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Wind That Shakes the Seas and Stars

(Sacrifices Arc #5)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Fandom: Harry Potter
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.
ebook, 3494 pages
Published June 23rd 2006 by
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May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I was curious and just went to double check word counts on the longest books I can remember reading.

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
Starting to read this...more than 700 000 words... Is going to keep me busy!

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.
Nov 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fanfiction

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

Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's long ... really long. And some parts .. mostly harry's internal struggles and some details about minor characters are maybe a bit too long. But, it's still one of my favorite works of fiction. Despite not being original fiction, it's amazing what the author did with what little (compared to this world) jkr provided. All those spells, the way magic works, the differences between light and dark magic, the ideas about freedom and will, the magical creatures, the villains, the battle scenes, po ...more
Debbie Hazeleger
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
still one of the greatest Au's I've ever read ...more
The odd thing that Lightning on the Wave can do is make me hate the characters' choices and actions at times, and yet still furiously flip through more chapters in a vigorous dedication and obsession. The writing's just too good, so vibrant, imaginative, that I rail against the story enthralled with it's brilliance.
*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
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

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
Feb 15, 2015 marked it as to-read
Holy shit. And I thought that book 4 was long.
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to give 5 stars - not because it was perfect, but it was close enough. It hurts. Sometimes it hurt so much, but never too much. And I can bear the torture scenes as well (especially Lucius with Lily and James Potter - that was precious!) but there were times when I wished so very hard that someone finally would slap Harry in the face with a big and smelly fish (literally), but I know that every little flow he has what relly made me angry is part of the reason why I love this series so muc ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ff
This might be the best one in the series. It's hard to tell -- in large part because the characters do SUCH a good job at growing and changing from one book to the next! -- but I think it really hits its stride here. ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Oh my word.
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
Michelle Wood
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Omg, I'm finished. I actually finished! This book, I hesitate to call it a story, is huge! It's actually the longest book I've ever read in my life and the next one is almost as bad.

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
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was the longest book I've ever read (by a long shot), but my god it was so worth it. I've loved every second of this series so far. There are so many subplots running concurrently that I never get bored and the character growth is superb! I'm so excited to see Harry starting to heal, and feel myself healing along side him. This series is everything I've needed and more. ...more
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
It got dark. Very dark. I had to take a couple of months hiatus. Read maybe 60 angsty/fluff Drarry fics in-between before I felt grounded enough to return to this. After the dark, there was a lot of brooding, which I'm pretty 'meh' about, followed by a battle, which is also not my cuppa. However, this continues to be a richly detailed and fascinating AU. ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fan-fiction
I really wish I hadn't waited so long between the previous book and this one. These books are of formidable size and it was easy to forget small details. ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read. The entire series is amazing. One of my all time favorite hp fanfics.
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book put me through the wringer. I started reading it and it put me through so many emotions and I had to take a break from it. Now I finished and I have to say it was a long ride but I still love this world. It was worth the time I put in it and I am excited what will happen next. Following are some of my thoughts as I read the book:

- 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
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good, but soooo long.
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