A Marguerite

Author at https://www.fanfiction.net/u/338114/AMarguerite.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn Andersen on 6th April 2015 (1)
Tags: Novel, Adventure, Humour, Romance, DH-compatible, Behind-the-scenes
Characters: Percy Weasley, Penelope Clearwater, Oliver Wood, Dolores Umbridge
(133K, 51914 words)

Summary: Percy Weasley receives some fictional inspiration before realizing that Authority, though Authority, is not always right. Through DH, he tries to do the right thing, rescue Muggleborns without losing his life or his job, and find the right laws.

An absolutely fabulous Percy-centric story, behind the scenes at the Ministry during the events of The Deathly Hallows. This really gets inside Percy's head; precise, awkward, detail-oriented, competent, full of veneration for the Law; his confusion, resolution, fear and determination when his illusions shatter and he decides to do the right thing... because he has nothing to lose. The banality of the evil of Dolores Umbridge: chilling and sickening. A light touch of humour where dashing heroics turn out not to be particularly dashing at all. Heartbreaking moments when Percy feels all alone in this world. And a happy ending, don't forget that.