That Dresden series looks amazing, I hope that it's on the kindle.
Not sure about Rowling going in a totally different direction. One of the great things about her books is that they are a very easy read. If she can keep that, I bet it will do well regardless of the subject matter.
Reading the A song of Ice and Fire series is like playing with an adorable puppy, then someone comes up out of nowhere and shoots the puppy, then punches you in the face
Eh, I don't like the fact that she said it's "geared for adults".
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Depending on what the subject matter is I may or may not read her new book. I do really hope eventually she will return to the HP series, perhaps even with a more adult theme with it.
The Dresden series is amazing. I found it several years ago now and was buying the next book in the series every other day because of how fast I was going through them. Unfortunately, I got a tad burnt out when I was approaching the last 1/2 books that were released at that time and haven't read any since. They made a short lived TV series loosely based on the books staring Paul Blackthorne. It didn't last long partly because of poor marketing, and IMHO a poor introduction to the characters with the first few episodes.
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Whilst I would love to see some kind of Harry Potter follow up ... Prequels would be AMAZING (As long as they're not done to George Lucas quality)
But I respect J.K Rowling as an Author and quite frankly if you've been working on the same story and series for over a decade, I think most people would want to try something new.
So I really hope whatever route she heads with this new Book she has tons of success, because She deserves to try something new and enjoy a different story.
She should do like Lucas did and let other people write books in the same universe as the Potter books. As long as she keeps final approval on them, could be great.
It'll be interesting to see how it goes. It'll almost certainly never live up to the Harry Potter mythos that's snowballed over the years, but I for one definitely want to see J.K. writing out of her comfort zone a bit more.
A lot of the success of Harry Potter was to do with the formula of it, the setting and the theme all coming together into something that had such universal appeal and such endless possibility for engaging, fun scenes. She's never really been a writer with much overarching technical ability though, in the sense of how she constructs her stories. She's very good at writing scenes, and has a huge amount of natural flair for engaging prose, but when writing a story that isn't structured around a very safe and stable framework like Harry Potter it'll be interesting to see how it comes along, and how much she's learned between now and the last HP book.
I've always thought that if J.K. Rowling had taken some formal training in creative writing she'd be one of the most fantastic storytellers ever born.