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Complete Hunting the Grim by Sophprosyne

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by Drachna, May 4, 2022.

  1. Drachna

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    Title: Hunting the Grim
    Author: Sophprosyne
    Rating: T
    Genre: Tragedy/Drama
    Status: Complete
    Library Category: The Dark Arts
    Pairings: N/A
    Summary: Betrayal and isolation are a disquieting combination. Forced to accept life altering truths about Sirius Black, Harry must fulfil his potential in order to right an injustice over a decade old. PoA.
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12495358/1/Hunting-the-Grim

    So, to put it simply, this is a classic revenge story. Harry thinks that Sirius Black might be gunning for him, and decides to start flexing his magical muscles so that he might have a fair chance. And then he finds out the 'truth' about Sirius, and, with his new found skill with combative magic, his objectives shift from self defence to revenge.

    I think that the writing is great, I was hooked from the first chapter and I didn't notice any glaring errors, or any errors at all really. The story is relatively short as these things go, but it's punchy. There aren't any wasted words to be found.

    I think that Harry is characterised very well, and I quite like the friendship he develops with Cedric. I enjoyed the depiction of magical combat and theory it felt very real and vivid, but the author didn't get bogged down with the details.

    I won't spoil the ending, but all I'll say is that it's a tragedy in every sense of the word.

    5/5.