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JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter short story and teases at more to come…

July 8th, 2014 by Marc Comments

With the Potter-verse getting a little giddy over the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie trilogy, it looks like JK Rowling has decided to strike while the iron is hot and get some Potter attention again.

As a fan of the books – and some of the movies – I’m not against this.

Over at Pottermore, the JK Rowling’s Harry Potter experience website, the writer, under the name of Rita Skeeter, the famous Potter gossip columnist, has revisited the Potter characters years later and even hinted at more stories to come… on the site? As a new book? Or as nothing more than a tease… who knows? Well, apart from Rowling presumably.

So what new info have we learned from this latest Potter adventure?


Well, Harry, Ron and Hermione are in their 30s now. Oh and it’s based around the Quidditch World Cup which coincides with the Muggle World Cup going on right now.

The new story takes place in the Patagonian Desert where Dumbledore’s Army have reunited.

In it, Harry has started to go grey (haven’t we all?) but is still rocking the round glasses. Teasingly, he now has a cut/scar on his right cheek to rival the famous lightning strike on his forehead. He is still married to Ginny who is a reporter with the Daily Prophet.

Ron and Hermione are still with Harry and Ron is starting to go a little bald (aren’t we all?), he is also the co-manager of Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes with his brother George. Hermione is Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and is still on the rise.

Victor Krum , Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood  all appear too.

However, most teasing of all, as mentioned at the start, Rita writes at the end of her article: “Harry Potter and his cohorts never claimed to be perfect! And for those who want to know exactly how imperfect they are, my new biography: Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob will be available from Flourish and Blotts on July 31st.” 

So, who’s up for more Potter books? Let’s see what happens at the end of the month…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….