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    Master of Death wasn’t merely a cute title or an empty human phrase. Death needs a master for all those pesky human interactions he can’t handle from a metaphysical plane. Collecting the Deathly Hallows is only the beginning. A true Master faces a lifetime of tasks for Death.

    In other words, this is the story of one little girl growing up to become the Master of Death. And of all the adventures after that.

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    When HYDRA sends The Winter Soldier to bring them the four-year-old Boy Who Lived, the outcome is not what they expected

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    06 Apr 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    It was a surprise to me that I even started reading this story as the Winter Soldier has never been a character or moral quandary I’ve really enjoyed diving into but this story captures all the horror while developing more and more tenderness and hope. This is a superior Marvel/HP fusion. Tony, Harry, Bucky, and Pepper are all fantastically drawn. A very compelling read with a future I am eagerly anticipating.

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    If ever a people deserved tasering, it’s Holmeses.

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    06 Apr 2020

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    A strong showing from two secondary but essential characters to the show. Lestrade and Mycroft are fleshed out in a way that adds depth and feeling to their experiences through season one and two and which hold out so well as counterpoints to Sherlock and John even with the AU. It makes for such a vivid love story that I was at times jubilant and heartbroken. Kudos also for preserving the mystery of the minor role in the British government and Anthea while also providing strong context and characterization. The only dissatisfaction is that the ending lacked some Mycroft and that is perfectly rectified in the sequel which really does complete the sense of completion and catharsis.

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    Being in the middle of a dangerous war meant having to plan ahead for the worst case scenario, as both James and Lily Potter very well knew. And as such, they placed powerful safeguards to ensure their son Harry would grow up with proper guardians should anything happen to them.

    …in their defence, neither of them would have ever expected what would happen to one Sirius Black after their deaths.

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    06 Apr 2020

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    I never thought I would like a Harry in Azkaban story but this premise was not only solid but provided the framework for such a thoughtful and immersive story. The tensions of two sides of the war being bound by affections which provide moral quagmires has never been so clearly conveyed in a HP story. This piece captivates with vivid descriptions, strong characterizations of canon and original characters, and intricate plotting.

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    Elizabeth Bennet is not one to take an insult lying down, and she decides that Mr. Darcy must be punished for his rude comment. With some inspiration from Caroline Bingley, she sets out to exact her revenge.

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    11 Mar 2020

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    An AU where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy avoid some of the painful events of the novel by an extremely plausible alternate way events could have unfolded. Lizzie's decision leads to great hilarity, but it also leads to both of them having to realize their flaws and grow. The result of this extremely well-crafted story is romantic, heartwarming, and humorous. It's worth repeating how in-character the two are (and the other characters). And it contains one of the most delightful epilogues I've read.

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    The summer after the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Harry Potter disappeared. Utterly. Twenty years later, Sherlock Holmes stumbled onto the case.

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    03 Mar 2020

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    This is captivating and compelling to a degree I truly didn’t predict from the summary or tags. A brilliant crossover which fleshes out both worlds (particularly a beyond Hogwarts wizarding world) in a way that embues both with a reality that is somehow not only not mutually exclusive but also stunningly inclusive. One of the great strengths is the way the titular mystery unfolds, and then at the point of solving that initial mystery seamlessly evolves into the greater and more nuanced larger picture. All without chunky info drops. The canon divergences that comprise this require the reader's attention to unpack, which is a definite plus when writing a mystery.

    I don’t know if this is abandoned; it would be amazing to get the complete story but the ending line brings an open-ended sort of closure in an odd way.