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gobletThe Best Revenge vol. 1: The Accidental Guardian

justsoBy Arsinoe De Blassenville


Fanfic comes in every genre known to professional publishing, in addition to one or two which are almost exclusively its own. Perhaps the best known of these additional genres is the “redo” in which the original story is retold with some critical change to the underlying premise, and is left to develop from there.

‘The Best Revenge’ is a classic redo. In the “Severitas” tradition.

Note, November 2020: This is the 2nd edition of this project. The text has reformatted, the illustrations redone and the file exported at the slightly higher resolution used by all of my current publication projects.

Note 2020: This story was listed in Oprah Magazine May 2020 in the article: ‘52 of the Best Harry Potter Fan Fiction Stories on the Internet.’

The link below connects to the original, unedited version posted on ff.net. Oprah Mag never heard of Red Hen.


Volume 1: The Accidental Guardian

In which Severus Snape’s eye is caught by a very peculiar address on an outgoing Hogwarts letter and, intrigued, offers to hand deliver it.

He finds a situation in dire need of intervention, steps in, takes charge, and finds himself with a new responsibility.

Uncompressed File for online reading (7.8MB)

Compressed File for download (Low-res 6.8MB)

Compressed file for download (Full-res 30.3MB)

It should be noted that the orginal illustrations from the first edition of this work may now be found in the Graphics collection on the page of Unposted Publication graphics.