Story Title: The Torch
Author Name: Rhetor aka Rhetoretician
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate Url: Story Link 2
Content Rating: All Ages
Length: Short Story
Story Summary: Hermione Granger goes back to Hogwarts to say goodbye to her old life. What she finds there is unexpected. First place winner of the “Phoenix Rising” A Phoenix Moment fan fiction challenge. This story was written prior to the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
This is probably my favorite of Rhetor’s fics, and I always struggle to articulate why, particularly without spoiling the story. Hermione has done a great, unfathomable wrong. And yet this story presents such an amazing burst of hope, capturing my imagination in a way few stories have. There’s something so beautiful about the possibilities that the future holds in this tale, as both Hermione and Hogwarts are set to reemerge “out of the ashes.” The story is extremely unique and a fantastic example of Rhetor’s professional, literary style of writing.