While J.K. Rowling may not be writing any new Harry Potter books, she is fleshing out the magical world of Harry Potter – more specifically, she’s building up the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ahead of the movie’s release.
The Pottermore website has been updated to include the ‘History of Magic in North America: Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth Century’ that examines the early days of magic in among Native Americans.
Over the next three days, a new story will appear on the site at 9:00 AM EST. According to Entertainment Weekly, here is a preview of what we can expect to see between now and the end of the week:
Seventeenth Century and Beyond
Debuting March 9 at 9 a.m. EST
Being a witch or wizard in North America is even more dangerous than in Europe. This account, which includes the real histories of the Salem witch trials and the Scourers (a rogue band of magical mercenaries), explains why.
Debuting March 10 at 9 a.m. EST
In the 18th century, the laws governing secrecy for the wizarding community became even stricter after a major violation that resulted in humiliation for the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic.
1920s Wizarding America
Debuting March 11 at 9 a.m. EST
Ollivanders might have a corner on the wand market across the pond, but the American makers of the finest wizarding implements were Wolfe, Jonker, Quintana, and Beauvais. This is their story.
The last installment will probably be the one that is read the most, as it has the closest ties to the upcoming movie.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
I think it is safe to say that Potter fans are over the top excited about new tales set in the Potterverse. I’ll be taking a look at the tales toward the end of the week, and am interested in seeing the movie that opens in theaters on November 18, 2016.
It’s interesting that J.K. Rowling may not be writing any new Harry Potter books (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is play, not a book), but we are getting plenty of tales set in that universe on a semi-regular basis. It’s been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows arrived in stores, and with a new generation of children discovering the adventures, I have a feeling we are going to see even more Potter books in the coming years.