Category Archives: Pottermore

Hogwarts Mystery

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A new game has been announced called ‘Hogwarts Mystery’. From what I can tell it will be a free RPG, with in-app purchases available, and will be released in Spring 2018. In the game you will take on the role of a character, and have to solve mysteries set in the Hogwarts castle (as the name suggests). I think we will also be able to brew potions and duel.

At the moment the game is still in the Beta stage, and only available in certain countries on android devices (which makes me sad as I use Apple). I’m not sure if this is connected to the ‘Wizards Unite’ app that was announced recently or not, but I suppose we will have to wait and see.

 

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Wizards Unite

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So, some good news from Pottermore, which is a rare thing since they took everything away from us. There is going to be a new game/app for mobile/cell phones called Wizards Unite released at some point in 2018 (date to be confirmed).

From what I can tell it is going to be a little like Pokémon Go, where we will be able to interact with the wizarding world whilst out in the muggle world by collecting things, and seeing things that the muggles can’t.

I’m quite looking forward to it, because it will be cool to walk around in the muggle world using my phone to do magic without getting into trouble with the ministry.

When more news is released I will post about it again, or you can check out Pottermore for updates.

 

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A Journey Through A History of Magic

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A new Harry Potter book was published yesterday, and while I haven’t finished reading it yet I couldn’t wait telling you all about it. It is called A Journey Through A History of Magic, and like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book it is a Hogwarts textbook.

It is full of new facts about the history of the wizarding world and Hogwarts, including more recent history including Harry Potter. It also includes some pretty cool illustrations, and glimpses of manuscripts written by JK Rowling. I am enjoying this book so much that I don’t want to put it down, and I think everyone should be asking for a copy for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

 

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Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

A new interactive version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on Kindle, which features art, animations, and videos. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but a preview is available on Pottermore.

Don’t forget that you don’t need a kindle to buy/read kindle ebooks, as you can get an app for most smart phones and tablets. The cost of the book will depend on which country you are buying it from.

 

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Time Magazine Harry Potter Special Edition

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Time Magazine have published a Special Edition to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, and I am guessing that it is available everywhere that the magazine is published/on sale. I have spent the last two days reading it, and been reminded of just why I fell in love with the world of Harry Potter.

It is full of little facts and information that is new, but more importantly a reflection on why Harry Potter became so important and inspirational to us. 20 years have passed since the first book made a small entrance into the world, going almost unnoticed by most, but something abut a small boy living in a cupboard under the stairs grew into something so much more than just a story.

I hope you guys manage to get a copy, because I think you will really enjoy it.

 

“If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.” J.K. Rowling.

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Harry Potter turns 20

Today, I was going to post about my holiday to Canada, but after hearing a piece on the radio yesterday I changed my mind. It was a piece about Harry Potter to mark the 20th anniversary since Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was first published.

On the 26th June 1997, the first Harry Potter book was published in the UK. It had an initial run of only 500 copies (many of which went to libraries), and Jo Rowling’s name was shortened to JK Rowling because the publishers thought that boys wouldn’t read a book written by a woman.

She was a new author that no one had heard of before, and her first book probably (I’m only guessing here) wasn’t expected to be hugely successful. But 20 years later, the BBC is asking people what the world would be like without Harry Potter.

JK Rowling’s creation has given us hope beyond words in a world that often seems dark. It made people like us realise that it’s ok to be different, and a little rebellious, because different doesn’t mean bad. It means we are individuals who can think for ourselves, and be the most important people in the world. Because when you look at the story, it’s not the ‘normal’ people like the Dursleys who make a difference, or stand up to evil, it is people like us.

What started off as a small-scale book, became a global phenomenon that has transcended all of the differences of it’s readers and movie fans to bring them together in a community that I am proud to be a part of.

I was 15 when the first book came out, and Harry Potter has been a huge influence on my life. I will always be thankful for the gift that JK Rowling gave to us 20 years ago, and continues to give us to this day. It taught me about what it takes to be the good person that I always try to be, and have courage when things are hard, to use my brain to think problems through, the need of friends and family, and to hope in love.

 

“The toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it— it might be sick.” Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.

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