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Wigglytuff
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:59 PM
Rowling to kill at least two in final Potter book

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LONDON (Reuters) - Children's author
J.K. Rowling has revealed that at least two characters will die in the seventh and final installment of her bestselling
Harry Potter series, but was careful not to say who.
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Children and adults are expected to rush and buy the final Harry Potter novel in their tens of millions when it is complete, and if the publication of the sixth book is anything to go by, secrecy surrounding the plot will be tight.

Rowling has already said that the final chapter of the seventh book was written long ago.

"The final chapter is hidden away, although it's now changed very slightly," she said in an interview broadcast on Monday on Britain's Channel 4. "One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die."

When asked to be more specific, she added: "No, I'm not going to commit myself, because I don't want the hate mail or anything else."

She did explain that she understood an author's desire to kill off the main character of a successful series.

"I've never been tempted to kill him (Harry) off before the end of book seven, because I always planned seven books and that's where I want to go.

"I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks 'Well, I'm going to kill them off because that means there can be no non-author-written sequels ... so it will end with me, and after I'm dead and gone they won't be able to bring back the character'."

Rowling, 40, wrote the first Harry Potter adventure when she was an unemployed single mother, but has gone on to become one of the richest authors in history with a personal fortune estimated at more than $1 billion.

The Harry Potter series has sold an estimated 300 million copies worldwide.

Nickk
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:48 PM
When will the seventh book be released?

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:50 PM
C'mon Jo, don't take them away from us. ;)

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:52 PM
When will the seventh book be released?

Next year. ;)

Maryamator
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:54 PM
whos she kiliing:( DIE VOLDEMORT DIE! when is the 6th being released

Nickk
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Next year. ;)

On the one hand, I'm dying to read it. On the other one I don't want it ever to end :sad:

Oneofakind0490
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I wonder who the two will be. I will probably lock myself in my room that weekend and just read and read. I cant wait.

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:19 PM
On the one hand, I'm dying to read it. On the other one I don't want it ever to end :sad:

same feeling here.

There's apeculation that the book will be released at 07/07/07 - that would be awesome. :D

dementieva's fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:16 PM
There's apeculation that the book will be released at 07/07/07 - that would be awesome. :D

That is not possible since the fifth movie is also coming out around the same time, I don't think that they would want to make such a big mistake by releasing the 5th movie and the seventh book around the same time.

IceHock
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:09 AM
i think voldemort will die,and i hope snape or malfoy.if harry,ron,or hermoine die i'll be so mad and sad

Martian Stacey
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:16 AM
I would think one of the deaths would be Voldemort ;) (hopefully :p ) But she said that she didn't intend for them to die originally so that confuses me.

IceHock
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:16 AM
it's gotta be one of the main characters then

moon
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:28 AM
I hope it's not Harry or Hermione. Other than that, I don't care.

Wigglytuff
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I hope it's not Harry or Hermione. Other than that, I don't care.
well the wench killed my dumbledore, so as long as snape gets killed I will feel fine.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:27 AM
Why I got a feeling its Harry and Voldermort? :eek:

(remembers Neo and Smith's final confrontation in Matrix Revolutions... good vs evil, yin vs yang, positive vs negative, life vs anti-life...)

Princess Sarah.
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:33 AM
aww i just want snape to die!

Wigglytuff
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:47 AM
aww i just want snape to die!
:worship: :worship:
best. post. ever. :bounce: :bounce:

meyerpl
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Why I got a feeling its Harry and Voldermort? :eek:

(remembers Neo and Smith's final confrontation in Matrix Revolutions... good vs evil, yin vs yang, positive vs negative, life vs anti-life...)
Word around the campfire is that Harry doesn't die in the seventh book, but he does lose his legs.

Kenny
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:00 AM
well the wench killed my dumbledore, so as long as snape gets killed I will feel fine.

Same here. Wow, I was just wrenched when I read it.

Kenny
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:03 AM
Word around the campfire is that Harry doesn't die in the seventh book, but he does lose his legs.

:eek::tape::lol: How the hell does that even compare? You know.. lol Like how do you get from him not going to die.. to him losing his legs? That's really funny. I don't think he'll lose his legs. That's just too easily fixed in "the wizarding world."

I don't want to read the 7th book, but I guarantee you I will finish it the first day I read it. :| I don't want it to end, but I guess as the series has gone on, I've prepared myself for it, and I'll be fine when it is indeed over. lol.

A couple of years ago, I would have had pains if it was over, seriously. lol

Sally Struthers
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:05 AM
my money is on one of the weasley's and voldemort. The death of voldemort is easy. The Weasley family death with help to heal the rift that has developed since book 5 with Percy.

meyerpl
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:10 AM
:eek::tape::lol: How the hell does that even compare? You know.. lol Like how do you get from him not going to die.. to him losing his legs? That's really funny. I don't think he'll lose his legs. That's just too easily fixed in "the wizarding world."
I don't want to read the 7th book, but I guarantee you I will finish it the first day I read it. :| I don't want it to end, but I guess as the series has gone on, I've prepared myself for it, and I'll be fine when it is indeed over. lol.

A couple of years ago, I would have had pains if it was over, seriously. lol
He choses not to fix it. He decides to go through life legless. He finds it.............humbling.

Kenny
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:25 AM
He choses not to fix it. He decides to go through life legless. He finds it.............humbling.

Well, Harry has never needed to be humbled before. Sorry the whole idea to me is just laughable.

meyerpl
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:37 AM
Well, Harry has never needed to be humbled before. Sorry the whole idea to me is just laughable.
Maybe Rowling is going for big laughs with book seven. Maybe she was intoxicated when she wrote it.

Maryamator
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:39 AM
DOWN WITH SNAPE! if she kills harry:(...or ron or ginny or hermione:( illk ill her..
OMG MAYBE VOLDEMORT KILLS HARRY AND THEN HERMIONE KILLS VOLDEMORT:tape:

CooCooCachoo
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Let Ron die :banana: :clap2:

But not Hermione :tears: :shout:

Kenny
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:43 AM
Maybe Rowling is going for big laughs with book seven. Maybe she was intoxicated when she wrote it.

Maybe, maybe not. :wavey:;)

James
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:49 AM
Let Ron die :banana: :clap2:

But not Hermione :tears: :shout:

Hermione and Ron still need to find each other definitely, so maybe they both won't die. :p

Lady
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:10 AM
I seriously doubt that Voldemort's death was not planned from the beginnning.

I'm sure Snape is a goner, and I'm sure he's a good guy. ;) Probably he will go down saving Harry or something.

Lady
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:13 AM
That is not possible since the fifth movie is also coming out around the same time, I don't think that they would want to make such a big mistake by releasing the 5th movie and the seventh book around the same time.

Since the book is bigger then the movie, they'll probably reschedule the movie.

The big books are always released by June/July on Saturdays and 07/07/07 is perfect for this. So the book and the movie will have a close release day anyway.

Wigglytuff
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:22 AM
I seriously doubt that Voldemort's death was not planned from the beginnning.

I'm sure Snape is a goner, and I'm sure he's a good guy. ;) Probably he will go down saving Harry or something.
snape is not a good guy. he is a killer and bad bad person. end of discussion.

good now that we settled that, well i think its 2 not including voldy. i mean snape must die, but i dont think she will harry because as we have seen in this thread, if she does, her life might be in danger :devil:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:32 AM
Let Ron die :banana: :clap2:

But not Hermione :tears: :shout:

Hmm... Ron dies, Harry and Hermione can be together... :drool:

Go J.K. Rowling!!! ROMEO... er I mean Ron.... MUST DIE!!! :devil:

Kirt12255
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:09 AM
:lol: Who? About what?

moon
Jun 28th, 2006, 02:06 AM
I still think Dumbledore will make a resurrection somehow. That Pheonix he had, had to be of some use didn't it?
And Snape is not a killer! (see above) Although he might die trying to save Harry as someone else suggested.

Wigglytuff
Jun 28th, 2006, 03:43 AM
I still think Dumbledore will make a resurrection somehow. That Pheonix he had, had to be of some use didn't it?
And Snape is not a killer! (see above) Although he might die trying to save Harry as someone else suggested.
I want to believe dumbledore will come back. I have re read all the books but that one because what happened to dumbledore is so sad.

anyway. will we see next year.
I will be sad to see it end however. knowing what happens I am looking forward to. the ending, jiggly will not like that.

sigh. its only a book right :sad:

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:08 AM
Well I'm so looking forward to reading it. I can't believe it'll be done though.

Lady
Jun 28th, 2006, 07:59 AM
Hmm... Ron dies, Harry and Hermione can be together... :drool:

Go J.K. Rowling!!! ROMEO... er I mean Ron.... MUST DIE!!! :devil:

As Jo has said herself Ron is not the reason why Harry and Hermione will never be together. :)

Edward.
Jun 28th, 2006, 11:44 AM
I reckon the big fight between Harry and Voldemort will be a huge anti-climax.

Harry will be on the verge of losing, then the ressurected body of Dumbledore will return and beat the shit out of Voldemort, just like he did in Order of the Phoenix.

Or maybe thats just wishful thinking on my part.

And Snape is still a good guy. Way, way too obvious, and too much evidence to suggest otherwise.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 28th, 2006, 02:32 PM
I think Snape is the anti-hero...

carot
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:50 PM
ron and hagrid will die, leaving harry alone with the chicks like hermie, luna and cho. but they'll all turn out to be lesbians! and harry will become the new voldemort after he killed him.

Nickk
Jul 1st, 2006, 06:37 PM
I also believe Snape isn't a traitor...

I think him killing Dumbledore was a result of the pact he made in the beginning of book 6...

Wigglytuff
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:07 PM
I also believe Snape isn't a traitor...

I think him killing Dumbledore was a result of the pact he made in the beginning of book 6...
jiggly does not like this logic at all. it makes no sense. it doesnt give JK the credit she desevres for being a good writer, and it makes dumbledore seem like he doesnt care about harry or his safety thus making books 1-5 null and void.

like i said i think JK is a good writer and would not do something as silly. my 2 cents.

Monica_Rules
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:23 PM
I think a lot of people are missing the point. She hasn't said only 2 people die shes said 2 people die who she didn't intend to die. Meaning maybe 10 people will die. But these 2 weren't going to die in the 1st place.

I'm more intriged to find out who's the one that will now not be dying. Surlely if they were going to die all along some things that have happened so far point towards this.

nicky
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:36 PM
ron and hagrid will die, leaving harry alone with the chicks like hermie, luna and cho. but they'll all turn out to be lesbians!

:lol: You wish! :p :)

nicky
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:39 PM
I also believe Snape isn't a traitor...

I think him killing Dumbledore was a result of the pact he made in the beginning of book 6...

I agree - Snape being the bad guy was just too obvious...

Lady
Jul 1st, 2006, 08:57 PM
I think Snape killing Dumbledore is part of the pack he made with Dumbledore.
I think Dumbledore knew he was dieing anyway, and they both can read minds, so...

raquel
Jul 1st, 2006, 09:07 PM
The big books are always released by June/July on Saturdays and 07/07/07 is perfect for this.
I read somewhere else someone suggesting 7/7/07 as the date, so that could be right.

I can just imagine the mass hysteria and scramble in the shops when it's released. Those kids better be prepared, because I am more than willing to take out a few 12 year olds to get my hands on a copy :lol:

Wigglytuff
Jul 1st, 2006, 09:35 PM
I think a lot of people are missing the point. She hasn't said only 2 people die shes said 2 people die who she didn't intend to die. Meaning maybe 10 people will die. But these 2 weren't going to die in the 1st place.

I'm more intriged to find out who's the one that will now not be dying. Surlely if they were going to die all along some things that have happened so far point towards this.
i think you are miss reading the thread... it clearly says AT LEAST two people will die, people are just guess as to who are the two most likely to die, since we know at least two will die. :wavey: :wavey:

Wigglytuff
Jul 1st, 2006, 09:37 PM
I read somewhere else someone suggesting 7/7/07 as the date, so that could be right.

I can just imagine the mass hysteria and scramble in the shops when it's released. Those kids better be prepared, because I am more than willing to take out a few 12 year olds to get my hands on a copy :lol:
lol i already know where i am going to get my copy, and will also be MORE THAN HAPPY to take out some 12 year olds!! :devil: :devil: :lol: :bounce:

Couver
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:14 PM
I think one of them will be Snape. Malfoy would be another obvious choice but I actually think he'll live. I just hope it's not Harry. I know happy ending are cliche but this is a children's book afterall.

wurzelman
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:35 PM
Dumbledore won't come back. If he does, it just ruins everything that indicates he won't, like Fawkes singing the lament, and Dumbledore's portrait being put up. And the prophecy said one must kill the other, so Hermione can't kill Voldemort.

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:33 PM
I think Harry and Ron will pursue their fantasy to gang rape hermione.

She will die of shock

Ron will die in Azkaban

Harry will miraculously work out a series of clues to save himself as always

:rolleyes: :retard: :retard:

Die Potter die!

James
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:37 PM
I think Harry and Ron will pursue their fantasy to gang rape hermione.

She will die of shock

Ron will die in Azkaban

Harry will miraculously work out a series of clues to save himself as always

:rolleyes: :retard: :retard:

Die Potter die!

Everyhing else ok, my dear? ;)

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:40 PM
Everyhing else ok, my dear? ;)
Bitter subject to me ;)

James
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:42 PM
Bitter subject to me ;)

Nobody would have guessed. :p

Monica_Rules
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:50 PM
I will also gladly stop a few 12 year olds getting a copy of the book before me. I think i'm going to buy this book at 12am as it will be a defining moment in our generation and i want to eb there.

Hoppefulle some of my friends will come along with me.

James
Jul 2nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
The 7th of July 2007 seems to be a bad date for 12-year olds. :lol:

:inlove:
Jul 5th, 2006, 11:30 AM
I think Snape will die. :sad: Harry will probably kill him, before realising that Snape is actually a goodie. :p

I don't want my dear Severus to die though!! :fiery: I hope Harry dies. And I hope it's really painful. :p

matthias
Jul 5th, 2006, 12:14 PM
i hope all will die

AceTennisGrrrl
Jul 5th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Maybe she changed the book due to modern times...

Hermione and Ron will be brainwashed by a clerical muslim leader in that dodgy place (not Diagon Alley the other one). They will both grow beards and start being secretive and praying five times a day. Then they will blow up the school and everyone will die. The End.

Xanadu11
Jul 5th, 2006, 01:15 PM
I am very much part of the 'I wish Dumbledon wasn't dead but I have accepted that he is and that Snape is evil'. The only problem I have with this is that Snape being evil means Dubledore was fooled by Snape, and I don't like Snape being elevated to such a role of importance and significance (if that makes any sense).

The only thing which to be suggests that Dubledore's death may have been part of some 'greater plan', is the conversation Hagrid overhears between Dubledore and Snape, when Snape does not want to do something Dubledore is telling him too.

But yeh, I guess we will just see. I feel excited but so sad at the thought of the 7th book

:inlove:
Jul 5th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Snape definitely despised having to kill dumbledore, as is evident with the look of hatred in his eyes, just as Harry had a chapter or so beforehand, when he had to pour the poison down dumbledore's throat.

;) there's my 2 cents, i guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Monica_Rules
Jul 5th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Theres so many little things that JK Rowling has put in which could mean Snape is evil or good. Like the look or hatred. It could mean hatred towards himself or hatred towards dumbledore.

Personally i'm on the side of Snape is good or is out for himself. It would be quite stupid of Jo to make ti out all through books 1-5 that Harry thinks Snape is evil but he isn't then book 6 oh yeah BTW he is evil. Its just too obvious.
Jo has been so clever throughout the books planting little seeds that you might not take notice of at first but then have big significance.

Wigglytuff
Jul 5th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Theres so many little things that JK Rowling has put in which could mean Snape is evil or good. Like the look or hatred. It could mean hatred towards himself or hatred towards dumbledore.

Personally i'm on the side of Snape is good or is out for himself. It would be quite stupid of Jo to make ti out all through books 1-5 that Harry thinks Snape is evil but he isn't then book 6 oh yeah BTW he is evil. Its just too obvious.
Jo has been so clever throughout the books planting little seeds that you might not take notice of at first but then have big significance.
but in all of the books when has it ever been hinting that killing is good? killing a great man no less?

and its "obvious" its life. most people have believed something to be true, told it wasnt made to feel wrong, and later found out they were right all along. likewise most have at some point trusted someone we should not have, everyone told us we should not have but we did anyway, and paid the price. in dumble's case the price was his life. its a part of life. but cold blooded murder of a great leader is not something that should be dismissed, i think everything i have said is true and reflected in all the books.

^bibi^
Jul 5th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Hermione and Ron still need to find each other definitely, so maybe they both won't die. :p
or maybe they're the two who will die... I always thought harry would die in the 7th but Ron & Hermione would stay alive as Harry's best friends and so on... She "saves" one and kill two ? my guess she saves harry (to avoid being killed by fans :lol: ) and she kills Ron hermione instead (not knowing that killing hermione will force me to kill her...)

raquel
Jul 5th, 2006, 04:21 PM
I hope Harry dies. And I hope it's really painful. :p
Surely comments like this deserve an automatic ban on this board?

:p

:inlove:
Jul 5th, 2006, 08:30 PM
Nah, Voldemort rules this board like he rules everything else, so technically he loves me. :shrug:

I am Voldemort's groupie. :banana: