August 17, 2016


J.K. Rowling Is Releasing 3 New ‘Harry Potter’ Books Next Month

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Luca Teuchmann/WireImage

Harry Potter fans: 2016 clearly belongs to you. Following the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and prior to the bow of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, J.K. Rowling is dropping three new Harry Potter books in September.

Well, slow down there: they’re more like Harry Potter mini-books. According to TIME, Pottermore will present the three books, which are about 10,000 words long each and will serve as short stories that take fans into the “dark side” of the wonderful wizarding world.

“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 said. Each book will cost roughly $3 each and be released on Sept. 6.

So what are these books about, you’re wondering? Power, Politics And Pesky Poltergeists will detail Voldemort’s tutelage at Hogwarts and the history of Azkaban prison; Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies is all about Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin; and Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes readers inside the famed school’s biggest secrets. 

Listen to the Back of the Class crew break down Cursed Child: