But I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know? (x)
Draco and Teddy ^-^
DRACO IS WEARING A WEASLEY SWEATER
AND DRINKING FROM A MUG THAT SAYS PRINCESS,
The Harry Potter series American edition cover art by Mary GrandPré (x)
Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hand, staring down at his enemy’s shell.
A handy guide I wrote and illustrated for writers doing fic set at Hogwarts who want to know where everything is in relation to everything else. Inspired by the sad dearth of decent official maps from JK, it’s a first-person walk-through of Hogwarts imagined as if I was a Prefect handing out pamphlets to all the poor ickle firsties.