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    November 13th, 2007


    Knights by Odyssea

    Summary: “This isn’t just a game.  The man who knows the chessboard could rule the world.”  The impact of chess on Ron Weasley’s life. Drabble, 925 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A very nice reflection on Ron, chess, and the role of the people who are not the heroes, but rather the people who defend the heroes.  Each section has a very 100 words drabble-esque feel to it (though all of them are more than 100 words), and in most places the author uses brevity to her great advantage, avoiding too-colourful prose and thoughtfully cutting right to the heart of the matter.

    Why You Might Not Care: This is a rare case where I wish it might have been just a little longer, and perhaps just a touch more disciplined.  But only just.

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Knights”

    1. astrid Says:
      November 14th, 2007 at 2:27 pm

      I really liked this!

      I also wanted to say thank you for having this site! I only started reading HP fanfiction this fall, but you help me find a lot of good stuff :-)

    3. AML Says:
      November 14th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

      This fic is as good as they come. We know the inevitable – in book 1 Ron’s chess move permits Harry to make his move across the chamber to the next passage. But despite my firm grasp of this story’s outcome when I went into it, I still cheered for Ron in the chamber like I did the first time I read book 1. Odyssea chronicled Ron’s chess development so nicely that I was rooting for him to put his skills to work within some situation. It is wonderful when a fic causes you to be surprised by an event you expect.

      Thanks for the rec!