Before the awarding of the Pottermore House Cup, Pottermore promised that the winning House would earn a ‘secret’ bonus. Today ,as planned, Pottermore announced that ‘secret’ bonus that Slytherin students will be able to enjoy; early access to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
From the Insider post:
As part of their reward for winning the Pottermore House Cup, Slytherin will be able to explore the new chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 24 hours ahead of the other houses.
Please be aware that only students who were in Slytherin when the inaugural Pottermore House Cup was awarded, will get early access.
For students who are not in Slytherin, don’t despair. The first chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available for everyone immediately after this 24-hour period.
There are a couple things to notice: that the early access period is only 24 hours and that the prize will only be awarded to Slytherins who were in the house during/before the House Cup.
Some fans are complaining on Twitter saying that it isn’t fair that Slytherin get early access to Chamber of Secrets, but Elm (of ElmGoestoHogwarts.com) brought up a great point; this whole House Cup was a competition, and like all competitions there is a prize. Also, the early access period is short, only 24 hours. It’s not like they are earning early access for a several days or a week. Besides, they won’t even be receiving the whole book, only the first chapters that Pottermore promised they would be releasing.
Elm also brought up another good point. If the Slytherins are to earn early access for 24 hours, they would almost have to tell us ahead of time when the chapters would be released. If they don’t, the whole thing could turn out to be a disaster if some Slytherins don’t know when the early access period takes place. Hopefully, Pottermore will be giving us a specific release date this time.
Whenever they release it, Pottermore News will be there prepared to share all the latest information.