Everybody: “Oh no, Game of Thrones is over, whatever will we do now?”
JK Rowling: “Hold by butterbeer.”
In news that is set to delight the inner nerd that lives within, JK Rowling has announced four new e-books will be released next month as part of the enormous Harry Potter franchise. The books, which are non-fiction, will explore some of the history and fanfare surrounding the contents of her fantastical septology, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a bespectacled teen as he navigates his way through high school, raging teenage hormones, and destroying the mythical Prince of Darkness that here takes shape in the form of Lord Voldemort.
Magic has fascinated mankind since the dawn of time, and though the notion of a series of books on magic being ‘non-fiction’ is at first questionable, especially considering the author’s pedigree, the lines between fact and fiction aren’t clear, or even straight, with many modern advances today (take medicine, for example) stemming from years of trial and error in a potions laboratory.
Each of the four books is based on one of the subjects from the fictional Hogwarts curriculum, with “A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts”, “A Journey Through Potions and Herbology”, “A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy”, and “A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures” all due for release.
“It seems part of human nature to want to believe in the unbelievable: from the bestiaries and cabinets of curiosities of the medieval period onwards,” said a statement released by Pottermore–JK Rowling’s publishing outfit.
“We think that truth and myth are easily distinguished today, but magical creatures and the stories around them continue to fascinate us – and they are as central to the Harry Potter stories as Harry, Hermione and Ron.”