Just in time for Halloween, J.K Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.
The author announced on her website Pottermore.com that the story will concern one of the series’ villains, and will go live on the site on October 31.
In July Rowling released a short story about the adult Harry Potter, marking the first time she’d written about the characters as grown-ups since the Deathly Hallows epilogue.
This time, the story will focus on the villainous Dolores Umbridge, an ice-cold inquisitor dressed in pastel pink who ruled over Hogwarts with an iron fist in the fifth book of the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The short story will take us through Umbridge’s life, with Rowling revealing her personal thoughts on the character.
She explained her decision to focus on Umbridge on Pottermore.com today:
Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.
Rowling has said she has no plans to write another Harry Potter book, but she has released nuggets of new material on Pottermore, an online store-cum-treasury of magical information.
Rowling published several other entries on the site Friday, including a history of Azkaban prison and details of everyone who has held the post of Minister of Magic.
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