Title: Who Dares Wins Author: OlegGunnarsson Rating: M Genre: Drama/Adventure Status: Work-in-progress Library Category: The Alternatives Pairings: Harry P./Susan B. Summary: Harry Potter has been training himself and his friends for months, in preparation for this day. Today, his war begins when Voldemort plans a trap for him at the Department of Mysteries - only it's Harry who has the upper hand, until a trio of faces from his past make a very unwelcome return. Grey!Harry, Military!Harry. A subversion of DZ2's Prodigal Son Challenge. Link:https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13182638/1/Who-Dares-Wins The first 'Military Harry' combined with the standard WBWL formula story I've read. Harry grows up in Privet Drive and befriends a retired military official before Hogwarts that teaches him the Art of War basically. There's mild Dumbledore and general Potter family but I think it's realistic for what the story is going for. Technical writing is good, minor inappropriate capitalizations but nothing too serious. There are a few tropes (Lords, Heirs and Heiresses, Manors, Blood Feuds, Regents, etc) but nothing super overwhelming. Good friendships with Ron, Hermione, Neville, Sirius, and Susan Bones. Also includes different third-person POVs of Slytherin characters which is a refreshing change of pace. 3.5/5, rounding up to 4.