June 4th, 2008

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Survival of the Species by Romaine (NC-17)

From Mei:

Title: Survival of the Species
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Albus/Scorpius
Category: adventure (there be dragons), veela!draco, mystery, drama, h/c
Length: epic
Warnings: creature!fic, dubcon, attempted suicide, mpreg, surgical procedure described

Author on LJ: romaine24
Website: http://www.thehexfiles.net/viewuser.php?uid=1246

Author's Summary: Draco approaches Harry on the 9 ¾ platform, after their sons have boarded the Hogwarts Express, and invites him over for tea. The discussion they have about Draco’s career in archaeology and anthropology leads them on an adventure that neither could have expected. HPDH compliant including epilogue.

Review:
Harry and Draco embark on a journey to an Arctic island in hopes of locating the mythical Glacier Dragons and get trapped there for 11 years. This is the story of a magical adventure filled hardship, tears, laughs, and creatures (both magical and not), along with discovering love and a new life in the least likely place.

Don't let the warnings dissuade you, especially the mpreg, which just made so much sense (evolutionarily speaking)! Honestly, this is the most convincing mpreg I've ever read. The only complaint I have is that the last chapter (chapter 5) could have been more compact, but I'm sure others will appreciated the comfort and resolution after all the hardship. The author took a cliche (veela!draco) and just ran with it. A truly fantastic tale. Highly recommended.

(If you're interested in the evolution of sex and why we reproduce the way we do, please consult this wikipedia article.)

The Survival of the Species