Originally posted at livejournal on 05 February 2013 @ 09:55 pm
Three recs here because I’m in a HP mood atm, specifically anything dealing with Slytherin and Draco Malfoy. I can now pinpoint my disappointment in the seventh book (apart from what I still think was an awful epilogue). It was Draco’s lack of depth. There was such rich story for him in the sixth book (which frankly was the most interesting part of the narrative) that was suddenly taken away. At the time ofc I hadn’t realized it. Now onto the fic recs and I have thoughts because reasons
The Game of Kings
I love second person quite a bit. I love it even more when it is done well. And this was done well. It was the fic I wish I had read after HBP. The fic which would have fixed so much because while I was trying to deal with Dumbledore’s death, there was always something else besides his death. There was Draco’s life and his world crumbling before him and the parallels to Harry’s life I hadn’t seen before and oh, gosh the language in this. Ugh. Just read it.
arise on the ruins
Have I mentioned how much of a BAMF I think Minerva is? After getting sorted into Pottermore and learning more about her life and what she had gone through, I honestly wished there was more room in the canon for her. JK did a good job in filling in the blanks but I wanted to see her history written somehow even if it was just a glimpse in a memory. And this fic brings to light all her potential as a character as well as the threes! The brilliant use of the number. So beautiful.
if wishes were fishes
This fic hurt to read. I loved it but it hurt. Especially when Harry comes in. Just. Oh Draco. I can’t. Over 1K of beautiful words filled with pain and longing. And reality crashing in around poor Draco and how painful is it to realize this sixteen year old boy was entrusted with such a task in order to save his family. Here he’s not the one-dimensional villain JK always portrayed. He’s fleshed out, made human with his desires and hopes and it makes me rage how unfair the canon was to him as a character.