J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter short story collections

The main book series might be over, but there’s still more than a bit of life left in the Harry Potter franchise. Up next: a series of short story collections from J.K. Rowling herself.

Rowling has announced plans for a Pottermore Presents series, described as a trio of ebooks that will “delve even deeper into the wizarding world.” The series will be comprised of “bite-sized” tales that take a closer look at characters and stories from the Harry Potter saga, with some of the content essentially a mishmash of Pottermore material and new work by Rowling.

Here are the officials breakdowns for the three releases:

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

The new books come on the heels of the recent release of the script for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (and the stage play itself), along with the pending release of the prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, opening in November. So yeah, it’s still a pretty great time to be a Harry Potter fan.

The Pottermore Presents collections are set to be available Sept. 6.

(Via Pottermore)

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