JK Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story – wait, don’t get too excited

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I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I’m not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I’ve yet to find another book series that I’ve liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies to look forward to. JK herself even said there would be no more Harry Potter books. Then today I found out that she had posted a new Harry Potter short story on the Pottermore site. I almost tripped over my fingers getting to the site to read it only to discover that I had to make an account and that the site was too slow and bogged down by all the other Harry Potter fans trying to get a fix. I finally got in and found the story. It’s actually an article in the Daily Prophet newspaper written by the sleezy reporter character from the books, Rita Skeeter. It gets worse… the story is about Harry and his best buds Ron and Hermione all going to the Quidditch World Cup match together. This may be blaspheme for a HP fan, but I hated all the quidditch parts in the books. So I was a little let down right from the get go. But it didn’t get any better, because it’s not actually a story. It’s just a bunch info about Harry and his pals 15 or so years after the end of the final book. Harry has grey hair, Ron’s hair is thinning and Harry has a mysterious cut on his cheek. That’s it. It feels like a tease from JKR and not the good kind of tease that makes you look forward to something good. Oh well…

Check out the story at Pottermore.com

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4 comments… add one

  • Bryan Price July 8, 2014, 11:57 pm

    I think it IS a tease. For a book is coming out the 31st of July. And I suspect that book, “Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob” is a real book.

  • Sandee Cohen July 9, 2014, 10:42 am

    If it is true, Rowling’s publicity machine is brilliant. They got you, Julie, and perhaps hundreds of thousands of others to give her your email address for a blitz if (when) a new book comes out.

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