It looks like 2016 is turning out to be a good year to be a Harry Potter fan. Not only did we get to read the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but we’ve also got the first installment of a new film trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 18 November 2016.
But it seems that things aren't over yet. JK Rowling is releasing three more books about the Harry Potter Universe this year.
According to a statement released to The Bookseller, a spokesperson from Pottermore confirmed that three e-books will launch in September and are “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.”
The three new e-books have been described as short reads and stories written by J.K Rowling, and include:
According to Pottermore: “(it) takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page.”
This book will contain, according to Pottermore: “stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous [focused on] two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.”
The book will offer “a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn’s early years as Potions master at Hogwarts — and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.”
The books will release online on 8 September 2016, and are priced at $2.99 each.