We all have, at some point in our childhood, come across the mystical world of Harry Potter and have found repose in the pages that take us to the school where Magic is the curriculum. And while JK Rowling formed a major part of our childhood, growing up without her comforting words did seem to be a bit too harsh.
That would not, however, be the case for long, as Rowling has come back with what she does best. The Harry Potter Author tweeted, “Over 10 years ago, I wrote a stand-alone fairy tale called The Ickabog…. about The Ickabog. 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… I always meant to publish it, but after the last Potter was released I wrote two novels for adults and, after some dithering, decided to put those out next. Until very recently, the only people who’d heard the story of The Ickabog were my two younger children.”
She added, “For the last few weeks I’ve been immersed in a fictional world I thought I’d never enter again. As I worked to finish the book, I started reading chapters nightly to the family again.”
Further developments so far include a release later this year and Rowling also pledged the royalties from its sales to projects helping those particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.