Fic & Art Recs: Year of the Thestral & Five Kinds of Love

Two new favorites added to my list recently.

One, a searing portrait of an uncompromising Minerva McGonagall forced to make intolerable compromises; the second a series of pieces showing the joys and sorrows of one Severus Snape over his lifetime.

Five Kinds of Love
by mywitch
Characters: Argus Filch, Eileen Prince, Hermione Granger, Lily Potter (née Evans), Regulus Black, Severus Snape
Pairings: Hermione/Severus

Severus Snape with Eileen Prince, Lily Evans, Regulus Black, Argus Filch and Hermione Granger

The Year of the Thestral
by perverse_idyll
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Original Character, Rolanda Hooch, Severus Snape
Pairings: Minerva/Rolanda, Minerva/Severus

Minerva McGonagall has outlived most of her contemporaries and resides in peaceful retirement on a Scottish hillside. Aware that her life is nearing its end, she agrees to share her memories with a sympathetic biographer. There's just one snag: this means facing a period of her life she has chosen to forget. Specifically, that terrible year under Headmaster Snape and the truth about what happened between them.

Spoiler Alert!

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