Author J.K. Rowling will be releasing four brand new Harry Potter short stories starting on June 27. The stories will be available to listen to worldwide through Pottermore.
These will not be full-length books dealing with Harry’s adventures after the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Instead, the stories will be short tales about magical lessons taught to Harry and his friends during their time at Hogwarts.
The books will cover potions and herbology, care of magical creatures, charms and defense against the dark arts, and divination astronomy.
The book about charms and defense against the dark arts and the one about potions and herbology will be released on June 27. The other two will be released soon after, according to the Pottermore website.
The short stories will also consist of notes, manuscript pages, and sketches. They are available for preorder on Amazon and cost $2.99 each.
Each book will have illustrations by London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason.
We do not have full details about what the books will entail, but we can make a few guesses. These are just guesses, but they’re educated guesses. Honestly, we just hope Rowling doesn’t give us more stories on wizard bathroom practices.
Hogwarts didn’t always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay
— Pottermore (@pottermore) January 4, 2019
The book about caring for magical creatures will more than likely feature the wonderful gamekeeper Hagrid.
The book about defense against the dark arts might really throw us for a loop. It seems like the students of Hogwarts have a new defense against the dark arts professor in every book. Given his popularity, we expect that Remus Lupin will make his way back to the story.
As for the book on potions, we better get to read more about Professor Snape.
Even though we aren’t getting a continuation of the story, we’ll never complain about getting more Harry Potter stories.