The Fourth Champion

By James Spookie

Status: Complete, Word Count: 156,500, Pairing: REDACTED, Genre: Adventure/Friendship

Author’s Summary: Harry, believed to have died that fateful night along with his parents, is called out of oblivion to compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Meanwhile, Sirius, Remus and Dumbledore have to solve the riddle of who could have possibly known Harry was alive.

My Thoughts: The Fourth Champion is another well written, fun James Spookie romance story. One thing I absolutely love about this fic is the number of characters who are given unique and interesting personalities. The two most interesting non-Harry characters are Susan Bones and Mandy Brocklehurst, but there are many characters who only get one or two scenes but are incredibly memorable anyway. However, this fic also unfortunately falls victim to several of James Spookie’s storytelling tropes. Several characters are bashed in ways that I consider to be distracting, and there’s a bit of forced romantic drama that’s perpetrated mostly through misunderstandings, that’s also a bit annoying. However, overall, I think this fic is a bit better than other Spookie stories like The Lion’s Trilogy, and I’d recommend giving it a try.

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