The Serpent’s Heiress

By SlenderGnome

Status: Abandoned, Word Count: 76,100, Pairing: Lily Evans/James Potter, Sirius Black/Marlene McKinnon, Genre: Adventure/Tradgedy

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Author’s Summary: Parseltongue is hereditary – everybody knows that. James Potter’s lineage is undisputed – the Potters have no connection to Slytherin. Lily Evans’s lineage, on the other hand…

My Thoughts: The Serpent’s Heiress is a fun spin on an incredibly common trope! Having Lily Potter be the secret descendant of Salazar Slytherin in Indie!Harry fics is one of the most overused tropes out there, but this fic does something really unique: it focuses on Lily being the heiress of Slytherin during her own school days. This actually makes a ton of sense, as it’s completely ridiculous for Harry to inherit parseltongue from his mother if she couldn’t speak it herself. Anyway, besides the concept, the rest of this fic is pretty great too! I’m a big fan of the writing style, and I think the character interactions are super fun. I absolutely adored this story, and I was heartbroken when SlenderGnome left the fanfiction, but I stand by these first few chapters, and I still honestly recommend giving this fic a go, even if its abandonment is rather unfortunate.

Tier: Abandoned—Great Tier

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