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J K Rowling Set to Release New Harry Potter Story on Halloween
Mike / Published on October 30, 2014
Calling all Potter fans, the time has come for yet another, long awaited instalment to the Harry Potter dynasty. JK Rowling announced on her website Pottermore, that she will be publishing a new story for free on Halloween.
The tale is set to focus on one of the most terrifying teachers at Hogwarts, Professor Dolores Umbridge. The formidable character was first introduced to the world of Harry Potter as the Minister for Magic’s Senior Undersecretary in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Truly malicious, Professor Umbridge provided the series with some of it’s most petrifying moments yet as she memorably ordered Harry to use a Blood Quill and scar himself with the phrase, "I must not tell lies”. Rowling stated on the website “Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.”
Set to explore the life and background of the devious Professor, the new story provides a content rich, 1,700 word tale of Umbridge’s back story as well as revealing first person thoughts and reflections about the character from Rowling herself. Perhaps we will learn more as to how she became so menacing, how did she come to possess the Blood Quill in the first place? There are so many unanswered questions, will all be revealed on Halloween? We certainly hope so.
This isn’t the first time that J K Rowling has released an additional story to the Harry Potter empire. Last July the sensational author released a story on Pottermore accounting for the future of the beloved characters as we saw a 33 year old Harry reunite with Ron Weasley, Hermione Grainger, Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom for the final of the Quidditch World Cup. The announcement of the tale generated so much awareness that it caused the Pottermore site to temporarily crash. Here’s hoping they’re prepared for the inevitable onslaught of traffic from Harry Potter fans this time round.
Set to appear online on Friday 31st October we are sure the tale of Professor Dolores Umbridge will live up to expectations. Prepare to be candidly horrified this Halloween as we delve in to the dark, peculiar life of one of Harry Potter’s most enigmatic characters.