This series is definitely my favourite in the entire fandom. With its cleverly written plot twists and vivid characters, this story will keep your eyes glued to the screen. It's action-packed with just the right amount of drama when necessary, and especially spectacular in its excellent worldbuilding. And I mean, superbly done. Everything is just so rich, the Light and Dark families and their relationships and customs, the world feels real to the reader. It is very carefully thought out, and each event or character will probably come to be important later, so for those who love detail, this is going to be one great big treasure hunt.
Harry here is definitely very different from canon. The author manages to add flavour and intriguing twists to the common HP cliches she sports, showing once again that Tropes Are Tools
. (Eg: evil!Dumbledore, Harry has a twin.) In particular are the twists involving the Prophecies, I had suspected for a moment but at the same time it came from an angle that I never saw coming. Each location is beautifully described, each OC stands out as distinguished characters, all of different backgrounds and moralities and motives. The author takes even the smallest of characters and expands on them, giving them so much development and depth in ways you don't expect and love for it.
The author has done research on child abuse, that I see very plainly. So this fic will make you tear your hair out at times, but in a good way, usually filled with delicious suspense and mystery. The parallels with canon are very interesting to see played out, and the relationships between thec characters are convincing and not forced at all. However, the story does have its flaws, that become apparent especially in the fifth book onwards in regards to Harry and Draco's relationship, I felt like it was a Romantic Plot Tumor
that took up waaay too much page time. Also some parts in the later books are stretched out for too long and are a little boring to read, sometimes even getting depressing, but if you manage to ignore these flaws, you're in for a very good pay-off by the end.
Excellent story, a must read!