HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
For those of us who thought that our Harry Potter adventure has ended, that we are doomed to re-read over and over again, revising the words that have already been committed to memory, the release of the Cursed Child is like a glass of water in a never-ending desert. One glass that we know will only starve off the thirst for awhile, but we are nonetheless thankful for.
You can read more (and watch some videos) about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the following sites:
And then if you are shocked that Hermione Granger is not Emma Watson:
I assure you that the last link makes it easier to wrap your head around the idea.
I'm personally extremely intrigued by Albus Potter and the "Expectations" that are put on him, more than the fact that Harry is a struggling overworked Ministry employee (Though we all can relate to that, not very magical). Remember at the previous ending where Albus asked Harry what if he were put into Slytherin, and Harry said that the Sorting Hat recognises your choice? In retrospect, that might been the hint about the darkness that many readers are interested about. That inner struggle of light and darkness that many of us face, because we're simply too cynical to believe in single-sided fairy tales anymore.
Also, Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy!!!
Hyperion the book publishing company?? Or Hyperion in Greek Mythology?
Wikipedia: In Greek mythology, Hyperion (/haɪˈpɪərɪən/; Greek: Ὑπερίων, "The High-One") was one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (Sky or Heaven) who, led by Cronus, overthrew Uranus and were themselves later overthrown by the Olympians. With his sister, the Titaness Theia, Hyperion fathered Helios (Sun), Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn).
Does Scorpius and Albus re-enact the childhood vendetta that their fathers have?
Do they turn out to be friends?
Does Scorpius have his fathers' (albeit cowardly) goodness that is probably deep deep inside, as well as his mother's take on magical life?
Astoria refused to raise her child in the belief that Muggles (and likely Muggle-borns, half-bloods and Squibs as well) were scum and, as a result, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy found her a somewhat disappointing daughter-in-law; family gatherings were, as a result, often fraught with tension. It is unknown what her husband Draco's reaction was to this, but given that he also was sobered by his own terrible experience during the Second Wizarding War, it is possible that he secretly approved of it. Source: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Astoria_Malfoy
I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT!
Collection starts on 31 July 2016 for those who have pre-booked.
Price off shelf is around $39 I think, pre-book prices at Popular Bookstores are... Lemme check the receipt. $35.91 including $2.35 GST.
Pre-orders are filling up fast if you're interested (save $5 and the queue?). I mentioned this book to my friend who has a Primary 4 daughter, and she says she tried to make a pre-order but they were full. Oh Wells.