Potterheads, Rejoice! 6 New 'Harry Potter' Stories Were Secretly Released Today


We should have known that for Halloween, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling would provide us with both a trick and a treat. Six treats, to be more specific.

See, Rowing delivered on her promise to release a brand new story focusing on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" villainess Dolores Umbridge. We learned all about what a filthy liar Umbridge is, and what became of her after the books ended. It was so great!

But here's the trick: Despite only announcing the one new story about Umbridge, Rowling released an additional five stories today, focusing on the backstory of the Ministers for Magic, the mystical thestrals, Divination Professor Sybill Trelawney, how magical children's futures can be predicted, and the wizarding prison Azkaban.


The stories are hidden in the "Order of the Phoenix" chapters on Pottermore, the official interactive home for extra "Potter" content. Get to it!