J.K. Rowling to Release Three New Hogwarts E-Books on Pottermore
Potterheads can look forward to three new eBooks, to be released on the Pottermore website on Sept. 6
Potterheads still reeling from excitement following the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may want to sit down for this: J.K. Rowling is set to release on Pottermore three new books set in Harry Potter’s magical world.
Taking the form of short eBooks called Pottermore Presents, they’ll delve into the secrets of the Harry Potter characters. Scheduled for release on Sept. 6, the books will include original writings by Rowling and information drawn from the Pottermore archives. They’ll detail everything from the terrible past of Azkaban prison to the inner workings of the Ministry of Magic, and also feature an original piece on Horace Slughorn.
“Pottermore Presents is intended to supplement the Harry Potter book series with short-form content that is entertaining and thematically curated by the Pottermore editorial team,” Pottermore CEO Susan Jurevics tells Time.
The Pottermore website also promises a “new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war,” as well as “why the Black family bestow such odd names to their children, how a witch or wizard becomes a portrait, or what J.K. Rowling really thinks about Professor Umbridge.”
The titles are just as intriguing as the descriptions: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies.
If a bigger window into Harry’s beloved magical world isn’t enough, the covers are as beautiful as the rest of the saga. They were designed by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima – the same team that created artwork for the Harry Potter films. Where’s that blasted time turner so we can start reading?
Pottermore Presents books will cost around $3 each and will be sold on the Pottermore site, as well as through select eBook sellers.