Okay, well, it has been since June of this year since anyone has reviewed this fic. However in that time, two major changes have occurred in the Delenda Est universe. One, the story known as Delenda Est has been completed. Which means for all of us die hard fans we finally get to have our happy ending and know that Voldemort has been defeated, right? WRONG!
It just so happens that Lord Silvere has been so good as to provide us with a Sequel to Delenda Est, Para Bellum. Which has a meaningful name in more than one way. The Name is derived from the Latin phrase "Si vis pacem, para bellum" which basically translates into English as "If you want peace, prepare for war." And as usual, Lord Silvere has gone above and beyond the call of usual Harry Potter fics, and created a Time Travel Fic that also doubles as a Parallel Universe Fic.
Also, I think it is about time that we consider giving the Delenda Est / Para Bellum Multi-verse it's own Tropes Page, as it has certainly gone beyond the scope of a single entry in the Harry Potter Peggy Sue Fics Recs.
Now on to my review. Delenda Est, and Para Bellum by proxy, are in my opinion among the best Peggy Sue / Multiverse Fics ever devised. You get so much back story within these fics, back story that makes so much sense that its surprising that this back story came from someone other than J.K. Rowling herself. Yet it did. I mean, when you think about it, Grindelwald rising to power in the wake of World War II makes immense sense. Also, the fact that there were leaders amongst the Purebloods of the post World War II era who were not only aware of what had happened in World War II, but who likely lived through the London Blitzkrieg and suffered because of it, and probably stayed current on Muggle Affairs because of that from then on. It makes a whole lot of frightening sense. Especially when you consider that there is no magic on the face of the Harry Potter cosmos that would protect against being disintegrated on the sub atomic level. The Pure Blood Leaders of the Post World War II era must have been bloody terrified of Muggles. It makes sense that they would descriminate against the Muggleborns, they were frightened for their safety. It would have been that fear that Voldemort fed on, not anything else.
For that I say that this was my favorite Harry Potter fic, and one I will go back to time and again!