It’s been more than a decade since the seventh and final Harry Potter book hit the shelves and while the story may have brought the titular wizard’s story to a neat conclusion (let’s all pretend like Cursed Child never happened), Potterheads will likely be thrilled to hear that Pottermore Publishing announced that four new Harry Potter books are coming out. At least, sort of.
The four e-books, titled Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy, and Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology will be coming out digitally over the course of the year. Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts and Potions and Herbology will be available June 27, with the others coming out later in the year.
For those unfamiliar, the titles are references to four classes that Harry took during his time at Hogwarts (though, given Harry’s general apathy towards education, it’s understandable to forget that he was ever in class). Before you get too excited, it’s worth noting that while Harry Potter is in the books’ titles, they aren’t actually a continuation of the Boy Who Lived’s story. Instead, the four short e-books will give readers a glimpse into what textbooks you would have bought at Flourish and Blotts had your Hogwarts letter not gotten lost in the owl post.
According to Pottermore, the four e-books have been adapted from Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic, which was released back in 2017. So while these books may not offer much in terms of new plot or information, it does give Potterheads an opportunity to get even deeper into Rowling’s beloved world.