Harry Potter fans rejoice – J.K. Rowling has just revealed that she’s set to release not one, not two but three eBooks with new stories about some of her Hogwarts characters.
The world is already Potter-crazy. It’s virtually impossible to bag a seat at the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and ahead of the November release of the new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fans are already becoming hysterical. But it seems J.K. Rowling has another treat for us.
The news of three new eBooks was announced exclusively on the author’s website Pottermore, her digital publishing and e-commerce world created for all things magical.
A statement explained that from 6th September we can expect three new short stories titled ‘Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists,’ ‘Short Stories from Hogwarts’ and ‘Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide’.
Each book will offer something different, according to the Pottermore website. 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’.
From Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists you can expect to take a look into ‘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’.
And in Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, J.K. Rowling has celebrated the colourful staff of Hogwarts. Pottermore reveals, ‘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’.
These stories will be made up of a collection of the author’s previous writing for Pottermore as well as some new stories about some well-loved characters from Hogwarts. Some familiar faces you can expect to hear more about include the evil Ministry of Magic bureaucrat Dolores Umbridge as well as Harry’s potions master Horace Slughorn – we can’t wait!
The eBooks are approximately 10,000 words long and intended for digital devices such as tablet and mobile. They’ll join J.K. Rowling’s huge, magical empire which includes an impressive seven books, eight films, three theme park attractions and a play.
Pottermore chief executive Susan Jurevics confirmed, ‘J.K. Rowling’s writing in these collections reveals intricate details of her characters’ lives, their histories, as well as her inspiration’.