Harry Potter fans. Muggles. You might want to take a seat before you read this, because it’s true: JK Rowling has once again put pen to paper and written an all-new story about The Boy Who Lived.
Fans were given a brief glimpse into the life of grown-up Harry in the final chapter of the last book, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, and at the end of the final film adaptation, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part II, but JK Rowling’s latest writing has given us a far more detailed look into the life of the most famous wizard in the world, as a man.
Potter is said to be sporting the salt and pepper look in the all-new story…
Now hold onto your broomsticks, because we’re afraid we’re not about to see another 7-book series, the new tale is actually written in the form of a short story, from the perspective of the nasty Daily Prophet (the wizarding world’s newspaper) journalist Rita Skeeter, who we first had the displeasure of meeting in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Neville Longbottom: Fallen off the wagon as well as his broom?
Set at the final of the Quidditch World Cup in 2014, Rita’s keeping her beady eye – and her Quick-Quotes Quill – on all the VIP guests at the match, including of course, Harry Potter, who’s now 33 and a far cry from the teenage boy we remember in the films. Rita describes him as having ‘threads of silver’ in his hair and alludes to a cut on his cheekbone (been playing with Hipogriffs again, Hazza?). She even hints at poor old Neville Longbottom having a drink problem!
And where can you read this new wizarding wonder? On the Pottermore website. We reckon some little Potter fans in your house will be very excited to read this, enjoy!
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