'Harry Potter And the Cursed Child' Book Coming This Summer

'Harry Potter And the Cursed Child' Book Coming This Summer

Yes, it's true, a new Harry Potter book is coming out this summer.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play written by J.K. Rowling that premieres in London July 30th, has prompted the release of the story in book form the very next day, July 31st. 

At this time, it appears that the Cursed Child book will be a release of the script as opposed to being a full-fledged novel. However, this installment is absolutely canon, and unlike past titles, Cursed Child will be released immediately for digital platforms as well as in print.

Rowling on the new story:

The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.

For those who hadn't heard about the play, here's a short synopsis:

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

2017 marks the 20th year since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and there are lots of nice-looking editions coming out to celebrate. Four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will be released in the UK, one edition for each house at Hogwarts.

Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script
Author: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
Price: $15.78
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (2016)
Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages
Image of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Harry Potter)
Author: Newt Scamander
Price: $29.97
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (2015)
Binding: Hardcover, 128 pages

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