JK Rowling is being attacked by ‘Harry Potter’ fans who are furious she is
planning to kill off one of the main characters in her new book.
The author of the bestselling series, which follows the adventures of boy
wizard Harry, revealed last week she intends to kill off two characters in
the seventh and final Potter novel.
The mum-of-three refused to reveal the victims’ identities for fear of
reprisals, but didn’t rule out Harry meeting his maker.
She said: “I’m not going to commit myself, because I don’t want the hate
mail or anything else. 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’.”
However, fans of the series have reacted furiously to Rowling’s decision and
have openly slammed her on several websites.
On bloggingharrypotter.com, one enraged fan wrote: “I truly feel that for
Rowling to kill off any of the trio would reflect a callousness towards
children I don’t wish to contemplate.”
Another infuriated devotee of the series wrote on the-leaky-cauldron.org
site: “JKR is a Sadistic Enchantress.”
So far, the Harry Potter series has sold over 300 million copies worldwide
and been turned into a hugely successful movie franchise.