Being a massive fan of the Harry Potter books and films I loved James Potter and the Hall of Elder’s Crossing. The story is very like the original Harry Potter with the way the characters act and speak. It’s exactly the sort of things you would expect from Harry Potter’s son.
It’s a great kids story, just like the original Harry Potter books. You get a lot of glimpses of the Harry Potter series – mentions of past events, the Battle of Hogwarts, old characters and grudges – but much more with new characters and new circumstances. It’s great to see what might have been after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The interesting thing is that, although a lot of Harry Potter fans thought the Epilogue of Deathly Hallows drew an end to the Harry Potter world, the James Potter series picks up exactly from that epilogue and makes it work as a brilliant start to a new era.
We’re welcomed back to a world we already know and love, with old and new characters. Some are a little of both. You get to see what happened to Remus and Tonk’s son Ted and everyone else’s kids. Even though the mischief of Fred and George isn’t there, Ted and his ‘Gremlins’ make up for the loss.
Lots of things are hinted at throughout the story and even more happens, with lots of classes and mischief. In this series, there is always something going on. I was hooked from the very start of this book, right through to the end, just as badly as I had been when reading Harry Potter. I still have one or two unanswered questions at the end of this book, but trust me, no matter how many unanswered questions there are at each book in this series, there is always another bigger and better book to come with the answers you want.
If you read Harry Potter 1-7, saw the films and loved them, read this! If you were like me and read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and the Harry Potter Encyclopaedia then you have to read this book! It draws you in like Harry Potter, and sucks you into a world you don’t want to leave. And you don’t have to, because there’s more!
There are currently three completed books in this series, and another one in the works. Enjoy!
You can download the James Potter series at the following website – http://www.jamespotterseries.com/