Despite the fact that the final Harry Potter book answered many questions, fans have been clamoring for more answers about the book series and its beloved characters. I am one of those fans.
So today, I came across a web chat between J.K. Rowling and her fans the other day. The transcript gives some great insights into what happens to these fictional people (at least in Rowling’s mind). Click here to read it. It’s a bit long, but for serious fans, I think you’ll find it worth your time. You may also be interested in a transcript from an interview on Dateline NBC that aired last night in a one hour special.
By the way, this picture is from the cover of the UK version of the 7th book. It’s obviously Ron, Harry and Hermione in the LeStrange’s vault at Gringotts with the goblin Griphook just behind Harry holding the ruby-handled sword of Gryffindor. The sores on the trio are from the red hot treasure that has been cursed to protect the Hufflepuff cup (which was a horcrux.
By the way, for those who have already read the book (or for those who are too lazy to read it) and want a succinct synopsis including major plot developments as well as a list of the horcruxes and how they were destroyed, go to Wikipedia, the online encylopedia.
Even though the last book has finally been released, I still have Potter-related things to look forward to. In just a few short weeks, I’m going to listen to the book on tape once my libary hold comes in. (I’m too cheap to buy the audio book, but I LOVE the reader Jim Dale.) In December 2008, the 6th movie comes out, in 2009 the theme park opens in Orlando and in the summer of 2010, the 7th movie will be released. So I have something “Potter” to look forward to for at least the next three years, not to mention the possible encyclopedia on the world of Harry Potter that Rowling may write in the future…
Okay, Andrew, now get back to work.