February 17, 2018

Harry Potter Sleeps With the Fishes

By LJ Staff

In a June 26 interview, the normally closed-mouthed J.K. Rowling volunteered that two major characters from her Harry Potter series die in the seventh and last installment, including the possibility that one might be the cash cow in granny glasses himself. "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 on British TV’s Richard and Judy show. Although she remained cagey about Harry’s exact fate, she cryptically said "we are dealing with pure evil here. They don’t target extras do they? They go for the main characters. Well, I do." More evidence could be inferred in her statement that she "can completely understand" the mentality of authors who kill off their characters because they don’t want them revived after their deaths. "So it will end with me," she said, " and after I’m dead and gone the won’t be able to bring back the character."