Need help identifying a Harry Potter fanfic.

Publish date: Before 2010. Given the in-universe period, likely before HP5 or HP6 was published.

Main plot detail remembered: Harry became associated with a rare dark (I think "black" but not sure) Phoenix. Don't really remember much else about the plot though. Just to be clear - this was a REAL BIRD - not Harry's Animagus form or mascot/mark as most fics named "Dark Phoenix" seem to be about.

Size: Novel length. As in, 100+ KB size, at least.

In-universe period covered: I think it starts after year 4 or 5.

Non-typical fic: Normal narrative (as in, no deeply alternate universe differing from prior HP books, no parallel worlds, no time travel, no weird romantic pairings). It's a straight up sequel to the previous JKR book.

My Google-fu seems insufficient to find it - every one I found was some weird Alternate universe thing.

  • Do you remember which site you might have read it on? (Or conversely, which sites it definitely wasn’t on?)
    – alexwlchan
    Nov 11, 2013 at 0:25
  • @alexwlchan - it was actually compiled into an e-book, don't know which site it originated from. Nov 11, 2013 at 1:18
  • fanfiction.net/s/2070225 ??
    – JohnP
    Nov 11, 2013 at 1:35
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    @JohnP - sorry. This was about Harry's Animagus form being a Phoenix, not a real bird. Nov 11, 2013 at 2:19
  • I was going through old bookmarks, and I found something called a dark phoenix or Bennu feather (this was in the context of wand cores). Does that ring any bells?
    – alexwlchan
    Nov 11, 2013 at 19:59

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I think you're looking for this?


It's a fake version of OotP that came out just before the real OotP did. At the time, some people thought it was a leaked version of the real OotP.

The black phoenixes in it are real animals, not animagus forms or anything.

  • This is a really good find, but from starting to read it, I have a feeling that it was not the fic I recall. I am pretty sure i'd remember Dudley and Harry watching Monty Python :) Dec 30, 2014 at 3:37
  • I think this will have the bounty awarded since I wasn't able to find the fic on my own in the last week. But, for the record, that book is 100% certainly NOT the fic I was looking for. Among other things, resurrecting Lily and the fact that OotP is some antient order related to birds are definitely NOT what it contained. Jan 2, 2015 at 1:12

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