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Harry Potter

Voldemort, Tom Riddle

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The End of the Beginning by Mariner

A page-turner of a crossover novel, featuring an interesting external view of the Marauders in adulthood plus a surprisingly persuasive mixture of the Joss- & Potterverse magics (BtVS/HP)

[Added 09/10/2005; Drama; >50,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Rupert Giles (BtVS), Ethan Rayne (BtVS), James Potter, Lily Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort, Peter Pettigrew, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy; Crossover]

Mors Mortis by KindKit

'It is death, and death is always seeking.' An original idea, powerfully executed. Highly recommended

[Added 07/08/2008; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Voldemort, Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Neville Longbottom, Alice Longbottom, Lucius Malfoy]

Much As She Had Lived by Ignipes

HP has a multitude of minor characters. Ignipes takes Dorcas ('Voldemort killed her personally') Meadowes and gives her a death, and a life. Subtle characterisation of the nascent Voldemort, and evocative descriptive choices

[Added 18/03/2006; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Dorcas Meadowes, Voldemort]

Reclamation by Copperbadge

'I was wondering what you knew about horcruxes...' From the initial premise to the plausible consequences, one of the most interesting AUs I've read in the Potterverse

[Added 04/01/2006; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Tom Riddle, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Severus Snape]

Unsticking the Shadow by Pogrebin

'"How easily he has torn us to pieces, my dear."' Pogrebin is one of the many fan authors who seem to understand the implications of the Potterverse far better than its creator. I sometimes find her style a little off-putting, but this clever, thought-provoking piece is well worth a try

[Added 07/08/2008; Drama; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Hermione Granger, Voldemort, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, various minor]