Reviews: They Shook Hands

Eight Deadly Words

It's well written and the author knows what they're doing. I'd like to take my hat off to them for actually remembering what Slytherin families are like and what it means to grow up in that environment. But I honestly hate all the leads so much I want nothing more than to read 'rocks fall. everyone dies' after every few lines of dialogue.

YMMV, of course, it's just if you're expecting Harry to be any sort of decent or good person you're going to be disappointed. He's petty, vindictive and openly racist. Which, again, makes perfect sense. He hates Muggles, hates Weasleys and has Malfoy for a best friend. And he's a kid. There's no way he couldn't be.

Worth a read, but nothing special.

Certainly not on par with the best of the Slytherin!Harry fics, but it makes for a worthwhile read. The writing is well above average and should hold your attention if you don't have anything better to do.

Harry's friendship with Draco is realistic, but it serves little purpose other than being the initial stimulus which drives Harry into Slytherin.

The main downfall of the series is the characterizations. Every Slytherin is the same. There is no variation whatsoever. Chapter after chapter spent reading about a posse of spoiled bigots who don't do anything other than remind Mudbloods that they are inferior gets exceedingly tiresome and mundane.

I give this a 5.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to a 6.