Dick Gloucester

Also has a journal at http://dickgloucester.livejournal.com/.

Through Silence (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 21st May 2009 (5)
Tags: Novelette, EWE, SSHG, Friendship
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

Summary: The plot involves an amicably divorced Hermione becoming the new manager of Flourish and Blott's, after Harry purchases the business along with a mysterious Mr. X (guess who?). (SS/HG)

The thing I like most about this is the slowly developing friendship in it. I missed Snape's bitter sarcasm, though; I think the lack of it made this less plausible; I still enjoyed the story, but thinking about it afterwards, that's when I started wondering.

Whom the Gods Annoy (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 7th February 2011 (2)
Tags: Novella, AU, Mythic, Humour, Friendship
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

Summary: Ron, Harry and Hermione are due to discover the consequences of their inaction with regard to saving the life of one Chosen by the gods - or in this case, goddess. And it all becomes vastly more complicated when the school hires workmen to fix the battle damage at Hogwarts.

I was expecting this to be silly and funny, and it was. What I didn't expect were the dollops of angst and introspection and character growth, which made this an even better story.

If This Be Error (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th February 2012 (1)
Tags: Short Story, Drama, Angst, SSHG, SSHG2011, Post-Voldemort
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
(11K, 3446 words)

Summary: Somewhere between life and death.

Severus Snape, on the edge of death after being bitten by Nagini.

Every word, every syllable, is heavy with thought. This paints a battle between Naming and Un-Naming. This story is a poem, albeit it is not verse.

Seven Brides For Seven Snapes (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 3rd December 2012 (1)
Tags: Novella, SSHG, Romance, Humour, EWE, Post-Voldemort, House Elves
Characters: Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
(96K, 35164 words)

Summary: Severus Snape has decided he needs a wife, and Hermione is the lucky woman he picks for the job. But he hasn't told her everything she needs to know...

This is amusing, chaotic, angsty, quirky. Angsty because of the mis-steps that happen between Severus and Hermione, because he's still a stubborn, smug, sneaky git; yet Hermione does love him anyway.

All Snape's brothers are amusingly sketched; similar yet different. It's really rather unbelievable how the other romances worked out; as unbelievable as any musical... and one goes along with it for the same reasons that one goes along with a musical.

I also have to mention the House Elves; I love how Hermione gets them onside.