Prepare yourselves for an all-new Harry Potter story, just in time for Halloween at Pottermore.com.
The good news? It’s free! The not as good news? Harry Potter probably won’t be in it. Instead, the story is all about former Hogwarts headmistress Dolores Umbridge.
But that’s not so bad. In case you don’t remember, she was one of Harry’s most evil enemies, crusading to persecute all Muggle-borns. Sounds like the perfect spooky Halloween treat. After all, according to J.K Rowling:
Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters she is the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.
In total, the new story will be just 1,700 words — easily readable in one sitting. Can’t wait until Oct.31? A string of new material has been released by Rowling at Pottermore in 2014, including a fictional news story about the Quidditch World Cup that updated the lives of Harry, Ron and Hermione.