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"Reverberations" by Aesopianalex
(Harry Potter)
Summary: The summer after the debacle at the Ministry, Draco Malfoy is sent to live with Harry Potter. He writes letters to Severus Snape, telling him how he's doing -- and what's really going on in Harry Potter's house.

Notes: This has very good characterisation of both Draco and Harry; none of this instant friends stuff, but shared adversity certainly breaks down the barriers. Change comes in waves, like the flowing of the tides.
fanfic  author:Aesopianalex  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novel  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Abusive_Dursleys  category:Angst  category:Humour  category:Friendship  category:Friendly_Draco  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Sixth_Year  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Draco_Malfoy  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Voldemort 
may 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"Fade" by JAWorley
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Harry has a little problem, followed by a little freak out, and compounded by a confusing conversation with the Sorting Hat, who has special things in mind for him and Professor Snape. A (sort of) Christmas story as a lot of it revolves around Harry's wish for a good Christmas.
fanfic  author:JAWorley  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Resorting  category:Slytherin_Harry  category:Angst  category:Different_Parentage  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Draco_Malfoy  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Minerva_McGonagall 
march 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"When In Doubt, Obliviate" by Sarah1281
(Harry Potter)
Summary: When a chance meeting reveals Harry's planned fate to Lockhart, he knows what he has to do: rescue him and raise him as his own to properly manage his celebrity status. Harry gets a magical upbringing, Lockhart gets the Boy-Who-Lived...everybody wins!
fanfic  author:Sarah1281  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Humour  category:Adoption  category:Pre-Hogwarts  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Gilderoy_Lockhart  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Sirius_Black  characters:Remus_Lupin  characters:Neville_Longbottom  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Zachary_Smith  characters:Theodore_Knott 
november 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"The Blood of the Covenant" by The Lonely God With A Box
(Harry Potter)
Summary: 'How much do you hate me?' Harry asked Snape. 'Infinitely,' Snape sneered at him. 'How much do you hate Sirius?' 'Also, infinitely.' 'It's commonly understood that there are greater and lesser infinities. Whose infinity is greater?' Mentor/guardian. M for rape, self-harm. No slash.
fanfic  author:The_Lonely_God_With_A_Box  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novel  rating:Mature  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Family  category:Hurt-Comfort  category:Noncon  category:Fifth_Year  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Abusive_Dursleys  category:Mentor  category:Different_Parentage  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Voldemort  characters:Minerva_McGonagall 
november 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"What's Past Is Prologue" by Pitry
(Harry Potter/Doctor Who)
Summary: The ancient and peaceful people of Messaline need a mythological hero to save them from the terrible Daleks. Harry Potter is looking forward to be the sidekick on this one, but the universe has ideas of its own. Doctor Who after Journey's End, Harry Potter after Deathly Hallows.

Notes: This is a universe where Harry Potter is a historical figure rather than fiction (otherwise the premise wouldn't work). And you know how the Doctor can't resist meeting historical figures...
When a trouble magnet like the Doctor meets a trouble magnet like Harry Potter, there's at least two planets' worth of trouble. While the Doctor babbles and Harry is brave, in the quiet moments they both have their angsts to work through.
But it isn't just Harry and the Doctor; the Messaline characters, and their cultures, are well put together. Plus we have unexpected faces from the past...
I stayed up far far too late reading this.
fanfic  author:Pitry  universe:Harry_Potter  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Crossover  category:AU  category:Post-JE  category:Post-Voldemort  category:Adventure  category:Worldbuilding  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Aberforth_Dumbledore  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:James_Potter  characters:Lily_Potter 
november 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
"Love Thy Neighbour" by Alexannah
(Harry Potter)
Summary: The Dursley family move house, and Harry is horrified to find that they are now living opposite his most hated Potions Master. Between Snape and the Dursleys, will Harry make it to the Burrow in one piece?
fanfic  author:Alexannah  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Snape-meets-Dursleys  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Unknown_Year  category:Continuity_Problems  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Petunia_Dursley  characters:Vernon_Dursley  characters:Albus_Dumbledore 
september 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Manners Matter" by Samantha Kathy
(Harry Potter)
Summary: Vernon dies in a car crash when Harry's two years old. Without his influence, Harry's life is quite different - especially as Petunia decides to follow the advice her father gave her long ago. This is not what Albus Dumbledore had in mind when he placed Harry Potter with his Aunt!
fanfic  author:Samantha_Kathy  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novelette  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Different_Upbringing  category:Humour  category:Manipulative_Dumbledore  category:Pre-Hogwarts  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Multi-Year  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Petunia_Evans_Dursley  characters:Dudley_Dursley  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Neville_Longbottom  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Alastor_Moody 
july 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Never Say Remember" by Malora
(Harry Potter)
Summary: 13-year-old Harry is dragged into another world where he was adopted by Snape. Where his mother is still alive. Where he can't stop feeling like a stranger. And Snape discovers that a new Potter has appeared. One who won't leave him alone. Who knows Snape's deepest secret. As both Harrys search for a way home, they begin to question what home really is.

Notes: This was not what I expected. I was expecting a there-and-back-again story, where everyone came out of the incident with warm fuzzies and wisdom. This was much deeper and less simple and less easy than that.

What can you do to a man who has lost everything? Give him back something broken. Yet this story goes beyond even that, and says that, yes, you cannot always mend what is broken, but you still need to go forward, snatching the light from the darkness. That despair is easy, and choosing to hope can be the hardest choice of all.
fanfic  author:Malora  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:Angst  category:AU  category:Parallel_Universe  category:Adoption  category:Amnesia  category:PoA-compatible  category:Third_Year  category:Hogwarts-era  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Lily_Evans_Potter  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Remus_Lupin 
january 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"The Stinging Habits of the Western Honey Bee" by NicNac
(Harry Potter)
Summary: When a honey bee makes the choice not to sting a little boy it will set in motion a chain of events that may save thousands of lives (or may lead to Snape delivering Harry his Hogwarts letter instead of Hagrid, one of the two).
fanfic  author:NicNac  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Novella  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Snape-meets-Dursleys  category:Snape-delivers-letter  category:First_Year  category:Hogwarts-era  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Draco_Malfoy  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Neville_Longbottom  characters:Ron_Weasley 
july 2014 by KerrAvonsen
"A Study in Magic" by Books Of Change
(Harry Potter/Sherlock)
Summary: When Professor McGonagall went to visit Harry Watson, son of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, to deliver his Hogwarts letter, she was in the mindset of performing a familiar if stressful annual routine. Consequently she was unprepared for the shock of finding the cause behind Harry Potter's disappearance. BBC Sherlock HP crossover AU

Notes: Brilliant. Characterisation, world-building, mysteries, deductions, clever plans, relationships, character growth, mistakes, consequences, they're all there, and all well done. This is an epic because it covers Harry's first four years at Hogwarts; you might want to take a breather in between each year... except that you won't want to, because this will drag you in and not let you go.
fanfic  author:Books_Of_Change  universe:Harry_Potter  universe:Sherlock  length:Long_Novel  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  category:Crossover  category:Family  category:Adoption  category:Genderbending  category:Worldbuilding  category:AU  category:Different_Past  category:First_Year  category:Second_Year  category:Third_Year  category:Fourth_Year  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Sherlock_Holmes  characters:John_Watson  characters:Ron_Weasley  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Neville_Longbottom  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Remus_Lupin  characters:Sirius_Black 
april 2014 by KerrAvonsen
"A Study in Magic" by Vixit
(Harry Potter/Sherlock Holmes)
Summary: When Albus Dumbledore shows up at Baker Street with strange demands and baby-filled picnic baskets, Sherlock Holmes is less than thrilled. Featuring Detective!Harry, Competent!Quirrell, and the world's only private consulting detective. No slash.

Notes: Yes, another story which wonders how things might have been different if Harry had been brought up by someone else; in this case, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the 20th Century setting, this Holmes is based on the Jeremy Brett version of Holmes, not the Benedict Cumberbatch version. Nature versus nurture? This Harry is brought up to be a superb detective - tested almost to destruction by the very thorough and ever-curious Holmes, with a leavening of kindness from Dr. Watson. But this isn't a super!Harry, because he's a superb detective with hardly any social skills.

This is really very well done, with its extracts from Dr. Watson's journal, and the cold brilliance of Holmes, the tenacity of Harry, and that's just the start. Featuring a determined Neville Longbottom, a flabbergasted Hermione, a manipulative Dumbledore, and an absolutely brilliant non-possessed Quirrell.
fanfic  author:Vixit  universe:Harry_Potter  universe:Sherlock_Holmes  length:Novella  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Crossover  category:Adventure  category:Pre-Hogwarts  category:First_Year  category:Adoption  category:Worldbuilding  category:Manipulative_Dumbledore  category:AU  category:Different_Upbringing  characters:Harry_Potter  characters:Sherlock_Holmes  characters:John_Watson  characters:Albus_Dumbledore 
march 2014 by KerrAvonsen
"Chasing The Sun" by Loten
(Harry Potter)
Summary: AU, from Order of the Phoenix onwards. Hermione only wanted to learn Healing; she discovers that Professor Snape is a human being after all, and his actions dramatically shape the course of the war as events unfold.

Notes: Another fabulous story from this author. I love the characterisation of Snape: deep, twisty, scarred both physically and psychologically, pushing away those who want to help him. I love this Hermione, who is intelligent enough to see that she's out of her depth, and manages to get some unusual allies. And of course she makes careful plans and research, though this time her object of study is Snape himself. I love how Harry and Ron get their heads out of their asses and grow up.
fanfic  author:Loten  universe:Harry_Potter  length:Long_Novel  rating:Mature  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Spy  category:SSHG  category:Romance  category:Portrait  category:OOTP-compatible  category:Hogwarts-era  category:Sixth_Year  category:Seventh_Year  category:Healing  category:EWE  category:Final_Battle  characters:Hermione_Granger  characters:Severus_Snape  characters:Albus_Dumbledore  characters:Poppy_Pomfrey  characters:Phineas_Nigellus_Black  characters:Dilys_Derwent  characters:Lucius_Malfoy 
january 2014 by KerrAvonsen

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