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JK Rowling to Release 4 New Harry Potter Short Stories

The cover for Magic in North America, the first installment of new Harry Potter short stories

More Harry Potter Short Stories? Yes, Please!

According to the famous writer of the Harry Potter series, “The wizarding world you thought you knew is much larger than you imagined.” JK Rowling announced that four new Harry Potter short stories will be published on Pottermore, starting on the 8th of March, 2016. They will be part of this whole world of magic, but situated in North America. The series will accordingly be titled “History of Magic in North America”. The stories are meant to provide the background for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie trilogy, of which the first movie is scheduled to be out in the theaters in November 2016. They will give a history of Ilvermorny, which is basically the American equivalent of the British Hogwarts, or French Beauxbatons, or the Scandinavian Durmstrang, or one of the new schools that Rowling has recently revealed the existence of (you get the drill). The stories will also talk about the Native American legend of Skin-walkers, the Salem Witch trials, and the American equivalent to the Ministry of Congress, which is the Magical Congress of the United States.

According to Pottermore, “Magic in North America will bring to light the history of this previously unexplored corner of the wizarding world in the run up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And you’ll want to get up to speed before the film comes around in November.” Which means that it might be best for the fans to read these stories before watching the movie, just to prepare themselves for the new world that awaits them.
This year has been/will be very eventful for Harry Potter fans, with the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming out, as well as these new stories in preparation for the long-awaited movie near the end of the year. Hopefully, the magic never stops.

Image: Pottermore

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