Introduction

The Kindly One book cover

The Kindly Ones is one in a series of HP fanfic and cross-over fanfic e-books by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order or review the other e-books by A.J. Hall, before reading The Kindly Ones.


Time has moved on. "Recent Events" are mutating into ancient history. Following a dangerous illness, Draco takes Neville on a convalescing cruise of the Ionian islands of Greece. But in that neighbourhood Voldemort has stirred up archaic and terrifying powers  too powerful to be subdued by his fall; and Neville, too, has ghosts from his past to confront. Across a brilliantly sun-lit landscape a shadow falls...

This story, written for the festival of St Valentine, is intended as a reminder that the saint commemorated on 14 February was not originally St Valentine the Fluffy of Hallmark, but a martyr beheaded for being in the wrong place, proclaiming the wrong message, at the wrong time.

Set in June, 2005

Disclaimer

This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by J.K. Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. This ebook is rated R (American rating) and 15 (UK rating) for bad language and violence.

Warning

  • This short story contains adverbs in mortal concentrations....

Acknowledgements

As ever, I am indebted to my betas, Erica, Naomi and Shezan.

Thanks to Alec for Helle-picking.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the e-books and compiled this on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

A.J. Hall