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Title: Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Storyteller on December 19, 2007, 10:06:48 am

This article indicates that Jo has ruled out the possibility of an 8th novel, after "some time away".

http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/12/19/j-k-rowling-third-on-time-s-person-of-the-year-list123.html (http://harrypotterspage.com/news.php/2007/12/19/j-k-rowling-third-on-time-s-person-of-the-year-list123.html)

Interesting idea. WHat would she do with it?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: maryd on December 19, 2007, 03:05:11 pm

Interesting news Rach - and well done to JK, of course, for being nominated third place Person of the Year! Do you mean what would she write an eighth novel about?

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Storyteller on December 20, 2007, 09:09:03 am

She said that it would probably follow different characters, that she felt Harry's story had been told.

Perhaps she could pick up with the trio's children? Just pecualtion, of course, but it's certainly set up for that.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Kathi on December 20, 2007, 03:03:51 pm

Oh yeah, a novel about the children would be so cool! Does anyone know when the next movie is coming out? I really want to go to the premiere in London! :D

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: maryd on December 20, 2007, 03:34:29 pm

The next movie is tentatively scheduled for release in November next year Kathi! :)

A series about the children might be interesting, but I'm not sure JK could work in a good plot, now that Voldemort's gone and all.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Kathi on December 21, 2007, 08:14:07 am

Yeah it's true, a novel about the children probably wouldn't work out that well ::) It's just so sad that it all ended. I'm trying to persuade my brother into reading the books, but he doesn't want to....maybe he's too young.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Nutella Sister on December 22, 2007, 02:23:10 pm

Yeah I heard about that somewhere...She said if something like that happens then she's going to follow with the other characters and what really happened to them..I hope she does that ;)

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Cristiel on December 23, 2007, 04:21:37 am

Hmmm, I really don't know what to think about this. :-\ I'd love to see another Harry book but since Rowling made it clear that Harry's story is told, it won't be another Harry book. Also, Voldemort has been killed. She could of course always make up another bad guy but it won't be the same.

I'd much prefer her to write a totally new story with different characters than another Harry book.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: ElijahsCaro on February 08, 2008, 02:24:44 pm

Since i loooooooooove all the harry potter books so much i think i wouldn't rread it because i'm afraid to destroy the image of him that I have in my head .... that's also why i still can't think of dumbledore as gay ... because that doesn't fit HIS image and i'll keep mine ...you know what i mean?? i really want harry to stay in my head the way he is ..and as JO and you said harrys story is told and i really don't want to read one about someone else just because jo (who IS of course a good writer) wrote it ... my opinion

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Aisling on April 12, 2008, 12:27:15 pm

No matter what JKR writes, it will always be compared to the HP series, so she may as well write "Hogwarts: The Next Generation."

Maybe the Malfoys could be the new villains, or another Death Eater. Or maybe somehow Voldemort managed to have a child? Or the part of Voldemort that was inside Harry somehow survived to be passed on to one of his children?

I could easily see how it could work.

That said, I'm off to replay my "Sorcerer's Stone" game. ;)

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: tafika on April 17, 2008, 01:32:12 pm

Nooo! I really hope she doesn't.
I think Harry Potter has given all it can. Any more would just be too much. I've read books before that have moved onto following other characters, and they become very samey and uninteresting after a time.

I personally think it was too much to add that they all married each other and had kids. I think it would have been far better if they had just left it at 'yay we won', rather than adding 'some years later' on the end. So to carry on another series... no thanks. I won't read it.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: raquel19 on May 27, 2008, 08:16:47 pm

My mom heard that there might be another book.
When she told me that I was whoaa geeze.
That J.K. Rowling woman sure has a big imagination :p


Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Aisling on June 03, 2008, 12:08:14 pm

I'd kinda like a "prequel." A story about Harry's parents when they first came to Hogwarts, and how they ended up getting married despite the fact that Lily seemed to hate James while they were in school ("Snape's Worst Memory," OotP).

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Nutella Sister on June 06, 2008, 07:27:43 am

Ok can anyone tell me what's Harry's job after all? :P or..what happened to George after fres's death? :'( or..there should be a lot more!! ;D

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: maryd on June 06, 2008, 12:27:33 pm

[quote author=I <3 Harry {DA} link=board=41;threadid=33058;start=0#msg1154798 date=1212751663]
Ok can anyone tell me what's Harry's job after all? :P or..what happened to George after fres's death? :'( or..there should be a lot more!! ;D
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I heard somewhere that George married Angelina Johnson, and carried on running Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. I still am not convinced about the need for an 8th book or even a prequel, I just don't think there would be enough drama.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: tafika on June 06, 2008, 05:45:05 pm

We know too much about what happened before Harry went to Hogwarts for there to be a prequel in my opinion. It'd be telling stuff we already know, and anything else not told will just be snippets or far too exaggerated.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Aisling on June 19, 2008, 01:12:29 pm

Well, my hopes have been dashed anyway; she wrote a "prequel" on an index card and auctioned it off for charity.

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: maryd on June 20, 2008, 04:46:30 am

[quote author=Aisling link=board=41;threadid=33058;start=15#msg1156751 date=1213895549]
Well, my hopes have been dashed anyway; she wrote a "prequel" on an index card and auctioned it off for charity.
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A copy of it can be read on the Waterstones website - here (http://www.waterstoneswys.com/). (You then need to click on 'Read Our Author's Stories', then on JKRs name.) She adds at the end: 'From the prequel I am not writing.'

Title: Re:Possible 8th novel?
Post by: Aisling on June 20, 2008, 12:09:57 pm

James and Sirius getting cheeky a'la Fred and George with the local Muggle law enforcement. Whoop-de-do. :-\


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