Warning and IntroductionEdit
This novel is a continuation of the D.A. universe, and although it is possible to read it without having read "Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness," I strongly suggest that you do so, as you will otherwise be missing out on a great deal and certain parts might not make sense at all. Be that said, however, this is a much darker, more mature story, and will contain some things both personal and political that may upset some people. You will find very grown-up themes, extremely offensive and hard language, racial, religious, and ethnic slurs, extreme graphic violence, character death, rape, dismemberment, cannibalism, and moderately graphis sexuality of both the heterosexual and same-sex variety. You will also be getting a crash course in Irish politics and Celtic mythology.
This is not your usual Harry Potter fanfiction. If you're okay with this, I can also promise you one heck of a ride, with some equally powerful themes of love, redemption, friendship, loyalty, and faith. The children of the D.A. are children no longer, and this is not a childrens story in any way but I think it is a good one nonetheless.