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Harry Potter and the Holyhead Harem by bigdonadiet - R

Discussion in 'Almost Recommended' started by Athenia, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Athenia

    Athenia Groundskeeper

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    Title: Harry Potter and the Holyhead Harem
    Author: bigdonadiet
    Rating: R
    Genre: Action/Adventure (looks to be future Romance as well)
    Pairing: H/Harem; currently Hestia Jones
    Status: WIP
    Summary: Post-HBP. Harry/Many. After Dumbledore's murder, Harry begins to walk his own path, and finds a destiny greater than he ever imagined.
    Link: http://www.ficwad.com/viewstory.php?sid=19437

    The story just started so its slightly harder to get a feel as to whether this should be considered an Independent Harry or not. I was a little wary at first because the (all of three) reviews were not to flattering. However, despite the writer being slightly over the top in some of the description and imagery, this is excellently written none the less. The fact that Hestia Jones was the first to make it into the (most likely) Harry Harem was a plus in my books and it helped that Harry left behind Hermione and Ron. There are some inklings of possible Super Harry, but so far nothing over the top. As I said, it has just started, but it looks promising.
     
  2. Fuegodefuerza

    Fuegodefuerza Minister of Magic

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    Meh...this author is an extraordinarily gifted writer, IMO, but so far I'm not too crazy about the story. Gryffindor's Sword? Killing Dementors?

    :roll:

    It's really too early to judge the story, but I'm getting a bad feeling about it already. Who knows, though? It may turn out to be an epic...
     
  3. Vascudo

    Vascudo First Year

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    Not bad,not bad at all...Barely notable spelling errors and few tenses.
    As for the plot,we need more chapters to make a judgement on it of course!
    I will be keeping an eye on it.
     
  4. cmuylistoooo

    cmuylistoooo Fourth Year

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    well he has had this story at potter's place 3 for like a long ass time...

    expect really really slow updates. but good author though.
     
  5. Cell

    Cell Gunner of The Black Poison DLP Supporter

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    I like his other smut stories better. This is okay.
     
  6. doc_gerbil

    doc_gerbil Sixth Year

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    im gonna go with the to early to tell vote although i think the only way i could read something by big d that i didnt like is if he wrote about gred and forge having twincest. ugh.
     
  7. Niffler Lord

    Niffler Lord Headmaster

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    Its a good story. Definetly something to keep an eye on.
     
  8. Lord Osiris

    Lord Osiris Auror

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    wow i didn't know that he finally got a second chapter up so off i am to see if this fic still has as much promise as it held when it was only one chapter...


    WOOO go MS IX...sorry had to do it.
     
  9. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion DLP Supporter

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    This has REAL potential - although Hestia seemed oddly flirty (maybe that's just her), I can't say I didn't like reading it. It just makes me want to find out WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!

    Both chapters are great so far, so I'm eagerly awaiting the next.

    -J
     
  10. cazten

    cazten Slug Club Member

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    I like it alot so far. Big props for actually doing a post HBP.

    Only thing that worries me so far is
    1. Hestia seems to be mirroring the common personality of Tonks.

    2. The sword seems too powerful already. Hopefully it's capped to only being useful in very specific situation, like the one it was just in.

    Otherwise im liking it.

    BTW quick question. Did any books ever mention or give clue to how old Hestia is in cannon? Perhaps it's just from reading other fanfiction, but I was under the impression shes like early 30's?
     
  11. Athenia

    Athenia Groundskeeper

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    Nah, canon doesn't really say anything about her that I can remember. I double checked the Lexicon and it didn't have anything either.
     
  12. Vayne

    Vayne Second Year

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    I'll admit the sword did feel overpowered, but I thought Harry seemed kinda underpowered, mainly since his patronus had at least driven away 1 vast horde of dementors in the past. Hopefully the two will balance out, and I'll definitely keep reading to see how it goes. As a side note, I did think the destruction of Harry's wand was handled somewhat lightly; I can't really think of a better way to do it, but 'Harry drops it, dementor grabs it and snaps it' didn't really seem to do it justice, at least IMO. (Plus I didn't think dementors were capable of sufficient dexterity to do that).
     
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