Story Title: Cartographer’s Craft
Author Name: samvimes (copperbadge)
Story Url: Story Link 1
Alternate Url: Story Link 2
Content Rating: Adult
Story Summary: In the summer after Harry’s sixth year, Harry and Remus uncover a section of the Marauder’s Map which has been hidden for the past twenty years, releasing a carbon copy of sixteen-year-old Sirius Black from its depths. As they prepare for the impending war, Sirius must find a place for himself in this new world, Harry must find a way to destroy Voldemort, and Remus must face his own past while trying to build a tenuous future with Tonks. Teens+ through Mature rating, RL/NT, RW/HG, HP/SB. Post-HBP, contains extensive spoilers, SLASH and HET scenes. Chapters with any kind of sexual contact are rated Mature and have individual chapter warnings.
This fic won me over in spite of my usual dislike for slash fics. It’s an amazingly creative and well-written story with a premise so unique and so magical that it makes perfect sense. Samvimes (aka Copperbadge) is an extremely talented writer; one of the rare fanfic authors who really should be published, if he’s not already. He has a brilliant, artistic approach to his stories which makes his characters extremely tangible.