J.K. Rowling bids farewell to Harry Potter at a London event on Saturday, which was held few hours before the eighth and last book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released in 5,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide.
The author spoke on Saturday at the opening night of Harry Potter and the cursed child play in London’s west end theater-“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done, This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
Fans lined up eagerly at local bookstores and Saturday night for midnight book release, titled Harry Potter and the cursed child.
The play is set 19 years later and follows Potter and His son as he goes to his father’s alma mater.
“[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly, So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.” -Said, Rowling, while mentioning the Play.