What You Want To Know About The New 'Pottermore Presents' Books

What You Want To Know About The New 'Pottermore Presents' Books

Closing a summer where we already got one new Harry Potter book, The Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling has released a trio of books under the banner of "Pottermore Presents."

The three books are:

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies.

While these books don't contain stories about your favorite wizarding students, they expand the Harry Potter Universe (or The Harry-verse, not to be confused with the Hairyverse, which is...a different thing) and answer a lot of questions. For example, which alternative systems did J.K. Rowling consider before she hit on the idea of the sorting hat? 

There is just a bit of controversy as not ALL the content contained in the three, 10,000-word volumes was written by Rowling. Each book is a combination of things written by Rowling and things written by the Pottermore staff. But it's all canonical, and if you want to be the person who can bust out Harry Potter facts such as, "Did you know Remus Lupin's lycanthropy was a metaphor for illnesses that carry a stigma like HIV and AIDS?" then you're going to want to pick these up.

Image of Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Kindle Single) (Pottermore Presents)
Manufacturer: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
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