· 10 reviews · [ Harry Potter ] · by BrilliantLady
teen · completed · 50k words · updated 1 year ago
Hermione was eight when she summoned her first demon. She was lonely. He asked what she wanted, and she said a friend to have tea parties with. It confused him a lot. But that wasn't going to stop him from striking a promising deal with the young witch. Dark!Hermione, Slytherin!Hermione, occult theme. Complete.
submitted by matt_mcbrien · updated by Slytherclaw · approved by Slytherclaw
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Cute and creative
biscuitlevitation | 4 months ago

This fic is really fun, though the dark moments can sometimes be a little jarring when compared to the generally upbeat and cute tone. I wish it had been continued until the end, but what we got is still really fun!

Brilliant story with a weakish ending
GrindelwaldDidNothingWrong | 5 months ago *

The fic depicts things that should be by all rights horrifying (demon summoning, binding promises) in a lighthearted, almost cutesy way - which is actually a part of what makes it so entertaining. Hermione summons hellish horrors because she's lonely and wants company. Love it! But while she seems like a good child with a strong sense of what's right and wrong, the fic never explores her descent into darkness or struggles with morality. She never even considers that she made a mistake. While she flirts with being "evil", it's only in the last chapter that she does truly heinous things, and it's simply summarized in a few paragraphs. Maybe it's for the best that the fic ends before the disconnect between the lighthearted tone and the dark themes could become too jarring.

Not for everyone, but very fun.
error_cascade | 8 months ago

It's a clever sort of funny that doesn't sacrifice on meanings. Heed the tags though, this fic will not interest everyone.

A delightful little piece
Lysianda | 8 months ago

The story is a little short, but every moment is enjoyable. It presents an entirely different wizarding world which I only wish I could have continued to read about. However, as it was it was still a marvellously inventive and convincing narrative which I would thoroughly recommend to future readers.

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Short but sweet
Vasilion | 8 months ago

A delightful read, even though I feel it falls short of greatness. A bit more length and depth could have made this magnificent.

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Wish it were longer
anathea | 8 months ago

Short, but very cool concept. Has a very powerful Hermione in this. Writing is good.

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A Fun Read That Ended Too Soon
matt_mcbrien | 8 months ago

This was just a delightful story. The ending was lacking, though. I felt the story had so much more to give. A young Hermione (prior to Hogwarts age) learns how to summon demons from a library book.

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error_cascade | 8 months ago

There's an ao3 link as well (https://archiveofourown.org/works/11800899/chapters/26618625)