Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond (Series)

Title: Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger
Genre: Romance
Rating: NC-17
Current Word Count: 383,463
Warnings: Explicit language, violence, minor character death, sexual situations between teenagers above the age of consent in the UK, no Brit pick, an American author, liberal use of cliches, canon abuse, and a few bad Weasleys.
Author’s Note: I wrote this originally when I was nineteen to twenty-five and while it has been heavily edited, plot updated to reflect later books in the series — the over the top romantic plot was left largely in place because I’m rather amused by how sappy I was. 


Rescued from his Muggle relatives before the age of five, Harry Potter was raised abroad by his adoptive father, Lord Sirius Black. At sixteen, he returns to Britain to attend Hogwarts for his NEWTS and to meet the young witch who he’s known to be his soulmate since he was eight years old.

Hermione finds the very foundations of her beliefs rocked when she comes face to face with her Fate in the form of Harry James Potter, the current Earl of Gryffindor. She’s drawn to his magical power and intelligence even as people around them try to interfere. She falls blindly into a relationship she’s emotionally ill-prepared for in the midst of giving up her last connection to the Muggle world and accepting an offer to be adopted by Minerva McGonagall.

A fated love awaits them both — if they are brave enough to let magic lead the way.


Episode 01 – Harry’s Return (12,371 words)
Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts for his sixth year.

Episode 02: Hermione’s Choice (11,549 words)
Hermione loses her temper with Ron Weasley and the consequences are life changing.

Episode 03: Rowena’s Fire (12,186 words)
Harry introduces his familiar, Rowena, to Hermione.

Episode 04: Gryffindor’s Covenant (13,601 words)
Fudge visits Hogwarts and Harry draws a line.

Episode 05: Harry’s Secret (13,878 words)
Harry is forced to confess the secret he holds most dear.

Episode 06: Tom’s Curse (13,239 words)
Dumbledore asks a favor of the Earl of Gryffindor

Episode 07: Godric’s Arrival (12,551 words)
Hermione is threatened from an unexpected quarter.

Episode 08: Harry’s Soulmate (11,482 words)
Harry loses his temper and Bill Weasley makes an educated guess.

Episode 09: Gryffindor’s Tear (14,232 words)
Hermione’s burgeoning maturation forces them to make a decision.

Episode 10: Hermione’s Memory (13,245 words)
Harry reveals the events of the Chamber of Secrets

Episode 11: Viktor’s Letter (13,161 words)
Viktor Krum makes his interest in Hermione known.

Episode 12: Harry’s Ward (9,994 words)
A resident of Potter Redoubt ends up in the infirmary.

Episode 13: Fay’s Decision (11,160 words)
Fay makes a choice for her future. Harry shares the memory of his first animagus transformation in Transfiguration class.

Episode 14: Hermione’s Discretion (10,407 words)
Harry plays his first Quidditch game at Hogwarts and Viktor Krum comes to visit.

Episode 15: Harry’s Mentor (14,179 words)
Harry’s mentor comes to Britain.

Episode 16: Gryffindor’s Circle (14,176 words)
Harry claims his familial ritual space.

Episode 17: Magic’s Burden (9,832 words)
The consequences of the events at Gryffindor Circle begin to ripple out through the magical world.

Episode 18: Minerva’s Legacy (14,742 words)
The Glain Neidr honor Minerva’s request to cleanse her circle.

Episode 19:  Godric’s Hollow (10,042 words)
Harry visits the family cemetery and a darkness invades the Forbidden Forest.

Episode 20: Harry’s Bane (12,744 words)
Hermione meets the Chieftain of the dverger Horde and Harry opens up to parts of the British Ministry of Magic he’s avoided his entire life.

Episode 21: Wizard’s Folly (9,388 words)
A mistake by someone in the Ministry leads to betrayal and Ron Weasley makes a very big mistake.

Episode 22: Tom’s Legacy (9,566 words)
The situation with Nagini takes a dramatic turn for the worse.

Episode 23: Gryffindor’s Claim (11,710 words)
Harry asserts his claim over the Gryffindor Trust in ritual.

Episode 24: Gryffindor’s Promise (9,212 words)
Harry makes an offer and a promise.

Episode 25: Hermione’s Circle (14,693 words)
Hermione takes Harry to the Rowan Circle.

Episode 26: Pendragon’s Stand (11,971 words)
Harry makes some political moves to protect Hermione.

Episode 27: Wizard’s Retribution (9,972 words)
Sirius and Harry get their respective houses in order.

Episode 28: Magic’s Justice (21,283 words)
Harry attends the trial of Percy Weasley.

Episode 29: Harry’s Vassals (16,623 words)
Harry makes an offer to the Weasley family and Lucas Pierce comes to Britain.

Episode 30: Hermione’s Vow (22,839 words) – Series Final
Hermione’s makes a vow before the dverger Horde.






Harry & Hermione (Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson)

Harry & Hermione(Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson)


Sirius Black Actor: Gary Oldman

Sirius Black
(Gary Oldman)

Healer Castius Arnou Actor: Romain Duris

Healer Castius Arnou
(Romain Duris)

Minerva McGonagall Actress: Maggie Smith

Minerva McGonagall
(Maggie Smith)

Hiro Ito Actor: Tony Leung Ka Fai

Hiro Ito
(Tony Leung Ka Fai)

Fay Dunbar (Actress: Adelaide Kane)

Fay Dunbar
(Adelaide Kane)

Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis)

Neville Longbottom
(Matthew Lewis)

Daphne Greengrass (Roxanne McKee)

Daphne Greengrass
(Roxanne McKee)

Draco Malfoy (Actor: Tom Felton)

Draco Malfoy
(Tom Felton)

Thaddeus Banner (Richard Armitage)

Thaddeus Banner
(Richard Armitage)

Piper Banner (Keira Knightly)

Piper Banner
(Keira Knightley)


Lucas Pierce
(Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

Penelope Clearwater (Elle Fanning)

Penelope Clearwater
(Elle Fanning)

Armand Dearing (Charles Dance)

Armand Dearing
(Charles Dance)

Quin Deadmarsh (Rupert Friend)

Quin Deadmarsh
(Rupert Friend)


Zale Wright
(Tom Hiddleson)


10-25-2020 Update:
I currently have no plans to continue this series. Please do not ask.


  1. Just so you know, I just made that dog swallowing a squeaky toy noise again. You’re paying for Max’s puppy prozac.

  2. *dances* I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! And now I’m going to go to bed and dream of an EPIC Earl Harry Potter being badass. I’ve only read the summary and I can already tell that it’s awesome!

  3. I normally do not ship harry/hermione mainly because they seem to work o much better as sort of siblings. But I am prepared to have my world rocked and be awed and amazed by you and your writing. One thing I love about your writing is that you make it work without needing to completely re-write the characters. Instead it comes off as ( at least to me) “duh, of course this is exactly how such and such character is and why didn’t I see that before?” You even got me liking Keller in what might have been, which to me is amazing since I hated her like hellfire.

    So please rock on and share as your muse allows 🙂

    • I never saw them as siblings to be honest. JK sort of force fed us that in Book 6 and 7. Though it certainly didn’t help her at all that Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe had amazing chemistry (my mother told me that since I’ve refused to watch the movies). My nieces who just watched the movies were horrified that Harry ended up with Ginny. They make me tell them an alternate version of the epilogue whenever I read to them.

      • i watched the last movie and that final scene at the train platform made me think that they were divorced! I just couldn’t see how a relationship formed when they were so young was going to work. Not that it is impossible i just thought he was probably a pretty messed up guy and needed to go out and have a life (with fun adventures in it) first. Maybe he did *shrug*.

        But that is entirely on me. Just. Real life doesn’t have that many happy endings.

      • I never really saw it working out between Ron and Hermione to be honest when JKR started leading us that way. And I always figured that, early on in my fangirl stages at a very tender age as a young teen, that Harry would end up with Hermione at the end. And, well, Luna of course once she was interduced – Ginny always creeped me out for weird reason.

        Then I started to read fanfic’s and it suddenly made sense why I got the batshit!vibe from her in both the books and the movies.

      • After reading The Soul Mate Bond, I’m really interested in the alternate ending you told your nieces!!!! Post IT!!!! Your writing in the Harmony genre is one of the very best on the internet! I look forward to every episode you post. You rock Keira!!!!

      • Thanks for writing for all of us Harry Potter addicts! Being a Harmony fan for most of the time I’ve been reading fan fic’s, I want to tell you that your writing is in the top echelon of all the Harmony fiction on the web. I look forward to every episode eagerly. All that said, how about posting that alternate ending you tell your nieces?

        Thanks again Keira. Keep on rocking our world!@!

      • “force fed”? Hmm, yeah, I’d agree with that. I could NEVER see Ron/Hermione as realistic. And I may say so, you actually do a great job making Ron a completely unlikeable asshat; kudos to you!! *looks around for smiley emote to insert here*

    • I’ve read plenty of okay Harry and Hermione romance, but like you have trouble with it as I see them as siblings. Keira Marcos writes the only Harry and Hermione I’ve ever read that I embrace, cheer for, and ship wholeheartedly. It’s amazing how believable, enviable, and awesome I find any and every pairing she’s ever written!

  4. I can’t wait! I’m so excited – crap, now I have The Pointer Sisters in my head – to begin reading this. 🙂

  5. You casted Romain Duris ? how in Earth you know Romain ? You can stunned me even all this times, keeping me in my shoes !

    • I’m a motherfucking BOSS at Google. It was really taxing looking through all those hot French actors. I wanted to cast a real French guy to play the Healer from France. 😉

      • Well Romain is from the new new vague at la Truffaut and his duet with Cedric klapisch is amazing, like Burton/Depp in the USA.
        He’s impressive.

  6. I’ve no idea who Romain Duris is but OMG he is hot – Keira you are so the Goddess of Hotness. You just keep posting hot young men and I’ll worship at your altar for ever! Hugs, Hxx

    • If you understand french, try l’auberge espagnol, he’s so yummy in it, it’s not a heavy plot and the sentences are easy to understand for a not french viewer.
      Or you can try to find the english subtitles, he’s really talented and delicious.

  7. BTW Keira, thanks god, it’s not a Ginny/Harry fic, i disliked this pairing from the start, damned i would have prefered to see Harry dates Hagrid that this girl.

  8. i have a bit of a soft spot for this pairing, as it was my first ship in any fandom… that was before i discovered McShep and my tastes became less ‘vanilla’

    as always i simply love your work!

    i will not be original in saying thank merlin it is not harry/ginny

  9. EEEEEEEE!! Looking forward to reading this. 🙂 In fact I think I’ll give this story to my sister who is an avid Harry/Hermione reader.

  10. Have I ever mentioned I was an avid reader of Harlequin, and their UK sister company Mills and Boon, Romances growing up? The summary just screams Harlequin, but of course it has a massive dash of Keira as well 🙂 The coming weeks are looking rosey acause my inbox will have Keira notes arriving \o/ And damn you woman you’ve got me reading Het in Harry Potter!

  11. I’ve read the summary, checked out the casting page and omg I’m so excited I’m making stupid dolphin noises…200k of sappy, ott Harry Potter Harmony fic – you have made my year!

    (Off to read it now, thanks. ^_~)


  12. Love it! I think HP is a fandom where the more sappy and cliched, the better. I remember being borked by books 6 and 7 where the whole Ginny thing seemed to be shoehorned into the plot. No chemistry there or in the movies. It seemed like JKR had planned an H/H all along, then changed her mind at the last minute to dick with the fans. Eh, that’s what fanfic is for, I suppose. I like H/H and H/D, especially with that awesome Keira twist. Thank you for brightening my rainy day!

  13. I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so excited!

    also by weekly do you mean every friday or was this just a fluke posting date? I need to know so I can set a reminder because my email notifications are wonked.

  14. Update days are the best 😀

  15. Emmie? Who is Emmie?! Have I forgotten something from the books?! I couldn’t find an Emmie! OMG this was awesome. I may find myself enjoying het! Is it Friday again yet?

  16. You’ll make me ship Harry/Hermione. *grumble* And I normally don’t like het. Well, I normally don’t like BDSM either but I ADORE TTB with a vengeance (in fact I was re-watching the SGA pilot today and thought fondly of Sheppard and Sumner together).

    Weekly episodes!! Yay! I loved the first part. NOW I read the “currently 20 episodes”. Eep!

  17. I loved this AU. You so often make me like/love pairings and/or situations I wouldn’t normally seek out, but you pull it off with such ease and charm that I find myself shaking my head with wonder and awe and simply bowing at your feet. Normally, I don’t read Harry/Hermione because I completely despise Hermione in the movies. I don’t care for Emma Watson and I’m certain her portrayal of Hermione in the movies colored my perception of the character in the later books. But as I said I generally love your writings and this was no exception. Can’t wait until the next “episode”. Thank you for this lovely treat.

  18. can I just say that I think u are an awesome writer. I don’t even like het but I’m still reading ur new harry potter series and enjoying it. u rock!!!!

  19. Even as a devout slash reader, I didn’t hesitate at all to start reading this and as always with your writing and whichever relationship I loved what you’ve created. This just flows and is wonderful to read. I look forward to the next planned chapters. August 23rd and 30th are pencilled in my calendar.

    I adore the way Harry connects with the first years, how there is no evil slytherin bias in him and so on. I am smitten with Neville, but he remains one of my favorite characters. I am intrigued by the sense of unity and protectiveness that many feel – like Minerva offering to take Hermione on – as well as sense of duty nd responsibility in general. I’m so very intrigued and hooked.

  20. Seriously loving this! I’ve never been a Hermione/Harry person simply because I like Snape/Hermione. Don’t judge me! Anyway, this is fantastic. Also spending the evening coming up with inventive bollocks removal sounds fun! I love slash but I love your stories and I’m grateful for this one! You have an amazing talent! Thank you!!

  21. Forgive me M’Lady, but is the update for this series a true 00hrs on Friday morning or is it 00hrs Saturday…. I just want to know for sure that way when I mope around my place, I am doing it on the right day. 😀

  22. Brilliant as always Keira 🙂

  23. I just realized that tomorrows Friday, which means that I’m (again) going to be standing on a rainy train station, waiting for a train that’s too-full of commuters with too little coffee, and be smiling like an idiot on good drugs. My co-commuters might call the cops.

    (Your updates hits me at exactly 7 am Friday morning. No idea why, but that’s how it is.)

  24. Sad thing is, midnight where you live is two a.m. where I live. I’ve been loosing my first morning class every Friday since I started reading your story… Totally worth it, this is ten times better than chemistry :p

  25. The only bad thing about this (and yes there’s something bad) is that it makes me stay up until 2 am – waiting for the post at midnight, then staying up reading the latest chapter three times before I fall asleep on my computer. If I could mail you a cake, I would.

  26. Wow the forthcoming chapters look amazing…are there still going to be 20 in total? Hugs, Hxx

    • 25 for the first volume.

      • FANTASTIC!

      • first volume? YYYIIIIIPPPPPPIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        More !!!!!

        A sequel?

        You just made my entire weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • So what will you do when you finally post 26? Keep posting here? Open a new page on your site for Vol. 2? What?

        • I try to keep a series on one page to avoid people having to hunt for it.

          • Great, thanks. Just wanted to clear that up.

            And, IF I can ask you a Q. without getting my head bitten off, any word on the status of ‘Unspeakble Plot’? I’m not trying to be annoying, I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t like the story….. 🙂

          • No, nothing. If I had an update on the word count or whatever, I’d put it in my announcement box. It’s not like I try to keep people in the dark on this issue. I just don’t have anything new to report so I don’t say anything. I’m not going to continuously make announcements about a project that isn’t finished and probably won’t be finished until the middle of next year (or longer).

          • I’d be happy with you re-posting what had been on Rough Trade to tide us all over, but I don’t think you’d be happy with it. However, if you’re willing to give it a go, I’d be happy to make do until it’s been finished to your satisfaction. *grins*

          • Since I’m not in a position to write on it — no, I won’t be posting it until I’m ready to finish it or it’s almost finished. It’s just not something I do. Rough Trade is really my only exception on WIP that aren’t “series” work like Soulmate.

            For the record, questions don’t piss me off. Someone asking the same exact question repeatedly when I’ve already given them an answer — that pisses me off.

  27. reneesgibbons@gmail.com

    Just had to say that I read the first 10 chapters in about 4 hours. Not to mention that it kept me up until 2am because I just couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next 10 chapters. Thanks so much for all the wonderful stories. I love this one as much as Tangled Destinies and Birth of the Serpent King.

  28. Woo-hoo!!!!! More chapters. 😀 I’m really loving this so far.

  29. ..okay, slightly confused here.

    The renewing of the Rowan Circle is separate from the cleansing? And if so, is there a reason why the renewing comes before the cleansing?

  30. I’m pleased to say that this series is the highlight of my week. Especially after a very long and tiring week.

  31. This is wonderful! You’re absolutely brilliant.

    This is a very random comment but I noticed that you cast Adelaide Kane as Fay Dunbar and was wondering if you have ever seen her new show “reign”?

    PS: I would just like to state fact that your amazing wonderfully fantastic writing made me ship het AND Harry/Hermione along with Harry/Draco.

  32. *____* Between here and naked nano I am very much enjoying your trip down HP Nostalgia lane, lol b4 my discovery of slash and the pretty that is HP/DM (and recently the pretty that is CharlieW/DM…which I blame you by the way for reinvigorating my interest in the HP fandom ;P), I adored HP/HG (among MANY MANY pairings…am a bit of pairing whore in the HP fandom lol xD) and always thought that JKR was horrible for forcing that wretchedness known as RW/HG and GW/HP down the public’s collective throat. My only personal problem is at this point I need to make a spreadsheet to remind me of the little details that happened in one ‘verse and not the other, lol. But that comes with reading them at the same time =D

    As always, thank you sooooooo much for your willingness to post your work and not letting small minded, vindictive aholes and cunts bully you away from fandom or influencing your willingness to share these wonderful works with us! They always manage to make me smile and burst out laughing when I need a lift me up or distraction. 🙂


  33. i was looking at the cast pictures. Tom Felton looks much better with out the bleach blonde hair.

  34. I love me some slash fic, but danged if you don’t make me wanna beg for het! Although I pretty much just love all your stories, I’m kind of slut like that. 😉

  35. I love when McGonagall tells Hermione she can’t berate men if she passes out.

    And wow, Ron is an idiot. I hope they help Hermione with whatever her problem is so that when he does attack she will be able to defend herself.

  36. I’ve always wondered why Harry didn’t end up with someone like Hermione or Luna. I just don’t see Ginny as more than a “mate”, and it gave me a creepy feeling that he married someone who looked like his mother (they never mention it in the books, I just inferred it).

    Hermione marrying Ron and not Harry or some OC made me so sad. I really felt that it spoke to her underlying lack of self-esteem and thought it was a really poor decision on Rowling’s part to show the brainy female character seeming to settle with someone who isn’t her equal in so many ways.


  37. I’ve just finished reading what’s been posted of this story so far, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Ron for being such an unrepentant moron.

  38. I feel like I owe you an apology. Why? Because I never knew this amazing story even existed before Sunday afternoon. I’d sent a plea to a group (on Yahoo) for story recomendation. My criteria?: Harry/Hermione pairing, sexy – but not gratuitous, well-written, long (long-ish), and can be set in any HP era. A couple of well-meaning suggest-ees (love to make up my own words – what writer doesn’t!) offered up Harry/Ginny – which is something that no self-respecting HP fan should abide – someone sent in a suggestion for Harry Potter and the Soul Mate Bond.

    Kiera – I didn’t sleep Sunday night! I read all 21 chapters in one go. I ate in front of my computer. I drank coffee in front of my computer. I got all tingly in the wake of Harry and Hermione’s oral sex-scapades. BRAVA, by the way, for having a woman (ie, Hermione) know about the prostate! Guys LOVE it! And those who don’t really need to get over themselves and ‘open’ (every pun intended) themselves up to the experience! I kinda wish there’d be an ‘aside’ where Harry/Hermione/Draco have a tryst. Gah – I love that triad!

    But – here’s underlining reason why I stayed glued to my sofa (with the exception of the occasional b/r breaks – afterall, I did drink a lot of coffee): everytime I felt like you might have dropped a plot-thread or missed a chance at character developement – whether it be a set-back or a step-forward – you didn’t. For example: Hermione’s hanging-by-a-thread self-esteem. She’s confidant around Minerva, Harry, and Sirius – but everyone else, she’s still heavily involved in how others impact what she thinks of herself. Specifically in the last chapter: Hermione will have no problem out-magic-ing (again – love making up my own words) trained wizards twice-to-three times her age, but because there’s a part of her that believes the subjugation Ron inflicted on her during her very tender formative years, she allows him to hurt her. And the fact that you have Harry and Minerva aware of her emotional handicaps is excellent – what’s even more excellent is that, like a lot of us, just because we recognize something doesn’t necessarily mean that we know the best way to go about rectifying/correcting/helping that person make changes in their personal logic and self-awareness.

    I guess the long-n-long of this is: the last time I started a book and didn’t stop reading it until I’d finished it was when I read Ingenious Pain (can’t remember the author, fiction, but not any fandom). Before that, it was when I read Ahab’s Wife.

    Your skill and talent storytelling has me giued to my inbox, awaiting your next update…. Care to clue a lady in as to when she get to pounce on the next chapter????!!!???

    Thank you so much for writing this story!!


    • There are 25 parts total in this first arc of the Soulmate bond. They’re mostly written and I’m reworking a few things to make room for the next arc in the series. I hope to have this arc of the series finished by April.

      • Could you please clarify that? You’ve taken down like, what; 3-4 chapters? And you’re re-working them to make them work better with part two? Please re-post this ASAP, this story is nearly better than ‘An Unspeakble Plot’! #grins

  39. I’ve never read a Harry/Hermione story before but this looks amazing so I am giving it a go.

  40. I have to share this – I read all kind of stories and been doing so since I first got access to books and the internet.
    Last time I visited my parents, Keira just updated – naturally, I couldn’t wait to read at home so I started reading on my parents computer. A couple days ago my mom asked me how often Keira updates – Apparently I left the series page open and she got hooked! LOL, She won’t read slash or kink but she just LOVE this story! Asked me to let her know when a new part is posted. LOL

  41. This story is amazing Kiera! Why haven’t you updated in like two weeks? I’m getting withdrawal symptoms! (I have already read the entire fic like 5 times, and I can’t wait to continue it).

  42. What stories have you written on rough trade? I would love to go and read them.

  43. *Flails in joy* I love this story so much. I’ve come back to read it again and was HORRIFIED to see that I hadn’t told you that. I’m so sorry, Keira. Allow me to correct my minion failure.
    You are amazing, and make my world a better place.
    I look forward to this story, and I am so grateful for every piece you give us. Thank you.

  44. NobleKorhedron

    *bows to Keira’s almighty pen*
    Saw the Ch. 25 update! IT. WAS. DYNAMITE!! Will be looking forward to July with bated breath….. (since I assume you require at least a month to update? *thinking*)

  45. In “Toms legacy” an interview by hermione is mentioned in witch weekly. Harry keeps this page to himself for a later time. Will we get to find out what she said it has me most interested.

  46. hi love this story i always thought harry and Hermione should off been together when would the next bit be out keep on writing i a reading the other stories to and so far they are fab xx

  47. I have to apologize for ever having doubted you, Keira. I know this series has been up for a while, but I’ve been putting off reading it since I’m not usually a Harry/Hermione shipper. I was desperate for a good, long read this weekend though, so I finally gave in. I should have know better than to doubt you’d make me love the pairing, it’s not as if it’s Harry/Ginny. 😉

    Really though, this was fantastic and I love so much about it. The Sirius/Azkaban fix, the Voldermort fix, the McGonagall/Hermione relationship, the Neville/Harry bromance, the entire Greengrass family, Narcissa running away from Lucius and being helped by Sirius and Harry, and yes, the Harry/Hermione relationship. I could keep going, but suffice it to say, there was very little I didn’t love.

    Also, I know that a lot of time and effort goes into this and all the other stories you write, so I just want to say thank you for doing it and sharing it with us all. I’ve spent many hours happily reading and rereading them all.

  48. Hello, I’ve finally committed to registering on this sight for the sole purpose of letting you know how much I enjoy this fan fiction. I’m constantly checking to see if you’ve updated since I stumbled upon your writing (a long long time ago) and enjoy a pleasant thrill each time there is something new available to read. This story in particular has captured my attention and I can’t wait for its developments and conclusion! Your writing is planned and focused, with proper grammar and spelling, a twisty plot, and a host of developed 3D characters, which make it so marvellous.

    Keep up the great work!

  49. You ruined me for the Harry Potter franchise!!!! No, Really!!! I can’t read the “original” story without thinking ” Hey! This is wrong! That didn’t happen like that!” and I want to thank you for it!! (grins so hard it hurts my face)
    By the way… How does Armand looks like?

  50. Just one thing about Chapter 27 ‘Wizard’s Retribution’, you seem to have forgotten to link it back to this page. You’ve done this with every single other chapter for HP and the SB, so I’m just wondering if this was deliberate, or just an editorial oversight?
    Regardless, great job on Ch. 27, you’re one of the few people who actually does a proper job of making the case for hating Percy Weasley; the OOTP movie was vague as hell about him, and a lot of other fics I’ve read haven’t been much better, but HP and the SB has not only rocked my fanfic socks, but frankly IMO, is of more than publishable standard. Just a pity it can’t be!! 🙁

  51. No, you’re just busy. I do find those links back to the chapter list pretty handy though, I have to say. Maybe edit it in when you post Ch. 28?

    Oh, and on a related note, do you still see the first part of this as being 30 chapters long?

  52. Hi Keira, love all your stories, this one especially. Thank you for taking the time to write them!

    Just one quick question – the dates in the announcement box, do the have the month or the day first? I know the order is different in different countries and I was wondering which one you used.

    Thanks again for writing!

  53. *kisses Keira’s feet*
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! Off to read Magic’s Justice now!! 😀

  54. I am so in love with your brain right now!
    Adore you ripping the three Weasleys to pieces! (The Viking in me, I guess…)
    Never liked Ginny or Ron in the movies, and absolutely HATED the epilogue ending of the 8th movie.
    While I am waiting for more chapters, I am re-reading other stories, and just finished Book One of Lantean Legacy, and next will be the SoA…

  55. well what do i say other then WHOLLY GEEBus you rock … ive loved this story so far.. keep up the amazing work and i look forward to the next chapter when it comes out

  56. You’re just so amazing. Seriously. I can’t remember how many times I’ve re-read your story, I’m pretty sure that it’s more than 10 though. I’ve actually just finished re-reading it again today hahaha. I love Hermione, and I love how you’ve portrayed her here and in Phoenix and The Pendragon Legacy. You made me really hate Ron and Ginny for what they’ve done and made me cry when Hermione was bringing back Harrys soul, like aghhhh f*ck hahahaha I’m just so really in love with this story. I’ve only made an account recently too and I wished I made it before cause I’ve only read Phoenix and T.P.L. when I did and I cant believe I missed out on them too! I always check if you would update and would feel so sad and disappointed when there is no new chapter and when you do update I would feel so happy hahaha

    Im sorry the comment is long, I just have so much to say and Im at a loss for words. I’d like to illustrate this into a comic if you dont mind? I mean I won’t be able to start right away cause Id have to do studies and of course ask you for your opinion if this is how like say house elfs look like for you or if the clothing/robes are how you imagined it to be. I’d only do this with your permission though, if you want it to stay as a ‘written'(typed) story then I’ll bow down gracefully 🙂

    Seriously, you are just so wonderful. Please update soon!

  57. Getting the notification in my email that you have posted something new is like Christmas, my birthday and Halloween all at once. I added Halloween because, you know, candy.

  58. Love your stories!!!

  59. Keira Marcos, you write some bloody brilliant stuff the only story I’ve been so immersed in apart from “Harry Potter and The Soulmates Bond” is the FanFiction called “Harry Potter and The Futures Past”. And my only problem with that was that it lacked sexual situations; something which you handled perfectly. Once again a brilliant story and can’t wait for the update on Friday!

  60. Just to let you know i spent that last 4 days reading your story and i was hooked. looking forward to an update. Need to see what other stories you have and then proceed to ruin my week by reading them.. 🙂

  61. You hooked me with your Tangled Destinies series, then completely enslaved me with your Harry Potter slash. While I don’t normally read het anymore, I so adore this series and the unspeakable plot, which I’m looking forward to reading again when you put it on this site. Sucks that some people are assholes. I had several of your works saved for personal reading until my memory cards with all my saved fanfics, some of which are no longer on the net, accidently got thrown away.

  62. I am literally so hooked on this that I have to ask. Will my account be suspended if I ask about updates? if yes then nevermind if no then you can probably figure out my next question.

    • No, your account won’t be suspended. The only people who have been banned from site were extremely rude, abusive or threatened me with bodily harm. BUT I ignore/delete any requests for updates for a couple of reasons:

      1. Asking for an update isn’t going to make me write faster.
      2. I write on a variety of projects and I don’t allow my readers to pressure me into writing on one thing in particular.
      3. I no longer provide estimates on when something will appear on my site because people are assholes.

  63. I very rarely read het fic, but I’ve reread everything else you’ve written at least three times and after staying up until 4 am blazing through Blank Space, I’ve been marathoning this series like I have no life. Holy cow, your world building skills are in tip top shape as always. I love your take on the wizarding world and how complex everything’s become. I adore every single one of your OCs, both the good and bad.

    One of the aspects I’ve always loved about your fic is the casting section. Being able to envision a character the way you see them really adds to my enjoyment of the story. I’ve seen tantalizing actors in the header art of several chapters, but I’m hesitant to guess which role you’ve given them. Will you updating the casting section sometime? I’d love to see who JGL plays and who would play the rest of the Gain Neindr. Shoot, I’d love to see what breed of snakes Godric and Rowena, Osiris, and the twin sisters are based on too!

    I’m secretly rooting for another slash romance besides Sirius and Castius, because I love the romance you create between minor characters. Ian and Jimmy are my OTP. I’m addicted to your HHR ship now. XD

  64. Umm wait so who does Richard Armitage play? Also, do you know any amazing Harry/Hermione fanfics, apart from yours ofcourse.

  65. OMG OMG OMG I see that the next story is in beta. WHEEEEE, I am so excited and also the TTTB story is coming along nicely. You are the best ever. Thank you so much. And I must say Fall For You was such fun to read. I look forward to the next book. Zsuzsu

  66. I like Charles Dance as Armand Deering, but I had who’s Quin Deadmarsh? Quinten Deadmarsh’s son? If that’s Quinten Deadmarsh himself, he’s younger than I thought he’d be…..

  67. Thank you so much for this story. It’s a gift.

  68. I was re-reading this story on Christmas when the most horrible thing happened. My tablet ran out of power. I couldn’t help but yell “dammit, right in the middle of my favorite smut scene”. my mom cackled in response.

  69. I spent my holiday break rereading this lovely series instead of writing on my thesis as I was supposed to and it was. Worth. Every. minute.
    So I have to say goodbye for now to the descriptive world you created and immerse myself in another of your lovely worlds as compensation 😉
    At least if I’m unemployed I will have even more time to read your writings …

  70. I know you have a version of Loch Lomond posted somewhere in this story. I thought you might like this version since you like acapella music.


    There are no instruments in this recording, just 44 tracks of this man’s amazing voice.

  71. Beautiful. I just spent far too much time reading all of this. LOVE. Thank you!

  72. I’ve spent the last few days re-reading this series and it’s still a delight. That’s one more thing I love about your writing, the rich detail you put into your work. Every time through I catch something I missed before. In my rush to read I sometimes gobble your story too fast! I just now caught that Castius is a dragon animagus too. I can’t believe I missed that.

    I saw that you recced Bobmin356 (and Alyx) earlier, but only on FanFicAuthors.net. He’s also posted over on Fanfiction.net, and has a great dragon series, “The Queen Who Fell to Earth”, “On the Wings of Dragons” and “Beneath Sovereign Skies”. He has unfortunately gotten some bad news healthwise, and has posted what he has left of BSS on his yahoo group along with some notes. I don’t know if you follow him there, but he’s always worth reading.

  73. Love it!!!

  74. Over and over again, your works transcend my preferences and bias. Fandoms I’m not really interested in, pairings I’m indifferent to; it doesn’t matter. I find that what you write is always compelling, entertaining, unexpected, and unabashedly brilliant! Thank you for continuing to write and share!

  75. I just read the entire story. …im in love

  76. Hope you haven’t forgotten about this storryyyyyy.  Can we expect an update any time soon? sorry for asking I can’t find the ‘Bitch Box’ anywhere. Cheers!

    • Well, it would be fairly difficult to FORGET an on-going series that I dedicated a better part of TWO YEARS to working on in order to complete the first season that ended up being 383,463 words.

      I’ve other fandoms and other projects. My next project will be season 2 of Sentinels of Atlantis of which I expect to have 25 parts.

      The Bitch Box is broken. I started writing newsletters.

      I don’t give out dates for any reason because this is my hobby and no one has the right to stress me out about providing free fic.

  77. I don’t care how long it takes until you continue this story!  It’s damn well worth the bloody wait!  Just give us a head’s up when you’re working on it again… I can check my mail with baited breath!!  *huggles*  You are one of the few authors who can entice me to read hetero pairings…

  78. I’ve read this story five or six times now. I can’t wait until you’re ready to start posting season two. Question: do you have or has a fan drawn a picture of Inari? I keep picturing something like Joannah from The Rescuers Down Under in my mind but she’s way too inelegant to be Inari.

  79. This is quite possibly one of my favorite Harry Potter fanfictions I’ve ever read!  Thanks for sharing!  Loved it!

  80. Plz send me a email to let me know when season 2 comes out

    • You’re honestly the most annoying commenter on my site right now. This your THIRD comment about this topic. Let me be clear:

      1. I’m not going to email you personally about my update schedule.
      2. Season 2 of that series hasn’t been written and I won’t start writing it until 2017 and even when I do start writing, I won’t make it available until I’m damn good and ready.
      3. Comment on my site one more damn time asking me to email you about my work and I’ll delete your fucking account and ban you.

      • My apologies I did not mean to make you upset I’ve been having problems with my phone and was unsure whether or not my replies or messages got through also I did not mean for you to be emailing me personally I meant as a reply on top of that I was not sure if I was leaving the message in the correct place I thank you for responding and apologize for the spamming if that’s the correct term also sometimes I may forget that I have already sent a message and forgot that I sent one I’ve got a bad memory its clinica and I apologize

  81. Keira, I love you. You’ve ruined me for most HP fanfiction with your stories. Not a complaint, just an observation after having tried to go read some after reading HP and the Soulmate Bond. I am always looking on here to see when you update, and am always giddy when I see some Harry/Hermione stories.

    I just wanted to say thank you for taking time to write things that are unique and well written. Even with using cliches, I never feel annoyed, because you put your own spin on them.

    I eagerly await more,


  82. I absolutely love this story. The added culture, lore, and ritual magic you created adds a rich texture to the Harry Potter universe that merges so seamlessly with the original that it is difficult to imagine how these things were not already a part of the original story.

    I really enjoy the ‘Sirus raises Harry’ AU and this story is my absolute favorite of all that I’ve read of that type and easily in my top 5 of any type of the over 300 fics I’ve read. I’m slightly embarrassed by the last bit at the end, but I developed a strong emotional connection to the Harry Potter universe as a result of reading the story aloud with my late wife to our daughter as she was growing up. The disappointment of parts of book 5 and all of books 6 and 7, especially the epilogue, left a bit of a void that left me seeking alternative interpretations. Fics of this caliber fill that void and act as a balm to that disappointment. As a side note, I have pointed my daughter your way and she has also thoroughly enjoyed your writing.

    I want to thank you for the time, energy, and creativity you have shared with us. It frustrates me when I see people badgering authors about release schedules because I’m quite sure it works more against their intent than anything. So I’ll simply say that I look forward to the next part of this story and any other stories you consent to share with us.

  83. I’m in the middle of my third read through of this story, and its as awesome as the first time through. Sorry if its not your favorite topic but I do look forward to when you are able to continue in this series – its just got such an excellent world and I love how all the characters interact. That said, I love almost all of your work, especially the Harry Hermione stories (Hermione is awesome) so there should be plenty to read (or reread again) in the meantime.

  84. I love this story so much i keep re-reading it every few weeks… and i’ll re-read it well into 2018 or until you feel ready to post new HP stuff without idiots badgering you … enjoy the other fandoms and i hope you’ll revisit harry in two years 🙂 i’m starting on your NCIS collection after re-reading this one 😉 again … just please please please don’t vanish completely …

  85. Truly Amazing. All of your writing is addicting and you truly have a gift of writing characters so that I am enchanted with story tropes and parings I normally shy away from. My only complaint is that you’re writing is too good and I tend to forgo working, sleeping, and all human interaction in order to just keep reading. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  86. Just wanted to let you know what the link to Episode 05: Harry’s Secret isn’t working. The page that loads states “Backend not available.”

  87. Who do you picture for Zale Wright? When you said he was lovely I thought of Ewan McGregor or James Mcavoy as I read along, but who inspired the character for you?

  88. I’ve enjoyed your writing for some time, so I don’t know how I missed this one. It’s had me absorbed for the past two days, to the detriment of my work, my family, and other such fripperies. I’m a 73-year-old widow and fan fiction is my primary recreation, so I read a lot of it; I could have stayed in this ‘verse indefinitely. Thanks for the ride.

  89. I desperately need a time machine, just to be able to read more of your Harmony stories. Not only is the structuring of your sentences and paragraphs great (I hate paragraphs the take up a whole screen) but the character and world building is immaculate. Your characters seem so real that most stories I read now are subpar to yours. I’m looking forward to season 2 of this, that 4th year fic (if you do intend on continuing it) and any other stories you do in the future.

  90. OK. I can’t even tell you which number re-read this is. What I can tell you is that I fall in love with your writing a bit more each and every time I take the time to lose myself in one of your fantastic worlds again. You’re one of the first fanfiction writers that I ever read, and you’re still one of my favorites. I refuse to pick a favorite because thanks to you I’ve been introduced to the Minions and you well know how fantastic they are! It’s thanks to you that I can glut myself on fantastic fics are a pretty regular basis! New reads, or re-reads, I’ve got no shortage of quality word usage!

    If you ever get a PO Box, please let me know. I really do want to send you some good European chocolate as a thank you. Sweets for the sweet as the saying goes. And yes, I think you’re sweet. Mean as hell, but sweet too. Mean only to those that deserve it, and earned it, which is, in my view, very sweet too. 😀 Right, I’m rambling now. Sorry. Just finished this again, so I’m kind of on a fic high. 🙂

  91. I’ve read hundreds of fanfics and most of them HHr, but this one is definitely one of my favorite 3. Generally your stories have nice romance with enough plot to keep things going without artificial drama (imo). I really really like this and hope you will continue it one day!

  92. hey I am a big fan of the series of harry potter, just can’t wait for the second series started for the soulmate bond.

    hopefully soon please.

  93. I always find solace in your words.. Especially this story will always be close to my heart…. So i am requesting you to at least give us some new chapters….

    I checked out THE LEGACY.. Although cast & story differs from this story, it is kind of related.. I like that too…

    • My most favourite Harry/Hermione fan fiction I have ever read. It always have a special place in my heart. Thanks for that…

    • So I write, beta, and post a 30 episode series (which is complete) and the least I owe you is MORE?

      The Legacy, by the way, is no single way related to Harry Potter & the Soulmate Bond. James and Lily are alive for one thing.

      This exactly why I took a break from the HP fandom a year ago.

      • Thanks for the reply.
        I didn’t said u owe us, I just requested it. Its been years since I first time finished this story. I really lost count on how many times I actually Read it.
        Yeah. U r busy I know that. I can see your many fantastic stories posted here.. And I am actually happy for y that’s why I requested you for this story because you are so busy in other stories.
        And I waited long before asking you, cos i don’t want to disturb u while u r busy with other projects.. I respected your time and your choice.

        • What you said was that I “at least give us some new chapters…” of a finished series. I have had plans for a 5 series arc for this universe but frankly I’m so fed up with the demands and entitlement in the HP fandom that it makes it difficult to even think about writing at HP fiction.

          I would post a story in this series and a third of the comments would be an immediate demand for MORE MORE MORE like I wasn’t even a fucking human being.

          I think the “least” anyone could do about this story is not demand more from a completed series.

          • OK. the “at least” word annoyed u. Noted.
            Like I said English s not my first language. I l improve my vocabulary mam.

          • 5 series !!!! Seriously, yaayy!!!! Oops of course no demand at all..

          • Personally I myself can’t focus on particular project if someone demand it.
            And I have seen many comments ask u for it. That’s why I didn’t actually asked u n previous years. I don’t want to irritate u anymore.
            Honestly I don’t think I l handle like t way u r handling these increasing demands. I l probably go nuts.
            The only reason y I did asked u s because I just want to know if u have something planned for this story or not.
            You know i come across many incomplete stories.. They just left n t middle.

          • Because i know it is really not an easy job to write a story, yet u r writing a number of stories (I lost count).
            I used to do juggle between multiple things. And i find it hard to go back to whatever I was first doing. Maybe i thought u r too busy and want to know when u l come back.
            And u r already fed up with demands. Like u said u took a break.

          • And I am really not one of ur fans who will ask for more immediately. I actually waited years before asking you.
            I was actually pretty upset that I annoyed u, u know u r one of my most favourite author. I am ur fan and I don’t want to angry/annoy u for any reason u know.
            So, we good ?
            I am now now on chapter tom’s curse and as I told earlier I lost count on how much time I actually read it.
            I wasn’t lying when I said it.
            Love you.

          • I find the HP fandom frustrating in general so no I’m not specifically angry with you.

      • And as for the legacy I meant the characters Thadeus, piper, Armand, deadmarsh and the power that is radiating from these characters just like this story. And harry get to know that he has a soulmate when he was young.

        I am aware that James and lily is alive, Sirius has a wife, hermione too know that she has a soulmate and more… Which means that its a whole different story altogether… And I am loving every bit of this story. I can’t help it..

        Its the way u r writing these characters which make them so interesting, I am so mesmerized by it.

        In the meantime, while i am waiting for new chapters in this story, I read every harry/Hermione stories u wrote in this site. Each one is brilliant. You really do magic in your writing.And thanks for sharing your wonderful imagination.

      • And as for the reason you to took a break, I really don’t know how to take it.
        Obviously I don’t have any right to comment about your choice. Its your site, your rules.
        I really didn’t mean to annoy you.
        And if u feel that way still, I l stop commenting.
        Good luck with your projects.

  94. Oh OK. Thanks. That means a lot.

  95. have I missed something here? it says the word count is over 300,000 but I am positive I didn’t read that many words.

  96. Is there anyway to download this so I can listen to it on my phone? I listen to ebooks at work using a TTS capable ereader app.

  97. Holy. Moly.
    Someone on reddit recced your fic to me and I’ve spent the last 24 hours completely enthralled and I’m kinda sad I’m done reading it!
    Usually I like Hermione with bad guy turned good tropes but this was wonderful and I’m definitely in love with your writing.

  98. About to start Hermione’s Vow for the (I don’t know)th time; I can’t stop coming back to this, and there’s not many authors, commercial or otherwise, that I say that about… *grins*

  99. One word… WOW…!!!!

  100. So good by far my favorite of my OTP!

  101. This wasq a fun read. Being 5 years since it published I don’t think Season 2 is likely. Thanks for writing this.

  102. Hi, I read this once again in the last 3 days and it’s still as awesome as the first time I read this years ago. Thank you, for sharing such an awesome first season and I hope to see season two whenever you are ready. 😀 I am going to have another look at some of your other stories now!

    Thank you!

  103. Thank you for one of my favorite fics to date… And I have been into HP fanfiction for about 10 years or so, having read no idea how many tales…
    It saddens me that greedy and/or demanding fans have soured you against the idea of continuing this saga (at least at this time, if I am understanding your comments above correctly).
    While I will freely admit that I do hope you get to a point that you wish to move forward with this, and lead us through more adventures in the nice little universe you have created here, I do not wish to add myself to the number of people who have come across and entitled and demanding for more… So I will simply end this by saying thank you for the amazing story, and while I hope you decide to continue it one day, if you do or do not, either way, I thank you, and I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors, writing or otherwise.

  104. Would you please add a picture of Zale to the cast page? I was rereading this series (as I often do) and when Zale came up I wanted to remind myself what he looks like. He’s not on the cast page here, so I went to the Phoenix page. I didn’t find any cast photos there. I think I’ve seen a picture of who you cast as Zale, but that might have been during an RT project.

    BTW, I cannot tell you how many times I have reread this entire series. I’ll read something else that will remind me of something in this series. I’ll decide to just read that episode — Days later, I’ve reread the whole thing again. Thanks for sharing.

  105. Hi Keira,
    This specific fic has been on my to-read list for ages and it seemed (not) like a good idea to start it 4 days before my master thesis deadline. Safe to say that my thesis has suffered, but I have no regrets whatsoever. I’m definitely addicted to Harry Potter fanfiction and have read a nice amount. Your fic has all the facets that I love. It has a fantastic plot, a good romance and Lord Potter is powerful and has come into his own. While I usually don’t reread stories, I suspect that yours is up for a few. I love your inclusion of Goblins, the deepening of magical theory and the presence of very awesome OC’s like Hiro Ito. I honestly don’t know how you do it, create such a world and then write it down like a professional in an addicting way. I have read stories which are based on nice ideas, but not deepened enough or the writing is just off. Yours is truly good in every way that matters.
    Short story: Thank you.
    I’m looking forward to the continuation, but it is an alone standing story as it is. As I have read in your replies, further work in this world will get here when it gets here, or not at all. In the mean time I’ll read your other work as I am sure it will be just as good.
    Your newest fan,

  106. Hi Keira!
    Had a heart surgery in the beginning of February, and by doctor’s order to be careful the first 2-4 weeks… what to do to chill out… Yep, reading som of your stories!
    So ALL of HP stories, except my finale, Soulmate bond, which I just started reading…
    These stories make me happy, which is good for healing! 😀
    So my heart and BP have been good since I started reading…
    Sure you are not a Healer? ;D

  107. So wonderful! I don’t know if there’s still any chance for more but I would read more as avidly as I read this. Thank you for your work.

  108. Hey Keira, terribly sorry to bother you. The last bit of news I recall about this story was that some awful person had harrased you, and you wouldn’t consider continuing this story until at least 2019. I hope I’m not overstepping the mark here, but since the bitchbox has been discontinued and your most recent newsletter didn’t say anything about this story, I was just wondering if there were any updates for this? Thank you for your time. Can’t wait to read your wonderful amazing writing.

  109. I absolutely love this story! I do hope you find time in the future to finish it!

  110. This is amazing. I just wanted to tell you that this story is my favorite Harry/Hermione ever!!!! And that I may be slightly obsessed, I think I have read it in full 12+ times and probably check your page AT LEAST once a week.

  111. I love this story. I am looking forward I reading series 2 whenever you feel ready to come back to the story. I am really interested to see where you go with this. Also, love the cast you’ve created for this story.

  112. Hi, I loved the story and saw it’s a series but also read your note saying you wrote this year’s ago. Does that mean you won’t be finishing it? I hope you do, it’s very well written and amazing! Please let me know, thank you!

  113. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series! I hope someday you will add a second season. I look forward to more works from you.

  114. I really don’t like reading from a website. Is there any way to download this for my kindle?

  115. Wow.. just wow

    I was not ready to see the words -the end-
    I did not see that coming at all..

    I really hope you’ll one day continue this amazing work of art!

    I really loved to read it

    Now, I’ll just have to be content to read all your other stuff. Will keep me busy ha


  116. Love the re-read as always. I just marathoned this over 3-4 days, and the story just flowed from one episode to the next.

    As always: thank you for the story.

  117. Omg! What an amazing story! I love your ability to world build. I’m going to go through everything you’ve written for HP. I’m so in love with this, hope to see more if it someday.

  118. Every time I read this, it just gets better. Thank you for sharing your talents with us A

  119. I have a question of Continuity; How did Harry get the Gryffindor Title?

    Chapter 20- Harry’s Bane:
    “There’s a lot of speculation about it actually and the most popular theory among my ancestors was that it once belonged to Elizabeth Gryffindor, the only child of Liam Gryffindor. She married Angus Potter who agreed to accept the title but refused to give up his father’s name. Thus—the Potter line continued on as both a Noble and Ancient house.”

    Chapter 26- Pendragon’s Stand:
    “I read Potter Redoubt,” Hermione said. “You descend from Godric Gryffindor through his daughter Matilda who married Ignotus Peverell. The title went to her oldest son and it passed for several generations through that family until that line fell to a daughter—Amelia who married Joseph Potter. Her husband claimed the title through ritual and was deemed worthy to carry the legacy of Gryffindor.”

    • Oh, look, you found a mistake. LOL. I actually made a family tree later for a different work. This is what happens when head canon is hazy and spread out over many different works.

  120. Just wanted to let you know that your stories in general and this series in particular are the best sort of escape, especially over the past year! Thank you so much for sharing them! (I’d say amusingly sappy epics are exactly what I’ve needed lately!)

  121. I opened my Pinterest home page yesterday and found it covered in middle aged men with long gray hair, beards, and tattoos. I was a little bit horrified and a lot amused. I may have laughed out loud. I also blame you and need to confess that I would have thrown you under the bus in a NY minute had my husband or sons looked over at my tablet screen when I laughed out loud. Why, you ask? Because I recently revisited your 2 most recent HP stories – Absence of War & All The World and these stories are peopled by some of my favorite characters – canon & OC – and I have the hardest time letting go of them when I reach the end. (which is how I ended up re-reading Stand By You & how I am now here.). Anyway, because I’m a little OCD about keeping clear in my head who you’ve cast in each role, I tend to flip back often to the casting photos as I read. And it always bothered me that I didn’t know the name of the man you cast as Ragnok. I mean, R Jack Foley is a familiar face, but I didn’t know his name. So I finally gave in and did a Google search, or 5, to figure it out. And apparently that told Pinterest and Google everything they needed to know about my interests in sexy middle aged men with long gray hair, beards & tattoos. And silver foxes with beards. And … LOL
    I know I should be horrified, and I sort of am. But I am also extremely amused and a lot pleased with all the pretty on my Pinterest home page these days.

  122. Your world building… It’s a thing of beauty. I’m so impressed by and engrossed in the worlds you build in every single story. Thank you so much!!

  123. You know, I don’t know why this only */JUST/* occurred to me, maybe because the wizard I t world is so separate from the muggle world that even with a large muggleborn presence, a lot of trends and styles don’t pass from one “world” to the other…but now I can’t stop thinking about the fact that since Harry and Hermione grew up in the 80s and 90s, meaning that these two at least (and any other muggleborns & some halfbloods in their generation) grew up during the times that Princess Diana was alive and being a fashion icon…and with all of the beautiful outfits you describe Hermione wearing in this series and since she’s basically a princess in the wizard in’s world, I can’t help but imagine her in all of Diana’s most iconic looks and being just as iconic as the late Princess of Wales!

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