J.K. Rowling has released a new Harry Potter short story. YAY!
The Scottish author published a piece called "Dumbledore's Army Reunites" on her subscription-only Pottermore website (you need to have an account to read the full text!), and the tale, which is told from the perspective of unscrupulous gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, features Harry at 34 with "threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious new scar on his cheek.
The 1,500 word piece reads: "About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror's black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve year old."
The tale sees Harry, who was portrayed in the movie series by Daniel Radcliffe, attending the Quidditch World Cup final with his sons James and Albus, while Rita hints at marriage trouble between the wizard and his wife Ginny, who is working at the game as a reporter.
Also in attendance are Harry's friends Hermione and Ron, who are now deputy head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and co-manager of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes respectively, Luna Lovegood, and Neville Longbottom, who is Hogwarts teacher of Herbology and suggested by Rita to have a drinking problem.
The article marks the first appearance by the well-loved characters since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published seven years ago.