New Harry Potter Books Magically Appearing This Year
In 2010, J.K. Rowling let Daniel Radcliffe know that after The Deathly Hallows, he was off the hook.
"Basically, it amounted to the fact that she felt I had been very good in this Harry Potter film, and as a reward for that, she wasn't going to [write] any more 'Harry Potter' [books]," Radcliffe told MTV News. "I'm sure she will be writing other books," he said. "But I can pretty much guarantee that Harry will not be a feature."
Many people thought this was the end of the Harry Potter franchise, but today we know better. While we probably won't get another book featuring the titular character, we will at least be getting more books set in the magical world that we've all grown to love. This year, fans can expect three new e-books that will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple's iBooks: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies; and Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide.
The collection, from Pottermore Presents, will feature curated short stories that were featured on Pottermore.com. The first book will focus on darker elements, like the origin of Professor Umbridge and the history of the infamous prison of Azkaban, while the second book will be a little lighter, featuring the heroism of Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. Finally, the last book promises to give a wider scope of Hogwarts.
As a spokesperson explained to The Bookseller, the new series is “intended to supplement the Harry Potter book series with short-form content that is entertaining, creatively curated by the Pottermore staff and accessed easily on mobile platforms. We’ve developed Pottermore Presents to to reach those fans through other channels." All three books will be released on September 8.
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