American Wizard School would look like a cross between Porkys, Animal House, and Revenge of the Nerds. You need those British accents for the restraint of power to be believable.
Have there be 4 Wizarding Schools instead of 1 and have rivalries similar to the 4 Hogwarts houses. One in the North would be like in Maine and have a more Harvard on steroids feel to it. One in the South that is like a gigantic plantation surrounded by a swamp in Louisiana (an obvious place for a wizarding school with a large focus on voodoo). One in the Northwest in the mountains that is like a giant lodge, and then one in the Southwestern desert that is in a canyon that is designed with Pueblo houses.
If I were doing it, I'd start our new characters at the same age where our last characters left off: when our characters turn 18. Send them to Auror training and then some shite breaks out. Make the characters come from different schools with pre-established rivalries and dislike each other at first. Then shite hits the fan as a Squib seeks to break the Statute of Secrecy and succeeds at it. This guy will use powerful magical artifacts to his advantage in order for him to outsmart the Wizards. War will then break out among the Muggles and the Wizards, which I think would be pretty equal, particularly because of how superior Muggle's communication is.
I'd probably make it a trilogy instead of 7 books and pretty much have the crap start from the beginning. I also think they should add a Muggle to the main roster of characters, since the only ones we got in the original series were the Dursleys, which weren't really great role models.
Agreed...similar to how GRRM has the D&E books. Same universe, but the timeline is earlier & focuses on other characters.
Harry, Hermione, & Ron storylines are complete. Would feel cheap/money grab if she did another book with them as the main focus.
I'd have it still take place in the present more or less. Certainly have it occur after the events of Harry Potter, but move settings. We already know everything about the British Wizarding World that we need to know. If you had the plot take place in America, then Harry and gang are not necessary. I would have some cameos for sure, like Kingsley, Draco, or maybe even Lupin and Tonks' son.
This post was edited on 9/12 at 5:15 pm