compare Harry Potter and End Of The Last Great Kingdom as magic fantacies

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Re: compare Harry Potter and End Of The Last Great Kingdom as magic fantacies

Post by Mouricia25 » 13 Jan 2018, 11:37

I don't think they can be compared, except with regards to how well the storytelling was and character development. I don't see any resemblance or even got a HP feeling at all. And I have read all the books, multiple times. Even if inspiration was drawn from HP for this series, it does not show to me at all.

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Post by eBookreviewer » 13 Jan 2018, 12:30

This book is different and although it has some similarities, it has nothing to do with Harry Potter. :techie-studyinggray:

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Post by katiesquilts » 16 Jan 2018, 01:42

amybo82 wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 16:46
This is such an interesting thread! I think there are commen elements throughout a lot of fantasy books. When I first read Harry Potter, I thought, "This is just like The Worst Witch!" (A book series that came out in the seventies about a young girl who finds out she's a witch and gets to attend a school of witchcraft.) As I've continued to read fantasy novels, I find that there is a lot of crossover throughout the genre because of our general beliefs about and understanding of magic. To me, it's a lot like gothic fiction. You're going to have a lot of similarities in books about vampires because there are certain things that we all accept to be "true" about vampires (i.e. they can't be in the sun, they suck blood, they're immortal, etc.).
This is a great way of putting it! If we're going to read books about magic, etc. then there are just some things that are going to overlap. On the other hand, if someone wrote about magic and said something ridiculous that we absolutely couldn't agree with (like that you had to stomp your feet instead of waving a hand to cast a spell) I think we would be even more uncomfortable!

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Post by briellejee » 16 Jan 2018, 03:31

I think it has similarities, there's always that deja vu feeling when i encountered some scenes. However, we will know once book two is out.

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Post by aliceriddle » 16 Jan 2018, 09:19

Harry Potter will always be different from the "End of the Last Great Kingdom". While the author might have been inspired by HP, it doesn't necessarily mean that she took every element from it. Books about themes that exist in HP are definitely popular nowadays.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Jan 2018, 12:25

amybo82 wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 16:46
This is such an interesting thread! I think there are commen elements throughout a lot of fantasy books. When I first read Harry Potter, I thought, "This is just like The Worst Witch!" (A book series that came out in the seventies about a young girl who finds out she's a witch and gets to attend a school of witchcraft.) As I've continued to read fantasy novels, I find that there is a lot of crossover throughout the genre because of our general beliefs about and understanding of magic. To me, it's a lot like gothic fiction. You're going to have a lot of similarities in books about vampires because there are certain things that we all accept to be "true" about vampires (i.e. they can't be in the sun, they suck blood, they're immortal, etc.).
I agree. With the increasing literature in same genre, some basic things are automatically fixed after a while. And nothing is really new under the sun, so it is nothing new to find theories overlapping in different series.

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Post by KamalK » Today, 01:45

When it comes to the books in the same genre, similarities tend to pop up. I don't know whether it was inspired by Harry Potter or not, but it was certainly very different.

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