It has almost been a year since the end of the Harry Potter saga. Fans said goodbye to more than a decade of books and movies that were the magical creations of J.K. Rowling. Now, J.K. Rowling introduces her post-Harry Potter creation…Barry Fairbrother!
Yesterday, J.K. Rowling debuted the cover to her new book, The Casual Vacancy. Sounds intriguing! But will it be as magical as Harry Potter? Readers will have to wait until September 27th, when the novel hits the bookshelves, to find out.
The Casual Vacancy tells a tale of the town of Pagford, England in the wake of Barry Fairbrother’s death. J.K. Rowling wasted no time in killing off characters in the beginning this time around! Everyone in town is fighting with each other, the rich with the poor, teenagers with their parents…and now that Barry Fairbrother is dead, the biggest war ensues over who will take Barry’s seat on the parish council. The synopsis reads, “Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?”
While Harry Potter will forever remain in our hearts, there is always room to love new characters. We can’t wait to see what J.K. Rowling has in store for us!