I'm not sure how deeply buried the today's Buried Gem really is because somehow it's a classic published on a handful of fanfiction sites. However, it's definitely a gem and since it's been written in 2004, it fulfils the requirement of a Buried Gem nomination. Hence, I present you the Buried Gem 02-2020:
The Awakening Power by Sib
Summary: Challenges fill Harry's busy sixth year: growing powers, Snape becomes defense teacher (and Harry's not in the mood for abuse), a new Potions teacher, a girl with a new crush on him, Quidditch, Voldemort, and a certain redheaded girl named Ginny who may help him through it all. What are the goblins up to? Will Ron win Hermione back? And what exactly is Voldemort's diabolical plan to kill Harry and plunge magical society into anarchy? Lots of romance, drama, action and humor! Voted Phoenix Song's Best Novel-Length Story (along with Best Harry and Best Kiss).
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