“Pottermore Presents” Hogwarts E-Books Out Now!

Sep 06, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

“Pottermore Presents” released three collections of writings on e-book platforms today. As reported on Leaky previously, the ebooks are composed of writings from Pottermore. Two of the books contain new, unpublished material from J.K. Rowling. All of the books were designed by MinaLima. Having downloaded the books this morning, here is a quick look at what they offer.

The three ebooks, Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies range from 76-93 pages. Pottermore describes their basic content, saying:


“Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.

“Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

“Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.”


Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide is the longest of the three books, offering six chapters with topics ranging from “The Journey to Hogwrats” (stations, platforms, trans), “Sorting,” “The Castle and Grounds” (with a special feature on Hufflepuff’s common room), “Lessons at Hogwarts” (School Subjects and Time Turners), “Castle Residents” (just the ghosts and portraits), to “Secrets of the Castle” (which offers insight on the Mirror of Erised, Pensive, the Philosopher’s Stone, Sword of Gryffindor and the Chamber of Secrets).



Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists brings us the dark side of Hogwart’s stories. The shortest of the three e-books, the book has five chapters. The first chapter begins with one of the most hated characters in Harry Potter–Dolores Umbridge (whom Leaky didn’t even wish a Happy Birthday this year). Politics, always a sticky topic, is covered in chapter two with Ministers for Magic and Azkaban. Chapter three covers Horace Slughorn and several sections on potions. Chapter four covers another unfavorable character: Quirinus Quirrell. The final chapter is dedicated to Peeves the Poltergeist, whom most us can’t help but love.


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, only a few pages longer than Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists is actually a little on the brighter side compared to it’s PPP companion book. At 78 pages, it only offers four chapters. It begins by covering some of the most loved characters and professors of Hogwarts. The fist chapter is dedicated to Minerva McGonagall and Animagi. Chapter two continues with Remus Lupin and Werewolves. Chapter three would probably be Hermione’s least favorite and dear to Lavender and Parvati Patil, as it covers Sybill Trelawney and Seers. The final chapter of the e-book talks about Hagrid’s predecessor and member of Hufflepuff House, Silvanus Kettleburn.


The Pottermore Presents e-books are now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Pottermore. For more information how to purchase them, click here.

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