That’s what every follower was waiting to hear for almost ten years. And the struggle was rewarded. The new book about the boy who lived, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has arrived and literally boomed the entire industry. What’s more, the series has a new form of a play, which refreshes the universe of witchcraft and wizardry with an original touch.
There is no surprise that the book has become a massive success, selling more than 4 million copies in North American and the U.K. in the first week. However, the buzz around this newcomer is determined not only by Harry Potter’s name in the title: Everything about this book is fascinating. Starting from the fact that fans now have an opportunity to discover what happened to beloved characters after the canon series ended and adding the form of narrative in this book, its sincerity and responsible treatments of our favorite plotlines and events – this masterpiece sends chills down the spine of every millennial on Earth.
J.K. Rowling, however, did not write the play (even though she consistently controlled the entire process). Thanks to Jack Thorne, who put in on paper, and John Tiffany, who helped create the original story, we are able to visit the captivating world of magic once again. The story starts in nineteen years after Voldemort’s defeat and focuses its attention on children of the golden trio and Draco Malfoy’s child. Of course, the appearance of the latter character in the “main cast” was given a cold shoulder. But, you know, every new turn is anxiety-provoking. We are not going to spoil any of the plotlines and unexpected twists. It would be a cruelty to ruin your experience!
The eight book in series was met with mixed reviews from the Western press. Some called it unnecessary and bland, others burst into tears of rapture. It’s no wonder – we have been waiting for so long that somewhat managed to create the image of a perfect newcomer in our minds. Some people say that the canon series should better be left alone and no continuation is needed. Well, unfortunately for them, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is totally worth everyone’s attention for both exciting story and surprising genre. Don’t miss your chance to touch the world of magic once again!