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Out Of Time (Harry Potter/Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 1st February 2011 (1)
Tags: Novella, SSHG2010, Crossover, AU, Friendship
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

Summary: Severus Snape and Hermione Granger begin an interesting association. How well can they make it last when neither of them is exactly as they seem?

This is an amazing story. It didn't just take a concept that I thought couldn't work and make it work, it dragged us willy-nilly into an intense and vivid world, painted in shades of grey and fire, concentrated and complex, like burning spices. It jumps back and forth in time, much like a time-machine would, and gives us hints of things we have to figure out for ourselves.

One warning, however: this contains a Dumbledore who is at the dark end of the spectrum. That, I think, was the price of making the concept work.

Hermione is well done; an older Hermione, who doesn't even realize that she's been ground down to a shadow of herself by the Ministry and the lack of support from her friends. And then... she finds she's running to keep up with someone who makes her feel like she doesn't know anything at all. And nothing is the same.