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.
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 People.com, “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.
“New ‘Harry Potter’ eBooks are just the next step in J.K. Rowling’s master plan” https://t.co/wCsPnRZ8x8
— TIME.com (@TIME) August 17, 2016
Harry Potter and the Chalice of Would Just Writing a New Novel Be That Much Harder Than All This Metatextual Faffing https://t.co/WE3tSoLmUs
— Brian Phillips (@brianphillips) August 17, 2016
Haven’t had your fill of Harry Potter yet? You’re in luck, Muggles! https://t.co/WP1bR5F1vQ #HarryPotter #PottermorePresents @pottermore
— Global Calgary (@GlobalCalgary) August 17, 2016
Every time I check @pottermore or my @ replies, there is new Harry Potter news and I’m like pic.twitter.com/Nm0Kc3Tsum
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) August 17, 2016