So after taking a long leave Harry Potter is back with style. The script for J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child was released last week and is available at many bookstores. So what’s new and interesting thing about this book that it has grown up with the main characters from the original series.
So the first thing I need to clear about this entry in the Potter-verse, is that it is a script, not a novel, this is the thing that has been confusing to many people. This is the rehearsal script for one of the theaters in London known as Palace Theater. The regular script will be released in few days or later this year. The fact that it was published as in a hardback form is bit confusing, but, I will say that it’s just a small thing for a larger experience that Rowling and co-writers are aiming for. Beware there are spoilers ahead for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The script does have a connection with the original seven novels. Rowling has said that this is the last book she will write about Harry. But this doesn’t seem right as she has introduced new characters which has paved the path to open a new door for new stories and adventures. This book will provide insight into the future where Harry will be in charge of the magical law enforcement department and it’s 20 years after the event of Deathly Hallows and everyone has moved on with their lives. Ron joins his brother at Weasley Wheezes Joke shop and Hermione has also climbed the steps as she has become the Minister of Magic. Harry and Ginny are married and have three children together.
This story largely revolves around Harry’s son Albus, who is selected for Hogwarts and unlike his father ends up in Slytherin House along with Malfoy’s son Scorpius. Both character become friends, despite the animosity and negative relationship between their fathers. Albus and Scorpio try to make the Harry Potter past right: saving Cedric Diggory’s life during the Triwizard Tournament which occurs in The Goblet of Fire. The results as everyone can expect of time travels stories might be catastrophic.
So where this story does leads us to. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child doesn’t give us a feeling that it is an eighth Harry Potter story. Instead it feels like a peek into the future of the original characters and to see how their lives are moving on, as well as a hint of all the possible stories still possible if Rowling decided to explore the new generation of the Wizarding World.
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