Fans of ‘Harry Potter’ have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Aside from the premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘ (screenplay by JK Rowling), they also have the ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ play they can go see or read the new book based on the play (not penned by JK Rowling, though), and now there is even more. Rowling’s Pottermore has announced via Twitter that they are releasing three new eBook short stories taking place in the world of ‘Harry Potter,’ as part of the ‘Pottermore Presents’ series. According to Susan L. Jurevics, the CEO of Pottermore:
“The e-books will delight readers as they take them beyond the Harry Potter stories and deeper into the wizarding world. JK Rowling’s writing in these collections reveal intricate details of her characters’ lives, their histories, as well as her inspiration.”
Though the new short stories will not feature Harry Potter himself or his closest friends, they do take a deeper look into the world of Hogwarts; its history, memorable teachers, and some bits of information that were never revealed over the course of the main novels. It is an exciting tease for any fans of the series, to return to Hogwarts itself and get another taste of Rowling’s wonderful writings, though some might feel a bit let down that she still refuses to write anything new about Harry himself. Either way, it gives us plenty to look forward to when the books are released online on September 6th!
Make sure to check out the synopsis for each book (below):
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.
Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.
Source: Screen Rant
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