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New Harry Potter story released Sunday

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Source: Flickr Creative Commons Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Source: Flickr Creative Commons
MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -

Close to 10 years since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," a new installment to the series was released at midnight, on J.K. Rowling's, as well as Harry Potter's, birthday.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" had fans of the series flocking to bookstores around the world to get their hands on a copy.

The book is not a novel and isn't even written by Rowling. Instead, it's the script of a stage production of the same name, currently running in London.

However, playwrights Jack Thorne and John Tiffany did collaborate with Rowling for the story. Rowling also revealed this is the end of Potter's adventures.

"He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done," Rowling told Reuters. "This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now."

The plot picks up where the epilogue of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" left off, 19 years after Voldemort's defeat. Potter now has three children and works at the Ministry of Magic.

Based on preorder sales, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" could become the top selling book of 2016 for both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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