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gobletThe Best Revenge vol.3: The Time of the Basilisk

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 3: The Time of the Basilisk

The Dark Lord is defeated!

Or is he?

Not altogether, as it soon turns out, and what to do about the rest of him is a puzzle. In the meantime, Harry’s (and Snape’s) challenges only change, they do not diminish.

Uncompressed File for online reading (9.8MB)

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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.