Reviews: The Lie Ive Lived

An example of why J Bern is a professional writer.

I'm going to start off with the good
  • Amazing dueling in this story, J Bern really knows how to write fight scenes.
  • Surprisingly good look at a medical emergency with inventive uses for things like the bubblehead charm and switching spell.
  • A good and unmanuplative Dumbledore.
  • The Triwizard tournament having more than three tasks.
  • The Triwizard tournament scenes in general, they are all amazingly written.
  • The Harry/Fleur pairing
And then we have the not so good.
  • Bad Krum? Bad Weasley twins?
  • The story is very mediocre until the Triwizard tournament takes off, be prepared to trudge through the first few chapters.
  • The sorting hat could be in this section if you don't like a LOT of cussing.
  • The ending cut off, there is supposed to be a sequel but J Bern has been more interested in original works of his at the moment and i'm not sure we will see one.
Overall reaction
  • Worth the price of reading just for the triwizard tournament scenes, they are that good.

Good read overall, but flaws emphasized.

Agreed that this is quite well written. heck, for the triwizard events alone, it's fantastic. There's plenty of other interesting developments, too, and a pretty believable Harry/Fleur romance (thanks in part to James Potter's courtship skills...)

Might not be for everyone, as nearly everybody is slightly OOC. The Sorting Hat the being the most, while nearly everyone else seems to have sprouted some character flaws. Perhaps the author felt that this made them "deeper" but you can expect at least one character you like to be doing something you don't approve of.

What if Harry James Potter was more than he seemed?

"A very interesting take on what really occurred the night Voldemort attacked. The story involves a vastly expanded Triwizard Tournament at its core and a really spiteful Sorting Hat. Good pacing and a realistic environment lead to some events being a bit of a shock. This story is finished however a sequel is in the works."