James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (James Potter #1)
In my opinion, J.K. Rowling is an absolutely exquisite writer. While Lippert's writing style is not quite as flawless as J.K. Rowling's, he is definitely a good writer in his own right. I'm sure there are...more
Let's judge it for what it is. It is fan fiction. It is not J.K. Rowling nor is it Harry Potter.
In some ways, it's like watching (in my opinion) the first few Harry Potter movies, where many of the details from the books were changed or omitted and you're still grappling with how Hogwarts in the movies wasn't exactly the way you had imagined it when reading the books.
James Potter is Harry's son. So it's strange to read that Harry is some y...more
So this was my first fanfic experience. I'm in a very foreign country, learning a very foreign language and reading about complicated and...more
Here are a few random things which I liked/disliked about the book.
What i liked:
1. Harry Potter is back. Though as an adult, and with...more
There was just no way this was going to happen. I think it started off very strongly, James living under the shadow of his father, expectations of Hogwarts, new friends. But then it just sort of lost momentum about a fourth into the book. James, quite frankly, is an idiot. I feel Mr. Lippert tried to make it not seem so because he tried to make James' motives stem from wanting to stand outside his father's shadow, but in the end, it only made James make very dumb decisions.
The thing I...more
I don't normally give negative reviews because the effort of writing is such a hugely enviable one, I like to encourage it, but here are some points for improvement which I hope the author takes on board.
I get th...more
Only then I felt like things kind of started to fall apart for me a little. Certain things felt...off. There seemed to be very little regard f...more
Es un libro que respeta puntualmente el estilo de J. K. Rowling, pero que le da su propio toque. Si bien pueden criticarse algunas pequeñas libertades,...more
And, don't get the fact that it is fan fic discourage you. The book is a remarkable achievement. It's worth reading if you are done with the Harry Potter series.
I was really happy to read more about the Harry Potter world. I'm sure I will read the next book.
Ted and Noah are awesome replacements for the Weasleys twins
I think the descendent is a Griffindor
Once you get through the first few chapters which are mostly inundated with Mugglisms/Americanisms, the book is quite a good read and up to the test of following Harry Potter.
Once the story got rolling I found myself downloading the next chapter immeadiately...more
First off Hagrid loves Hogwarts too much to be a day late and in the Goblet Of Fire that was for Dumbledore not a family party, second you don't need to name EVERY character from the next generation and describe every professor, like we get it, this is supposed to be a knock off Harry Potter series.
Also Ralph buying that fake wand for 20 GALLEONS?! No ones that stupid. Fourthly Hogwarts don't take in...more
The writing itself was fine, the characters were fine, the continuation of the last scene front he real books was fine. But... Something wasn't right. I wondered to myself what, exactly, felt wrong with the book.
And then I realized: it was so AMERICAN. The Harry Potter books are essenti...more
Now, as you've probably read, this book is a fan-fiction continuation of the Harry Potter series (which I am a HUGE fan of) with Harry's eldest son, James. Whilst the writing itself is not exactly like JK's wonderfully artistic style, it still reads very similar to hers, so I cannot fault Mr Lippert upon that.
The plot is also quite interesting. One part of it I really like is the 'Progressive Elemen...more
But just a few pages in and I couldn't believe how awful it was. I couldn't even make it through until the end of the second chapter, and I almost always finish a book once I've started.
First off are just the blatant incongruencies. I mean, if you are going to do a Potter continuat...more
As a parent, one thing I liked about...more
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