Good news for Harry Potter fans everywhere! J. K. Rowling is going to make the holidays even more fun with her latest project on the website Pottermore. She will publish 12 new Harry Potter stories on the website. Make sure to go online on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, so you will not miss the first story. A surprise story will be published every day at 1:00 p.m. GMT (8:00 a.m. ET). Get ready for sweet nostalgia as the surprises unfold while you read on.
The surprise gifts, however, are so valuable that Rowling will not give it in just one click. You must be able to answer correctly the rhyming riddles. Solid Harry Potter fans might not feel resentment about this obstacle, though. Surely, they will take it as a challenge and enjoy every step until the prizes are received.
Most of the stories will focus on minor characters to give a new point of view. Some of the rewards will be stories about moments from “Half-Blood Prince,” Draco Malfoy and Florean Fortescue. Draco Malfoy is one of the memorable characters. However, for those who are not familiar about Fortescue, he was the owner of an ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley where Harry did most of his homework. He was killed after getting abducted by Death Eaters. One of Rowling’s stories might be about events before his death.
The fun does not end with new interesting stories. Pottermore will give subscribers golden Galleons to spend for the site’s apothecary and for new concoctions in the virtual Hogwarts Potions Class.
This is not the first time Rowling publish new stories on Pottermore. Last Oct. 31, 2014, she wrote a back story about the terror teacher Dolores Umbridge. It was a more detailed story about Umbridge alone. Rowling even gave her personal opinion about the character.
There you have it for the scoop on J. K. Rowling’s virtual Christmas gifts, which will start on Dec. 12, 2014, every day at 1:00 p.m. GMT (8:00 a.m. ET), only on the official website of Pottermore. For more updates, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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