Abandoned Ectomancer by RustyRed - T

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  1. Palver

    Palver High Inquisitor

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    Title: Ectomancer
    Author: RustyRed
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Supernatural
    DLP Category: General
    Pairing: Unknown
    Chapters: 15
    Words: 103,911
    Updated: February 17, 2012
    Published: September 28, 2008
    Status: Abandoned

    Summary: Voldemort works to unearth ancient magic, and Harry's role in the coming fight grows. But there exists a dark secret, buried for millennia: this war has been fought before--and we lost. Master of Death' was always a very vague term, wasn't it? Post-OotP
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4563439/1/Ectomancer

    Only 4 chapters, but I like that so far. Something hooked me in this fic, especially that strange Other Side. Good quality, good update rate.

    Will rate this later.


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  2. Dirk Diggory

    Dirk Diggory Seventh Year

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    For the first time in possibly months, there's a brand new HP fic that I can unreservedly say is good. It completely breaks from canon with (so far) very accurate characterizations and cool action. The only drawback so far is the length - it needs moar.
     
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    the least can be said about the fic is it is original. I like it so far.
     
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    God damn I thought it was a Guild Wars crossover. -__-
     
  5. ParseltonguePhoenix

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    Fun to read, so far. The characterizations are good so far, and Harry is at least observant enough to watch his own ass. It's refreshing, if not totally original.
     
  6. Anme

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    It's a nice beginning. I really liked reading it.
    I hope he keeps updating regularly
     
  7. Lincos

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    Is it a Dresden cross (or just using the name 'Ectomancer', Dresden Files is the only place I've seen it used.)?
     
  8. Iztiak

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    5/5 so far. I like it.

    This however, is subject to change depending on how the story goes.
     
  9. DarthBill

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    I like it. Original powers and enjoyable storytelling.

    4/5
     
  10. Aekiel

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    This is the best new fic I've read in ages. A definite 5/5 so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out. It's good that he updates quickly too, I'm already looking forward to a new chapter.
     
  11. azrael

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    Very good, 5/5. If this idea has been done before, I haven't seen it. I noticed one error though, in chapter one the author made a reference to a non-existent baseball team, the Chicago Tigers.
     
  12. TehLicha

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    Simply brilliant. The action was great, conceptually original, and solid writing. Looking forward to more. 5/5
     
  13. Stormey

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    Excellent story.
    Though I expected Harry to ask Dumbeldore about the other side, or something about, how he was attacked.
    But these are only small things. On the whole, a very good fic, with a good update rate (weekly).
    5 stars.
     
  14. The Dark Monarch

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    The description of his form sounds alot like the main character from the GC game Geist.
     
  15. Sesc

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    A very engaging start, I should say. A barest minimum of post-Sirius-Angst, a writing style I like and interesting ideas (never seen something like the drip-device) made that a joy to read -- and that is something that doesn't happen too often, nowadays.
     
  16. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Decent read, both the Author name and reading chapter 2 seemed familiar to me. It is almost like I had read it years ago and and only recall certain pieces of the story now. Weird

    *edit*

    Hell yeah, I fucking remember that confrontation scene with the fake...
     
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  17. Zombie

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    Interesting start. I'll give this a 4/5 because its new, has a decent writing style, and the power Harry seems to be developing is, dare I say it, fairly cool, and something I can say I haven't seen before.
     
  18. Synchro

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    I quite like this so far. I must admit I've never seen Harry-with-a-new-power handled quite so well before; or I don't remember anything of the sort at least. 4/5 for now but I'll refrain from voting until a couple more chapters are out.
     
  19. Galleon

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    It's a unique plot..decent grammar and characterization.. I'm looking forward to seeing where the author goes with this. 4/5 so far.
     
  20. Goddessa39

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    It looks promising. I'm glad there is something new in the review library section-we seem to be waning on content.

    Uhm, "moar"?

    If it updates regularly, it may be a really good work. I hope it does.

    Harry is still sad about Sirius and at first it may seem like he is over angsting it, but I believe it is a shell to show his... disassociated self. He does have a little skill, though we all know he wont give himself credit for it and though He loves (not romantical) Hermione he is aware that she might go to Dumbledore. He isn't super hating or anything and I personally think he gets along with Dumbles too well; considering a part of the fic though, that is understandable.

    I'm not familiar with whatever it is crossed with or if it even is, but it looks interesting. Go for it. Trust me. Just try it.
     
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