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J.K. Rowling to reveal secrets of American wizarding world

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is to reveal the wizarding history of North America in a new series of stories.
The beloved original series of novels primarily focused on wizards and witches living in Britain and Europe, but now Rowling plans to show U.S. fans their own country’s past within the Harry Potter universe.
The tales, titled A History of Magic in North America, will be published on the Harry Potter fan website Pottermore from Tuesday to Friday this week (beg07Mar16).
Her latest work will apparently allow fans to expand their magical knowledge ahead of the release of the movie adaptation of another of Rowling’s works, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, later this year (16).
An announcement on the website, read, “Magic in North America will bring to light the history of this previously unexplored corner of the wizarding world in the run up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And you’ll want to get up to speed before the film comes around in November.”
The film will focus on the adventures of Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, a British wizard investigating magical creatures in New York City and author of a book read by Harry Potter in the original novels.
Although America has been mentioned in the Harry Potter books, Rowling has yet to flesh out a full history of the region as she has done for Britain and Europe.
In the stories, readers will discover how the Salem witch trials affected wizards and witches in North America, as well as learning about native-American legends such as skin-walkers – people who have the ability to turn into any animal they desire.

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