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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be eighth book

11 February 2016

From The BBC:

An eighth Harry Potter book is to be released this summer – containing the script for a new stage play telling the wizard’s story.

A hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II will be released on 31 July, the day after the play has debuted on stage.

It sees Harry as a father and an overworked Ministry of Magic employee.

The play is from an original new story by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will tell the “untold part” of the boy wizard’s story, including the story of the lives of his murdered parents, Rowling has said.

It will pick up the story 19 years after Harry was last seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, waving his two eldest children off to Hogwarts.

Link to the rest at The BBC

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7 Comments to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be eighth book”

  1. So, about a year for the paperback still?

  2. She pinned a tweet to her Twitter account saying NOT A PREQUEL. People don’t seem to understand what “19 years later” means.

  3. I know I should be happy, but this makes me terribly sad. It will be the first Harry Potter story I won’t read aloud to Genius Kid. If I suggest it, the teenager who got his temps yesterday will say, “Really, Mom? I mean, really!?”

  4. Wait, is this 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, or 19 years after the epilogue, as the article implies? If it’s 19 years after the epilogue, then Albus (who seems to be the titular child) is in his late twenties, but the book blurb on Amazon says that Harry is the father of three school-age children, so it must be at the same time as or not long after the epilogue.

    Not that I care–I’ve already preordered the Kindle edition. I’m just annoyed by the shoddy writing and editing of the BBC article.

    • Just out of curiosity, and in relation to another thread on TPV which was very interesting yesterday, why did you pre-order the kindle edition?

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