I know, I'm as surprised as you! I'm actually reading/reviewing something! But I just couldn't resist, this seemed like such an interesting story. And I wanted to see if the banner really fit the story ^^
But seriously, Dan, never let me disappear for as long as I have now! While I was reading this chapter, I actually realised how much I've missed reading fics, especially yours (:
All those little descriptions you slip in there just brought this story to life. And the characterization! *sigh* I think I've mentioned that in every single review I've left you. But it's true, every time I'm just left speechless of how amazing your characters are and how well you manage to keep them true to their canon.
I think the plot is very interesting. And different - such a clever idea. I haven't read many fics about Greyback, something I should definitely change since he's a very intersting character. I like how you described him and managed to make him so terrifiying.
I would've liked to see a little mention of how the conditions in Azkaban have changed after the war, since the dementors are out of the picture. I don't know, there was just something about Greyback's behaviour that was a bit too easygoing for someone who has been in the prison for the past 25 years. Although like Hermione said, he is a monster, so maybe it hasn't affected him in the same way.
I really like how you included Albus, and the way you introduced him. Oh, and that little mention about how only a handful of Wizengamot member showed up to the 'simple parole hearing', that was a nice touch!
Hmm, there was something else I wanted to mention, but I can't remember it now. Too many wonderful things in your story d:
Oh, right, the Memory Chamber! Can't wait to see what that is!
I think that's it from me now. My reviewing skills are very, VERY rusty atm, so I don't think I managed to say anything constructive this time. I'll try to do better with the next chapter once I have a change to read it. Although I promise it won't take me FOUR MONTHS! to get to it! Seriously, I checked, it's been four months since I last reviewed your story! *shakes her head* I'll write TntLY faster if you forgive me? ^^
Okay, I'll stop babbling now and go. Lovely story, can't wait to read more!
Take care *hugs*
Author's Response: Hip hip hooray! I haven't been this happy to see somebody back on my reviews page in a long, long time! I have missed you so!
Doesn't your banner look amazing on this? Congratulations, by the way, on your rapid rise through the ranks at TDA!
I'm really glad that you liked the characterization and the "canonality" of the characters. You know how important that is to me, and I really needed Hermione to be herself in order to sell this one.
Greyback is definitely a centerpiece of this story, but it isn't so much "about" him, I don't think. It's a little hard to explain until you've read the whole thing. I think you might change your opinion as to what it's actually about.
I didn't think too much about how things are at Azkaban, to be honest. Obviously it's still no picnic. But, there are some opportunities for the prisoners to be rehabilitated, which Greyback has obviously taken advantage of. That said, he's very eager to get out.
I never really thought of Albus as an Auror. He's too shy and reserved. Following his aunt's footsteps seemed like a much better choice for him.
Ah, the Memory Chamber. That was a concept of my own creation. I hope you like it.
Bah! Your reviewing skills are fine! And I forgive you, although I *do* expect faster writing on your story! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! Big hugs back at you!