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Harry Potter

Minerva McGonagall

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PUSH by Tree and Leaf

'"It's the word of God, so if it says magic is bad, then it must be bad" said Amy firmly. "I mean, being a witch probably isn't a sin, because being bad-tempered isn't either. But it is if you do it. It's just a temptation I've got to live with. I don't mind if I get chucked out of Hogwarts, it wasn't my idea to come. But hopefully I'll be able to, um, witness for Christ before I do. Have you, um, you know, thought about asking Jesus into your life?"' Thoughtful & nuanced story that integrates Christianity into the Potterverse via a series of OCs. There's a lovely cameo by Minerva, too

[Added 14/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, Ginevra Weasley, OCs]

The Sacrifice of Right by SnorkackCatcher

'There was once a goblin smith of renown, Eretek by name, who was greatly skilled in the working of metal and unusually strong in his magic. In this he was esteemed among the goblins of his age, for none other could match the fineness and delicacy of his craftsmanship, nor the subtlety and power of the enchantments worked into the articles that he made.' The Indiana Jones-style romp of a frame story is a little pedestrian, perhaps, despite starring a most unlikely pair of investigators. Well worth a try, though, for the story-within-a-story, plus some interesting world-building about goblins

[Added 15/01/2014; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Percy Weasley, Dumbledore's portrait, Cuthbert Binns, Kingsley Shacklebolt, OCs]