The “Harry Potter” books may have ended nearly seven years ago, but that is not keeping author J.K. Rowling from writing additional stories related to the highly successful series. Fans around the world can rejoice, as the British author released a new “Harry Potter” story this week.
The story follows the life of Celestina Warbeck, a singer and sorceress, and was released via Today.com. Ms. Warbeck is one of Rowling’s “favorite ‘off-stage’ characters in the Harry Potter series.”
But though this may prompt rumors Rowling is working on another novel installment, don't get your hopes up. A spokesperson for Rowling recently said the 48-year-old has "no plans" to write any stories about "the older Harry," TheBookseller.com reports.
But fortunately, she is still interested in writing about certain characters, though they may have never been included in the series. “Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” Rowling says of the character. “I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London; ‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.”
While Ms. Warbeck was never featured in the “Harry Potter” series, Rowling says she has been “part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived ‘Daily Prophet’ series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury.”
Meanwhile, just last month, Rowling created hysteria after releasing a short story chronicling the protagonist’s adult years. Released on her website Pottermore, the 1,500-word story describes Potter as being roughly 34-years-old, and has him joining Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and his family to attend the Quidditch world cup final.