The Kindly Ones

The Kindly Ones cover

The Kindly Ones is one in a series of LoPiverse books. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, chronology & series information.

Set in June, 2005, this story, written for the festival of St Valentine, is intended as a reminder that the saint commemorated on 14 February was not originally St Valentine the Fluffy of Hallmark, but a martyr beheaded for being in the wrong place, proclaiming the wrong message, at the wrong time.

Time has moved on. “Recent Events” are mutating into ancient history. Following a dangerous illness, Draco takes Neville on a convalescing cruise of the Ionian islands of Greece. But in that neighbourhood Voldemort has stirred up archaic and terrifying powers too powerful to be subdued by his fall; and Neville, too, has ghosts from his past to confront. Across a brilliantly sun-lit landscape a shadow falls…

Warnings: This short story contains adverbs in mortal concentrations….

As ever, I am indebted to my betas, Erica, Naomi and Shezan.
Thanks to Alec for Helle-picking.

The original central cover image is a photograph taken byYair Haklai of the ‘Crouching Boy’ by Michelangelo Buonarroti . The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated Teen (15). You might also like to consider other books set in the Harry Potter fandom or read more books in the LoPiverse series.

- First Edition: 12th Aug 2010
- 2nd Edition: 17th Apr 2012
- 3rd Edition: 14th Apr 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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