A Spell To Turn Tigers To Butter, by Amanuensis Title: A Spell To Turn Tigers To Butter Story Link:here (the link takes you to her HP story page, and scroll down the list to get this title) Author: Amanuensis Pairing: Harry/Lucius, Harry/Snape Rating: NC-17 Warnings: extreme non con Author's LJamanuensis1 Author's email: amanuensis1 at earthlink dot net Summary: Harry is a DE slave, and must serve two masters. Reviewer: Regan V
Reason for Recommending: Two ships for the price of one, here. One of the main perks to being a DE, it seems, is the opportunity to acquire sex slaves. Harry, of course, is the crown jewel of all sex slaves, whom many of the DE would love to possess. After he is captured, both Lucius and Snape claim him, and Voldemort decides to share Harry between the two men. It turns out that Snape and Lucius don't share their toys very well.
You should always take the non con (and other) warnings for Amanuensis' fiction quite seriously, and this story is no exception. Harry is sexually enslaved here in a very brutal fashion, but his enslavement takes a different form with each master. This story is a particularly strong example of a fic where the author uses sex scenes to show what is going on between the two characters in a broader sense. The sex here conveys volumes about the men involved, on several levels, and Amanuensis uses quite small details (e.g., how Harry reacts to having his hair touched) in very telling ways.
The POV alternates between Snape and Lucius, and so Harry can only be seen through his enemies' eyes. The progressive changes in how we (and his masters) see him are slow, subtle, and fascinating. He begins as an innocent victim, but by the end, he is perhaps the ultimate fanon example of passive agression. The story's conclusion is stunning, and worthy of an O. Henry piece. "A Spell To Turn Tigers Into Butter" is truly a thinking fan's non con.