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Harry Potter

Luna Lovegood, Lovegood family

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The Bloody Stare of Mars by Yahtzee

Voldemort's won, the heart of London's a concentration camp & muggle-born witches must take employment where they can... The Potter fandom isn't exactly short of 'Voldemort won' dystopias, but few combine Yahtzee's solid grasp of plot, keen eye for telling detail & light touch with the angst

[Added 01/12/2005; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Firenze, Voldemort, Malfoys, OC]

The Journey of a Thousand Miles by Igrockspock

'She could tell it had been printed on their press; the B's were all slightly askance, and the letter Q turned mauve if you looked at it for long. It was unfortunate that Voldemort had seized their printing press; her father must be quite bored without it.' A delicate, thoughtful story of Luna coming to terms with her father's part in the War, which features a far more nuanced portrayal of the character than in much fanfiction

[Added 13/08/2012; Drama; 6000-20,000; Harry Potter; Characters: Luna Lovegood, Xenophilius Lovegood, Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy, Fenrir Greyback]

The Thin Man by Duniazade

'It reminded Severus of the suspicious landlady of that seedy pub in Spinner's End. Unlike the landlady, the Harpyria fed exclusively on raspberries, and the byproducts were precious.' Snape/Luna is a difficult pairing to pull off, and Snape feels a touch out of character to me. It's well worth a try, though, for the magical background alone, among the most inventive I've seen

[Added 13/02/2011; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Harry Potter; Characters: Severus Snape, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Porpentina Scamander]