even stronger by how they interact. There is Hermione and her PTSD, there is Severus and his inability to die, and there is the relationship that forms between Severus and Hermione. All of these are well-done. Hermione's problems are neither glossed over nor turned into melodrama. The mystery of Severus is mysterious, with a solution both inventive and fitting. The relationship between them grows organically, with mistakes and apologies, snark and humour, angst and love.
fanfic  author:Pieredaes_Muse  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Romance  category:Illness  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
february 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"The Perils of Watching the Paint Dry Whilst Stranded Without A Wand With Rain. Rain and Rain and Rain. And More Rain" by Teaoli
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Stuck without their wands, watching paint dry, during a seemingly endless rain, what can a witch and wizard do?

Notes: Delightful and inventive. Who knew that Wizarding portrait-painting could be so full of surprises?
fanfic  author:Teaoli  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Humour  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Portrait  category:Unusual_Career  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
january 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"The Shining World" by A War Goddess
(Harry Potter)
Summary: In a wizarding Britain post Voldemort and post Zombie Apocalypse, Hermione realizes that her world may not be as recovered as she thought. A revolution, in four courses.
fanfic  author:A_War_Goddess  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:Spy  category:Romance  category:Dystopia  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
january 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"Roses for a Stone" by WriterDragonfly
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Nobody said it was easy / No one ever said it would be this hard.' - Coldplay's The Scientist. Hermione agrees to a task that tests her in ways she never expected.

Notes: This poignant story moved me to tears.
fanfic  author:WriterDragonfly  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Angst  category:Post-Voldemort  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
january 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"One Word Does All the Difference Make" by Rayvyn2k
(Harry Potter)
Summary: After one too many accidents, Hermione turns to the only person she knows who can help her.

Notes: A good little mystery. Is it just coincidence that Hermione's husbands keep on dying , or is there something worse at work? The characterisation here ensures that this isn't a black comedy, though with that premise, it could have been.
fanfic  author:Rayvyn2k  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2012  category:Post-Voldemort  category:EWE  category:Mystery  category:Romance  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Molly_Weasley  characters:Rita_Skeeter 
january 2013 by KerrAvonsen
"Arithmantic Equations as a Second Language" by Absolute Tash
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Missing memories, alternate futures, and the ancient power of Arithmancy combine as Hermione Granger promises Severus Snape that she is coming to save him.

Notes: This story is amazing; nonlinear, a puzzle of fragments, a sonata of numbers, full of darkness and light, wonder and terror, love and sacrifice. I'm not sure what else to say; there is fascinating world-building with its interpretation of Arithmancy, a sense of wonder and balance and otherness with what Hermione does with it, there is the horribleness of a world in which Voldemort won, and the endurance test on both Severus and Hermione to survive in it, and the angst of the sacrifices each of them is willing to make for the other, and for the world.
fanfic  author:Absolute_Tash  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Voldemort-wins  category:Romance  category:Angst  category:Worldbuilding  category:Arithmancy  category:SSHG2012  category:SSHG  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
december 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"From Out of the Wilderness" by Morgyn Leri
Summary: The planet was dying. Methos was still there.

Notes: Not quite a sequel to "Shadow of the Valley", since it is set centuries later.
But again we get more of Methos on an alien planet, more chills, more atmosphere.
fanfic  author:Morgyn_Leri  universe:Highlander  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Shadows_and_Ice_On_a_Dying_Planet  category:Future  category:Space  characters:Methos  characters:Amanda 
november 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"Bad Choice Of Majors" by Havoc The Cat
(Stargate Atlantis/Buffy)
Summary: Xander and Willow, meet the Atlantis expedition. Atlantis expedition, meet Xander and Willow.

Notes: I actually listened to the podfic version of this (from but that doesn't mean that reading the story straight wouldn't be just as much fun.
The best part of this is the snappy dialogue between Willow and Xander, and how they take everything in their stride. The poor Atlantis folks don't know what to make of it. Me, I'm grinning.
fanfic  author:Havoc_The_Cat  universe:Stargate_Atlantis  universe:Buffy  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Crossover  category:Humour  characters:John_Sheppard  characters:Willow_Rosenberg  characters:Rodney_McKay  characters:Xander_Harris  characters:Ronon_Dex  characters:Teyla_Emmagan  characters:Evan_Lorne  characters:Elizabeth_Weir 
july 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"Seven Brides For Seven Snapes" by Dick Gloucester
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Severus Snape has decided he needs a wife, and Hermione is the lucky woman he picks for the job. But he hasn't told her everything she needs to know...

Notes: This is amusing, chaotic, angsty, quirky. Angsty because of the mis-steps that happen between Severus and Hermione, because he's still a stubborn, smug, sneaky git; yet Hermione does love him anyway.

All Snape's brothers are amusingly sketched; similar yet different. It's really rather unbelievable how the other romances worked out; as unbelievable as any musical... and one goes along with it for the same reasons that one goes along with a musical.

I also have to mention the House Elves; I love how Hermione gets them onside.
fanfic  author:Dick_Gloucester  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:SSHG  category:Romance  category:Humour  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:House_Elves  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
june 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"An Unfinished Declaration" by RedValkyrie
(Harry Potter)
Summary: All her little secrets...Oh, it would be a violation; that was sure, but he had no illusions that he was ever an innocent. His thumb sank deeper into the fold of the page and the book spread itself for him as a willing little trollop, begging to be read.

Notes: This is so very Severus and Hermione: tempestuous, strong-willed, passionate, quick-tempered, well-matched.
I love the author's way with words in this.
fanfic  author:RedValkyrie  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:Romance  category:Humour  category:SSHG  category:Teacher-Hermione  category:Teacher-Snape  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Hermione_Granger 
january 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"Archaeology" by Penknife
Summary: The Tau'ri seem not to mind having more questions than answers.

Notes: Just after "Enemy Within"; Teal'c in a brave new world, solemnly considering its people.
This is just the kind of story I like, the familiar made strange by an outsider's eyes.
fanfic  author:Penknife  universe:Stargate  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Behind-the-scenes  category:Character_Study  characters:Tealc 
january 2012 by KerrAvonsen
"The Mirror Crack'd" by Hannah 1888
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Severus wants to move on, but the Mirror of Erised is both a help and a hindrance.

Notes: The characterisation in this story is excellent. First we have Severus,
whose obsession with Lily won't let him go, even though he wants it to.
Then we have Hermione, whose curiosity turns to obsession, and that
obsession makes her miserable. What really impressed me was the end,
because the author did NOT take the easy way out, the expected ending,
but one which was harder and more realistic.
fanfic  author:Hannah_1888  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  category:Angst  category:Romance  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2011  category:Magic_Mirror  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
october 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"In Shining Armour" by CoffeeOnThePatio
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Snape's only saving the unborn child of a strange woman. He never signed up for having his house invaded and a stranger and her child caring for him after the snake bite. Rated M for language only.

Notes: The title of this story is wonderfully ironic... at first. Because neither
of the rescuers has shining armour; their armour is very tarnished. But they
certainly do have armour. Very thick emotional armour. None of this
Gryffindorish nobility or gratitude for Snape and Christine, it's all anger
and self-defence... at first.

This author again demonstrates that she is the mistress of the slow build,
taking two characters that are almost hostile and bringing them together.
The characterisation of Minerva is a foil for that of Christine; because
Christine had grown up in the same destitute working-class neighbourhood as
Snape, she understands him in ways that Minerva doesn't; while as a contrast,
Minerva represents snooty middle-class morality and prejudice. That is
something that hadn't occurred to me but is obvious once it's pointed out:
Hogwarts is very middle-class, and Minerva oozes middle-class privilege. No,
Minerva isn't being character-bashed, it's just a weakness that Minerva isn't
aware of. She means well. She wants to make it up to Snape, and sometimes she
succeeds, and sometimes her meddling makes things worse.

As ever with this author, there is the occasional grammar mistake because
English is a second language. But it is worth the stumbles to stick with the
fanfic  author:CoffeeOnThePatio  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Romance  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  category:EWE  category:House_Elves  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:OFC  characters:Minerva_McGonagall 
october 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"The Essence of Sunset" by Shefa
(Harry Potter)
Summary: My chambers are dark, lit only by the glow of the midnight moon. The castle creaks with rawness of stone and antiquity of magic, filled with the power welling up from beneath the mountain and the fire of intention fuelled by our four vibrant streams of magic, combined. It is nearly impossible to recognise this expanse of land from just six months ago: pristine grasses as far as the eye could see, cresting on a tidal wave of green, the shadow of grey stone a skeleton underneath. A spider's web holding together an enterprise that, tonight, feels like folly. I had expected to feel exultant.

Notes: I don't quite know what to say about this; creative, brilliant, beautiful, poignant, intriguing, magnificent...
The summary doesn't really tell you what this story is about; suffice to say, it weaves back and forth between the time of the founders, and between different versions of reality, of a Severus we know and a Hermione we don't.
This is a must-read.
fanfic  author:Shefa  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Parallel_Universe  category:EWE  category:Worldbuilding  category:Romance  category:Illustrated  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2011  category:Founders  category:Sixth_Year  category:Seventh_Year  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
september 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"The Power of Suggestion" by Leandra713
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Hermione suffers an accident and Severus must come to her rescue.

Notes: Amnesia with a twist. Hermione wakes up in St. Mungos after an accident, but
not everything is as it appears. This had very good characterisation of both
Snape and Hermione. I really liked how plausibly this was constructed, and
how the consequences worked out.
fanfic  author:Leandra713  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  category:Romance  category:Amnesia  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2011  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
september 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"Pet Project" by Caeria
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Hermione overhears something she shouldn't and decides that the house-elves aren't the only ones who need protection.

Notes: It's hard to figure out what to say about this story, because there is so much goodness in this story. A complex, brilliant and manipulative Snape. This Hermione is critical in the outcome of the war, but not because she's Super!Hermione, but because, just by being herself and growing into her maturity, she is a catalyst for so many other things to happen, a lynch-pin behind the scenes, a bringer-together of people and ideas. Fantastic world-building: Old Magic, Arithmancy, Dark Arts, and the best portrayal of House Elf culture I've seen.

A must-read story.
fanfic  author:Caeria  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:AU_Jossed  category:OOTP-compatible  category:SSHG  category:Friendship  category:Romance  category:Mentor  category:Culture  category:Worldbuilding  category:Arithmancy  category:Spy  category:Pureblood-Snape  category:House_Elves  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Unknown_Year  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
may 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"Walk the Shadows" by Jharad17
(Harry Potter)
Summary: The summer after 5th year, Death Eaters find Harry abandoned in the Dursley house and bring him to Voldemort. Will one particular Death Eater give up his position and his hate to save his enemy's child? Eventual Snape mentors Harry fic.

Notes: If you've read other HP stories by this author, you'll know she likes writing hurt/comfort, and tormenting Harry Potter horribly. This story is no exception; so beware violence and worse things at the start of this story. What I liked this story for was the aftermath of the "hurt"; Harry's recovery is neither trivialized by being too easy, or turned into melodrama by making him a basket case. It's two steps forward, one step back most of the time. Harry is fragile and volatile, but also resilient. And he's a teenager, he has his grumps and his silliness as well.

I like the characterisation of Snape here: he doesn't suddenly become sentimental; there are times when he's hanging on to his temper by his fingernails; he doesn't refuse to see the truth when it's in front of him; he still sneers and snarls and smirks.
fanfic  author:Jharad17  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Walk_the_Shadows  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Abusive_Dursleys  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Torture  category:Blindness  category:Mentor  category:Reconciliation  category:Adoption  category:Sixth_Year  category:Hogwarts-era  category:OOTP-compatible  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Draco_Malfoy  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Lucius_Malfoy  characters:Minerva_McGonagall  characters:Remus_Lupin  characters:Voldemort 
february 2011 by KerrAvonsen
"What You Wish For" by KnifeEdge
Summary: Some advice: The way forward is sometimes the way back. Take nothing for granted. Look before you leap. Things aren't always what they seem. Remember, Faeries bite. And most of all, be careful what you wish for...

Notes: Jareth here is mysterious and dangerous and Other, just the way I like him.
Sarah has grown up, and learned to be careful what she says.
A battle of wits and words between Sarah and Jareth; but who is the winner, and who is the loser?
fanfic  author:KnifeEdge  universe:Labyrinth  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Williams  characters:Jareth 
september 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"Karakuri" by Tales of Snape
(Harry Potter)
Summary: When the last of the Lestranges dies in Azkaban, Hermione Granger and her colleagues in the Department of Mysteries have thirty-one days to assess and catalogue the entire contents of the family vault before it's passed on to Narcissa Malfoy. As if planning a wedding wasn't enough stress by itself. Artefact inspired by the work of Clive Barker. The word karakuri means a 'mechanical device to tease, trick, or take a person by surprise'. It implies hidden magic, or an element of mystery.

Notes: That was lovely. This story ranged from the delightfully fun to the heartrendingly angsty; with mystery, idiocy, domesticity, slow-blooming love, and matchmakery scheming.

Having a scheming Luna was unusual, but I think that just gave her an added dimension.
fanfic  author:Tales_of_Snape  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  category:SSHG  category:SSHG2010  category:Romance  category:Worldbuilding  category:Curse  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
august 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"It's Elemental My Dear Snape" by Cathedral Carver
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Everything has been figured out, except how to live. Pay attention -- there's a test later.

Notes: Severus Snape is sure of nothing, not even that he's alive. The tale is atmospheric, the setting mysterious, the words evocative. Where are they? Why is Hermione doing this? Hermione is driven; Snape is snarky and defensive. And yet, there is something between them...
Very good. I can't say much more than that for fear of spoilers.
fanfic  author:Cathedral_Carver  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:EWE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:DH-compatible  category:SSHG  category:Dreams  category:Telepathy  category:Psychic_Bond  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Healing  category:Camping  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
june 2010 by KerrAvonsen
"For All Intents And Purposes" by RhiannonOfTheMoon
(Harry Potter)
Summary: A moment of inattention transports Hermione to one year after the fall of the Dark Lord, but with no way back to her own time. Her only clue is a small object that she finds between worlds. She enlists the aid of a young Professor - but he has his own plans.
fanfic  author:RhiannonOfTheMoon  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Time_Travel  category:Changing_History  category:SSHG  category:Romance  category:Post-Voldemort  category:Pre-Canon  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape 
november 2009 by KerrAvonsen
"Anthropology" by Nicola Mody
(Blakes 7)
Summary: Vila takes Orac and uses it to sabotage the Federation. In the meantime, Avon is looking for him. (PGP)

Notes: Sharp and bittersweet; this author always does good Vila and Avon, and this story is no exception.
fanfic  author:Nicola_Mody  universe:Blakes_7  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Post-Canon  category:Friendship  characters:Vila_Restal  characters:Orac  characters:Kerr_Avon 
october 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Now We Have A Map Of The Stars" by Zauberer Sirin
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Total AU: Martha never left and the Master was never killed. The Doctor keeps his promise of taking care of him. Sort of. Martha helps. Kind of. And then Dalek plot happens.

Notes: The prologue entices you in; vivid in the second person present tense, like a lucid dream.

The rest is mostly third-person (still present tense), but there is some lovely, lovely writing. Some typos, some PoV problems, and sometimes I've had to go back and re-read something to figure out who is saying what, but it's still worth it. Oh, the mind games the Master loves playing. And the way the Doctor and Martha hold their own, especially Martha. Then we get portents, and approaching menace, and the feeling that the very things they are doing to prevent it are actually bringing the menace closer.

Another thing I like about this is that, with such a long story, the character relationships have time to develop gradually, and thus, believably.

The Torchwood characters felt a bit off to me, but I think that was because I was expecting them to behave like Season 2 Torchwood, and they weren't.
fanfic  author:Zauberer_Sirin  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Long_Novel  rating:Teen  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  series:Map_of_the_Stars  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Episode_related  category:Timey-Wimey  category:Friendship  category:Redemption  category:Romance  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:SimmMaster  characters:Martha_Jones 
may 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Splinter" by Mhalachai Swords
Summary: A doctor is supposed to work to prevent the violence, but the fury is permeating her every waking moment and she doesn't know how to make it stop.
fanfic  author:Mhalachai_Swords  universe:House  universe:Buffy  length:Short_Story  rating:Teen  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Crossover  characters:Lisa_Cuddy  characters:Faith 
july 2007 by KerrAvonsen

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