She's been asked this every week for NINE years!
J.K. Rowling is forever revealing new information to her loyal Harry Potter fan base. Over the years, we’ve discovered the form of Hermione Granger’s patronus, the fact Dean Thomas was very nearly called something else, and that there was almost another kick ass female Weasley character, to name but a few.
The last Harry Potter book may have been released way back in 2007, and the final movie four years later, but it’s safe to say the magic of the wizarding world lives on.
Recently J.K. Rowling took to her website to answer a series of questions from her swarm of loyal Potterheads.
The FAQs are part of a post on Rowling’s new design of her website and to celebrate she decided to answer some of these very FAQs.
‘I decided my gift to wizard-lovers should be to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the plot of the new franchise. There’s also a bonus FAQ, an oldie about Chamber of Secrets that I’ve been asked at least once a week for nine years.’
Said burning question, which the author later described as ‘an oldie but a perennial favourite’, was the following: ‘Why wasn’t the horcrux inside Harry destroyed when he was bitten by the Basilisk in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?’
It’s a very good question but there is, of course, a very logical explanation behind why the Harry horcrux wasn’t destroyed (and really, we wouldn’t expect anything less from J.K.).
She wrote: ‘A horcrux can only be destroyed if its container is damaged beyond repair. Harry was healed by Fawkes. Had he died, the horcrux would indeed have been destroyed.’ So, there you have it.
One thing is for sure, the wizarding world never disappoints us. We wonder what we’ll find out next?