Harry Potter is back! In a new short story posted to Pottermore on July 8, J.K. Rowling reveals how Harry and his friends are faring years later.
While J.K. Rowling has sworn that Harry Potter’s story is over, we’re all too happy to see that she has broken her promise! In a new short story posted to Pottermore, we catch up with our favorite magical trio as they take in the Quidditch World Cup — find out how Harry and his friends have fared since Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows below!
‘Harry Potter': New Short Story Written By J.K. Rowling Posted On Pottermore On July 8
The story is written as a column in The Daily Prophet, by the unreliable narrator we know and love as Rita Skeeter, gossip journalist extraordinaire.
Judging by the scar on Harry’s cheek to join the one on his forehead and by the “official” statement released by the Ministry of Magic, Harry is still an Auror at 33. These days, Harry is sporting “threads of silver” in his famous jet-black hair, and the “round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old.” Rita. Bless.
As for Ginny, she’s reporting on the Quidditch World Cup on a “plum assignment” from The Daily Prophet that Rita is incredibly salty about.
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are still married, and Ron’s “famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly”; of course, Rita refers to Hermione as a “femme fatale” who cruelly toyed with Harry’s emotions before “settling” for Ron.
Rita Skeeter: Neville & Hannah Longbottom Are Alcoholics, And Victoire & Teddy Are Still Hot And Heavy
Rita’s column goes on to basically call Neville Longbottom and his wife, Hannah, alcoholics, and reveals that Luna Lovegood has settled down with Rolf Scamander (author of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) and that they have twins. Oh, and Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley are still going at it.
J.K. has been writing short stories about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the World Cup in Brazil, but this is the first time that she has written about Harry since Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows was published in 2007. Harry Potter fans are sure to be delighted by the gems to be found in J.K.’s newest short story, so head on over to Pottermore to read the story in its entirety, but you’ll need to sign up — as if you weren’t already. The site has already crashed once on July 8 following the story’s posting, so read it quick before it happens again!
So, HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Rita’s biased tidbits about what’s going on in Harry Potter’s life? Do you think we can expect more Harry Potter from J.K.? Let us know! (And tell us which House you belong to!)
– Amanda Michelle Steiner