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View all 12 comments. Jan 01, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm not a big fan of fan fiction authors work so hard on their books not to have them copied by people who can't come up with their own ideas! So, I really didn't enjoy this book, which I had started reading in early December and took forever to finish because I found it an awkward format.
But I didn't give it a low rating purely on the grounds of its format, it was more a matter of content. This novel was full of whiny drama and I would maybe rec I'm not a big fan of fan fiction authors work so hard on their books not to have them copied by people who can't come up with their own ideas! This novel was full of whiny drama and I would maybe recommend it to fans of Twilight or something. It really didn't remind me of any of the other Harry Potter novels at all, at least not style-wise, and the personality of the characters seemed odd.
View 1 comment. Sep 11, Neil Trigger rated it did not like it. I love the artwork and potential for this book and it starts professionally and promisingly, but it ends up with somewhat immature writing and ripping off Reservoir Dogs.
Mr Grey, Mr Pink I don't get it. I was lost after a few pages and couldn't be bothered to wade through the rest. 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 I love the artwork and potential for this book and it starts professionally and promisingly, but it ends up with somewhat immature writing and ripping off Reservoir Dogs. I get that this is Potter fan fiction, but I just don't get the Scorsese references.
If you build a fantasy world, don't fill it with gangster stereotypes. I thought that Mr Grey was going to be a 50 Shade reference, so I was at least happy it wasn't but you need a new bunch of names and probably totally re-write the prologue. The dialect is too heavy. I get it The setting has not been laid out prior to the action. I don't really know where I am when everything starts.
It's not been described at all really, and the images in my head are worse than dull They're not there at all. I'd suggest uploading this to autonomy or another community for some honest feedback, because it needs some serious attention.
View all 13 comments. Jul 17, Mounica rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a fan fiction series I have just encountered. It's about Harry Potter's oldest son, James, and takes a year before the epilogue of the Deathly Hallows and during James's first year at Hogwarts. 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. View all 8 comments. Jun 08, Adam Wilson rated it it was amazing. I am very impressed by this novel. Honestly, I can say that it is different from, but just as good as, the Harry Potter novels written by J. It was well-written with new and likable characters and the format of the book was the same.
The adventure in this book is a little similar to the Deathly Hallows with the gathering of three relics, but it is totally unique as well. This book I am very impressed by this novel. This book some how managed to compliment and expand upon the endlessly interesting world of Harry Potter. Also, the length of the book was what first made me take it seriously.
In fact, writing this review is taking away from the time I should be spending on the reading. Lippert has rekindled that overwhelming feeling of curiosity that I had when waiting for the next Harry Potter novel. Again, all I can say is that I am impressed.
View 2 comments. Jul 29, Rad Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: I have to say I'm impressed about this book! Never would I thought I'm gonna read something HP'y again.
I'm afraid that reading this book is a waste of time? Got me wrong, eh. I recommend this I think to all HP readers who want some more read of Hogwarts! View all 5 comments. Sep 23, Amy Nielsen rated it really liked it Shelves: This was very fun to read and I totally enjoyed jumping back into the world of Harry Potter.
This author has to be commended He did, IMHO an excellent job and while there were times when you could tell this wasn't Rowling's work, it didn't detract at all from the story. I also don't believe in criticizing work that is created purely without financial gain so I'll refrain from delving into details that could wo This was very fun to read and I totally enjoyed jumping back into the world of Harry Potter.
I also don't believe in criticizing work that is created purely without financial gain so I'll refrain from delving into details that could work against this plot. It is enough to say that it was nice to be back at Hogwarts and I look forward to going there again with James next year.
Dec 04, Siobhan rated it did not like it. I read this when it was still available as a free PDF. I wouldn't have paid for it I know there's another pay copy of a spin off of this fan fiction. I have nothing against fan fiction. My own has taught me so much about writing in general that I will always have a soft spot for the concept. But I would never dream of making money off my fan fics, and that's probably the first problem that I have with this fan fic. Especially as it has led to court cases on copyright infringement.
But also, too I read this when it was still available as a free PDF. But also, too much was altered in the canon. As a other reviewer has said, it's a little coincidental that all three elements were brought together just at the right time. There's more I dislike, I could tell early on that this was written by an American, not a British person, by the romantic way they view England. We don't talk like that, school - even boarding school - is not like this novel is presented.
The reason the original Harry Potters work so well is that J. Rowling was so immersed in our history, in our society, that such notions came easily.
I know from friends in America that it's not uncommon for people in different grades to go to the same classes.
This doesn't happen in England yet in the novel it appears to? I know I sound like I'm nitpicking, but all these little things add up. The muggle who somehow penetrates magic boundaries makes no sense - was he a squib and this information glazed over?
I won't even go into the ridiculousness of the prank pulled at the end. View all 6 comments. Jan 10, Aimee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans. While this book isn't a Rowling, there is definitely a Potterverse feel to it.
Don't go in there expecting a replica of the previous 7, but do expect to enjoy the story and some of the new characters and a few old that have been introduced. Once the story got rolling I found myself downloading the next chapter immeadiately While this book isn't a Rowling, there is definitely a Potterverse feel to it.
Once the story got rolling I found myself downloading the next chapter immeadiately. I zipped through the last 7 chapters without a thought and I feel that this is a pretty good testament to what Lippert has accomplished. Aug 19, snowgray rated it it was ok Shelves: To put it simply, Lippert published a piece of fanfiction from outside of the fanfiction community, and whether that is a positive, negative or neutral attribute is for the reader to decide.
For me, it is a personal pet peeve when any author criticizes his or her readers. No pooping, no throwing sand, and no smashing the castles that the owner of the sandbox has built. Fans of a work who are seeking out fanfiction to read are bound to be the most devoted type of fans, the ones who care deeply about the characters, and who are hurt to see their conception of the characters misrepresented.
For example, he has Zane and James taking a Technomancy class kind-of like magic crossed with Physics, and it is interesting at times, especially when Lippert considers how apparition occurs, but at other times, again, annoyingly wrong with a boy called Murdock, who is old enough to apparate. Of course, that means that Murdock is seventeen.
How often do year-olds and year-olds take classes together in the real world? School is divided into grades partly to help put in order the process of learning, to show the learner the steps that are taken to understand a concept. Lippert has forgotten these basic rules of humanity in several places, including other classes. Again, a little common sense might have averted this one: Any good teacher knows that game days are the worst days to teach class, as all of the athletes are distracted or worse, dismissed early and the rest of the kids are nearly as wiggly and ready to leave.
Even if Lippert forgot the canon, he ought to have considered the effect of scheduling a game on a weekday, and for the educational benefit of the imaginary students, shifted the game to the weekend. Finally, Lippert makes a big hullaballoo about magical art in Technomancy class, asserting that imaginary characters can move into other pictures, including portraits of real people, but the subjects of portraits cannot move to any other pictures save other instances of their own portrait.
This is a major plot point, as James eventually discovers that Snape has painted small, disguised portraits of himself into the backgrounds of paintings around the castle, so that he can observe from multiple viewpoints. Lippert went to a bunch of trouble to have a teacher teach something that was plainly wrong. Not a single headmaster or headmistress remained to see him.
All, it seemed, had flitted away, charging through the paintings that lined the castle so that they could have a clear view of what was going on. Snape never shows artistic interests during any of the books. Lippert could have had Snape darting all over the castle in disguise on his own. To what extent a reader is willing to set aside these incongruities in a piece of fanfiction is up to the individual reader.
They bothered me quite a bit, but, then again, I listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks as background noise all the time, and have subsequently absorbed a lot of information into my subconscious for example, I remembered those two instances of portrait-travel without looking them up, though I did have to check for the exact quotations.
There are a few different strands of events, which I feel fall into three categories. And one of the teachers is Ben Franklyn. That one. But he spelled his name differently for the Muggles. Again, though, I think logic is against this as well. Students in college, or sometimes high school, do sometimes study abroad for a year. Teachers do, sometimes, go teach for a year in a different school.
Even canon has students visiting in order to participate in the Triwizard Cup. They felt incongruous. The other two strands form the two different antagonistic forces faced by James. In order to recall Merlin, one must gather his three relics and put them in a specific place during a specific astronomical event.
In the book, this is connected to the Progressive Element, as those attempting to recall Merlin are Progressives who want Merlin to lead their revelations to the Muggle world. However, the two antagonistic strands fight against each other rather than being complementary, and each has a sort-of separate climax. The Progressive Element succeeds in leading a Muggle newscaster into Hogwarts, and the Merlin-recalling Progressive Element succeeds in recalling Merlin.
Each event is more than enough climax for one book, but Lippert crams both into his story, diminishing the importance of each.
Similarly, Merlin is a somewhat interesting character, obviously a Dumbledore analog, but with enough differences to make him potentially intriguing. In my opinion, a more condensed story with only one of these antagonistic strands would have been great. Indeed, Lippert could have focused on the Muggle newscaster, while still dropping hints about the recall of Merlin, and set himself up tidily for the next book.
The Harry Potter series is created with an end in mind: The few poems and songs he has included are awful, lacking an even meter though I guess that the Gryffindor Quidditch song could be awful on purpose, as it was written by teenagers? A stretch. Most of the characters are relatively flat, but consistent save for the canon characters, -would McGonagall really reduce her teaching load just to go on dates with a Muggle policeman?
Most of the times when I had difficulty relate to a combination of characterization and plot: Connected to this issue, Lippert fails to tie up his loose ends. Tabitha acts as a Progressive Element mouthpiece in a debate, and suffers an attempted broom-theft halfway through the book, but she never reappears to be angry that the Muggle newsman was thwarted, or to hassle James on the train though she is much milder than Draco, I admit.
Again, this lack of thoroughness comes from the fact that too much is going on; with one antagonistic plot at a time, readers might come to know the characters better. Though there are many fanfiction writers, and good ones, complete novel-length works are thin on the ground.
In that way, perhaps, Lippert can serve the community: Jan 20, Gergana marked it as zzz-books-not-for-me. The style - very similar to miss Rowling's, 2. Love that James doesn't like living in his father's shadow and that he wants to be different.
A great sequel to the events of the original series - you can see how the school was affected, especially the Slytherin house. But were they so bad to make me want to discontinue the book - no. In fact, I recommend this book to anyone who is desperate for more Hogwarts experience! Is this a bad thing? Depends on the type of person you are. I am the type of person who remembers too much.
Basically, Mr. Lippert takes the Harry Potter universe to the next level, which is great, but would also mean that if I continue reading, this knowledge of what happens with Hogwarts will remain with me every time I reread the original 7 books and I don't want that. It's like seeing one of your favorite series wrap up and you feel sad, yet satisfied.
Then a new set of books serving as sequels are announced and you're ecstatic! Yep, I'm talking about the Fever series by K. Moning So it's really up to you - if you don't mind excellent fanfictions, give this one a go.
It's definitely worth it! View all 4 comments. Sep 25, Lakshmi C rated it really liked it. I read James Potter to replace these horrifying memories with something promising. What I liked: He comes up with different ways to achieve this goal, which lets you connect with him. They didn't belong to the same houses and had different traits. What are the consequenes if this Law is not in effect.
Its easy to dismiss someone repeating archaic beliefs and prejudice but its impossible to ignore someone who makes you question what you believed was true. He was wise but not preachy, daring, modest with a sense of humour. He was a good parent who encouraged independence and individuality. He knew the expectations of living with a legacy and was coping rather well. I hope we see more of him in the other books. Differences that didn't bother me: Think goblins and house elves, the Weasleys and the Malfoys or Durmstrang and Beauxbatons.
I like the idea of adding something new, it could be Irish warlocks, Romanian dragons and villains, Alaskan Goblins But the author is a good storyteller, I was invested in most characters and the emotional development was convincing. What I didn't like: Why was he there? Someone you can hate, fear and plot against I'm still waiting and hope we see someone super evil in the next book. Would I say this was a continuation of the Harry Potter world? We have lived, enjoyed and explored that journey to a satisfying end.
But this is definitely a promising Spin Off series with a fascinating protagonist, i. James Potter. View all 15 comments. Aug 26, Leonor Ner rated it liked it Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans and those who are ardently wishing a good continuation of the saga,.
Rowling's official work. This was a very pleasant reading. Normally I'm sceptical about fan-fictions concerning a saga I absolutely worship. However, this was recommended to me by another "Harry Potter" fan so I've decided to give it a go.
Also, the idea of having some sort of continuation after "Deathly Hallows", made me grab this story and read it, forgetting it wasn't written by the genius h Also published in "A Cup of Coffee and a Book" I am not giving this 4 stars just because this isn't J. Also, the idea of having some sort of continuation after "Deathly Hallows", made me grab this story and read it, forgetting it wasn't written by the genius herself.
This "book" - since it's not a true publication but an on-line reading - manages to create a plausible continuation for Harry Potter saga, this time being his son James the main character. It's a Potter, still. The characters were created in a way that resembled the previous characters, being Ted Lupin my ultimate favourite one.
That particular character reminded me of the Weasley twins, which was amazing since I kind of miss them. As for James, to me he was a new version of his father, perhaps a little bit more mature than his father in his first year. Of course that having Harry Potter as your dad helps you viewing the world differently.
Cedric surprised me since I was not expecting him to be a ghost wandering Hogwarts, completely lost and speechless. I admire the fact he was kind of connected with Snape in helping James and his friends.
And I also thought about him as the new Gryffindor ghost, forgetting as James that he wasn't a Gryffindor at all. The idea of the American delegation was very well explored. I admit never having thought of that while reading Rowling's work, but Lippert managed to pick something completely different from what we were excepting, and transform it into a plausible sorry the repetition of words plot that would make us - my opinion of course - forget that we are not reading Rowling.
Also, the Merlin plot was one of the reason it caught my attention. One great wizard as Merlin coming back from the "dead" and ruling was something I just needed to know how it would end. Truth be told that I never expected Merlin to be considered as the new Headmaster. The writing was extremely well planned and carefully written.
There were moments I forgot, as I've mentioned, that I wasn't reading J. Rowling since the author really did tried his best to keep as faithful as he could to the original writing. Even the jokes sounded as something the genius herself could write. For that, good work. Overall, I think this was a very well written story based on Harry Potter, a pleasant reading that, not being official, will definitely fill your imagination as a possible continuation of the saga.
May 06, Trina Between Chapters rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans. I'm torn between 3 or 4 stars for this book again! It was definitely well written, and had a very similar tone and voice as the original Harry Potter series.
The characters and the happenings all felt genuine. But there were a few scenes I just didn't take to - some new creatures and magical practices didn't quite feel at home in Rowling's universe, and some scenes were very talky and harder to get through so that I felt like reading was a chore at times.
I was able to predict a lot of things I'm torn between 3 or 4 stars for this book again! I was able to predict a lot of things that happened toward the end of the story way beforehand, although one thing did catch me off guard and it was really cool. But, predictability always knocks off a point for me.
However, I do think this story is worth a shot for any Harry Potter fan, and I will continue reading this series by Lippert. He did it very well, and it was great to be back in the world of Harry Potter! Also, to the author's credit any time I started to question if something he wrote about was accurate to HP canon, it was then explained. View all 3 comments. Mar 10, Pam Marin rated it it was amazing.
This was almost as good as the original series. The essence of the Harry Potter books was captured in this story, but with the son. The use of historical figures as well as mythological figures helps the reader connect. The story has all the intrigue build in. I got to a point that could not put it down. Great read for young adults, as well as adults. Would recommend highly. Aug 09, Kitty Red-Eye rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was both an easy and a difficult read: I was as big a Harry Potter fan as anyone, but I never read fanfic before, because I just didn't think it felt right, I didn't want to get my "journey" messed up with many different fictional universes - many with dubious quality, to put it nicely.
So this was my first fanfic experience. I'm in a very foreign country, learning a very foreign language and reading about complicated and This book was both an easy and a difficult read: I'm in a very foreign country, learning a very foreign language and reading about complicated and war-ridden history and politics, and yesterday I really needed a break from all the psycho-ness of reality.
James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing provided that much-needed break, and I am grateful for it. I knew I had to let go of J. Rowling's Hogwarts and dive into someone else's Hogwarts, which was a little difficult, I admit, but ok - either you do it, or you just don't read the book.
I liked going back to Hogwarts, even if this Hogwarts was a different one, with different characters also the "old" characters like McGonnagall, Snape-in-portrait and even Harry himself were different characters, since they're written by another author , different storytelling, different style. It's ok. I found James' struggle with standing in his fathers' shadow a funny parallell to author Lippert's actual situation - no matter how well or not he writes, he will be in author Rowling's shadow.
And as James Potter thinks, that he must be a different kind of hero from his father, Lippert must be a different sort of Hogwarts creator from Rowling. Maybe this wasn't intentional, but it was impossible to not think of it. All in all: If you can let Rowling's Hogwarts go and just dive into another person's Hogwarts, there will be no problem with reading this book, it'll be just like any other book, some will like it and some will not.
After all, even if Hogwarts and the Potterverse is the creation and property of Rowling, the idea of the Potterverse belongs to everyone who has ever visited. That a place and a fictional universe can be re-visited by others, I think is ultimately a very good thing. Don't expect it to be like the original, because it will never be. All in all, I found it interesting to experience fanfic. While reading, I wondered why the author kept writing something he would have to publish for free - writing a book is a lot of work, and rarely pays off, but here, it'll be impossible for all future to make as much as a dime off it - instead of developing his own fictional universe that he can actually make some money from.
At the end, I saw that he has done that too. I hope he'll have luck with that. Apr 11, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Most fan fiction is unreadable crap, but there are a few authors who can actually write at a professional level, or nearly so. If you like Harry Potter and the very idea of fan fiction doesn't make you turn up your nose, then this next generation story is worth reading. While I didn't like all of the elements Lippert added into the "canon" universe the Americans and the "quantum" explanation of magic, for instance , it's otherwise very much in the same spirit as the original books.
Jul 23, Gillian Morag rated it it was ok. The prologue was good, and so I had high hopes for a nostalgic walk through my childhood memories of reading the real Harry Potter.
But unfortunately, as soon as I got into chapter one, it fell completely flat. The writing itself was fine, the characters were fine, the continuation of the last scene front he real books was fine. Something wasn't right.
I wondered to myself what, exactly, felt wrong with the book. And then I realized: The Harry Potter books are essenti The prologue was good, and so I had high hopes for a nostalgic walk through my childhood memories of reading the real Harry Potter. The Harry Potter books are essentially very British, and that's something I absolutely loved about them. From adding American characters, to the language and I think even the style of writing, I knew an American had written it even before I checked and proved myself correct.
I really enjoy many American writers. This author is a good writer, I do not contest to that. However, for this specific fan fic, someone immersed or fluent in British culture would have been able to better hold onto that realistic and authentic verve that the HP books seemed to be so full of.
I really couldn't get past chapter one, because every true HP character that was mentioned was really not doing or saying things that I felt were true to themselves. You can see his true parenting style in the "nineteen years later" epilogue, which clearly portrays him to be a very patient, encouraging, and motivating father.
It would have made so much more sense to me if James had just said that he had an owl so he could write to his family easier that having to borrow a school owl. A a muggle got into Hogwarts B technology was used at Hogwarts As I said before, I couldn't finish reading the story myself as of yet, I may find that my curiosity gets to me one day , and so I cannot say with uttermost conviction that I know exactly what happened, etc.
Hogwarts is the safest place on earth, mostly due to the zillions of charms surrounding it. Muffles cannot even SEE it, comprehend it, etc, so no way ever could one get inside. As for the technology thing goes I mean, J. Never even put guns in the thick of the final Hogwarts battle. Why, oh why, would they have any sort of technology at Hogwarts? It's just one other thing that is not in line with the books.
All in all, the idea is obviously fantastic. The execution is questionable. Yet still, I applaud the author for writing a story base off of the best story of all time! Jun 20, Sarah Stevens rated it it was ok. When I saw this book in eReads for my iPhone, I was really pleased. I thought it would be great to indulge in my love for the wizarding world with a fresh set of stories, especially since the ratings weren't half bad. 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 continuation, you have to at least make it consistent with the way the world has already been painted.
House elves showing their faces in the Great Hall? Any first years allowed on the Quidditch team? Secondly, there are a lot of new things he added that just didn't fit. And students impersonating aliens? And why would they let an American who is only in the country for a year attend? It's not like he couldn't go back to America for school - it is a boarding school after all.
I know what the dream means. I know if cousin Lucy will ever appear again… But the stories are hard, hard work. Enjoyable work, I admit, but work nonetheless, and I do, unfortunately, have the very consuming 'day job'.
And it is for that very prosaic reason that I simply cannot promise any more James Potter books. Not even one more. Only time will tell. Norman Lippert; August [src] "Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I am already turning my attention toward the remainder of the series. This is for several reasons, but the most important reason is this: I think that's what the story wants.
If all goes as planned, the fifth and final book in the series will be called 'James Potter and the Crimson Thread'. Norman Lippert; July 2, [ [src ]] "I'll take this opportunity to favor you all with some bad news and good news. The bad news is: I haven't started JP 5 yet. The good news is: I soon will. I've made a discipline, you see, of writing one fully original book for every JP book, and thus I am currently about half-way through that story.
Fortunately, it's a shortish story, a mere clipping compared to the JP stories, so I have every expectation of finishing it soon and launching into 'James Potter and the Crimson Thread'. Norman Lippert; March 1, [ [src ]] "Methinks most of you will be relieved to know: I just wrote the basic outline to "The Crimson Thread". It's going a different direction than expected.
All the best stories do that Norman Lippert; October 5, [ [src ]] "As of this morning, "Crimson Thread" has officially passed the , word mark. I know it's a random milestone, but I always feel like completion is inevitable once a story passes that point. Norman Lippert; January 14, [ [src ]] "Had a rare experience writing the second-to-last chapter.
I wrote about words into it before I realized, with sudden dismay: I have gone completely in the wrong direction. I was pressuring the characters, forcing a resolution that I wanted more than the ending the story demanded.