The new play co-written by J.K. Rowling debuted this weekend along side the release of the published version. In my previous life I would have been lined up at my local book store at midnight to await the release, but in my current life, I’m happily waiting on my copy from the local library. I am actually pretty excited though, as everything by J.K. Rowling is so well written and intricately woven, but also a bit nervous that it might not be up to her usual standards since it is actually a published play, not a novel, and there were co-writers.
While I am waiting for my copy of the play, I wanted to encourage you to read the short story published on Pottermore describing how Ilvermorny, the early North American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, got started, and the story of her founders. I loved that the founder was actually Irish born and sought out the early colonies in America to escape from her abusive aunt. Many Americans have a fascination with Irish culture and her escape and encounter of Native American magic and unique creatures definitely feels like an offering to readers in the United States.