Harry Potter fans awoke to a truly magical surprise this morning when an article from The Bookseller had made it’s rounds on social media overnight, claiming that J.K. Rowling and Pottermore plan to release three Potter e-books next month.
Reported officially on Pottermore today, the books will be labeled under Pottermore Presents, a project intended to work in tandem with the Pottermore website in order to continue sharing Harry and the gang’s world with audiences, long after the completion of the series back in 2007.
This news comes hot on the trail of The Cursed Child‘s script release, taking advantage of fans’ bleeding hearts for the series. Any and every fresh detail regarding the wizarding world is highly anticipated and cherished by those who have called Hogwarts home for the past 19 years, and the Pottermore Presents series is expected to be received in the same fashion.
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Hogwarts, a history, as they say, but with a twist. Expect to learn more about the famous wizarding school in this volume, including information on the house ghosts and special secrets of the castle you’ll want to keep on hand during your next tour of the school, or reread of the books.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
These stories delve deeper into the lives of already beloved characters, with appearances by fan favorites such as Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. The characters in Rowling’s books are what make the stories what they are; relatable, deep, and downright magical, so this looks like a must have for both hardcore and casual fans alike.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
If you’re more inclined to study up on the darker aspects of Hogwarts, you’ll probably want to make this series of stories a priority. According to the article you’ll get “a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world,” revealing the truth about Professor Umbridge and how Horace Slughorn met Tom Marvolo Riddle, a.k.a. Voldemort.”
A spokesperson told The Bookseller that the Pottermore Presents series was indeed created for fans who may not have access or interest in reading the stories on the internet, but we’re unsure at this point of how much new material will be included. If there is little to no actual new material, the series is likely to continue releasing new volumes as Rowling’s writings are uploaded onto the Pottermore website.
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBook have all listed the titles for sale as of September 6th, available in nine different languages and with beautiful cover art by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the graphic design team behind the artwork of the Harry Potter films.
How is all of this new information about Rowling’s wizarding world settling with you? Is it too much, or are you still hungry for more? Let’s talk in the comments below, or find me over on Twitter @bekahbabble!
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