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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 would love to see something about the Maurader and Lily years. They are my favorite characters in fan fiction and I have several stories that i try to read on a regular basis. Not as good as Rowling's world, but a substitute for now...

Posted by Abby Hinton from Ontario, OR on May 1, 2008 4:24 PM

I would like to either see the adventures of james potter and his gang, albus dumbledore and his adventure as a boy or when he defeats grimwald, or when all of harry, ron, and hermione's kids go to Hogwarts!

Posted by Henry E. from Minnesota on May 3, 2008 08:28 AM

I think J.K should let the whole Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione thing be but I would love to read on about Snape and James Potter. I am not sure how interesting it would be to read about Severus Albus Potter, but again, I am not sure. Please write more J.K!

Posted by Amy from Dallas, Texas on May 3, 2008 12:39 PM

I would rather prefer reading something about the past experiences of the characters (perhaps Harry's father or Dumbledore) than reading about what happened after Harry graduated from Hogwarts. Still, I really think she should write something more pertaining to this topic.

Posted by Rohith Prakash from Plano, TX on May 5, 2008 7:02 PM

I like that she set a 7 book limit from the beginning. The past and future of the characters are best left to our imagination. As far as the Harry Potter world, what I want to see is the encyclopedia she eventually plans to write. I'm quite satisfied with the series as it is. I think it would be a mistake to return to the world other than in an encyclopedia. It would answer many of the 'founder' questions and provide info on Dumbledore's famous duel.

I'm more interested in reading the next world she creates!

Posted by Bo from Marieta, GA on May 6, 2008 04:55 AM

i think jo should leave harry potter series here only. it just destroy the aura and magic of the series.

if she decides to write though, i love to know more about how hogwarts was created, about the founders, all secret places in hogwarts, creation of sorting hat and the begining of triwizard tournament (i would love to know the tasks, why was the toll high, and how did hogwarts students travelled!) and that book should end saying something like " and thus the great Griffindor, ravenclaw and huffelpuff saw their dreams coming true but at the back of their heads was a tiny regret about their freind slytherin"
it be great

Posted by anjali from godrics hollow on May 8, 2008 08:52 AM

I would like to know what happened to Harry's grandparents. James's mum and dad.

Posted by fiona from devon england on May 9, 2008 11:07 AM

I think that another book would be nice, like to find out more about Hogwarts and stuff, but nothing could ever compare to the original series and it would sort of ruin it.

Posted by brigid on May 9, 2008 4:21 PM

I would love to read on about severus albus potter because i would like to see what happens to him and maybe if he is famous like his father or maybe if voldemort leaves followers i would also like to know how severus potter deafeat them.Maybe I would like to read about the maraduers but it explains about them in the previous books.i didnt get to hear to much of him they only mentioned him in the ly hallows.

Posted by george from houston,tx on May 12, 2008 8:05 PM

I think really the wizarding world be at peace for a while. This would remove all of the overtones of oppression and hatred that were the driving force for many of the characters actions. they either wanted to propel it or destroy it. therefore any revisitation to the world of wizards and muggles would inherrently be a different story. Personally i think we have all the information we could possibly want about the current roster of characters.

A new plot would be very difficult to realise for one simple reason. We obviously alll liked harry potter as it was. A war story at it's heart. If a new plot was not a war story it would be different and as such not the same. if it was a war story it would feel like a retread of the same ground we had already covered.

Personally i would still read it but deep inside i think that it would be wise to stay away from the magical world unless she has a er plot hidden up her enviable sleeve. The least i would say is that she should stay well away from established characters and strike out on new ground many miles and years away from hogwarts and possibly even england.

Posted by Des Grealis from Ireland on May 15, 2008 02:11 AM

I think jk rowling probably should let it be except for the promised encyclopedia! but IF she decides to write more, (which i secretly desperately want) it should be about the generation after harry (his kids and such). we already know enough about the generation before (harry's parents); anymore would be spoiling the magic.

Posted by talia on May 26, 2008 12:36 PM

I just saw that JKRowling has penned an "outline" of a prequel to the HP series for charity. She says it not be made into a novel. If the price is right... Who knows? I'd be interested in a prequel. A sequel yes but not as much.

Posted by drew from littleton, co on May 29, 2008 08:54 AM

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