The story that two characters will die in the seventh and final Harry Potter book came out a few days ago, but I held off on reporting on it, but now that some additional speculation and quotes came out I was inclined to get to typing.
Author J.K. Rowling seems intent on making sure that no one touch her famed franchise as she can’t bear the thought of “non-author-written sequels.”
“After I’m dead and gone they won’t be able to bring back the character,” she was quoted in the NY Daily News.
While Rowling is not done with the seventh book she is well on her way as she admits that she “wrote the final chapter in something like 1990, so I’ve known exactly how the series is going to end,” she said.
She has come out and said that two characters will be dying in the seventh novel, but will Harry be one of them?
“I have never been tempted to kill him off before the final because I’ve always planned seven books, and I want to finish on seven books,” she said.
Beloved characters have died in the past Potter books and it would certainly be quite the stamp of finality should she decide to axe Harry in the final novel. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
For now fans of the famed wizard can look forward to July 13, 2007 as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is set to hit theaters.