Fandom: Harry Potter
Title: Cloak of Courage
Rating: L (NC-17)
Category: Drama, Marriage Law Challenge
Pairing: Severus Snape/Hermione Granger
Summary: Hermione suffers a terrible loss and has to choose between two paths. Very loosely based on WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge. An exploration of the Dark Arts and their "true" effects, including the Call of the Blood.
URL: http://ashwinder.sycophanthex.com/viewstory.php?sid=1574 (You'll need to have an Ashwinder account to read the fic.)
Story Status: Complete.
Shannon's Thoughts: Okay. There have to be a billion MLC fics out there by now, but this is, hands down, the best one I've ever read. I read it when it was first posted, and I was on pins and needles every time a new part came out.
Not only is this the best Marriage Law Challenge fic I've read, it's the best Final Battle fic and one of the greatest Dark Arts fics. The Call of the Blood is both incredibly original and logical. WendyNat is a brilliant author, and I'm so glad she's an SS/HG author.
Final judgment: 10/10.