The public thought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be the last part of the saga. However, J.K. Rowling surprised everyone with a new story that is set 19 years after the good ending. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a script rather than a novel, which fans embraced with open arms.
Of course the book also has a wide audience in the Eastern part of the world up to the Land Down Under. The muggles in Australia celebrated the release of the book on July 31.
Aussies living near Sydney Dymocks went before the store opening to make sure that they will get the fresh copies. One of them is Melanie Hirst, who brought her two kids Lauren and Daniel.
The mother has been a Harry Potter fan ever since she was 14. She told ABC News that she wanted her kids to experience the excitement as well.
Meanwhile, her daughter Lauren said that she had read the entire story and watched all the series. The store’s managing director Steve Cox expected the warm response.
Cox and his team managed to sell 15,000 copies before the official launch. Moreover, the book embargo did not affect its high sales.
“It was a strict worldwide embargo that everyone around the world stuck by and it raised the excitement for 9:01 this morning,” he said.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tackles the story of the 37-year-old Harry Potter, who is now working in the Ministry of Magic. He married Ginny Weasley and they currently have three children.
The eldest is Albus, who will study in Hogwarts just like his parents. However, the story will also tell that the past still haunts Potter.
Fans need to read what will happen in the new story. J.K. Rowling revealed that it will be the final book of the Harry Potter series.
She told Reuters during the premiere of the play at London’s Palace Theater on July 30 that “Harry is done now.” Is it the end for the “Pottermania?”
Fret not, though, because there will be a movie adaptation of the book spin-off. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be out in November.
J.K. Rowling helped scriptwriter Jack Thorne in making Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Meanwhile, check out the Australians who enjoyed falling in a queue to get a hold of the book.
— Caitlin Millard (@CaitlinMillard) July 30, 2016
— ABC News Adelaide (@abcnewsAdelaide) July 31, 2016
— Lauren Stardust (@LaurenStardust) July 31, 2016
(To a customer)
"Would you like a bag for that one?"
"No thanks, I just want to stare at it until I get to the car" #CursedChild
— Dymocks Geelong (@DymocksGeelong) July 31, 2016