Frankly, I think everything is becoming "darker", at least, that's what Yahoo and other news sources want one to think. It's not "dark" at all, I think the themes are a little more bleak and Harry is a bit more mature, but calling it "dark" is what I would think as the equivalent to, I dunno, Tim Burton directing it, or evil being the victor. No, the Potter series is not dark at all--it just becomes more gripping from book 3 on.
GrayMattR, I do agree with you. HP is better written than SW by a long shot, but I'm not sure if I like it more. They both rox0rx.
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