I love the Harry Potter series and sometimes I wonder if the author of the 39 clues series is a Harry Potter enthusiast. I mean, don't the four branches soud like the four houses? I am an Ekaterina, which would be Ravenclaw in the Harry Potter series. Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure, but doesn't Ekaterina sound a little like Ravenclaw? It is the same with the other three branches. Don't Lucian, Janus, and Tomas soud a little like Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor? The crests also look like the Harry Potter crests. It seems a little strange.