'the trial by the Ministry in which he was a pawn and . . . the prophecy which again reduced him to a pawn' -- interesting analogy, though he is a pawn in different ways in each; in the latter case many fics refer to him as a weapon (a characterization that fits Dumbledore's keeping him locked up w/ the Dursleys; for even if it is to keep him alive, it is only to keep him alive to fight Voldemort , and it certainly isn't a 'healthy' alive) .
'the Riddler' -- then perhaps Harry's animagus form with be a bat .
Very nice bit with the letters -- I like Harry's apologetic moroseness and the lighthearted sternness with which Ron and Ginny answer him (but where is Hermione's letter?). You show the darkness Harry is teetering on the brink of and yet keep an edge of lightness. Rather nice touch with Ginny making Harry laugh. Too right
What a great chapter, I can't wait to see what happens next... but I have one thing to say though, and that is Harry shouldn't always listen to Hermione... as she always uses her brain, and always think things over before doing something... and not her hreat, and do things in spair of the moment. I know that Harry should do the same, and think things over, but sometimes you can't always do that, and the best thing is to do things in the spair of the moment.
Well, just a normal day, well except for the intense pain that lasted an hour. The pain part yes, but the hour long part, no. It was really good and I hope that all the chapters are this good and the next story too!
Wow. This story continue to impress me, your talent is amazing. Jealousy for you is immense, haha.
Anyway, like Kelleypen mentioned, post-dementor Dudley is great in your
story. I really like how affected he is. The way aunt pentunia was
standing over Harry after his nightmare was horrible. I hope you
elaborate on how much this kind of emotional treatment affects Harry
At first I was worried about the letters that Harry was sneding his
friends and trying to push them away. Good for them for not letting him
get away with it. I was glad to see that he was starting to see how
important they are to him by the end of the chapter.
I just had to tell you before I continue that this story is AMAZING! It is so well written, and the plot is so good! I can't wait to read more! Harry is so canon as are Ron and Ginny! Ron's letter was truely Ron, I'm so glad that Ron was able to take it in good humor! This story is Brilliant! You've done a fantastic job so far!!!!!
I laughed out loud at the "fudge that." Fudge is the gentle F word in Utah, and has been since long before Harry Potter was discovered. Nice story. I'm really enjoying it. I especially like your characterization of Dudley post dementor.