Departure from the Diary

By Tendrael Umbra

Status: Work In Progress, Word Count: 126,200, Pairing: Harry Potter/Tamelyn Riddle, Genre: Drama/Romance

Author’s Summary: Harry is fully prepared to face the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets to save Ginny. Unfortunately, he never gets a chance. Tamelyn Riddle realises that killing one student and draining the soul of another would leave too much evidence of her return. Luckily, there’s another horcrux right in her reach that she can use to hitch a ride. A slowburn Harry/fem!Riddle fic.

My Thoughts: Departure from the Diary is amazing! I will never not be amazed at how good Tendra is at coming up with insane, original ideas, and executing them in an unforgettably entertaining way. While this fic doesn’t have the same lightning in a bottle energy that Unseen Perspective has, it’s still fucking awesome. This story (and presumably its sequel) are all about the International Statute of Secrecy and its implications and flaws. Pair this with a slow, satisfying romance, excellent writing, and a truly fascinating version of female Voldemort, and you’ve got an excellent story. I fucking love this fic, and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s one of those ones that’s almost certainly going to move up a tier as it progresses.

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