J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story
The story is told from the perspective of The Daily Prophet gossip columnist Rita Skeeter and centers on Harry, now 34, who attends a Quidditch World Cup tournament with his sons James and Albus and wife Ginny Weasley, who is a reporter. Hermione, an employee at the Ministry of Magic, and Ron, a co-manager at Weasley's Wizards Wheezes, are also featured, along with Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.
Harry is decribed with a "couple of threads of silver" in his hair, while Ron's red mane is "thinning."
Fans who want to read the 1,500-word story must subscribe to Pottermore.com, which has been flooded with users since the annoucement. Unfortunately, Rowling has "no plans" to write additional stories about older Harry, her spokesperson told TheBookSeller.com.
Rowling's final book in the Harry Potter series was released in 2007, and the last film opened in theaters in 2011.
In related news, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley attraction officially opens today at Universal Orlando in Florida.