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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 think that Jo should do a book taking place between chapter 36 of book 7 and the epilogue, but NOT about any of the Harry Potter charcters. Instead, there should be a romantic comedy taking place at Hogwarts with different characters.

If she wrote more about the old characters, I think I would have to go with James II, Albus II, Lily II, Rose, Hugo, and Scorpius. It would be fun to see what kind of trouble/adventures they get into. I think that the new characters would compare to the old characters in the following way:
JamesII = Fred/George
Albus II = Harry
Lily II = Ginny
Rose = Hermione
Hugo = Ron
Scorpius = Draco (but not as mean)
An interesting subplot would be if Rose and Scorpius fell in love.

Posted by Lou from Mountain View, CA on September 6, 2008 7:29 PM

I think that Severus' entire story should be told.

Posted by Joni from Michigan on September 26, 2008 10:41 PM

I want to know what Griphook reacted when he discovered the Sword of Gryfinndor was missing.

I hope someday somebody does an animated HP movie series that is true to the books.

Posted by JOHN from RIVERSIDE, CA on September 30, 2008 12:14 PM

I would love to read anything or any type of prequel to the story. Severus is such a important part of Harry and to build on the emotion of his story can bring us closer to the character Harry Potter. Or even just find a new story line and keep writing them! They can not get old if J.K. doesn't loose her amazing creativity and huge imagination. I want the adventures to keep going and the danger and growth of the characters to develop before my eyes. I feel like I have grown so much so far. Could there really be an ending? That is no fun.

Posted by Renee Pirolozzi from Ada, Ohio on October 21, 2008 11:54 AM

I just finished a world-wind 3 week reading of all seven books and watching all the movies currently under release.

Comparing Harry Potter to other great series of fictional books, it leaves me sad that JK Rowling, knowing that ly Hallows would be her last work exploring Harry's life, ended the fight with Voldemort so quickly and then shifted to the future scene. Looking at the other 6 books she logically takes the readers from the Dursley home to Hogwarts and the adventures of Harry and back home. With ly Hollows she does not complete this same sequence.

One more chapter to tie the present defeat of Voldemort into the future with sending of the next generation to Hogwarts essentially would have given the reader a sense of true completion of Harry's youth.

Posted by Ciera from Greenville, SC on November 4, 2008 1:05 PM

How many of you would be ing to send Jo letters requesting her to continue with more books about any of the ideas, thus far shown in this discussion, or already have?

Posted by voldi from Newbury Park, CA on November 11, 2008 1:29 PM

I think that it would be pretty cool to learn more about James and Sirius. But I also think it would be cool to see Harry's and Ginny's go through school.

I also think that J.K. should start a new series. Although you probably can't top Harry Potter but I don't think she should over the series. If you know what I mean.

Posted by Carrie from Detroit on December 5, 2008 5:48 PM

I would like to see a book with the Marauders and everyone in that time period.

Posted by Angel from New Mexico on December 7, 2008 4:32 PM

First of all I seriously doubt that JK keep her claim to never do another Wizarding World book. Whether she be literal and never make another Harry Potter novel is another story.

But quite honestly that world is so small right now and can go in so many different directions it would be ludicrous for her to pass up such a money maker.

I am very confident that we see another novel and/or series set in the Wizarding World. I would vote for a story set after the events of the the Harry Potter series.

Actually I wold love to see a story set in Europe especially in a school like Beaux-Batons or Durmstrang. Or even one set in Eastern Europe and having to do with Dragons.

Of course being American I would love to see one set in the US (The Salem Institute of Paranormal Abilities!).

The real question is whether she repeat Harry Potter and make a children series or make a more mature story. she could do both; it all depends how dedicated she is to expanding the Wizarding World setting.

I call it the Wizarding World because calling it the Harry Potter Universe implies she can only follow Harry around. I am hoping she would expand the world and explore other parts of the setting.

Posted by Hurricane from East Orange, NJ on December 17, 2008 12:43 PM

I think that she should write a whole other series about James, Sirius, Remus etc and their time at hogwarts. I love the books and I'm really sad that there were only 7 of them.

Posted by Nina from Hokitika, New Zealand on December 27, 2008 11:25 PM

It is my personal opinion that, if J. K. Rowling were to write any other books about Harry's world, that they shouldn't involve either the Marauders or the "Next Generation". Those really should be left to the imaginations of the fans. Any books she does write should be more of the side books she's already published; school books and fairytales, things that give us insight into a world we all love, and don't want to part with. Sequels tend to get steadily worse, as do prequels, despite the author's talent, and do we really want to remember the Harry Potter books as "that phenomenon that d as the sequels spiralled into ridiculous messes"?

Posted by Delaney from Arizona on December 29, 2008 2:47 PM

I think JK Rowling should write at least 2 books on the past. Also she could start a series about the three Potter children growing up. I just don't want the series to end. She should definatlly tell us about the past and the future!

Posted by HP lover from NJ on January 12, 2009 1:24 PM

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