J.K. Rowling, the iconic author of the Harry Potter books, is giving readers a new children’s book – one chapter at a time.
From May 26 to July 10, the author will be posting a chapter (or two) every weekday — FREE for all to read.
The book is expected to be published in November, with all of Rowling’s royalties going to people who have been affected by the current worldwide health crisis.
In her own words, “The idea for The Ickabog came to me, while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending to publish it after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
This is a story about truth and the abuse of power. To forestall one obvious question: the idea came to me well over a decade ago, so it isn’t intended to be read as a response to anything that’s happening in the world right now. The themes are timeless and could apply to any era or any country. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.”
To get started on the new adventure, click here.