Status: Complete, Word Count: 274,400, Pairing: Harry Potter/Daphne Greengrass, Genre: Adventure
Author’s Summary: Beginning during the Goblet of Fire, Harry looks to different friends for support after both Ron and Hermione refuse to believe that he did not put his name in the Goblet. Including one unexpected friend: Daphne Greengrass.
My Thoughts: A Champion’s New Hope is a fun but flawed story, and I am forever in its debt because it was a landmark fic in my journey to where I am today. It was my first ever Harry/Daphne story, and it made me interested in reading other fics featuring Daphne, as well as “Slytherin Harry” fics. However, even Rocag himself has said, “Looking back on it now I can clearly see the story’s many flaws and weaknesses” and…yeah he’s not kidding. The writing is clunky, the dialogue is a bit iffy at times, and the story is just very clearly an author’s first attempt at fanfiction. Now, as a first attempt, I actually think it’s very good, and I do recommend checking it out, but it’s just very flawed. I actually love this fic, but I also can’t go back and reread it without giving up after about ten chapters, so I can’t really justify placing it any higher.