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James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper (James Potter #2)

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A summer of change brings James Sirius Potter back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with a new perspective. Confident that last year's adventures are well behind him, James prepares for the more prosaic challenges of schoolwork, trying-out for the Quidditch team, and keeping an eye on his brother Albus and cousin Rose.

A new year brings a new adventure, however
ebook, 459 pages
Published 2008 (first published 2007)
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Marisha Darice These books are fan fiction spin-offs. They're about the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione, etc.
Marisha Darice No, this is the second book. This first is the Hall of Elder's Crossing.
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Huda Yahya
May 16, 2016 Huda Yahya rated it really liked it
هذه السلسلة الجديدة بالتأكيد تصلح لمهوسيين هاري بوتر
الرواية طبعاً وليس الفيلم
فسلسلة الأفلام لا تحمل حتى 1%من بهاء الرواية و سحرها
حتى مع كل المؤثرات الخاصة المبهرة
لم تجاري خيالي وخاصة بطريقة المملثين في الآداء التي لا تقارب جمال الشخصيات المرسومة
-خصوصاً دمبلدور الذي لم يقترب
Michael Gambon
من روحه ولو بنسبة ضئيلة ،الرجل لم يقرأ الرواية حتى
من أين له أن يعرف دمبلدور؟؟

G. Norman Lippert
بكتابة 3 أجزاء حتى الآن من سلسلة جايمس بوتر وهي مبنية على عالم هاري بوتر كما عرفناه
ولكن في هذه المرة البطل هو ابن
Sarah Rabbit
Mar 27, 2012 Sarah Rabbit rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sarah by: Clorissa Rene' Brown
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Adam Wilson
Sep 18, 2011 Adam Wilson rated it it was amazing
James Potter And The Curse of The Gatekeeper is, to put it simply, just as good as the first James Potter novel which managed to take all of my expectations and exceed all of them. This book is just is complex as the first and the character development in this book is also excellent. It is slightly longer than the first novel as well, but it doesn’t feel like a lengthy novel at all. I especially loved the behavior of Scorpius Malfoy and the surprise of which house he ended up in. Also, the end o ...more
To be honest, I didn't read the whole book, but I think that what I read is enough for me to share some thoughts.
I appreciate Lippert's decision to continue these series, but I didn't enjoy it. I don't think he is a good writer, since the book was filled with unessecary dialogs that annoyed me so much. I'd read this in a review of a friend and I said to myself that I like long dialogs, it shouldn't be a problem. Well, turns out I was wrong. Also, Lippert uses his imagination and makes stuff up t
Jun 24, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
When the Harry Potter book series finished it didn't quite dawn on me that it was 'the end', I knew I could quench my magical needs by just watching the films, but that was until the last instalment of the Harry Potter film came out. It was then whilst sitting in the cinema I finally realized there isn't going to be any more Harry Potter. Sounds quite sad now I'm admitting it, but I actually had a little silent cry to myself, in the cinema, with my brother staring weirdly at me.
That's why when
Mar 06, 2013 Harrison rated it it was amazing
Lippert's James Potter books are delightful. They are a rebirth of the Harry PotterUniverse. It is a real shame that he is not getting compensated for these wonderful stories that so well continue what JK Rowling created. I plan to read his original work.

The characters evolve, growing over a year at Hogwarts. Elements of the HP books form the backbone of the story but the modern muggle world gives us a current feel, and a slight technological, scientific descriptive undercurrent works well.

In h
Dec 26, 2011 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2011
I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as the first James Potter novel. Again, if the Harry Potter novels felt formulaic, this one felt even more so.

While I have no objection to killing off characters in a novel, somehow it feels wrong for a work of fan fiction to kill off an established character from the works it's derived from. The death was eventually shown to be necessary to the plot, it seemed Lippert could have come up with a better mechanism that didn't require taking such drastic liber
Samuel Johnson (the dictionary man) once famously said to a young author whose book he'd been asked to review that there were parts of it that were good, and parts of it that were original. But the good parts were not original, and the original parts were not good.

This book is largely the opposite. The original characters (including those that might as well be original characters, because J.K. Rowling has done little more than write their names on a genealogical chart) worked well for me, but t
Jyotsna Ps
Feb 22, 2013 Jyotsna Ps rated it it was ok
Oh no..oh no...This book is so all over the place!!
Lippert has these grandiose ideas, not one but ten that he tries to put into each book. Its like awesome concept 1.... Bunch of frustration, concept 2.... Frustration..... And then it all blows up on your face!!

Ok things that really annoy me to no end......**Some Spoilers**

1) James Potters' angle of obtuseness continues to increase.... He has tried to make James the hero without hero factor....not working at all!!!

2) he has literally trampled t
Cindy Compton
Feb 09, 2013 Cindy Compton rated it really liked it
G. Norman Lippert produces yet another enjoyable book in the James Potter series. I was so excited when I found these thru Goodreads. He really stays true to the characters created by J. K. Rowling in the original series. I enjoy the way he introduces historical characters (Merlin, Ben Franklyn, and others) into the Potter world. He also slyly inserted even Ms. Rowling into the books as one of the new professors at Hogwarts this term as an author who is known for fictionalizing the Harry Potter ...more
Jun 10, 2009 Angie rated it really liked it
When Merlin speaks, I hear Optimus Prime in my head...
Oct 19, 2014 Savvina rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Nostalgic Potterheads
“None of us were kidding when we said we wanted to have enough kids to make a Quidditch team, were we?”

I feel so bad right now.This book worths 4 starts,it was much much better than the first one but something pulls me off,maybe the fact that in some parts was slow.I find myself really..."Strict" when it comes to this series and I don't know why!Something tells me the third one will finally get the 4th star but no promises people.Overall,G. Norman Lippert like I said in my previous review of t
Hot Cute Girly Geek
Jul 31, 2015 Hot Cute Girly Geek rated it really liked it
I read the first book last week. And although I didn’t loved the first book that much I was still intrigued by it, and curious enough to also start on the second novel. And you know what? I liked this one better than the first one, and I’m looking forward to find some time to read number three.

But now about the book. I love it when I book touched my heart enough that I can laugh, curse, hate someone, rooting for another or cry. And this one did. Ok huge spoiler ahead right now, so if you absolut
Oct 12, 2013 Chas rated it liked it
Having just come off the heels of my review of the first book, I'll try and do as justice to this book as much as I can. The first book had left me excited for more, and so immediately after finishing the first I devoured the second. And to be honest the first third or so of the book had me satisfied as an extension of the world established in the first book, but just about the time that the kids started "settling" into school I started feeling rather "off" by the book, and that feeling only int ...more
May 18, 2012 Lilla rated it liked it
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Mandie Mc
Jul 12, 2010 Mandie Mc rated it really liked it
This book could have used the firm but loving hand of a copy-editor. Everyone's smile was crooked, and you really want to slap the hero around for the first half to two-thirds of the book. I guess he's supposed to be young and stupid and all, and that's very authentic, but I think a reader is also supposed to relate to the hero of a book.

I also don't think the old characters are very true-to form. It's hard to tell, since they're a good 15+ years older than they were when last we saw them in the
Dec 09, 2014 M1ssb3rry rated it liked it
Ok I have really mixed feelings about this book, most of the time, I was laughing so hard because of how stupid the plot was, however I still could not put it down, I had to keep reading
I suppose it was a nice story and everything, I still find Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny weird as adults
And I still dont like the numerous parallels between these books (the ones I have read so far) and the ordinary books because he is not making the story his own I suppose, the writer is trying too hard to chan
May 13, 2011 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
Just like the first, I couldn't finished the second. Maybe I just can't stand double L'd words to never be double L'd, maybe I didn't like the story, perhaps I just don't like the style of writing - I don't know what it is about these, I just can't dive into them.

There are only two types of people for this series - the haters and the lovers. I regret to say I'm in the former group, but hope anyone in the latter group enjoys this as much as they no doubt squealed over the first.

Furthermore, the i
Jul 06, 2009 Adam rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans
Recommended to Adam by: Liz
This one was actually just as whimsical and enjoyable as the first one. Lippert is unsure as to if he want’s to continue the series and I hope he does. The way that everyone is traced back to the Harry Potter books is pretty well done, and how things from the past have other meanings like the mirror of Erised. Then of course there’s the Malfoy vs. Potter feud but with some surprising twists. Also in my favorite part James has to find a way out of Hogwarts, but he’s stuck a thousand years in the ...more
Dec 29, 2010 Karina rated it liked it
Recommends it for: harry potter fans who are not nit picky about details
I have to admit, the first book was so much better than this one.

James Potter goes off once more Hogwarts, exactly during the time which the epilouge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

In Lippert's story, he incorporates many of the basic idea and concepts of the epilogue into the beginning of his story, and the best part is that it makes sense!

Yes, it is a fan-fiction and for those of you who don't know, a fan fiction is basically a writing done by a fan using the characte
"James Potter and the Curse of the Gate Keeper (James Potter, #2)" is a continuation of the adventures of James, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley's son. But there are changes from the last since this time around, he's joined by his younger brother, Albus and his cousin, Rose (Hermione's daughter). At first I thought, oh no, the author's re-creating the Golden Trio (take a look at the book cover and you'll see why I assumed this). Fortunately this wasn't the case.

The mother of all surprises was th
Nov 30, 2009 Cecille rated it liked it
i had goosebumps and from the first few chapters in this book. i was really spooked out in the portrait scene... i stopped and took a deep breath before proceeding with caution, afraid that i may left out something important.. then another scene made me wanna cry (but i didn't) and another made me gasp out loud (the sorting).

but as the story progress, there were few surprises and i finally feel that it's a different world. a different hogwartz. different characters thus futher reflecting that it
Jul 25, 2009 Tori rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Possible spoilers!!! Beware.
This was even better than The Hall of Elders Crossing. (I think the first one got a bit bogged down in the technomancy stuff.) I think the dynamic that Rose, Albus, and Scorpius brings to the story is something we Potter fans find familiar.

STop reading now if you don't want to have the story spoiled...

I actually gasped aloud when Scorpius Malfoy was sorted into Gryffindor and when Albus did in fact end up in Slytherin. I got giddy when Scorpius actually helps Rose a
Aug 09, 2009 Mounica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: luuvvved-it, fantasy
If there’s ever any more new books to the Harry Potter series, this is the closest it can get. You just need to forget the fact that it’s fanfic and simply enjoy this next generation of the Harry Potter world. Lippert does an amazing job depicting it, and I doubt HP fans will be disappointed. Well, that is, if you don’t worry yourself about the smallest and silliest details that may be wrong. :D

If you enjoyed the first James Potter book, you’re going to find this second book much much better. I
Cynthia Morgan
Aug 25, 2012 Cynthia Morgan rated it it was ok
Good effort in fan fiction and probably one of the more interesting reads since the Potter series stopped, but missed almost everything that made those books so wonderful.

The characters are flat, so I don't really care about them. Rowling defined spells and rules of magic with a few deft strokes; this book spends pages and pages defining them (and lifts central concepts from other fantasy authors, like Piers Anthony). It establishes incontrovertible rules and then breaks them a few pages later.
Ana Palitroche
Sep 12, 2015 Ana Palitroche rated it really liked it
Sinópsis personal:
El año escolar se ha terminado y comienza uno nuevo. Vacaciones de verano con la familia, una fiesta sorpresa para el abuelo Weasley y un regalo completamente inesperado. Incluso en el mundo mágico, aunque los magos tengan poderes, no pueden huir a la muerte.

James Potter debe regresar a la escuela, tratando de omitir ciertos sentimientos que podrían hacerlo vulnerable. Además, su hermano Albus y sus primos Rose y Louis Weasley, no olvidemos a Scorpius Malfoy, ingresarán a su p
Jan 13, 2014 Hannah rated it liked it
3.5. A much better story than the first James Potter. However, entirely too many "crooked smiles" for my taste.
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Jul 02, 2009 ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans
The sequel is just as good as his first book, James Potter and the Hall of Elders. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the first book. I highly recommend both of these James Potters books to any Harry Potter fans open to reading a sequel. Having missed the end of the original, I've thoroughly enjoyed the fanfic sequels and they were done incredibly well.
Apr 23, 2009 Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Hopefully there will be a third.
After finishing book 1, I was excited to start this one as the First Years would include Albus, Rose and Scorpius. I expected certain actions on Albus' part and will admit that I had a good guess about Scorpius's personality as well. I will admit that I was wrong - and I'm glad about it because the story is so much more interesting with the twists!

It's interesting because I have always been a bit of a Harry Potter geek and had unknowingly placed Harry on a bit of a hero platform. Seeing a new P
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