Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been making waves through the internet and in witches and wizards in the hearts of Harry Potter fans. It is set after 19 years of Voldemort?s defeat. Harry Potter is now the Head of Magical Law Enforcement and has three children with Ginny Weasley. Hermione Granger is the Minister for Magic who had married Ron Weasley. They have two children.
This though is not your usual J.K. Rowling novel. It is written as a stage play by Jack Thorne. It is written based upon a new original story created by Thorne, John Tiffany and J.K. Rowling herself. The play is in two parts and premiered on July 30, 2016. On July 31, the rehearsal script was released making it the eighth published story in the Harry Potter world. This, again, is the only one not in a novel form–a script-book.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child mostly follows Harry Potter?s son Albus Severus Potter and his unlikely friend, Scorpius Malfoy, the son of his father?s rival Draco Malfoy. The plot involves them and their mission to correct the wrongs of the past by using a Time-Turner. This crusade takes to the past and in an alternative present after they meddled with things that happened.
J.K. Rowling confirms end of 'Harry Potter' Series: ‘Harry is done now’ https://t.co/kihP4ul5p7
— TIME (@TIME) August 1, 2016
It is kind of weird to see our favorite young wizards and witches all grown up trying to deal with little versions of themselves. The story touches on a strained relationship between Harry Potter and his son Albus Severus, the latter struggling with the family legacy he had inherited. There will also be somewhat of a comeback of Lord Voldemort. He may have died but his influence had lived on. Let me stop here before I spoil it all for you.
It is a fun and witty book that takes readers back into the events in the previous Harry Potter novels. It offers a fresh twist thanks to the new generation of witches and wizards in the Harry Potter universe. The story is beautifully written as it allows the characters and events to come into full circle rounding out the whole series.
Rowling spoke at the premiere about this and according to RadioTimes, she is thrilled to have seen the next generation in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child but she says that this is the last time that we shall see of Harry Potter from her. She said, ?Harry is done now.?
If it is, it could not be done better. What do you think? Leave your comments below.