He may be “the boy who lived” and the Harry Potter franchise is proving to be “the story that lived.”
J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) released new material about the wizarding world last week. To further indulge our fantasies, Rowling has published a story called “The History of the Quidditch World Cup.”
The first part of the story was shared with fans on Pottermore.com, an online Harry Potter fan community. Part one of the two part piece of work gives fans more details about the sport Quidditch (for those who don’t know, Quidditch is to witches and wizards what hockey is to Canadians).
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to publish such an imaginative and engaging story from J.K. Rowling about the history of the wizarding world’s most exciting sport,” says Pottermore’s CEO Susan L. Jurevics.
The sport, which involves flying around on broom sticks while trying to accumulate points by throwing balls through vertical hoops, is so exciting and popular there are even real life Quidditch teams across Ontario.
And while we mere muggles can’t fly on our broomsticks to enjoy the game, we can get a little more insight into the rules, regulations and controversies of the sport thanks to Rowling’s new work.