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Review:Kwan says:
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I do love myself a good political courtroom drama. You didn't disappoint here and the machinations on Wilton and Harry's part were well done. I particularly like Harry's blackmail and use of clout to convince Wilton to vote for something that he truly believes against. It's one thing if Wilton is just being played, but the drama is increased tenfold when he truly thinks Hagrid doesn't deserve to have a wand.

I liked Dodge's character too as Kingsley's inside man. His conversation with Harry was thoughtful and provoking and there was an added dash of humor when he told Harry that Dumbledore's problems were much bigger.

The addition of the Elder Wand at the end was both poignant and scary. It is a show of Harry's goodness that he refuse the Wand's call and used it to repair Hagrid's wand instead of trying to claim power and glory like it's previous owners.

The writing was superb here and I'm really glad I got to read this story.

Author's Response: Hello, and thanks for the tag!

I'm not sure I started off planning to write a courtroom drama, but that's sort of where the story ended up. Much like I went into it planning to write a Hagrid story and somehow ended up with a Harry story. Sometimes you start off writing one story and end up with another entirely.

Ha. You're probably the first reviewer who actually liked Harry's choices in this. It was a difficult scene to write, because it was really hard to get Harry's words to sound correct. At any rate, I'm glad that somebody like it. ;)

I was really intrigued with the concept of Elphias Doge. As a longtime friend and confidant of Dumbledore's, I always assumed that he had to be a pretty astute fellow.

I'm still going back and forth on whether the ending with the Elder Wand will survive the cut if I ever get around to going back and editing this. I'll take this as one vote in favor.

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!


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