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Old 02-14-2017, 06:32 PM   #61
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Was a great story! I like the way the characters are portrayed. I will rate it a solid 5/5
The banter between Ron, Harry and Nevile was really something Also the way the romance between Daphne and Harry is a lot more realistic and thrilling than major marriage contract fics out there.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:22 PM   #62
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This was a great read. The interactions between the characters was dynamic, and extremely engaging. Awesome to see Harry as a cunning and intelligent person which was never really shown in the books. Definitely 5/5 from me
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Loved the story. When I first read the summary, I wondered if it was going to be just another one of the stories that indulge in pureblood bashing. I am glad that I read it regardless of that initial assessment.

Ron-Harry-Neville interactions were brilliantly done and weren't that much of a stretch from what could have been very canon-like.
Harry, as written in this one, did justice to the Sorting Hat's initial assessment of him being a Slytherin. Harry is ambitious and he is cunning about it. The story leaves a lot to the imagination of the readers, all the while giving a teaser of that ambition and cunning in Harry's dealings with Daphne. I think that was one of the plus points since the author didn't have to get in detail to prove how cunning Harry was, just convince the reader that Harry can be cunning when he need to.

Daphne followed the old fanon cliche of being the perfect pureblood princess. The canon leaves her a blank canvas and r-dude managed to make the best of it.
I really look forward to the one-shots set in this world.
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:34 PM   #64
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Since Rep's not been blowing his own horn, I'll leave his new series of oneshots within the Contractual Invalidation universe here.

They're interesting oneshots, certainly stuff that I was pleasantly surprised to find this morning. The conversation between Daphne and Kera in chapter one was well executed, and I'm especially fascinated that both Harry and Daphne managed to convince the people they privately talked to give up this shard. It's an interesting character note of Harry's, I think, that he can just as successfully play with a person's emotions and feelings as he can physically subdue someone with force.

The story is darker than the original though. While the original focused more on the dates, everyday life, and other more mundane subject matters, this spin-off, especially chapter two, goes into some seriously catastrophic shit. It's not exactly to everyone's tastes, but it's still an enjoyable read nonetheless.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:44 PM   #65
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As per usual with Rep the writing is very good although
I don't really like the idea of angels and other Godly beings in FanFiction as it usually is a sign that the stories will go downhill, but somehow Rep made it work.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:44 PM   #66
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I recently reread the whole story on an intercontinental flight and I noticed something.

Usually, I can never quite read at peace on any long journey, whether it be bus, train, or plane, because I get distracted quite easily by other people's movements around me. This story managed to keep me enthralled and in its grip for the entirety of the roughly 120 minutes it took me to get through it. I very rarely have that experience with any kind of book, whether it be factual or (fan-)fiction, so kudos to the author.

I found the world-building and dialogue to be entertaining and, at times, superb. Harry meeting with his lawyers is one of my favourite scenes in any work of fiction I have read. It gave off a slightly "Spectre"-y vibe to me.

All in all, a great work and an easy 5/5.

The companion pieces are well done so far, though I found the latest (second) chapter to be a bit over-the-top. The scenes between Harry & Daphne were, once again, gold though.
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