First ‘The History of Magic in North America’ Piece Released, Plus Remaining Titles

J.K. Rowling is releasing Magic in North America stories. A collection of four pieces titled, The History of Magic in North America are being released this week, with the first one coming out today. You can read Fourteenth Century – Seventeenth Century on Pottermore now!

It talks all about the use of magic in the Native American community. She goes into detail on wandless magic and the legend of skin walkers. Many witches and wizards were accepted by the No-Majs, (American equivalent of Muggles) who looked to them for help. That wasn’t the case with all tribes though. Some feared witches and wizards and persecuted them. To avoid persecution, some would take the form of animals. They are called Animagi.

Along with the new piece here is what is said about tomorrow:

The wizarding world you thought you knew is much larger than you imagined…

At 2pm GMT tomorrow (9th March 2016), we will be thrilled to release the second of four brand new pieces of writing by J.K. Rowling on The History of Magic in North America.

Before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released in November, there’s plenty to discover.

The names of the next 3 pieces of writing being released this week have been revealed by EW. Here they are along with descriptions of what to expect:

Seventeenth Century and Beyond
Debuting March 9 at 9 a.m. EST
Being a witch or wizard in North America is even more dangerous than in Europe. This account, which includes the real histories of the Salem witch trials and the Scourers (a rogue band of magical mercenaries), explains why.

Rappaport’s Law
Debuting March 10 at 9 a.m. EST
In the 18th century, the laws governing secrecy for the wizarding community became even stricter after a major violation that resulted in humiliation for the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic.

1920s Wizarding America
Debuting March 11 at 9 a.m. EST
Ollivanders might have a corner on the wand market across the pond, but the American makers of the finest wizarding implements were Wolfe, Jonker, Quintana, and Beauvais. This is their story.

J.K. Rowling tweeted about what is ahead!


I’m so ready for all of the amazing The History of Magic in North America stuff to come.




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