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"Ecstasy" by Maxfield Parrish



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  1. Public Bookmark 34

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    Snape gets a visit from the stork stag. Harry gets an unwanted house-guest.

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    18 Apr 2021

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    I've read most of Lester's Trek stuff, and she's fabulous. She somehow manages to write incredibly funny yet IN-CHARACTER crack.

    This, her sole foray into HP territory, is mostly for laughs, and yet it contains a really interesting magical permutation, something I've seen nowhere else. But that's Janice Lester for you -- she writes intelligent humor.

  2. Rec *

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    What if Sirius decided to stay in England and deliver on his promise to raise Harry instead of hiding somewhere sunny? Changes abound with that one decision...

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    07 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I can't recommend this highly enough! This book is very long, but it's SO well done and SO satisfying.

    I found this book more emotionally affecting than Rowling's; this book is also deeper, more complex, more believable, and more real than anything of hers, much as I loved hers. The writer has done a magnificent job with the plot, she's gotten the dialogue exactly right, and she's done a lot of world-building that enriches and deepens Rowling's world.

    More than that, she's taken the tale of a lone hero and stood it on its head, giving us instead the tale of what we can achieve if we work together, if we put aside our differences for the common good, if we build community as if it were the most important thing. I find this so much more satisfying than yet another rendition of The Hero's Journey, and I am totally thrilled by what she's wrought here. The scene where they all swear fealty to Harry had me in tears.

    One caveat: This author writes canon Snape -- that is, a Snape who was a horrible bully to Harry -- and Snape is called on his bullying, even as his bravery for serving as a spy is also celebrated, so my Snape-loving friends may not enjoy this story as much as I did. :-)

  3. Rec *

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    Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.

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    07 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    On his 16th birthday, Harry finds out that he's Snape's biological child. I didn't think I wanted to read a story with that premise, but the author did such a good job with it that I found all 334,522 words of it riveting.

    The author writes a Harry who's as much of a Slytherin as he is a Gryffindor, and while that often felt out of character to me, it was an interesting permutation of the usual tale.

  4. Public Bookmark 11

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    Buffy and Spock are both lost, a long way from home.

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    15 Feb 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    We see Spock through Buffy's eyes. Interesting.

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    Being captured and tortured by aliens leads to Spock mind-melding with Kirk for the first time, with unexpected consequences for both of them.

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    07 Feb 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    It has the usual fan fic themes, but it's better written than most.