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WIP The Lion, the Witch and the Vanishing Cabinet (HP/Skyrim) - FiendLurcher

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by Mestre, Oct 12, 2021 at 8:13 PM.

  1. Mestre

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    Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Vanishing Cabinet
    Author: FiendLurcher
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Supernatural
    Status: Work in Progress
    Library Category: Alternatives
    Pairings: None currently but Harry/Luna is likely
    Summary: Listening to Luna usually yielded results. It might not be the results he usually wanted or expected, but results all the same. Though falling into another world when all he had wanted was to find out what Malfoy was up to was beyond even Harry's wildest dreams.

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    The name may trick you but the story is not actually an HP/Nania crossover but an HP/Skyrim Crossover.
    This story features Harry and Luna dropped in Skyrim where they learn to live in medieval society and perhaps return home. The characterization of Harry and Luna is on point, the fic currently has the whimsical feeling of canon, and Luna helps to elevate Harry's character by not stealing his agency, their interactions are also really fun to read. The author is also not afraid to really shit on Harry to give him some character development and make him shine.

    Pacing, like any FiendLurcher fic, is too slow but I will give it a 4/5.
     
  2. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss First Year ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    @Dark Syaoran and I have been reading this for a while and it's got some of the best Luna characterization in the fandom. The power scaling, at least what we've seen of it, is very deftly handled and the two of them going there together creates a dynamic you don't usually see in most crossovers/isekai. Harry's main concern is getting back home, and taking care of Luna; the latter of which really derails the usual autismo power gaming you see in this kind of story.

    It's whimsical, fun, and light. A good palate cleanser of a story that makes me smile.

    Easy 4/5.


    By the by, there are more chapters released on the AO3 version, plus minor editing changes.
     
  3. haphnepls

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    Read it last night and it's pleasantly well written. Luna is top tier and Harry's up there too. Her character provides curiosity for the new world and someone Harry can always talk to so the exposition of the new world isn't as dreary as I've thought it would be. Harry, on the other side, is more practical-minded and determined to get them back home/safe and sound while here and it's all done pretty much in character.

    As far as I can see it's an adventure/progression fic (the last chapters' happenings have been pointing even more in that direction) and I'm kinda glad it is. I wanted to say that with only going back home as a clear goal, the fic somehow lacks depth and a clear progression path, but neither is true. Depth, as it is, is achieved through Harry's development (as it is), and progression is natural, logical, what you would expect from Harry landing in another world, and yet it's not dry and full of technicalities.

    The pace is a bit slow, but I found out it fits this fic and the author's writing style. It goes well with the lightness of the read and I do want to find out more, even if there's nothing substantial happening. It's a good old adventure, but whenever action takes place, the author doesn't stay on it for too long, but just enough to bring some dynamic to the chapter.

    I'm really interested to see how magic mashup will go on, and I'm hopeful that the author won't dangle too much across all the Skyrim as it really isn't necessary. There's something really attractive about how easily the author translates his narrative from everyday worries such as food and gold to a more personal agenda of finding the way to get back home while still being in Harry's character - tendencies to help/save people, his proactive stance in life etc.

    Excellent read, all in all, and it's fat 4.4/5 that I would love to see to veer into that 5/5 area but we shall see. 4/5 as it is.
     
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    Thaumologist First Year ~ Prestige ~

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    What's the link for Ao3? I checked out ObeyingTheMuse, and couldn't find it there, so I'm assuming it's another pseud?
     
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    Searching using the story ID is much more effective than searching by title, so try that in the future. In this case it's '13424561'.