Pottermore reveals new Moments from Deathly Hallows

Moment depicting Dobby's funeral at Shell Cottage

Moment depicting Dobby’s funeral at Shell Cottage

Today, Pottermore unveiled Moments from the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The new set of artwork depicts 15 scenes from the nearly 800-page manuscript. Fly off into the summer night with the Seven Potters, escape Gringotts on dragonback, witness the killing of Severus Snape and much more on pottermore.com.

Insights on the book by J.K. Rowling are scattered throughout the Moments. In this release, the Harry Potter author revealed her thoughts on Alchemy, and shared new information about the Sword of Gryffindor and Extension Charms. Rowling also added to the existing entry on Vernon & Petunia Dursley, as well as Hatstalls.

From Rowling’s entry on the Sword of Gryffindor:

I am interested in what happens when cultural beliefs collide. In the Harry Potter books, the most militant of the goblin race consider all goblin-made objects to be theirs by right, although a specific object might be made over to a wizard for his life-span upon a payment of gold.  Witches and wizards, like Muggles, believe that once payment has been made, the object belongs to them and their descendants or legatees in perpetuity.  This is a clash of values without a solution, because each side has a different concept of what is right.  It therefore presents Harry with a difficult moral dilemma when Griphook demands the sword as payment for his services in Deathly Hallows.

To read the whole essay and explore all the new Moments from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, visit pottermore.com.

Though Pottermore confirmed they will not be adding new Moments to Deathly Hallows, the release of the final book is not the end for J.K. Rowling’s project. Fans still expect a Patronus test sometime soon.  As Pottermore promised in March, “…it’s certainly not the end – in fact, far from it.”

Stick with Pottermore News with all the latest on J.K. Rowling’s pottermore.com.

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Pottermore releases first chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban

Book 3, Chapter 6, Moment 3As planned, today Pottermore launched the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

In the first installment, which includes the first seven chapters, users will discover new content from J.K. Rowling on Marge Dursley, enjoy animations of Hedwig, explore the Knight Bus, and much more.

We’ve only had time to explore the first few chapters but already think that it is a major improvement from the second book. The artwork is clearer and more beautiful as ever. Harry, Ron and Hermione also look like they have aged (that had been a complaint in the second book). Interestingly, we have discovered no mini-games, but there might be in some of the later chapters.

So, go on and explore the first chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Pottermore.

Update: 

The Pottermore Insider has been updated with the announcement of the book launch. Here is an excerpt:

Board the Knight Bus, enlist the help of Sir Cadogan, attend a Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson, and much more.

There are also five new exclusive content entries from J.K. Rowling to discover, including additional information on Aunt Marge.