Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Saga Without End

J.K. Rowling has been saying all along that the Harry Potter saga she imagined and executed would conclude with the book we now know will be called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when it’s published on July 21st of this year. People have always wondered what would come next. And now they know.

Scotland on Sunday
reports today that rumors of a sequel or spin-off to the Harry Potter books are overstated. “Instead of a new novel, the writer is apparently considering compiling an encyclopaedia of magic.”

While said reference sounds cool in its own right and will likely cause a furor when published, it will not extend the Harry Potter saga as it exists at the end of the seventh book beyond extending our knowledge of backstory.

The Scotland on Sunday piece is here. You can see three English language covers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows here.


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