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Complete Harry Potter and the Forests of Valbonë by enembee

Discussion in 'Humor' started by Seyllian, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Seyllian

    Seyllian Unspeakable DLP Supporter

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    Title: Harry Potter and the Forests of Valbonë
    Author: enembee
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Humor
    Library Category: Humor
    Pairings: N/A
    Words: 115,748
    Status: Complete, Epilogue is in the WbA Forum
    Summary: Long ago the Forests of Valbonë were closed to wizards and all were forbidden to set foot within them. So when, at the end of his second year, Harry becomes disenchanted with his life at Hogwarts, where else could he and his unlikely band of cohorts want to go? Join Harry on a trip into the unknown, where the only certainty is that he has absolutely no idea what he's doing.
    Link:FF.NET Epilogue

    From the well-known DLP author enembee, this fanfiction is a humorful adventure story that explores Harry living on his own and learning magic under high-pressure situations. It features some interesting concepts of magic, especially the methodology Harry utilizes learning charms and the theory of enchanting.

    There are no pairings in this story.

    The characters are interesting and interactions are fluid, especially in regards to Harry and the Sorting Hat. There is a multitude of new characters and even species added to the HP world allowing the author great freedom with his sequel because the setting and plot are both completely new to the reader.

    I wouldn't say that this is enembee's best work, that honor probably goes to The Skitterleap, but it is still a good story.

    Rating: 4.5/5

    Note: I was surprised to not see this posted anywhere so I decided to add this to the Review Board.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  2. Paranoid Android

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    Already in the library I believe.
     
  3. Anarchy

    Anarchy Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    It's not showing up as being in the library for me, which is weird, since I would have sworn it was already in. It is in the DLP c2.
     
  4. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    I'm pretty sure enembee put it up for review. Search his threads. The search function on the forum is pretty atrocious.
     
  5. Seyllian

    Seyllian Unspeakable DLP Supporter

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    He put his other fic up for review so I initially thought that too, but after reading it I checked DLP and couldn't find anything. A quick search of all his thread creations doesn't show it either unless we are counting the WBA section as votes to the library.
     
  6. enembee

    enembee The Nicromancer Prestige DLP Supporter

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    The author is an overrated talentless hack. 1/5
     
  7. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Agreed, By The Divining Light was much better :)
     
  8. jugemu

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    I read this a few years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If I remember correctly I found it to be a breath of fresh air compared to the dark and gory stuff I preferred at the time.

    I am quite sure that I found it via this forum, but if it's not in the library at the moment it definitely deserves a place there.

    9/10 ~= 5/5
     
  9. Lord Twain

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    I read it a month or so ago, and it is awesome. The fact that the author vanished before posting the supposed epilogue, nor the sequel, is a bit off-putting, but the excellent worldbuilding, very good writing, and an original premise make it a very good story. I love the Sorting Hat's characterization (and, indeed, the fact that the Sorting Hat is a character), and beyond the worldbuilding as such the ideas about the magic system are very well-done too.

    I could have done without the idea of the Sorting Hat as the remains of Gryffindor's Horcrux — that was a thoroughly weird turn and kind of useless given that the story also acknowledges the feasibility of purely artificial minds with magic.

    4/5
     
  10. Sataniel

    Sataniel Groundskeeper

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    You can find the author, the epilogue and even the few chapters of the sequel that were created here on DLP. Of course the sequel is dead is still sad.
     
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