Potterheads, we’ve got more materials coming our way!
J.K Rowling, author of the popular “Harry Potter” book series, will be releasing “Pottermore Presents”, a series that will span 3 eBooks. It will be published on 6th September and will contain short stories about several Potterverse characters.
This was announced on Pottermore, where the new series was described as eBooks that will “delve even deeper into the wizarding world”. Each title will cost US$3 (approximately RM12) and will record around 10,000 words. Never-before-seen stories will be added to the book, but so will existing content from Pottermore.
The 3 books will be titled “Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide”, “Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political, and Pesky Poltergeists”, and “Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies” respectively.
Let us give you a short introduction to each of the books:
1. “Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide”
This “guide” will invite you into every nook and cranny of the beloved wizarding school, “Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry”, and will reveal previously-unknown information of the school.
Wanna know more about the Hogwarts ghosts? Wondering what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house? If those questions are lingering in your head, then this book would be the perfect read for you.
2. “Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political, and Pesky Poltergeists”
You’ll be able to explore the darker roots of the wizarding world with this book. If you’re constantly fascinated by the horrors of the Azkaban prison or curious about the troubles that are faced by the Ministry of Magic, this book will answer your questions.
New and original pieces of writing by J.K Rowling featuring Horace Slughorn’s early years will be included, as well as stories about the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge.
3. “Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies”
There’s more to the teachers of Hogwarts than the facade they put on. This particular book will celebrate the colourful staff of Hogwarts, bringing them to life with their backstories.
Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn was barely mentioned in the books, but we’ll discover more about him in the upcoming publication. There will also be another new piece of writing on Minerva McGonagall and her involvement in the 2nd wizarding war. The lives of beloved characters Remus Lupin and (not-so-beloved) Sybill Trelawney will also be explored.
“Pottermore Presents” will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. It is available for pre-order now at selected eBook retailers and Pottermore.