Title: The Difference One Can Make Author: joen1801 Rating: M Genre: Adventure Status: WIP, 127650 - Story updates regularly with 10 chapters since Mar 22 Library Category: AU Pairings: Harry/Val Summary: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry Potter decided to travel the world. Twelve years later when a new threat attempts to destroy the progress made in Britain he returns home to deal with the situation. During the fight that puts down the small group of upstarts Harry finds himself in a world of ice and fire Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11132113/1/The-Difference-One-Man-Can-Make Unique fic about Harry falling in with the wildlings and leading them to become civilized. The pre-GoT chapters are pretty lame, perhaps enough to dock it half a point, but after that it picks up rapidly. Harry lands in the GoT universe in AC 289, 9 years before the events of GoT season 1 and progresses quickly from there. I believe where it stands at chapter 10 the current year is AC 294. The pacing is quite nice, because the story skips a ton of boring years as Norfolk develop. Harry is a bit too powerful for my tastes, but it plays really well with his motives for the Norfolk, and the eventual odds he's up against - the White Walkers. I really like the development of his people as he takes them from disparate bands of hunter/gatherers to create a permanent settlement that eventually becomes the first thriving hub of knowledge and commerce in the north. It reminds me a lot of playing Stronghold or Civilization, except with Harry Potter and GoT. My summary doesn't have nearly enough details to really sell the story well, but I think it will stand for itself if given a couple chapters after Harry switches universes. I give it 4.5/5.