Not an epic as such, nor a novel to keep my greedy nature satisfied, but different enough to pique my interest. It’s dark, haunted and twisted, and you’ll love every minute of it. The author opens your eyes into a world where the wizards have been exposed and Muggles took matters into their own hands by terminating most of them and removing all magical abilities from the rest. Harry, now known as Harry Dursley, is one of the very few that managed to go into hiding. So, he wanders through his meaningless life in a guilty haze until one day he comes across an auction block of “trained” wizard servants. And there he sees none other than Severus Snape.
Summary: After catastrophe, Harry deals with survivor’s guilt and finds hope for himself and others.
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Excerpt: He heard a faint, low hissing sound, some murmurs. “Not that one again,” someone said close by Harry. “They’ve got to know he won’t find a buyer for love or money.”
Harry glanced over to see a ginger-haired youth scrutinizing the potential servant, and was reminded, with a momentary, wrenching pang, of Ron. Though Ron’s expression had never held that cold, cynical look. “How’s that?” Harry asked as casually as he could.
“Well, it’s his fourth time back, isn’t it?” the boy said. “He always gets snapped up right away then gets brought back in a few weeks. Looks all right, but they say he’s a trouble-maker. He’s probably been dosed up with his own medications–they say he’s tried to kill his previous masters with poison, but they couldn’t prove anything on him, just sent him back to get re-educated.”