It’s official Potterheads – J.K. Rowling has confirmed the release of a brand new Harry Potter book and it’s hitting shelves this year!
A hardback edition and ebook of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II will be released on Harry Potter’s birthday – July 31, Rowling’s literary and brand management agency The Blair Partnership announced today.
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Rowling has said that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an official sequel to the original seven books, featuring the script for a new stage play telling the wizard’s story.
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It will be set 19 years after the end of the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was published in 2007.
It sees Harry as a father and an overworked Ministry of Magic employee as well as the untold story of the lives of his murdered parents.