With the release of the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came five new exclusive content entries from J.K. Rowling.
The first entry readers will encounter is ‘Secret Keeper’, which can be unlocked in the second moment of chapter 17 by clicking on Sirius, once the door of the Shrieking Shack is closed.
The Fidelius Charm is extremely ancient and still used to this day. It involves the concealment of information inside a living person. The chosen person, or Secret Keeper, is the only person who is thenceforth capable of revealing the protected information to others, however many previously knew it. If the Secret Keeper shares the hidden information, the person to whom he or she has confided it will be bound by the Fidelius Charm and find it impossible to pass the information on.
You can also read about Werewolves in chapter 20, moment one. Click on the werewolf (Lupin) to learn more about the controversial creatures.
The monthly transformation of a werewolf is extremely painful if untreated and is usually preceded and succeeded by a few days of pallor and ill health. While in his or her wolfish form, the werewolf loses entirely its human sense of right or wrong. However, it is incorrect to state (as some authorities have, notably Professor Emerett Picardy in his book Lupine Lawlessness: Why Lycanthropes Don’t Deserve to Live) that they suffer from a permanent loss of moral sense. While human, the werewolf may be as good or kind as the next person. Alternatively, they may be dangerous even while human, as in the case of Fenrir Greyback, who attempts to bite and maim as a man and keeps his nails sharpened into claw-like points for the purpose.
In the first moment of chapter 21, read new information and J.K. Rowling’s insights on Time-Turners by clicking on the Time Turner.
From J.K. Rowling’s Thoughts:
I went far too light-heartedly into the subject of time travel in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. While I do not regret it (Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorite books in the series), it opened up a vast number of problems for me, because after all, if wizards could go back and undo problems, where were my future plots?
Find out how Rowling solved her plot problems and more on Pottermore.com
You can click Harry’s stag in chapter 21, moment 3 to discover more about the most famous charm, the Patronus Charm.
The form of a Patronus may change during the course of a witch or wizard’s life. Instances have been known of the form of the Patronus transforming due to bereavement, falling in love or profound shifts in a person’s character. Thus Nymphadora Tonks’s Patronus changes from a jack rabbit to a wolf (not a werewolf) when she falls in love with Remus Lupin. Some witches and wizards may be unable to produce a Patronus at all until they have undergone some kind of psychic shock.
The comment about Remus and Nymphadora brings us to the final exclusive content you will find in the concluding chapters of this book – a biography of Remus Lupin. In forty-five beautifully-written paragraphs, J.K. Rowling introduces readers to a side of Remus Lupin we’ve never seen before, including his first love, his initial encounter with Tonks, and more. In addition to the new information, she also reveals her insights, and in them she compares to being a werewolf to having AIDs or HIV in the Muggle world. We don’t want to spoil it for anyone, so if you would like to read the full biography, click here.
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