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This is a listing of all the Harry/Draco AU stories I have found with comments and recommendations when applicable. I will indicate when a story is Complete or appears to have been abandoned. # = recommended. The stories are listed alphabetically. Check Recent Entries for latest additions.

1. Non Magical AUs
2. Alternative universe or Parallel universe - stories where circumstances are very different from the books, but not magical creature stories unless the magical creature element is almost incidental to the story.
3. Magical AU - stories that are not based in the canon HP world.

Last Update 10/07/11.  NO LONGER UPDATED:

2. Alternative universe or Parallel universe

  • A Boy Named Draco by JillianK Draco the squib grows up unwanted but not unloved. I have to admit that however interesting and well written the story, when an author changes a main character as much as Draco is changed here I find it hard to get into and remain involved and interested.
  • A Gentleman's Gentleman by elpin The Malfoys lost their fortune, and Draco has become the wizarding equivalent of a valet. Harry Potter has suddenly inherited a huge sum of cash and is desperately in need of help in this new and strange world his fortune has opened up for him. A match made in heaven? Interesting. Complete
  • A Malfoy In Red And Gold by shadowsamurai What would have happened if Draco had been sorted into Gryffindor instead of Slytherin? Would he adapt to life with heroes or hate it? And what will Lucius make of it all? Interesting story as seen from Draco's pov. Complete
  • # A Slytherin In Gryffindor Clothing by maheliem Draco hits his head and wakes to find himself in another world where he's a Gryffindor and Harry Potter is a Slytherin. This is both an interesting and fun story. Draco finds himself in Hogwarts that's not his, although only he appears have been changed. The Harry Potter here is not a hero, and doesn't have a lightening scar on his forehead. Plus he's a Slytherin, but Draco slowly finds out that he is still the same Harry when given the chance to be heroic, Funnily enough, Draco finds out that he has the potential to be heroic also. Complete
  • Alternating Circumstances by maqique Draco wakes up in a horrible copy of his Hogwarts. Alternate universes, ugly beige pants and dark lords ensue. Quite interesting and often amusing.
  • # Another World by Canis Lupus or here There is no rest for Harry Potter: Just as he thinks he may have succeeded in ridding the world and himself of Voldemort, he gets sucked into another world A very interesting story.
  • An Alternate Universe by Nitasha James and Lily didn't die that day Voldie attacked. Harry's twin Jamie is thought to be the prophecy child so Harry grows up neglected. At Hogwarts Harry gets sorted into Slytherin and gains a father figure in Snape. This is intended to be a seven year arc. It's basically a rewrite of canon with the Gryffindors as the bad guys and the Slytherins as the good guys. The Potters take the place of the Dursleys, and it is their extreme cruelty and dismissal of their son, Harry in favour of their daughter Jamie that totally fails to make any sense. Complete Alternate Universe Year II Complete and An Alternate Universe Year III are the sequels, the third has not been updated for some time.
  • As A Bat: by pottermalfoy24 When Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a child his aim was off. Now how will history be changed by a blind Harry Potter? (will be H/D later on in the series). This story is well written and the details of how Harry copes with and very much overcomes his blindness are excellent. Complete. As A Bat II: The Heir of Slytherin is the second part, and has not been updated for some time.
  • Beautiful Stranger by Silent Auror Plot clichés galore, in smut form! Featuring leather-clad Draco and slightly-drunk, inexperienced Harry in a club, and all manner of good times! This and the sequels Beautifully Familiar and Always and Forever are all good reads. Complete
  • Ceteris Paribus by charlotteschaos Sorted into Slytherin rather than Gryffindor, Harry embraces shades of grey and is the better for it. A rather clever short story. Complete
  • # Child of Four by sarini The difference one spell can make...Voldemort developed a spell that mimicked death, trapping a soul within a body, but then his own body was lost. How will the path of Harry's life change? A very well written and clever rewrite of the HP books with Harry placed in Slytherin yet friendly with a number of Gryffindors. I loved the wonderful use of Neville in this and enjoyed the spins the author gave to canon and also liked that she often cut away to the aftermath rather than repeat well known material from the books.
  • Consilium Callidus by Lady K d'Azrael. Is Harry Potter good because it's intrinsic - he's just born a hero, or could it all have been so different, with a little encouragement from the Malfoys? Yes, it's a nature/nurture debate. Hurrah! Quite interesting with an intriguing ending. Complete
  • Crucible by shewolfe7 On the night of Voldemort's rebirth an ancient Dark Lord's plot to gain vengeance is finally put in motion. Recovering from Possession, Harry battles the foreign memories and behaviors imprinted on his mind and his magic by a Dark Lord so powerful that he was likened to a God. In the wake of a second celebration of Voldemort's defeat, conflict between the Wizarding World and the Vampire Coteries flares when Harry Potter is abducted. With ally and enemy alike seeking to use Harry as a weapon, to what lengths is Harry willing to go to protect his interests? Intense and very interesting.
  • Demon Engament by Apocalypse Angel Laiceica Lily and James are married and have a son, Dave, when Lily gets pregnant with Severus' child, which Snape doesn't know about. They move to America until Harry is 16. Takes place in 6th year, alternate reality (I don't like saying alternate universe for some reason.) Too many mistakes, author asides, wavering tenses and people acting OOC meant I gave up reading after a couple of chapters. Plus I have an aversion to feminised Harry.
  • Different Worlds by Professor McKitten. Draco is sent to Durmstrang for the first five years of his schooling. How ever does he and Harry end up together? This is a somewhat angsty, nicely written love story with a sprinkling of sugar and somewhat OOC behaviour from both Harry and Draco.
  • # Dopplegangerer by Vichan or here. Harry sees himself in a mirror with a green towel. Draco is nice to him one second, and his typical self the next. What does it all mean? A Slytherin Harry and his mate Draco Lucius fall into Harry's world and turn it upside down. For this Harry has defeated Voldemort, this Harry is very much in love with his Draco, and Draco Lucius is all together easier and more likable than the Draco Malfoy of his universe. Enjoyable and interesting story, but apparently on indefinite hold, although the author has promised that she will finish it eventually!
  • # Earthbound Spook by Cathy Harry has no reason to like or trust Draco Malfoy. The fact that Malfoy has already died once shouldn't change that. Very enjoyable, original and interesting story. Complete
  • Erasing Time's Tracks by Hahukum Konn Draco Malfoy has run out of options, and he's run out of time. The only way out is to go back to the beginning. A rather intriguing going back in time story.
  • # Fighting The Green by Violent Artista An AU, where Neville is the Boy Who Lived and Harry Potter is a Slytherin with a special gift struggling to find his place in the world. Long, enjoyable AU with short, but good chapter and little waffle. Harry remains essentially himself and the intrigue is fascinating.
  • Five minutes by Draeconin Five minutes can change the future. A minor mishap makes Harry miss the Weasleys in his first year. This is well written and interesting, but I do have a problem with any story that sets out to portray Ron, and many of the Gryffindors, as complete and utter arses to a Slytherin Harry. Canon Ron is a very good friend to canon Harry, and I dislike him being vilified. Draco on the other hand... *g* Abandoned
  • For Sixteen Galleons by Ruhgozler. For Draco's 7th birthday, he wants his very own boy. We all know Lucius spoils him rotten.Quite interesting AU where slavery is common and where Harry is Draco's slave and placed in Slytherin with him when they go to Hogwarts.
  • # Friend like me by Lady Vader Draco's rendition of the Love story that never was. Very clever, very angsty AU with a twist. Complete Dysonrules has written an authorised sequel which is just as good titled Friend like you
  • # Going Home by punkimonki A desperate attack sends Draco to a place he could never imagine, and he embarks on a journey he never thought possible. Thoroughly enjoyable and nicely written story written for the H/D holidays Summer 07 round. Complete
  • Gypsy Caravan by witch dragon 5 year old Harry Potter overhears his Aunt complaining to his Uncle about the 'freaks' camping nearby. Maybe if they are the same type of 'freak' he is they will want him? Long story with a huge number of OCs and a very different Harry who is now named Gabriel. Complete
  • Hedges of Thorn by Earthquake A sensitive young tutor. A gloomy manor. H/D slash in the alternate universe of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and the sequel Only Castles Burning A very different and highly enjoyable AU. Complete
  • # Hogwarts Express by Closet Skeleton. Now boarding the Hogwarts Interdimensional Express. Please mind the gap. A fascinating and occasionally bewildering story that starts of slowly and just about spins out of control, but is worth reading. Complete
  • Hogwarts High: The Magic of Love by Furyfeather what if harry is a uk transfer student to america, where he meets hot jock draco malfoy? What if the author was eating pixie sticks and cheetos while writing this? I gave up on this pretty quickly as the author desperately needs a beta and a dictionary!
  • House Colours by sarka. Slytherin!Harry/Gryffindor!Draco I didn't like this story initially as I felt it was if Draco and Harry had swapped personalities, then it kind of fell into place and I began to enjoy it for what it was. Hermione was great, and bloody scary at times, and I loved Neville and Luna. Clever, intriguing and well written. Complete
  • # I Give You a Wondrous Mirror by Lomonaaeren Harry is too busy ten years after the war to help out just one family, but that's exactly what he has to do. And as he hunts their enemy, magic no one understands is hunting him. Excellent story Complete
  • If Only by S. Phantom Draco wishes for one thing as he dies, but what happens when he makes his wish come true? Quite intriguing.
  • If You've a Ready Mind by Maya A re-telling of the Harry Potter books with Draco Malfoy as a Ravenclaw. Special features include Anthony Goldstein's inhaler, Cho Chang's charms, Gregory Goyle's alarming identity crisis and Ron Weasley's allegedly enormous broom. As seen through Draco's spiteful, malicious and prejudiced eyes! Often amusing, yet at times dark and despairing, this is an interesting read. Complete
  • Interview with a Rockstar by Slytherin.Pryncess.666 Harry's a very famous London rock star, and Draco's secret obsession. Draco is an editor for a London magazine, and has to interview Harry. Will the interview ever get finished and submitted on time? Unrecognisable characters.
  • # Into the Cold Fire by Shamera After a final fight with Voldemort, Harry is sent to another world... a world where he died ten years ago, Voldemort is still at large, and his parents are alive. But the differences aren't stopping at that. CompleteWell written and intriguing story with an ending that leaves you searching for the sequel Vigilae Mortuorum Harry arrives home to realize that nothing is as he expects it to be. Voldemort's curse has taken ahold of the wizarding world, and no one knows how to stop it.) only to be highly disappointed when it seems to have been abandoned, although the author is still writing as evidenced by her LJ.
  • ## Light in the Shadows by A Brighter Dawn In another universe, where Harry Potter never existed, things are getting desperate. Voldemort rules all with Lucius at his right hand and Draco as his dark heir. Those who would rebel against him have been placed in the Shadow Camps. A last group of radicals desperately seek the help of one who can defeat the Dark Lord. They use a long forgotten ritual to bring them someone with the power to destroy this evil... Harry Potter never can get a break. A very interesting and enjoyable read.
  • Lost Boys by DemonicCharity The Harry is thrown into a world where he is the Dark Lord's Chosen Servant and Draco is the Boy-Who-Lived. Are both who they seem to be? Can they bring about the Dark Lord's fall and will they find comfort in each other? Very interesting and well written story, but unfortunately not updated for some time.
  • Love from Chaos by Loui This is the story of how a Wizarding rockstar and a nursery school teacher meet and fall in love. Light and very fluffy! Complete
  • Mine by cherrycola69 After Draco has a conversation with Harry he decides that some risks are worth taking in the name of love - no matter what the consequences. A 'be careful what you wish for' scenario. Complete. In The EndDraco's changed. When Harry notices that, things begin to spiral out of control. A battle between desire and duty ensues. Is the incredibly angsty sequel. Both stories are worth a read.
  • # On the last day of our world by Sansa1 During a detention, Harry and Draco are locked in a strange room overnight. When they escape the next morning, they are alone. Love, angst and adventure abound as they struggle to survive in an empty world. AU, written pre-HBP. A really excellent story that keeps you guessing all the way through. The ending may require some tissues, but it is beautiful. Complete
  • Opposite Poles by Inferior Being Choices are what shapes the future. On that fated night of All Hallows Eve, there were many choices that were made, and many timelines that split off from those choices, never to merge again. But what if two were to merge? A very different Harry is catapulted into the world where he has no parents and Voldemort is not truly dead. With no way back to his own timeline, he begins to make himself at home in this new world, and sets out to completely destroy the other Harry's life in the process. Well written and quite intriguing.
  • # Oscillate Wildly by Marks. After a particularly gruelling Occlumency session, Harry practically comes apart at the seams and finds himself living partway between two lives. One is his life at Hogwarts. In the other, he's been in a mental institution for the better part of six years. What happens when Harry realises his whole life may be one elaborate fantasy? Well written and fascinating story. Complete
  • Out of the Shadows by Kaitlyn Cross A series of vignettes offering an alternate take on Harry and Draco's time at Hogwarts. A scary encounter during detention changes things. Enjoyable read, I just wish Ron and Hermione were a little more prominent. Complete
  • # Phantasmagoria by Ephemera Swindleberry aka furiosity There are other worlds beyond this one, but Harry is not looking for them. Far from it: he is only looking for the last Horcrux. Along the way, he meets someone he did not expect and finds a world he didn't know existed. It all sort of goes arse over tea kettle from there. Or perhaps not. A fascinating and enjoyable read. Complete
  • Power by Gatewaygirl Draco attempts to hide from team captain Potter in the changing room (AU Slytherin!Harry) A short, dark pwp with Draco seeing how he can turn what appears to be defeat and submission into power and control. Complete
  • Preternatural Love by cmereandplay What if Harry had accepted Draco's offer of friendship first year? A tragic love story. As a reviewer said, very Romeo and Juliet. Complete
  • Primum, mobile or ten forgotten things by kirinin The truth: logic isn't in the lump in his throat, in his stuttering pulse. He needs the certainty of his name on someone else's lips, which means he needs Malfoy... Beautifully written and totally fascinating. Complete
  • ## Sacrifices Arc by Lightning on the Wave or here. Saving Connor begins a seven book AU called the Sacrifices Arc of Harry Potter's school years where Harry's twin Connor (bearing a heart-shaped scar) is acknowledged as the Boy-Who-Lived. I'm came in half way through book three and was so intrigued I quickly read the first two books. This is immensely well plotted and written. It is worth reading the author's blurb on the wholearc at her author's page on ffnet or skyehawke. The H/D begins in the later years and is very present in Book 7, but Harry and Draco are very good friends throughout.. The series consists of Saving Conner Year 1, No Mouth But Some Serpent's Year 2, Comes Out at Darkness Morn Year 3, Freedom and Not Peace Year 4, The Wind that Shakes the Sea and Stars Year 5, A Song in Time of Revolution Year 6 and I Am Also Thy Brother Year 7. I can't emphasise how absolutely superb these books are and how they get even better as time progresses. Yes, Harry is a very strong wizard, but the emotional fall out of his upbringing along with the plotting of his enemies, and those one would consider to be his friends, mean that nothing is a walk over for him and he struggles to survive in the maelstrom around him. Draco is beautifully conceived with much of the arrogance and conceit of the original tempered by his real love for Harry and the lessons he learns along the way. Each character in these books is well crafted and interesting. She talks further about her stories here lightningwave.livejournal Complete
  • Same Time Next Year by Olivia Lupin Draco Malfoy is Sorted into Gryffindor upon arriving at Hogwarts. No one, most especially Draco, is especially happy about this, but Harry tries to help. The fic depicts only the first night of the new school year each year. Nicely done story that manages to tell us a great deal about Harry and Draco's developing relationship over the years in seven short chapters. Complete You need to friend her at her LJ in order to read any of her stories
  • # Slytherin Lovers by Hijja spanking This is actually a very clever one shot with some fascinating back story filtering through the spanking scene. Harry as a Slytherin is believable because he is still very much in character as is the controlling and manipulative Draco. Complete
  • # Tempus by Ravenna C Tan. Students at Hogwarts have always been warned about corridors that appear and disappear. Did you ever wonder where they go? Or when? Harry thinks he is late to his seventh year potions class, but he turns out to be more than seventy years early. A very well plotted and thought through story that is both exciting and intriguing. The Draco presented was sufficiently like present day Draco Malfoy to keep my interest yet the circumstances of his time and for his Harry's first meeting was so different that their relationship was totally believable and highly enjoyable. Complete
  • # The Fine Line Between Then and Now by dragon charmer What if everything changed and you didn't know how to make it right again? Beautiful story. Complete
  • # The If Sieve by Cathy The device sat on Draco's bed, denting the heavy green quilt into a rumpled dip. It looked a little like a Pensieve: a solid stone bowl filled with quivery silver liquid. I've listed this under AU because it shows a number of potential may be or what ifs and because it's a good read. Complete
  • The Myrmidons by Pretty Racing On Halloween night Hagrid never had the change to bring Harry to Dumbledore, instead he and four others were given to the Aurors and raised in a secret training program sponsored by Unspeakables and Head Aurors. Now, when he should be starting his seventh year, he and his four companions step for the first time into Hogwarts. Interesting twist, but this features a strong, assertive, arrogant Harry and I have to admit that I don't like him any where near as much as canon Harry.

  • The New Guy by Regal Baring After the death of Harry's parents, Sirius became his guardian and they were on the run. Harry is 16 and going to Hogwarts for the first time: what happens when Harry is befriended by Draco? And what does a ferret have to do with anything? Quite interesting, but I'm not overwhelmed by stories that immediately make Ron, and by implication the Gryffindors, a prize prat to Harry and vicious with it, that's Draco's role.*g*
  • # The Pendulum of Choice by Rushlight The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. Harry, from a defeated universe, travels through parallel universes to find somewhere he can live again and be of some use. This is not exclusively H/D, although there are some very lovely H/D interactions and some fascinating glimpses of alternative Dracos. The different realties Rushlight creates are very clever and intriguing, the different Harrys all surprisingly similar in many respects. Complete
  • # The Potter Files by nqdonne Private investigator, wizard, thorn in many people's sides. Harry Potter's a jack of all trades. A very enjoyable and clever mix of Harry Potter and The Dresden files with Draco as Murphy and Snape as Bob! Complete
  • # Things That Seem by Maeglin Yedi A potion gone wrong. A desperate wish. A new future. And a...horse? A very enjoyable view of a possible future with a Harry who is both horrified and intrigued by what he finds. Complete
  • # Time Out Of Place by Cosmic or here. Harry wakes up with a throbbing head, but he soon realizes that a headache is the last thing he has to worry about. Suddenly, he is thrown into a world that is much like his own, yet at the same time very different. Visions, Voldemort, potions, poison, fun, adventure and romance follow. And what part does Draco play in it all? Enjoyable and intriguing read with a well depicted developing relationship between Draco and Harry and lovely use of Hermione. Complete
  • Tough Act by Isabel Evelyn Slytherin!Harry At the age of six, Harry runs away from his abusive family and is considered dead to the Wizarding World. Suddenly, at the age of 13, he reappears. Quite interesting, if rather unrealistic story, that needs a good beta. The Harry presented here is far harder and less friendly and open than the Harry of the books.
  • Turnaround by nomango So what if Harry didn't get AK'ed? Instead, Lucius died that night, and Narcissa ended up in Azkaban, and Draco became, in effect, the orphan. Interesting although the Draco we glimpse here is about as far removed form his obnoxious canon self as it is possible to be!
  • # Universal Chaos by Lomonaaeren Harry has figured out several things about his life, and is feeling quietly good about himself. Naturally, this is the time he gets summoned to another universe by an alternate version of himself who’s in love with Draco Malfoy but can't mend the breach between them. Harry agrees to apologize for the other Harry, leaving that self a free chance to win Malfoy's affections. Good read, as is usual with this author. Complete
  • # Vertigo by jennavere. When a mission for the Dark Lord goes completely wrong, Draco Malfoy ends up in the very last place he expected. Clever and amusing story with a lot of fluff alongside some intriguing angst.
  • # Without Sound of Bells by scarlet malfoy What would the world be like if Harry and Draco had been friends since the beginning? Very well written and very angsty. Complete
  • When Two Worlds Collide by Ashen Skies In another world Harry accepted Draco's friendship and was Sorted into Slytherin. Now he has found a way to change places with Gryffindor Harry, who learns that there is more to Malfoy than it seems. Interesting story with a lot of potential.

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    If you know of a H/D story that fits the above criteria that I've not included, please do let me know

Date: 2011-07-08 02:08 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: Woe! RatCreature feels emo. (woe!)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
You don't happen to know a still working link to Same Time Next Year by Olivia Lupin? I had recced this and noticed in one of my linkrot checks that the FA version vanished, as did the LJ of the author, and I had no luck googling. :( Do you know whether there is still a version accessible or whether it vanished completely?

Date: 2011-07-09 11:29 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: Thank you! (thanks)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
I have saved a copy for myself back then, but I don't link locked fic on my rec page. Too bad. But it's good to hear the author didn't gafiate entirely.

Date: 2014-09-09 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] firefleshandblood
Thanks for the rec.

Fighting the Green is here now on AO3. http://archiveofourown.org/works/1955451/chapters/4228431

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