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Complete They Shook Hands by Dethryl - PG

Discussion in 'The Alternates' started by Brooklynight, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Brooklynight

    Brooklynight Seventh Year

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    Title: They Shook Hands
    Author: Dethryl
    Genre: Alternates
    Pairing: None
    Summary:"I know I'll be in Slytherin, all our family have been - where are my manners?" The boy held out his hand. "I'm Malfoy, Draco Malfoy." ``Not knowing what else to do, Harry took the boy's hand. "Harry Potter."````A friendly handshake in Madam Malkin's leads to an AU which is eerily like the canon, featuring a cast of first year Slytherins as you've never seen them: normal children. Join Harry Potter and his new friends as they discover their magical talents and help him to explore the world that has been kept from him these past ten years.

    A rewrite of the series about what would have happened is Harry became friends with Draco and went into Slytherin instead of following Ron into Gryffindor. Before you flame me for recing something in which the ferret isn't impaled and is rated PG give the fic a chance. Its written well enought and it seems to be a believable 'what if'. There is a bunch of OCs that are well written and not MarySues. There is a sequal as well and talk of a third book. This is one of the few rewrites that I was able to stand reading.



    By now the series consists of four books, which later have been revised to comply with canon names and places etc.


    Year 1 : Suppose Draco Malfoy introduced himself before he started acting like an ass. What if he had asked Harry's name before insulting Hagrid? A friendly handshake in Madam Malkin's leads to an alternate but realistic universe which is eerily like the canon, featuring a cast of first year Slytherins as you've never seen them: normal children. Join Harry Potter and his new friends as they discover their magical talents and help him to explore the world that has been kept from him these past ten years.

    Original version:
    Chapters: 20
    Words: 103,040
    Updated: December 16, 2011
    Published: October 6, 2010
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6378694/1/They-Shook-Hands-Year-1
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSH.html

    Revised version:
    Chapters: 19
    Words: 101,720
    Updated: January 25, 2012
    Published: December 21, 2011
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7659033/1/They-Shook-Hands-PostCanon-Revision-Year-One
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHPRYO.html


    Year 2 : Harry Potter's holiday with the Muggles has been dreadful. He wants nothing more than to return to Hogwarts, but when he is rescued by a masked wizard in a black robe, it sets off a chain reaction of disasters. Things are no calmer at school as an ancient legend comes to life and a deadly monster stalks the halls. The new Defence professor boasts that he will end the threat, but can even the magical might of the famed Gilderoy Lockhart prevail against the Heir of Slytherin? Nobody knows who it could be, but the prime suspect is none other than Harry himself!

    Original version:
    Chapters: 22
    Words: 108,730
    Updated: December 16, 2011
    Published: October 8, 2010
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6382715/1/They-Shook-Hands-Year-2
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHYT.html

    Revised version:
    Chapters: 21
    Words: 97,993
    Updated: March 12, 2012
    Published: January 29, 2012
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7786722/1/They-Shook-Hands-PostCanon-Revision-Year-Two
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHPRYT.html


    Year 3 : Harry Potter's summer holiday has been anything but fun. He's been treated like a common criminal by the Muggles. His circumstances don't begin to improve when he finally breaks out, for one of Voldemort's strongest supporters has likewise escaped, from Azkaban, the most secure place in England. The mad Sirius Black killed thirteen people with a single curse and now is believed to be after Harry. The Ministry of Magic takes drastic security measures, but what can stop the first man to elude the dreaded Dementors? Harry Potter is not safe, even within the walls of Hogwarts, for rumours are told that a traitor may well be in their midst.

    Original Version:
    Chapters: 20
    Words: 113,847
    Updated: December 16, 2011
    Published: October 22, 2010
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6417928/1/They-Shook-Hands-Year-3
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHYT2_.html

    Revised version:
    Chapters: 19
    Words: 105,341
    Updated: May 9, 2012
    Published: March 22, 2012
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7949779/1/They-Shook-Hands-PostCanon-Revision-Year-Three
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHPRYT2_.html


    Year 4 : Harry Potter's new life with his godfather, Sirius Black, is the stuff his best dreams were made of. As they turn 12 Grimmauld Place into a real home, Harry finally gets to hear all about his father and mother. At the Quidditch World Cup, Harry learns of the upcoming Triwizard Tournament from Mr. Lucius Malfoy. Back at Hogwarts, there's treachery afoot, as Harry is named as a fourth Champion. Can his reputation recover from what the other Houses are saying? Who will stand with him? Who will stand against him? Tasks of immense danger loom, and dark shadows are gathering again. How can Harry survive with life and limb in peril? Will Harry ever be the same again?

    Original version:
    Chapters: 26
    Words: 179,458
    Updated: December 16, 2011
    Published: November 5, 2010
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6453693/1/They-Shook-Hands-Year-4
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHYF.html

    Revised version:
    Chapters: 25
    Words: 172,429
    Updated: August 24, 2012
    Published: May 15, 2012
    Status: Complete
    Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8120562/1/They-Shook-Hands-PostCanon-Revision-Year-Four
    Link: http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/dethryl/TSHPRYF.html



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  2. Lucas13

    Lucas13 Second Year

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    I cant really see a difference from this fic and the others Harry goes to Slytherin that i used to read by the time the Prisioner of Azkaban was writen... so sorry this "grinds my gears" --- a donut for anyone that know where this comes from
     
  3. Hpsleuth11

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    It's from Family Guy and yeah this fic is subpar at best, its a mundane fic with a plot that i never liked to begin with. Call it bias but i give it a thumbs down.
     
  4. TheIllusiveOne

    TheIllusiveOne Raptured to Hell

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    It is well written, and while normally I don't like these type of fics, I really enjoyed this one. It's not ground breaking, but it'll entertain you if you're bored, has good charactorization, and has a nice motivated, yet slightly dark Harry (Making Percy swear the loyalty oath). All the characters are believable. albeit slightly mature. They torment the Gryffindors by actually using spells, instead of being whiny bitches in some insult contest. It looks like it will be Harry/Fem!Blaise, etc. Give it a shot. I think this deserves to be in the library.
     
  5. Jheph

    Jheph Groundskeeper

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    I didn't really like the plot and with Draco being his friend didn't really help. I can't really give an unbiased review, so I'll just say that it didn't give me a reason to like it.
     
  6. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    I think I tried this some time ago, but I obviously found nothing interesting, seeing how I
    1) stopped reading it
    2) don't remember anything about it
     
  7. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman Prestige DLP Supporter

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    its good, though not brilliant (and is it a new thing that you can't enter a message with less than 10 characters?)
     
  8. Warlock

    Warlock First Year

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    Its actually very good. Slow development. Grammar mistakes are few and far between. When this fic finally gets around to 4th or 5th year it will become very interesting. A good point of interest is that Harry claims the Heir of Slytherin when he goes down in the chamber. Nothing has developed with that. He also didnt kill the basilisk and its now his pet. I recomend it for people who like eloquent Harry. If you cant stand draco then obviously dont read it. Its all written in a very believable fashion
     
  9. Duke of Rothwood

    Duke of Rothwood Professor

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    I have not quite finished it yet, but so far I have liked it. I think it is one of the better versions of the AU 1st Year Harry that I have read so far.

    I vote to put it in the library
     
  10. Litha Riddle

    Litha Riddle Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    I actually kind of like this fic, despite my intense dislike of the Ferret.
    It's well written with a decent writing style.

    It's also a nice change to read a Slytherin Harry fic, in which he isn't a Gryffindor in Slytherin disguise.

    Also Herman get's killed which gives it at least three stars, with the added benefit of Ginslut being shoved in the background.

    Litha
     
  11. Dark Lord Rostam

    Dark Lord Rostam Button La Famiglia Midknight

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    After reading both stories, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it. It was very well written, and is starting to pull away from Canon, albeit slowly.

    Unlike most AU Slytherin!Harry it's not Canon with just Draco, and usually Blaise, as Ron and Hermione, and Gryffindor being replaced with Slytherin, it's different, the second one especially.

    Lucius was also a great character in this one. Draco wasn't too bad, and all his other friends were great too.

    Does anyone know when the third one is coming?
     
  12. Haunted Warrior

    Haunted Warrior Fifth Year

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    I just finished the first sorty, and found it brilliant. Nice to see a Slyherin!Harry fic where he actually acts Slytherin. Nice to see him willing to blackmail Hagrid. It was a bit of a shame that Harry stopped the hexing, but it was defintly an interesting read. I'm about to read the second one
     
  13. rj_stone2

    rj_stone2 Seventh Year

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    I also really enjoyed the fic, although I'm glad that I read it before I read this thread--does DLP have any sort of spoiler policy in review threads?
     
  14. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    There are spoiler tags you can use.
    Anyways I've read this as well, and while it's good I remembered I stopped reading due to the horribly slow update rates. I occasionally see an email from the FictionAlley forums saying that this story has been updated...but I've seen maybe 3 or 4 such notices since I originally read it at least a year ago.
     
  15. Sepanto

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    The story is nice, despite the slytherins being abit too mushy-mushy with eachother.
     
  16. Lord Apophis

    Lord Apophis Professor

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    Thos story is ok. It acually has a for me belivable way for Draco and Harry to become friends and harry being in Slytherin but there was a bit much about slytherin loyalty and such.
     
  17. Toruviel

    Toruviel Squib

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    Great story. Harry and gang aren't evil or good, they land in thr middle. They still don't like mugbloods, but for friend would do everything. I can't wait for third year story.
     
  18. Randeemy

    Randeemy Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    I dont bother with things like this, because I want a conclusion to the story. All AU's that start in yr1 end up abandoned...
     
  19. Brooklynight

    Brooklynight Seventh Year

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    There's already a sequal written and the author recently released a bunch of missing sceans from year2 so I don't think that its abandoned.
     
  20. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Golden Patronus Admin

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    Hmm... Anyone else read this and willing to give their opinions/rating?