J.K. Rowling to release new story on Halloween!

As part of Pottermore’s Trick or Treat Celebration leading up to Halloween, it has been revealed that on October 31 J.K. Rowling will release a new 1,700-word story!

The story, which was teased by Pottermore in this post last Saturday, will feature none other than Dolores Umbridge. From Pottermore:


Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, [but] she is [also] the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry. The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,700-word back story about Umbridge’s life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.

Sounds like it’s going to be awesome! Could this story be a prelude to Pottermore releasing the first chapters of Order of the Phoenix? We sure hope so!

While we’re eagerly awaiting the release of the story, be sure to play the other fun games and riddles being posted on the Pottermore Insider Blog!

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POTTERMORE TO RELEASE NEW J.K. ROWLING WRITING ABOUT DOLORES UMBRIDGE ON HALLOWEEN

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 24, 2014 – In a special Halloween treat for Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling’s website pottermore.com will post new original writing on October 31 about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.  The character was first introduced to readers in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic.  Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious “Potter” characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.

The new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich, 1,500-word back story about Umbridge’s life filled with many new details, as well as Rowling’s revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character.

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