So maybe JK Rowling only collaborated on what was to be said in the play. And maybe it’s a play instead of an actual book. But still, the new Harry Potter play/book came out today, on Harry Potter’s 36th and JK Rowling’s 51st birthday and friends are all freaking out (as they should).
Barnes and Nobles and other book stores across the country held midnight releases for the latest news of the Boy Who Lived. Millions bought the book and I am sure that even more of them finished the tale of the boy wizard’s adult life within hours of the purchase (I know I did).
The story follows Harry Potter 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts as he tries to figure out the whole fatherhood thing despite never having a father figure of his own growing up. While Harry has three children, the story focuses on his middle child Albus Severus, who is struggling with the idea of having such a famous father from the Gryffindor house while being a Slytherin himself.
I won’t say anymore on the plot line because I’m pretty sure I haven’t actually spoiled anything yet, but overall the story is pretty epic and stays true to the original series.
The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened tonight on the West End in London, and was created by JK Rowling herself, along with two other collaborators, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. Rowling often posts information about the wizarding world on her website Pottermore, but this is the first time real information about Harry’s adult life has been given since Rowling posted a small snippet of writing on the Potters and Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup from Rita Skeeter’s perspective. Needless to say, fans of the series were endlessly excited at the news of a new book.
Harry Potter will always live on so long as those who remain are loyal to him and JK Rowling helps that along with stories from her amazing world.