Tales of Snape

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Karakuri (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 22nd May 2011 (2)
Tags: Novella, EWE, SSHG, SSHG2010, Romance, Worldbuilding
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
(214K, 37457 words)

Summary: When the last of the Lestranges dies in Azkaban, Hermione Granger and her colleagues in the Department of Mysteries have thirty-one days to assess and catalogue the entire contents of the family vault before it's passed on to Narcissa Malfoy. As if planning a wedding wasn't enough stress by itself. Artefact inspired by the work of Clive Barker. The word karakuri means a 'mechanical device to tease, trick, or take a person by surprise'. It implies hidden magic, or an element of mystery.

That was lovely. This story ranged from the delightfully fun to the heartrendingly angsty; with mystery, idiocy, domesticity, slow-blooming love, and matchmakery scheming.

Having a scheming Luna was unusual, but I think that just gave her an added dimension.