Harry Potter author JK Rowling plans Christmas surprise on Pottermore website

J.K. Rowling has revealed to fans of her seven-book Harry Potter series that she is writing new material for her dedicated all-things-Hogwarts website, Pottermore.

The Pottermore website, which keeps stories and gossip simmering for true devotees of the books – the last one published in 2007 – has announced it will be bringing surprises to staunch fans at 1 p.m daily over the Christmas period, the Guardian reported Saturday.

A special tale is slated to be out Dec 12, which will bring subscribers up-to-date with what happened to blond-haired baddie Draco Malfoy.

Malfoy is Potter’s sworn enemy at Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

By the final episode of the multi-billion-pound grossing franchise, he had grown into a real villain, in league with Potter’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort.

Despite finishing the books that turned her into a global publishing phenomenon seven years ago, Rowling is still clearly fascinated by the make-believe world she created.

To mark Halloween, the author released via the site an essay that revealed her views on one of the stories’ characters, the teacher Dolores Umbridge.

She said the teacher was modelled on two people she had encountered in real life.

She has also used Pottermore to expand on such characters as the ice-cream selling Florean Fortescue, who appears in the books ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ and ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban’ before meeting a sticky end.

Having vowed to leave Potter alone for sometime after the final book, Rowling turned her pen to fictional works aimed at adults, selling two books under the pen name Robert Galbraith.




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