Harry Potter has been much more than a fantasy novel for the 90s kids. From growing up with Harry Potter and his adventures to learning life lessons based on the books, fans have found HP to be their home and have made sure that the HP Fandom does not die. The queen of the fandom, JK Rowling, has always provided a helping hand here and there, to revive the craze for Harry Potter and the recent attempt by the renowned author will excite any true Harry Potter books fanatic. Two new Harry Potter books will be released this winter. Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic and Harry Potter – A History of Magic will be released on October 20, 2017, and this news is enough to revive the HP fans who were busy enjoying the new spin off on the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
JK Rowling announced a Harry Potter exhibit as a way of celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter series, which will be featured at The British Library. The two new Harry Potter books will also be available at the event which will begin on October 20, 2017, and will go on until February 2018. The pre-order for A History of Magic and A Journey Through the History of Magic have already started on the official website of the British Library Shop. While the History of Magic will be a “journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures,” the A Journey Through the
History of Magic is a compilation of unseen sketches and manuscripts from JK Rowling.
The books can be ordered here at the British Library Shop and are a collaboration between JK Rowling and Bloomsbury. Harry Potter fans have been requesting Rowling to release the Hogwarts textbook, A History of Magic, which will allow them to actually read and feel what they imagined all the characters in the book study. This highly anticipated gift might have been the perfect gift that Rowling could give her fans, and she topped it with another behind the scenes book that will shed new light into the making of Harry Potter and the hard work that went inside. Harry Potter Fans who were rather disappointed with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book had some mixed reactions on social media.
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Let the celebrations begin
Where did all my money go
Off to the British Library
While most fans are extremely excited about getting their hands on the History of Magic book, others are disappointed as it is not written by JK Rowling. While we all clearly remember the last disaster when JKR just co-wrote the Cursed child book, we cannot help but point out that the HP Universe had the History of Magic as the work of Bathilda Bagshot. For us muggles, the book is written by the British Library’s curatorial team and essayists Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake. As for the question of if they can match Rowling’s love for Harry Potter and keep the universe alive, only time will tell.