Status: Work In Progress, Word Count: 182,100, Pairing: Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger/Neville Longbottom
Author’s Summary: Sequel to The Accidental Animagus. Voldemort’s back, and this time, he’s not alone. Harry and his family are caught in the middle as the wizarding war goes international. Years 5-7.
My Thoughts: Animagus at War is, so far, an excellent sequel to The Accidental Animagus. The thing that this fic does that impresses me the most is the incredible, sprawling world building. This fic as a ton of ground work from both its predecessor as well as the White Squirrel’s short interlude he wrote that’s set in between AA and this one, and this story builds on all of it in the best way possible. A large chunk of Year 6 is set in Beauxbatons, and the conflict with Voldemort continues to have a very international feel to it. As a result, this fic has stakes like I’ve never seen before. It really feels like Harry and Dumbledore are fighting against impossible odds in this fic, and because of the international nature of the conflict, it feels as though the entire world might collapse if Voldemort wins. The characterization is also just a great as it was in the first book. Harry and Luna are still adorable, Hermione still has some of the best characterization I’ve ever seen her have, Neville is still adorably awkward, and Draco continues to develop in fascinating ways. Although it’s still far from over, I absolutely love this fic, and I highly recommend checking it out (although you should read both Accidental Animagus and the interlude first).