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Harry Potter

Horace Slughorn

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The Courtship of Benjamin Jink by Delphi

'So another sharp-tongued young Briton happened to wear the same unfashionable twenty-year-old boots as a man who had died two years, seven months, and four days ago. So he had also had cause to replace the original buckles with bronze. Funny old world.' Delphi's work is always beautifully written, but this novelette is particularly enjoyable for its subtle, sympathetic yet believable characterisation of Slughorn

[Added 18/01/2012; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Horace Slughorn, Severus Snape, OC]

The Sword of Slytherin by Vissy

'Over the years he had come to realise that the Dark Lord's limited ability to see beyond what he expected was a blessedly exploitable blind spot, whereas Severus' streak of perfectionism was relentless and unforgiving.' Vissy weaves in & out of HBP so neatly that you're sure this was exactly what was going on while Rowling's back was turned. Worth reading for the sympathetic characterisation of Slughorn alone

[Added 27/11/2008; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Severus Snape, Horace Slughorn, Albus Dumbledore]