J.K. Rowling broke our hearts a little when she announced that there would be no more Harry Potter books. Her words exactly? “I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know, so I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully, but no, Harry is done now.” That day was bittersweet for Potter fans, who likely learned the news the same day as they lovingly clutched their brand-new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child copies to their chests.
Turns out, though, Rowling’s announcement may have been a little premature. Her publishers have revealed that three collections of short stories will soon be released. The eBook series that celebrates Hogwarts comes from Pottermore, the website created by Rowling for HP fans.
Taking readers deeper into the “dark side” of the wizarding world, the stories will reveal intricate details about several characters’ lives, “all lovingly curated by Pottermore.”
The first book, Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, will reveal new information about ghosts at the wizarding school, and what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t make a decision about where to place students.
The second, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists is a little darker, talking about the Ministry of Magic and Azkaban, and will feature new details about Horace Slughorn.
And the third book, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, will focus on the Hogwarts staff, including a new original piece about Minerva McGonagall.
The books are only available digitally, sold on Pottermore and other online book retailers. They’ll cost about $3 each and will all be released on Sept. 6.
So if you have yet to finish Cursed Child, get cracking. Because once you’re done, you’ll want to devour these three installments, which should take you into November when the Fantastic Beasts movie hits theatres. Ahh, the next few months are going to be glorious. Now, excuse us while we hop on our broomsticks and pre-order these bad boys.