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The next Harry Potter: Back to the future or the past?

The Harry Potter books are done. Should J.K. Rowling write some new books that also involve the world of Harry Potter? Or, in the words of the Beatles, should she Let It Be?

And if she does write some new books about Harry's magical world, what should they be about? Would you like to read books about Albus Severus Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts? Or would you like to know more about the times of James, Sirius and Remus? How about going all the way back to the time of Dumbledore and Grindelwald? Or even further?

It's fun to read fan fiction ideas for these things, but would you like official books from J.K. about these stories? What would you like to see in the J.K. Rowlings's next "Harry Potter" book?

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I really think she should write about the Marauders' times, seeing as several websites have been made to try to figure out all about them. But that doesn't mean she should only work on that. I think she should also write that Harry Potter Encyclopedia she said something about to the Press a couple of days ago.
Anyway, whatever she writes, you can bet I'll read it!

Posted by Fatima Naveed from Lahore, Pakistan on April 23, 2008 07:54 AM

would like to read more about james & gang....

Posted by bhargavi twarakavi from hyderabad,india on April 24, 2008 02:25 AM

I agree with the majority on here; I would love to see a book (or even books) focusing on the relationships between James, Lily, and Snape, from Hogwarts to even beyond. I'd like to see Snape joining the Eaters, maybe finding out that there was more to his motives than just following his friends.

To be honest, I'm not too interested in Harry's kids. We know so little about them that it's hard to get attached. The Mauraders (and Snape and Lily) are actually, in a way, the most frustrating characters in the book, because we see so little of them except through flashbacks, and we all want more.

Posted by Steve Bradley from Bloomington, IL on April 24, 2008 08:24 AM

I would absolutely LOVE to read about the Marauders' time at Hogwarts. They are by far the most interesting/funny charactors with all the trouble they got up to at school. I think it would be interesting if K wrote the story of their last year at Hogwarts, as this is the year James and Lilly started going out so we could be sure of a Happy Ending! Also of she went back to the time when Snape was friends with Lily that would be quite interesting to go into detail about. It would help us to understand the last bok abit now, I guess.
I would alsobuy a book that tells the tale of the wizarding world at a time of peril (Voldemort being in power) right up until the night Harry defeated him. It would be like a prequel of the series; Philosophers Stone would just follow on from there.

Posted by dan from california on April 24, 2008 6:34 PM

Whie I would read absolutely ANYTHING that JKR ever writes, I have to admit that I love Diane's idea about the Dursley's. I have always wondered how they fared, hidden by magical means, they must have seen some cool stuff. We know, from the Prince's Tale, that Petunia didn't always despise the magical world. It was really just a defense mechnism to deal with being shut out of it.

I think it would be poetic justice for Vernon and Petunia's grandchild to be a witch/wizard. And i disagree with those who said they would treat the child horribly. When did they ever, no matter what he did, think that their little "Diddykins" wasn't perfect. And even if they didn't like the fact they had more magic in their family, I think that Dudley finally, albeit grudgingly, acepted and even admired Harry's powers. He would stand up to his parents onhis child's behalf, I think.

Like I said, I would read anything written by JKR, and there have been a lot of good ideas here. Let's hope Jo listens to her fans!

Posted by Tina from LI on April 26, 2008 12:12 AM

I would read anything jo writes. but she should write about the dursleys, like tina from li said.
But I want to know more about tonks because she's one of my favorites
I'm waiting for her encyclopedia though...

Posted by Joyce from denver, colorado on April 26, 2008 7:03 PM

Hmmm... how about this:
"It's been twenty-two years since Lord Volemort was defeated. Scorpius Malfoy is entering his fourth year at Hogwarts and, same as ever, he is mocked and teased about his semi- Eater father. Eventually, desperate, he turns to his father for help. He receives an item that Draco found on his last night at Hogwarts: the resurrection stone. Scorpius uses it to resurrect his grandfather, Lucius Malfoy, for guidance- but Lucius, seeing a chance to mold his grandson in his image, manipulates Scorpius into one by one, over the course of the year, resurrecting Eaters (including Bellatrix Lestrange) to assassinate Harry Potter. When each Eater fails and Scorpius realizes what is going on, Lucius takes the resurrection stone from his grandson and it is revealed that he is not truly who he says he is- after resurrecting Bellatrix, she took one of his hairs. With it, she made polyjuice potion and took Lucius' place, ing him again. Bellatix, having not taken Polyjuice for the past hour, turns back into her normal self. She then uses the Resurrection Stone to resurrect He Who Must Not Be Named- Voldemort himself. However, as the Resurrection Stone only remains active when the resurrector or the ressurected it touching it, Scorpius comes up with a plan to seperate the stone from Voldemort. Voldemort and Bellatrix resurrect an army of Eaters and attack Hogwarts- however, Scorpius chases after Voldemort, who escapes with Bellatrix. Harry Potter and a group of aurors arrive at Hogwarts and take down a majority of the Eaters. Scorpius doesn't know what to do, and tells Harry about the Stone and how it was his fault about what happened. Harry says that Voldemort's not getting away this time, and chases him across the country, each time just missing him.
Eventually, he finally tracks Voldemort and Bellatrix down- they are in a forest in Albania. Voldemort attempts to use Avada Kedavra; Harry uses his trademark Expelliarmus. Harry dodges the ing Curse and Expelliarmus hits the Resurrection Stone that Voldemort has been carrying with him. It flies out of his hands and he vanishes. Bellatrix simply laughs crazily before staggering off into the woods, disintegrating. Harry doesn't chase after her, because she wasn't carrying the Resurrection Stone and would again in a few seconds anyway. He returns to Hogwarts and sees that all of the resurrected Eaters had vanished. Professor McGonagall tells him that Scorpius, terrified of what would happen to him, escaped into a Vanishing Cabinet during the chaos.
Meanwhile, a barely alive Bellatrix LeStrange staggers down an empty street. She had secretly created a horcrux before resurrecting Voldemort as a failsafe- however, as she was an artificial creation made by the Resurrection Stone, she was rapidly becoming an incorporeal spirit. She reaches the gates of an orphanage and gives birth to a boy- Voldemort's son- before turning to dust. The boy looks like any other baby, except for his eyes: they are a deep red, with snakelike pupils..."

Posted by Damian from Ravenclaw Common Room on April 27, 2008 2:04 PM

i (no doubt about it) would love to read something more from jk i love harry and also his world and i am DYING to know everything there is i CANNOT stand the end of this if by anychance you are reading this jo i LOVE harrys world and it has helped me more than you can imangine in my life heck i grew up with harry (im 18 now!) KEEP IT UP!

Posted by cindy from middletown ohio on April 28, 2008 10:53 AM

i think only the story of james sirius and others can rewind the euphoria

Posted by rahu; on April 28, 2008 10:59 PM

I agree with Cindy from Middletown Ohio.
I too have grown up with Harry Potter (I'm nearly sixteen now) and have loved it ever since I've finished the first chapter. I think many people feel this way. It's like a part of your childhood just vanishing into nothingness (to parprase Professor McGonnagall). I'm looking forward to the movies and the encyclopedia though. Shame I live in country where these only be released a year after they have done so in the UK and the US.

Posted by Miss Moonlight from The Netherlands on April 29, 2008 05:55 AM

Obviously I would like to find out more about the world of Harry Potter, but I think it would be a bad idea. She should just leave the 7 books, as they are brilliant, and other books might ruin it.

Posted by Lucy on April 30, 2008 10:55 AM

I would love to read a book about Padfoot, Moony, Prongs and Wormtail!
I always thought about J.k. writing another book about the world before I read this article. (I sometimes think of ideas of my own) Maybe she secretly is making abother book about Dumbledore? Who knows? Maybe thats the reason she said Dumbledore is , so we can understand the secret books shes making. (or maybe im a desperate potter fan who wants to keep the world alive)

Posted by RacquelJones from North Carolina on May 1, 2008 06:51 AM

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