Harry Potter Unveils Four More Ebooks Coming Out Soon
JK Rowling and Pottermore just announced the impending release of four more Harry Potter ebooks. Get ready to preorder!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over ten years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released. But it’s true. Thankfully, JK Rowling has been constantly adding to the world, either through the Fantastic Beasts movies or through ebooks and short stories.
This time around it’s four more ebooks. The four-book set is going to be releasing at different times, but they’re going to be exploring the traditional folklore and influences on wizard culture. All the ebooks are going to be on the short side—so don’t go in expecting full novels. Just remember the last set of ebooks. They were fun! But short.
Harry Potter: A Journey
The four ebooks all have a similar naming scheme. And as mentioned above, they’re going to have slightly different release dates. The first two are going to release together, on June 27th. The other two will follow slightly later.
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts releases June 27th, 2019. This ebook uses information from the audiobook of a Harry Potter: History of Magic, but applies it to…well…it’s fairly obvious, isn’t it?
“How to become invisible, to make someone fall in love with you, to transform into another creature: these are all things that people have believed in, yearned for, or feared, throughout history. Spells and charms have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. Warding off evil is also something that has concerned people throughout history. From werewolves to all manner of snakes in the wizarding world, you’d learn how to face a number of strange and frightening forces in Defence Against the Dark Arts classes.”
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology also releases on June 27th, 2019. Like all the other ebooks in this set, it’s inspired by literature already out.
“Potions have been made for thousands of years—associated with bubbling pots and mysterious ingredients, they have been brewed to make medicines, drugs and poisons. Harry Potter became much better at Potions with a little help from the Half-Blood Prince. Plants have also been important components of medicines as much as myth-making and magic. A source of danger as well as a means of overcoming obstacles, Herbology was a subject which had a major bearing on Harry’s key decisions and mistakes in the wizarding world.”
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy releases July 25th, 2019.
“If you’ve gazed into the crystal ball you’ll have seen that you are about to enter a place of prediction and fortune-telling that makes up the subject of Divination in the real and wizarding world. From the use of bones and shells thousands of years ago, to peering into teacups in the parlours of Victorian England, for millennia people have strived to see what fate and fortune holds. Trying to read our destinies, the study of the night sky has fascinated people for centuries, from the star atlases of ancient China to the celestial globes of 17th-century Venice. Astronomy holds a special place in the wizarding world as a source of inspiration and identity for Harry Potter’s life at Hogwarts, and beyond.”
Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures
And finally, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures releases on August 22nd, 2019.
“Well-known folkloric creatures like giants, dragons and merpeople, and lesser-known beings such as Acromantula and Hippogriffs, all play a key role in Harry Potter’s journey. In the past, naturalists and explorers travelled the globe to encounter weird and wonderful creatures that enhanced our knowledge of the world and pushed forward the development of science. Nevertheless, it seems part of human nature to want to believe in the unbelievable: from the bestiaries and cabinets of curiosities of the medieval period onwards. We think that truth and myth are easily distinguished today, but magical creatures and the stories around them continue to fascinate us – and they are as central to the Harry Potter stories as Harry, Hermione and Ron.”
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