Status: Complete, Word Count: 697,100, Pairing: Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood
Author’s Summary: Harry escapes the Dursleys with a unique bout of accidental magic and eventually winds up at the Grangers’ house. Now, he has what he always wanted: a loving family, and he’ll need their help to take on the magical world and vanquish the dark lord who has pursued him from birth. Years 1-4. Sequel posted.
My Thoughts: I absolutely adore The Accidental Animagus. It was one of the first “quality” fanfictions that I came across (I was still in my Harmony phase, it was a stroke of luck that I found it), and in many ways it’s responsible for me being at all active in the fanfiction community. My favorite thing about this entire series, and this story in particular, is the world building. This world feels so lived in, and so large. It truly feels like there’s an entire Wizarding World out there. Not just Britain, not just Europe, but an entire world. In this fic, we get to see inside Wizarding communities in six out of the seven continents, and it’s so damn satisfying to read. I also really like the way the characters in this story are written. Harry and Hermione’s sibling dynamic is absolutely phenomenal, and all of the characters, especially Luna and Neville, are written to have really unique personalities. The adults are all also extremely well characterized, especially Snape, Dumbledore, and Lucius, and Voldemort is a truly frightening villain. I also just really like the way things like politics, lordships, and the Wizengamot are handled in this story, as it manages to avoid the pitfalls that many, many fanfiction authors fall into. However, I will be the first to admit that it’s a bit long. There are probably a few things that could have been cut out to make the story flow a bit better. However, despite that, I absolutely adore this fic and this series, and I highly recommend checking it out.