Title: Reforged Author: SleeperAwakens Rating: M Genre: Humor/Adventure Chapters: 20 Words: 137,333 Updated: Oct 5, 2015 Published: Mar 29, 2014 Status: Complete Library Category: General Fics Pairings: No pairing Summary: Harry's encounter with Voldemort in the end of the first book didn't end like we thought. Riddle didn't pass an opportunity to screw with the boy's brain. In the end, that small difference ended up changing Harry into someone who would become so much more than merely "Dark Lord's equal"... Link: Reforged on fanfiction.net Right, so: this story is third year to fifth year story, sort of prequel to what author seems to consider 'main story'. The point of divergence is a different chamber scene — combined with different meeting near Mirror of Erised, which is a touch more brutal for Harry and changes him; mostly though, it's an author changing the story from children's tale to YA story sooner than JKR did. Pros: It has a proactive Harry, and very good interaction between the trio and other characters. It has some more magic, even though it still feels Rowling-esque, meaning it has the feeling of Rowling's original magic, not something Santi or Taure would come up with (completely thought out system). Cons: It's a bit less grim than most DLP favoured stories, meaning that while actions have consequences, the effect on characters is a bit slim in comparison. Also, the characters might seem a bit too mature, though that is might be pro with all the rehashes we've all read. That said, I enjoy my stories where the characters aren't the whole time broken and on the brink of defeat, and a bit more involved Harry without overpowering him and without bashing is always plus. I enjoyed this one very much, so 4/5 from me.