Wow! I've read a few stories from this web site and I must admit, this is a very powerful story indeed. The emotions that it invoked were very intense and I found myself on the edge of my seat with a box of tissues in hand.
Thank you so much for putting so much energy and emotion into a truly fabulous story!
I've had the title of this story written down with intentions to read it since forever and I've finally found a few moments (hours) to do so. And I must say.. Bravo! and SQUEE!!!! sorry. couldn\'t help it. Very well written and I'm off to read the 7th year one now.
I really like all your stories but have one question- are you intending to write it in a 'British' style? I guess you are because you use terms such as snogging and decking, etc. But there are some American phrases in your work that seem really out of place, and disrupt the story. Things like- hamburger and crisps, in England crisps come in bags and are a snack, we would say hamburger and chips or hamburger and fries, this is an example of a phrase that really seems out of place in what is supposed to be a British story. Others that I have noticed in your work- jack 0'lanterns, saying that someone's stomach did a complete 180, and saying that someone had "written him every week"- in England you would never leave out the 'to', it makes no sense. These Americanisms can be understood by English people. obviously, but jar the story when it's about English kids in a Scottish school.
That is my only complaint, other than that I love the stories- I'm getting a bit obsessed actually and may have to print them out so I don't have to be on the computer to read them. Thank you for taking so much time to write them.
PS I never really liked Harry that much before, but after reading the power of emotion I love him! I think you write about him better than Rowling does.
Hi, I'm new to this but I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I am enjoying reading your work. I found The Seventh Horcrux through the Amazon forum, and I thought it was wonderful! Now i'm half way through The Power of Emotion, and I can't put it down (at least that's how I would feel if this were a book nd not my laptop!) You have a wonderful talent ...are you sure you're not JKR indisguise?
Once again, thankyou!
Alli (36 year old mum from England)
Another great story.
As I said a couple weeks ago I started with seven horcrux which I gave ten out of ten to. This was an earlier story and while is very good I still think the seven horcrux was better, so only nine out of ten for this.
Mind you I did read both this and the curse non-stop as I was unable to put them down.
I greatly enjoyed your style and am wondering if you have ever published an works under your name; I would be interested in reading them.
Melinda, I decided to finally give your other stories a go. I'm already a huge fan of TSH, and so I thought I would read PoE while I wait on the updates to your other chapters.
Great start to Harry's sixth year. I can't believe this was your first try at fanfiction. You have to be pulling our legs. Harry's so sad here. I hope he soon come out of his misery and move on with what needs to be done. Poor dear.
Ok so now finally starting on this one.. I like it so far. This is one of the first full length pre-HBP, post OotP fics I've read and It's good so far. You've really captured Harrys misery and guilt in the way he's doing things and acting.. for a first fan fic this is very good so far..