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And the Truth Shall Set You Free by silverskies - T

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Raijin, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Raijin

    Raijin Slug Club Member

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    Title: And the Truth Shall Set You Free
    Author: silverskies
    Rating: T
    Genre: General/Drama
    Pairing: None(slight chance of slash very far down the line)
    Status: WIP
    Summary: Response to the Veritaserum Challenge. Starts PreHogwarts. Harry cannot lie, how does this affect him? And what happens when he meets an escapee from Azkaban?
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3205105/1/

    Pretty decent story and Bellatrix has been playing a major role so far down the line. Sadly she's not her sadistic self but she's not a puddle of sugary patheticness either.

    *edit* sorry about the author. Think I might have gotten mixed up between stories.
     
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  2. ZanyMuggle

    ZanyMuggle Third Year

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    I've read chapter 1. All I can say so far is that the first chapter was good enough to warrant reading chapter 2, which I will do now.
     
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  3. ZanyMuggle

    ZanyMuggle Third Year

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    Okay, I've read through chapter 5 (ff.net notation; author calls it chapter 4). Definitely worth getting the group's opinion.

    The pairing of Bellatrix and little Harry is very well done (as in 'well written', not 'overcooked'). I would like to see what everyone else here thinks.

    Of course, if it veers towards slash, as the warning says may happen later, I'll have to stop reading.

    Also, the other big drawback is that the chapters are extremely short, shorter than some greeting cards I've seen.

    ZM
     
  4. Mercenary

    Mercenary Snake Eater

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    I like this fic. Its one of the better fics though. Im not a fan of the pairing, if it even is a pairing, cause right now it seems more mother/son or teacher/student than that of a romantic interest.
     
  5. the-caitiff

    the-caitiff Death Eater

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    Provided it doesnt repeat the same freaking SS/PS storyline that every other preHogwarts/1st year story gets to eventually this will be a top notch bit of fiction.

    I like the development of Bella as a character, and enjoy the premise. 5/5 if it doesnt go through PS 3.5/5 if it does.
     
  6. Lutris

    Lutris Jarl Dovahkiin DLP Supporter

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    Don't double post, ZanyMuggle... the Edit button is there for a reason.

    That said, decent, and I like it. It has the potential to be real good, as long as it doesn't follow PS/SS, as other people have said.

    4.5/5
     
  7. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    Nice start. Two original ideas mixed into one AU story. Bella's character is great.

    Unfortunately, I'm not very optimistic regarding the Hogwarts years. Since Harry is already a foot in the Slytherin, I can already see 'pre-slash' atmosphere developing between him and 'Dray', kinda like in 'Saving Conor'. They don't have to outright fuck eachother to make me sick.

    But for now, 4/5
     
  8. ZanyMuggle

    ZanyMuggle Third Year

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    I hadn't thought of that. Yes, it would probably be easier to read Harry bearing Hagrid's children than Harry/Draco drivel.
     
  9. Inquisition

    Inquisition Canadian Ambassador to Japan DLP Supporter

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    I like this one better than the one where Bella whores herself off to Snape just because he takes them in.

    Still, "I wuv Dway" is kinda like the Titanic. Sinking; but not quickly enough.

    2.2 / 5
     
  10. deathinapinkboa

    deathinapinkboa Minister of Magic

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    The auther states that this will not be a slash story, and that should Harry be kissed by anyone it will most likely be a friendly peck on the cheek. I quite like it and I really think that more people should read it. I want to see it in the library.