Stuff You Should Know Before Reading ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child’ Book

It’s the Potter craze that has been gripping the world for the past two weeks. There is a genuine buzz as people are either discussing the magical moments that they found by reading the recent Harry Potter book or those that are refraining from the internet until they get their own copy. It’s definitely been a mesmerizing event as the book has been the mainstream attraction ever since its release. But some are confused as to the nature of the book and how it’s related to the entire Harry Potter franchise. Well, set those rumors and gossip to rest and check out the following information before getting your own personal copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It’s a Play Script – Not a Book

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Suffice to say, it’s not your average book…it’s a play script that was used in the theater during which a bunch of high caliber actors and actresses performed the masterpiece written by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling. The whole point of the book is to satisfy the fans appetite that was unable to watch the show. So, this is a script book that has been released which has gotten the fans all riled up about a possible continuation of the Harry Potter series.

What’s Harry Potter Up To?

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Based on the synopsis of the book, Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived is currently an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Based on Pottermore(the official Harry Potter website), Harry Potter is working in the Auror department (Dark Wizard Catcher) and it’s been almost two decades ever since the Battle of Hogwarts that was mentioned in the Deathly Hallows book. Other than that, we know that Harry is married to the Quidditch player Ginny Weasley and is a father to three children, two of whom he has named after his deceased parents.

The Book’s Not About Harry Potter

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Not completely that is – the main center character in this script book is actually Potter’s second son, Albus Severus Potter. So far, there is not much that is known about his son except that his name is the main source of concern that encapsulates the entire book. He has been named after two great wizards of their time and along with the entire legacy of Harry Potter on his shoulders, it’s getting a bit tough for him to digest.

Return of the Harry Potter Characters

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For those fans keeping up to date with the goings on at Pottermore, they have some info on other special characters in the book series. Ronald Weasley, Hermione Grange, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood – they all have a part to play in this new book. Last but not least, it’s been said that some crucial information about Severus Snape has been shared in this book – so avoid the spoiler sheets before the book is in your hands.

Rowling says it’s Final – No More Books

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The fans will be disappointed to learn that the writer has given the no go on more books. As far as J.K. Rowling is concerned, she is not interested in writing more books on the series. Fans can take solace in the fact that movie like ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them’ and other writing works of the writer will be a part of entertainment for them to follow.

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