J.K Rowling hit gold when her ‘Harry Potter’ series became a worldwide hit. Rowling became the first billionaire author even though the road to there wasn’t a pleasant one.
She is at a stage where anything she pens down would be eagerly devoured by her Potter fans. Making money isn’t the driving force for her and thus this latest instalment took all by surprise but also joy. The magical world that was once weaved into our lives, can continue again.
The latest instalment, “Harry Potter and the cursed child” is actually a script in two parts. It was released on Sunday and while the play would have been wonderful to watch, reading it would surely bring another experience. Would the magic be as gripping as in the stories?
It would be better titled as ‘Harry Potter: the next generation’ as it revolves around the lives of Albus (Harry’s son) and his best-friend. Rowling addresses the stigma that follow children due to their parentage. The children have their similarities and differences from their parents.
One of the crucial differences is that it is not just written by J.K Rowling and instead has two unknown playwrights along with her. This could bring a fresh perspective to our beloved series but hopefully not too much of a change.
The best part of the book is that it does tell us the story of what happens to Harry, Ron and Hermione. It picks up from where the epilogue left off in the 7th book. As far as Harry’s story goes? “It’s done” says Rowling.
All good things must come to an end and perhaps the 7th book was meant to be the last one. This new one is said to heavily rely on nostalgia and previous memories. Hopefully the new movie “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” will fill the chasm left behind once the Harry Potter series concluded.
Leah Liz Jacob