Alio Modo

Cover Art by Twigen

Story Info

Title: Alio Modo
Author: Jilly James
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama, Fix It, Pre-Relationship, Time Travel
Relationship: Gen, pre-Severus/OMC, Other background pairings
Rating: R
Warnings: Death-Major Character, Death-Minor Character, Discussion-Child Abuse, Discussion-Suicide, Murder, Violence-Canon-Level
Author Note: See Notes Tab
Challenge: Originally created for Rough Trade / NaNoWriMo April 2018, and finished for WIP Big Bang 2021.
Beta: Much negotiating with Grammarly
Artist: Twigen
Word Count
: ~65,500
Summary: To prevent the loss of magic on Earth, Lady Magic has repeatedly erased the timeline back to 1926. Despite vastly different outcomes, the loss of magic has never been averted. Soul weary from repeated lives where he is a servant of Voldemort, Severus proposes a new approach to the problem.



Cast: Severus Prince – Ben Barnes, Lady Magic – Michelle Yeoh, Nuada Silverhand – Gerard Butler, Gwyn ap Nudd – Lee Pace, Septimus Malfoy – Paul Bettany, Genevieve Malfoy – Nicole Kidman, Severus Snape – Alan Rickman, Abraxas Malfoy – Alex Pettyfer, Thomas Prince – Hugh Dancy.

Author Notes

Expect shameless restructuring and abuse of myths and legends to suit my purposes.

I’m aware that someone with a noble title would be addressed by their title and not their surname. Assume it works differently in the wizarding world.

Borrowing the name “dverger” from Keira Marcos because I hate the term “goblin.” This story when originally written in April 2018 had goblins as dwarrow misnamed by wizards, so the story concept hasn’t changed, just the label used.

There were originally three novels plotted for this verse, but I don’t see myself ever returning in a big way to the HP fandom, so the epilogue was an attempt to tie up a lot of the loose ends and bring some closure to the story. There will not be a sequel to this story.

art by Jilly James


  1. I’m so looking forward to this.

  2. Love it <3 Can you please tell me who you casted? I online recognize Paul bettany, Alan rickman and Nicole kidman

  3. Can you give 10 stars out of 5? This story was amazing and wonderful. Beautifully written and perfectly characterized. Every bit of it is perfect and I’m so glad you shared it with us. Thanks for the Epilogue so we were able to see how things worked out, while it would have been great to see two more novels in the series, I almost like the Epilogue better because gave only the high points.

    Again, thanks so very much for sharing this great story.

  4. Freaking awesome, as always!

  5. OMG…. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I checked this site for updates and I remember seeing the original in Rough Trade and it always stuck with me. Thank you for posting (I have to go read it now – so excited)

  6. What a wonderful EPIC tale! I really felt like I was there in the story. Thank you for sharing your writing.

  7. Thank you!

  8. This was so good! Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I opened your website and the link for this story was the first thing I saw. I actually gasped and could feel my heart beating faster. YES!!!!! I’ve been very quietly waiting for this. Thank you so much for posting.

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