Wind That Shakes the Seas and Stars
Relationship: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
AU of OoTP, Slytherin!Harry, HPDM slash. Snape begins the year with a mistake that sets his ward against him. Now Harry is using all his own considerable cunning to ride out the multiple storms, even as the Second War goes into motion.
The Shadow Rising: 393,823 words
Les Misérables: 530,982 words
War and Peace: 587,287 words
Atlas Shrugged: 645,000 words
Which officially makes this (at 786,063 words) the longest story I have ever read. But, wow, has it been worth it! Even coming off of the almost 1 million words that make up the first four stories, I find myself fascinated enough with this world and these characters that I'm no ...more
Finally finished it. This is next-level fanfiction, the original story has been expanded and evolved into a great fantasy novel. So much detail and imagination, it blew my mind. This is not an easy read, though. It is DARK, angsty, and very long. But well worth it in the end.
This book is long. This book is really long. This is longer than Atlas Shrugged. This is as long as the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy--twice. This book is too damn long.
"But Katey," you say. "Remembrance of Things Past is my favorite book. I re-read War and Peace every year. I am not afraid of a long book."
Well, hypothetical reader of my review (not sure who you are, no one reads my reviews), neither am I. If all of the hundreds of thousands of words are used well. And in this case...they're...more
*Mature content: The language and content in this installment is so much dirtier than the others. The others were so innocent of words and sexual mention that this part of the Sacrif ...more
I have come to absolutely adore this series. I have been thinking what exactly is so brilliant about it, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the psychology and the world-building as well as the plot(s). It's also very intense, and I love intensity.
Now, you can say that this world is built upon that which was thought up by JK Rowling. True. But 'Lightning on the Wave' has expanded upon Rowling's world so much that it has taken on a life of its own. Rituals and culture, both Dark and Ligh ...more
I did not realise how long this was. It took me so long to read that I was starting to feel really disheartened by the whole process because I was reading for HOURS everyday and making hardly any progress.
I enjoyed it, but it was much too long. I understand that there was a certain level of detail that was necessary for the 274629 sub-plots, but it got a bit much.
I enjoyed this, but it was so freaking long. So much so that I don't actually remember enough to make meaningful comments ...more
There are definitely parts that drag slowly and that could use a really good editor. However, This book and this series is still the best FanFiction I've ever read in my life. It's really, really good and I can't wait to read the next one ...more
- what is it about Harry suddenly freezing out Snape? I understand being upset but feeling don't just go away! They have such cold conversations and it's so s ...more