Pottermore announced this week that author J.K. Rowling will three new eBooks (officially dubbed by the site "eBook shorts") exploring the history of Hogwarts. The texts will be a combination of existing Pottermore content as well as stories contributed to the site by Rowling, and feature trivia including "why the Black family bestow such odd names to their children, how a witch or wizard becomes a portrait, [and] what J.K. Rowling really thinks about Professor Umbridge."
Here's the breakdown of each title, per Pottermore:
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can't decide on a student's house.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You'll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.
Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There's more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.
To say we're excited is an understatement. We don't know why Rowling decided that 2016 was the year to grace us with so much extra "Potter," but we couldn't be more grateful.
The eBooks are available for preorder now. They're due for release on September 6.
Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths. Read More