By Gwneth Allred
J. K. Rowling is one of the most exceptional authors of our time. Not just because her series of books following Harry Potter and the Wizarding World were such a hit and produced movies, theme parks, pottermore.com, and Butterbeer, but because she is so close to her fans and tastefully listens to their requests for more.
Earlier this year, Rowling released the locations of many more schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Japan to Brazil, North America, Africa and more. This sparked excitement in Potterheads across the globe, which was followed just recently by the name and backstory of every newly revealed school, including the one in North America. May I introduce you to... Ilvermorny!
Check out pottermore.com for the full short story that follows the life of a young Irish witch named Isolt who travels to America and befriends Pukwudgies, Horned Serpents, and others to defeat a threat from her past and establish a school in the peaks of Mount Greylock. And while you are there, be sure to be sorted into your Ilvermorny house! That’s right, not only is there a Hogwarts sorting ceremony, but an Ilvermorny one too!
This short story is a great and refreshing appetizer of the Wizarding World and Rowling’s writing in anticipation for her play-turned-book “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” which will be released the end of this month on July 31st. Once readers catch that familiar taste and storyline that was loved in the original series, there is nothing but excited eagerness for the 31st. And you are anything like me, you already have a copy pre-ordered. Happy summer reading!