Status: Complete, Word Count: 220,700, Pairings: Harry Potter/Daphne Greengrass, Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom/Luna Lovegood, Genre: Suspense/Fantasy
Author’s Summary: Sequel to “Dark Prince”. Tensions start to rise and loyalties are tested as Hadrian, formerly known as Harry Potter, delves deeper into the Dark side and sells his soul to the devil. Hadrian Riddle, heir to the Dark Lord himself, is about the become the most terrifying thing the Wizarding world has seen. Just you wait. Rated T for torture [Covers Yrs 3-5].
My Thoughts: While I still like The Allure of Darkness, I think it’s a bit too long, and a bit too Angsty at times. The things I love about this story are the plot and the Neville/Luna stuff. Anytime this fic was focusing on the stuff that involves Harry’s attempts to bring Voldemort back to full power, or Neville and Luna’s relationship, I was fully on board. I also thought the Hermione/Draco stuff was decent. However, I fucking cannot stand the section of romance dedicated to Harry romancing Padma on Voldemort’s orders, and Daphne feeling jealous about it. That fucking romantic angsty bullshit is some of my least favorite parts of writing altogether, and I was not a fan of how long this fic spent on that. However, the thing that fucking saved this fic for me was the Sirius plot line. Holy fucking shit, that was so good! I won’t get into spoilers in case you haven’t read it, but I’ll just say that the Sirius arc makes this fic worth it. I highly recommend giving it a shot, because despite its flaws, it has some strong redeeming qualities.