J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Magic in North America'; The Origin of American Hogwarts [VIDEO]
J.K. Rowling revealed another short story called Magic in North America on the official Harry Potter website, Pottermore, as part of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. The tale is the second installment from the origin of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the North American name of Hogwarts.
Magic in North America will be all about its main character, Isolt Sayre, a girl who became orphaned when her parents were killed when she was only a young child -- which is quite similar to Harry Potter's story.
The waif has been captured and detained by her evil witch aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt, a surname quite familiar to the Harry Potter fans. She is imprisoned by her mother's sister to stop her from joining Hogwarts.
However, the young witch, a successor of Salazar Slytherin known as one of the founders of Hogwarts, managed to escape to America on the Mayflower, as per Time. And when she first steps to the foreign country, she faces a lot of unknown magical creatures, but she will meet a non-magical significant other that will give her a hand to build Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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It is a stone castle hidden in the top mountain of Massachusetts. Moreover, Isolt and her stolen wand will be one of the major stories in finding the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, according to People.
The account of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will take its readers back to the 17th century of Ireland. Magic in North America carries a new story of Sorting Ceremony and the revelation of the four new houses in their American Names.
They will be called Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird and Wampus, The Verge reported. Meanwhile, Rowling first took her readers and followers by revealing the secrets of American wizarding with The History of Magic in North America in the past spring.
Although these short stories published on the Pottermore website tackle the matter of schooling and the American version of Hogwarts, the Ilvermorny, there are a lot of things still unrevealed about the school of wizardry before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them make it in the theaters.
Furthermore, aside from reading on the Pottermore website, fans can also experience how to be sort out to be in Ilvermorny's four houses. The site has a quiz game called "Which house would I be in?" that will ask its visitors to answer a number of questions, written by Rowling herself.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to be released on Nov. 18.