Just when magic lovers thought we had heard the last of Harry Potter, J.K Rowling comes to the rescue with another round of magic. This time our half-blood wizard struggles with parenting and the darkness from his past that refuses to stay buried.
Author, J.K Rowling announced on her Pottermore website Wednesday, that the eighth installment of the Harry Potter series, the two-part play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will be published as a book this summer. The newest installment of the Harry Potter series is written by Jack Thorne and is based on an original new story by Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany. The “special rehearsal edition” script book will be available at midnight on July 31, a day after the Harry Potter play opens in London.
“We are so thrilled to be publishing the script of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,'” said David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown Book Group, in a statement. “J.K. Rowling and her team have received a huge number of appeals from fans who can’t be in London to see the play and who would like to read the play in book format — and so we are absolutely delighted to be able to make it available for them.”
The last time we saw Harry, he was saying goodbye to his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” The new story follows from that scene with Harry Potter employed at the Ministry of Magic. Both Harry and his son Albus struggle with their family legacy and against the darkness.
J.K Rowling’s best-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter series was published between 1997 and 2007 and has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages and the movies have grossed more than $7 billion worldwide.