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Published: 03/30/2008Updated: 07/25/2008Words: 314,595Chapters: 22Hits: 65,625
Harry Potter and the Antiquity Link
- Story Summary:
- The morning after his defeat of Voldemort, Harry awakens feeling disturbed and uneasy, but not knowing why. Wanting nothing more than to stay at Grimmauld Place and be left alone, he finds himself unable to get what he needs. Angry goblins, unleashed dementors, well-meaning friends, and a debt to Narcissa Malfoy demand a reluctant Harry's time and attention. Resisting praise, expectations, and offers of employment, he is finally drawn into a trial that rivals the most difficult ones he has ever faced.
The morning after his defeat of Voldemort, Harry awakens feeling disturbed and uneasy, but not knowing why. Wanting nothing more than to stay at Grimmauld Place and be left alone, he finds himself unable to get what he needs. Angry goblins, unleashed dementors, well-meaning friends, and a debt to Narcissa Malfoy demand a reluctant Harry's time and attention. Resisting praise, expectations, and offers of employment, he is finally drawn into a trial that rivals the most difficult ones he has ever faced.
Still not wanting to leave Grimmauld Place and not knowing why, Harry reluctantly does so to attend Fred’s funeral. After paying their respects, Harry and the others find that despite Voldemort’s death, all is definitely not well in wizarding society.
Disregarding the serious danger the now-unleashed dementors present, Harry goes for a fly alone, causing Ron and Hermione to fear for his safety and question his judgment. Even being presented with society’s highest honor can’t cheer him up, especially when he discovers Hermione had paid a higher price to stay with him last year than she had let on.
As pressure from the goblins to be compensated for their losses escalates, fallout from the trio’s actions in the past year causes distress for Hermione and one of the Weasleys; Harry’s strong aversion to being told what to do brings him close to conflict with Molly.
Finally making contact with the Dursleys, Harry gets shocking news; a discussion at the Weasleys’ dinner table gives Harry an idea about how to counter the goblins’ increasingly aggressive tactics.
In his first public outing since defeating Voldemort, Harry finds himself the center of attention. Though most of the attention is very positive, he finds that he still can’t enjoy it, or meet the very high expectations of some he encounters.
Trying to decide how or whether to repay his debt to Narcissa, Harry meets Draco Malfoy at the Hog’s Head; their conversation ends up very differently than Harry had planned.
Harry goes to the Dursley home to help Dudley, then to the Wizengamot to give testimony about Malfoy.
The Malfoy matter behind him, the bank doing well, and the dementors kept out of Diagon Alley, Harry is able to enjoy an evening with Ron and Hermione, their first extended time together since Voldemort’s defeat. But soon thereafter, Harry lets his guard down for just a second…
Captured by goblins, Harry is interrogated—under goblin truth serum, which causes enormous pain when answers aren’t forthcoming—by an old goblin who seems as interested in persuading Harry of his own guilt as he is in getting information.
Rescued from the goblins, Harry wakes up from a long sleep with memory damage—and a life that seems familiar, but yet unfamiliar.
His memory damage finally having faded, Harry’s idyllic life takes a cruel turn as his duties as an Auror force him to make a terrible choice.
Grief-stricken and furious at Kingsley’s betrayal, Harry decides he needs to get as far away from England as possible. Putting his destination in the hands of fate, he finds himself in a country whose customs he finds strange and unfathomable… and before long, he finds himself in custody.
Struggling to put aside his grief and adapt to an unfamiliar culture, Harry has an unpleasant encounter with a ghost, an ancestor of his host family.
On Harry’s first day as a visiting student, he is insulted by an older student, and causes a ‘social earthquake’ when he’s unable to resist when a chance for revenge comes along.
Slowly settling into a new school and a new culture, Harry tries to defend himself from a bully while not aggravating the situation, and tries to understand culture and customs he finds unfathomable.
Harry finds it hard to stay quiet in the face of injustice when he discovers that Kaz has been made on outcast from society for what Harry feels is a greatly insufficient reason.
Harry and his host family attend the biggest festival of the year, but Harry finds that the hints of a rebellion by some of the ghosts are more substantial than he had thought.
A series of unexpected visions helps Harry to begin to understand the actions and feelings of others—especially Ginny. But he finds it may be too late to revive the relationship they once had.
Harry’s visions continue, as he is shown events from a hundred years ago, during the last conflict between goblins and humans.
Back in England after three months away, Harry finds that Kingsley’s tenure as Minister has almost come to an end, meaning that the dementors will soon be back in Azkaban.
Even though he understands Kingsley’s actions far better than before, Harry finds it difficult to forgive him. Also, Harry finally agrees to tell his story, in a way that stuns Ron and Hermione.