I'm from the checkmated and you had the first story up their.
I just wanted to comment about your A/N JKR has actually said that Hermione was 12 when she got the letter. Since she was 11 in Sept. She is older than the boys. as we all know now anyways...
just thought i"d say that even though it really doesn't matter now uh? lol yup well yea
Yeah it does make more sense to have Hermiones birthday before.. It doesnt seem to make sense. Well this was a good first chapter, I couldnt help but laugh at the things Bill did.. if only Harry would tell him how much extra it was causing him! those Durselys, they know he's supposed to be recovering!
I realy need to stop reading you... i'm supposed to be revising for my exams but somehow the phrase " just a last chapter" seems a lot nicer than studying Xs or Ys...If I fail...it is because your story is too good!!!
Wow! Great chapter. .Its long, but i like it. I didn't read the story before this one but i think i might...I can't wait till i get to the last chapter you have posted... It'll take a LONG time tho. Anywayz i'm out...great story so far! And by the way...i started this off with a emotion of Severus Snape because he's ONE of my fav. characters. I also like Bellatrix! Well i'm out. Buh byezze!
dude, we have like 10 hours until the final showdown and find out what the --- is up with ginny. 2 things to say: GO HARRY GO!!!!!! and, ya, please be in 10 hours and not on FREAKIN SATURDAY!!!!! im dyin here!!!
.I love your Harry Potter views. They are what keep me going in between movies and books. I actually feel like I am reading J.Ks books. They are that good. Please keep up the excellent work. Just one thing; could you please throw in a little more Hermione and Ron time. I love reading about Harry and Ginny but I like the Hermione Ron relationship better. Thanks
Oh, poor Harry! I just want to gather him up into my my arms and give a huge hug.
I noticed the note at the end about Hermione's age. You probably know this by now, but I read somewhere (probably the FAQ on jkr.com) recently that Hermione was older than Harry and Ron, so you're perfectly entitled to have her take her test now. *g*
I'm so glad that there is a sequel to the Power of Emotion...I like that this has less of a dark quality to it, or I have become accustomed to the darkness. I didn't review any of that story, so let me tell you how pleased I was with it. It is definitely VERY well-written and it keeps a good balance between the adventure/romance components. Which I prefer the fluffy romance stuff, but the adventure gives so much more meat to a story. I really applaud your effort as I'm sure a story like this took much planning.
Oh, and you're right about Hermione's birthday, if you go to the FAQ at jkrowling.com for the books she explains that Hermione was almost twelve when she began Hogwarts, which really, makes sense to me, because that is how it is done here in the States. I really just assumed that everyone would know that, there has to be a cut-off date and the start of school is only natural.
Don't worry about exectations. Hopefully you enjoy writing as much as I have enjoyed reading your work. Sorry if this is a lame review, but I don't have any criticisms. You write very well adn keep things interesting, I couldn 't ask for more....
Wow! You don't know how excited I was, when I noticed that you started posting your sequel. So far, so good. I think you are awesome at portraying Harry and his emotions. He's very much the canon Harry, but you've given us slightly more insight into his mind and emotions than JKR has. I must admit I'm very intrigued by the title of this story, and I can't wait to see what happens. Keep up the good work!