TLC Staffers Make Book MagazineNews
They're too modest so I thought I'd post that the May/June 2003 edition of Book Magazine highlights Harry Potter Book 5 including a picture of J.K. Rowling on the cover. One of the many articles includes various predictions from around the world - including those from our own Heidi Tandy and Melissa Anelli:
Heidi Tandy, thirtysomething editor, co-founder of FictionAlley.org and an attorney in Miami, Florida "I do think that Draco [Malfoy] will be a prefect, that Ron will pursue Hermione in a romantic fashion (although I think it will never last) and that Peter Pettigrew's insider knowledge of the Weasley household--and both Ron and Percy's personalities--will prove dangerously detrimental to the Weasleys. I think we might learn that Harry's parents were Unspeakables with the Ministry. Hopefully, we'll learn more about why Snape turned from the Death Eaters--many people think it had something to do with love (unrequited or mutual) for Lily [Potter], but me? I'm just not sure. "
Melissa Anelli, managing editor of The Leaky Cauldron and a freelance writer in New York "A very popular theory is that Harry is the heir of Gryffindor, as Voldemort is the heir of Slytherin. I think this is true, as it fits with the idea that Voldemort killed all of Harry's family on his father's side in an attempt to rid the world of Gryffindors. In book one, we see in the Mirror of Erised that Harry has lot of family--yet his only living relatives are the Dursleys, and that speaks volumes. Also, we are told the attack on the Potters took place in Godric's Hollow, and that seems to tie to Godric Gryffindor. Something is going on with his eyes--everyone comments that he has his mother's eyes--and I think that will be hugely important in the future. I also think Ron will make the Quidditch team, as the new Keeper."
Now.....do bear in mind Melissa sent her quote in long before this news from Scholastic was released. Things that make you go "Hmmmm".
Within the next few weeks, we hope to begin posting more of our predictions as we setup "Canon Land" in preparation for the Launch of Book 5. Stay tuned.