new Harry Potter Story

Seven years after the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment of the series, the boy wizard is back for more adventure. Only he’s not a boy anymore.

In a new Harry Potter story posted this morning on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling sends Harry, now 34, to the Patagonian Desert for the Quidditch World Cup. Naturally, Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Luna are there with him — as is The Daily Prophet‘s Rita Skeeter, who still has plenty to say about the gang. More details after the jump.

Rowling’s new tale takes the form of a gossip column by Skeeter, who has spotted Harry and his friends in the VIP section of the Quidditch campsite. She apparently hasn’t grown any fonder of Harry since we last saw her, but her article still offers some juicy updates on these beloved characters.

The full story can be read at Pottermore, but if you just want the highlights we have a spoiler-y character-by-character rundown below.

  • Harry still has his signature glasses, though his black hair now has “threads of silver” in it. He’s also “sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone,” perhaps as a consequence of his work as an Auror.
  • Ginny has been away from her and Harry’s London home reporting on the Quidditch World Cup for the Prophet.
  • Ron, “whose famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly,” left his job as an Auror after two years to help George manage Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.
  • Hermione is currently the Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and is poised to rise even higher in her career. But her hair is still non-Skeeter-approved. She and Ron are still married, even if Rowling not-so-secretly thinks Hermione would’ve been better off with Harry.
  • Neville Longbottom lives above the Leaky Cauldron in London with his wife Hannah Abbott. He’s an Herbology professor at Hogwarts, and she’s had Healer training and is gunning for the Matron job at Hogwarts.
  • Luna remains “delightfully eccentric” and has married Rolf Scamander, the “swarthy” grandson of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author Newt Scamander. They have twin sons.
  • Dragon wrangler Charlie Weasley is still unmarried, Percy Weasley is Head of the Department of Magical Transportation, and Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour are still married.
  • Victor Krum is serving as Seeker for the Bulgarian Quidditch team.
  • Teddy Lupin (son of Tonks and Remus) and Victoire Weasley (daughter of Bill and Fleur) are totally doing it.
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