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    January 31st, 2008

    Sherlock Holmes and the Ravenclaw Codex

    Sherlock Holmes and the Ravenclaw Codex by Dolorous Ett

    Summary: “The young man who entered presented an indefinably odd aspect. He was of no more than middle height, and dressed in a long, shabby travelling cloak that did not match his mud-stained army boots or his ebony and silver swordstick. A veritable bird’s nest of bright red hair stood up from his head in wild disarray, framing a broad, freckled face. Nonetheless, his voice when he spoke was cultured and pleasant, despite an underlying note of panic.” Crossover, 27,077 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Because it’s an absolutely fabulous crossover! There’s Hogwarts! And Sherlock Holmes! The biggest rule for writers of crossover fanfiction is to understand both of your subjects equally well, and Dolorous Ett sets us an absolutely perfect example. She’s a master of the Potter universe and a master of the Holmes universe, she’s got all of her characters down perfectly, she’s constructed a fantastic little mystery while still being able to provide some very interesting commentary on Wizarding prejudice of the Victorian era, and she’s managed to do all that and give it to us in traditional Holmesian style. Brilliant! A fantastic addition to both fandoms.

    Why You Might Not Care: Some people don’t like crossover fic. And some people don’t like Sherlock Holmes the way I do, either. But if you do, then this is not-to-miss!

    posted by afterthree

    2 Responses to “Sherlock Holmes and the Ravenclaw Codex”

    1. insanguinare Says:
      January 31st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

      I was worriedly wondering if there was going to be a rec today. *laughs*

      To be honest, when I saw this show up on my flist the first time (I think it was in Omniocular?) I rolled my eyes and scrolled right past, because crossovers tend to bother me. With your endorsement, though, I’ll give it a look. I hope it’s not like most that I’ve read, with the seams of the two worlds gaudy and obvious…

      I do need a good chaptered fic. *nods*

    3. afterthree Says:
      January 31st, 2008 at 11:41 pm

      I thought it was well done, but I do know what you mean about crossovers in general; I don’t usually read them, either. But when I saw the Harry Potter/Sherlock Holmes in the description, it peaked my interest as something that had the potential to be done really well. So far as I’m concerned, it didn’t disappoint.