This story isn't perfect. The first year is an absolute disaster, but half way through, Second Year did something right. It doesn't excuse or wash away the 250k word count lead up, but this fic has wormed itself into being one of my favorites. Regulus is awesome, the basilisk is a fearsome force in its own right, and the story hints are deliciously original (from what I've seen). The summer interludes KILL this fic, I feel. I've said it before and I'll say it again - this story does its best when at Hogwarts. There's no doubt about that. I just hope the Death Eater Menace will be like the second story. I.E; regular updates every week or two. TSM seems to have a schedule, he seems to know what the end game of the fic will be, and he seems determined to get there. Just hope it'll get there is all.