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Dark/Gritty NOVEL LENGTH fics?

Discussion in 'Story Search' started by xvector, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. xvector

    xvector Second Year

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    Hi, all.

    I've been looking for some dark-ish novel length fics. I'm tired of the peace-hippy sh*t all over ff.net and I came here to DLP to find stories with a Harry who actually finds some balls or already has some. Ever since I read the Denarian trilogy...

    I'm looking for fics where Harry is not terribly afraid to use Dark Magic - preferably ones where it's his primary form of magic - and stories that capture the gritty, dark-ish feel of war.

    By novel-length I mean anything with 40k+ words, and the longer, the better.

    I don't care for pairings but please try to avoid 100% fluff filled 12 year old love stories. Those make me retch.

    I've looked through The Alternates and Dark Arts, but it seems some stories should be in both categories and it's a pain to go through so many pages over and over to find something...

    Some stories I've read that seem to follow this example:
    Shezza's Denarian Trilogy
    Joe's Hero and Time series
    Anonymous58's Control
    Ecthelion3's The Prisoner's Cipher
    Marquis Black's Emperor
    Mira Mirth's On the Way to Greatness
    Swimdraconian's Circular Reasoning
     
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  2. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Renegade Cause
    In the Company of Secrets (maybe, been a while, also abandoned)
    Sitra Ahra (and a lot of VotN's other works)
    Time, Mr Potter?
    Unforgiven (abandoned)
    Give it Your Best Shot
     
  3. A.K.$J6-J5

    A.K.$J6-J5 Seventh Year

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    Forging the sword
    Jerbern's fics
     
  4. Atum

    Atum DA Member DLP Supporter

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    Of JBern's tics, To Fight the Coming Darkness is particularly gritty iirc, and definitely had the war elements since that's what you're looking for.
     
  5. xvector

    xvector Second Year

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    Thanks for these suggestions so far! Any others?
     
  6. Stan

    Stan Order Member

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    Demon's Feign , Merlin's pain (Nuhuh)
    The Unforgiving minute (VotN)
    Unatoned (Sesc)
    By that Last Candle's Light (Sesc)
    Ambient (Caliburn)
    Equal and Opposite ( Amerision)

    Some less popular fics:
    Betrayal (Butalearner)
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9095016/1/Betrayal

    Only Enemies ( By leave this world)
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2896398/1/Only-Enemies

    The phoenix and the serpent ( By Sanction . Harry isn't dark by any means , but it is a dark world , and the fic is fucking epic)
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/637123/1/The-Phoenix-and-the-Serpent

    Clash ( By Shez . Not Harry Centric , but set in a dark , dark world . Next gen Apocalypse fic. Atmosphere of the story reminded me of The Song of The Trees and Unatoned . One of the few good fics out there still updating regularly)
    http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=325749
     
  7. sirius009

    sirius009 Minister of Magic

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  8. xvector

    xvector Second Year

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    Thanks! I now have a fair amount dark-ish stories to keep me occupied when the predominant naive, hippy Harry in fanfiction gets annoying.
     
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