MTV News writer and “senior shipwreck correspondent” Brian Phillips had the best reaction to word that J.K. Rowling is set to release three new Harry Potter-related books.

Three more J.K. Rowling books on Harry Potter's world. Image via Twitter
Three more J.K. Rowling books on Harry Potter’s world. Image via Twitter
Phillips tweeted: “Harry Potter and the Chalice of Would Just Writing a New Novel Be That Much Harder Than All This Metatextual Faffing.”

His critique mirrors that of Eryn Carlson, who recently appealed to Rowling to stop feeding the Harry Potter Industrial Complex.

According to, “Taking the form of short eBooks called Pottermore Presents, [the new books will] delve into the secrets of the Harry Potter characters and universe.

“Scheduled for release on Sept. 6, the books will include original writings by Rowling and information drawn from the Pottermore archives. They’ll detail everything from the terrible past of Azkaban prison to the inner workings of the Ministry of Magic, and also feature an original piece on Horace Slughorn.

Pottermore CEO Susan Jurevics told Time: “Pottermore Presents is intended to supplement the Harry Potter book series with short-form content that is entertaining and thematically curated by the Pottermore editorial team.”

The books will cost about $3 each and be sold on the Pottermore site.

Reaction from the Potterverse.

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