J.K. Rowling Launches Pottermore.com

There is some mysterious J. K. Rowling news this morning, and it’s getting the attention of Harry Potter fans worldwide. The author has introduced a new website, Pottermore.com. Right now the site just says “Coming soon” and has Rowling’s signature, but fans are speculating that it could mean more Potter books are on the way.

Pottermore.com was discovered last night after fans pieced together ten clues. Nine Harry Potter fansites were given coordinates and a tenth was found on a @Pottermore Twitter account. When put together the clues spelled Pottermore.

The Leaky Cauldron fansite has seen Pottermore and they say, “it is, in a word, breathtaking. That is all we are permitted to say at the moment.”

Rowling said back in February that she is working on “several projects.” She has also said in interviews that while she’s open to writing more books set in the Harry Potter universe, future books probably wouldn’t feature Harry as the main character.

So, Harry Potter fans, are you freaking out right now over Pottermore? Do you think it could mean more books? Of course, it could just be a revamped Harry Potter website. Whatever it is, it’s fun to speculate, and it’s reminiscent of the good old days when we had new Potter books to look forward to.

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UPDATE – There have been a few developments since I posted this:
According to The Bookseller, Rowling’s spokeswoman says, “It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon.”

The Pottermore Twitter account linked to a countdown clock that indicates the announcement will take place on June 23rd.

There is a lot of speculation that Pottermore could be an online role-playing game. What do you think of this possibility?

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