In early July, J.K. Rowling published a short story to Pottermore. It was written from the perspective of journalist Rita Skeeter, chronicling Harry Potter and friends at the Quidditch World Cup. It was brief, it raised more questions than it answered, but ultimately, the reaction of the Harry Potter fandom was unanimous:
Today on Pottermore, Rowling released more original content on Celestina Warbeck, aka The Singing Sorceress. Warbeck’s known for her hit song, “You Stole My Cauldron, But You Can’t Have My Heart”, which you can listen to on Pottermore. The excerpt on Celestina is fantastic and great, but really all it’s doing is making me wish there were more novels about the wizarding world of Harry Potter waiting for me to read for the first time. Even though Deathly Hallows ended beautifully, I just wish that it wasn’t truly the end… I just…
I’ve heard lots of different things from the Rowling camp. I’ve heard that she doesn’t want to write any more novels about Harry Potter. I’ve heard that she totally would should the right idea strike her. I’ve heard she’s actively writing a new Harry Potter book (okay, so maybe it’s usually only around the blogosphere and only around April Fools…). While I’m thrilled to see what adventures await us with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, I have a few other ways that I’d love to see Rowling continue to create in our favorite wizarding world.
Note: If you haven’t read the Rita Skeeter short story on Pottermore yet, go do that. There will be spoilers from that short story below. You’ve been warned.
1. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley: Aurors
We know that Ron ends up leaving his work as an auror to help his brother run Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, but he and Harry are aurors together for a time. Though the world is free from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, there is clearly enough dark magic around to still require the use of aurors. I’d love to hear about their adventures as adults. We know that Harry shows up to the Quidditch World Cup with a new scar on his face, so CLEARLY he’s been in a few scrapes since “all was well”. I’m not the only one who’s had this thought. Check out this awesome fan-made Auror Potter poster:
2. The Original Order of the Phoenix
So maybe Rowling is done with Harry for a while. Fine. This would be a great opportunity to tell us the story of the ORIGINAL Order of the Phoenix. Getting to meet Lily and James, Neville’s parents, meeting a young Lupin and Sirius? Their story is so rich and ultimately so tragic, and if Rowling chose to tell their story in full, it would add such a rich understanding to the original seven books.
3. Teddy Lupin Adventures
I don’t know why, but I always imagine Teddy Lupin, the only child of Remus and Tonks Lupin, being a hardcore troublemaker. With a werewolf as a father (who is also a part of the infamous band of troublemakers, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs), a metamorphmagus as a mother, and a godfather of The Chosen One himself, that kid is almost genetically created to trouble. I would love to see his adventures with Ron, Harry, Ginny, and Hermoine’s kids at Hogwarts. Without Voldemort roaming around, chances are these kids will have an easier Hogwart’s experience, though I’m sure that given their parents, Teddy and his friends will certainly be able to find a fair amount of trouble.
Of course, maybe we aren’t meant to have more in this world. Maybe the best tales will be the ones you and I invent in our heads, our random headcanons and those fan theories we are most certain are true. Maybe Rowling will stay away from the story so we can keep inventing our own magic. After all, how can you beat such a perfect ending?
…Or maybe we need more…Yeah, I think we need more Harry Potter…
What do you think? Do you want to see J.K. Rowling write more in the Harry Potter universe, or do you think it’s perfect as it is? If you want her to write more, what would you like to see? Let me know in the comments!