12

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 '13 at 0:25
  • @alexwlchan - it was actually compiled into an e-book, don't know which site it originated from. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Nov 11 '13 at 1:18
  • fanfiction.net/s/2070225 ?? – JohnP Nov 11 '13 at 1:35
  • 1
    @JohnP - sorry. This was about Harry's Animagus form being a Phoenix, not a real bird. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Nov 11 '13 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 '13 at 19:59
4
+25

I think you're looking for this?

https://archive.org/stream/FakeOrderOfThePheonix/Fake%20order%20of%20the%20pheonix#page/n12/mode/1up

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 :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 30 '14 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. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 2 '15 at 1:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.