JK Rowling is to release 4 new Harry Potter stories on 27 June this year. Interestingly enough, the stories will be in ebook format, exploring the “the rich history of magic” – whatever that means.
So, for all you Potter geeks out there, you won’t be seeing new adventures of your favourite specky kid with a magic stick – nope, you get to enoy a series of non-fiction eBook shorts.
These eBook shorts are adapted from the audiobook and are a chance to absorb the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic in a more compact form – perfect for the train or whatever Muggle transport you prefer.
They’re designed to focus on specific Hogwarts lessons, including Divination, Herbology and Defence Against the Dark Arts. I am not sure I understand the logic behind all this though. I might take the occasional jab at Potter, but I won’t lie and say that I did not enjoy the series.
I did – though I was a kid and neophyte into the mysteries of fantasy and fiction, and so it was appropriate to like stuff just because it’s interesting and not look to deeply for plot holes and inconsistencies. Now, it seems that they are taking away the thing that made the whole setting interesting – the characters and the action.
What does that leave us?
Stefan is a geek and wordsmith extraordinaire with an M.A. in Philosophy and a professional background in business development, marketing and media. He has a cat called Freya that doesn’t like him very much.