‘The real history of magic’: new Harry Potter books to go behind the scenes

Harry Potter fans will be able follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and learn about folklore and magic in a series of new "non-fiction" e-books, due to be released from June.

Harry Potter: A Journey Through… will feature "four bitesize reads", each themed on a Hogwarts lesson, including Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Potions and Herbology.

New Harry Potter books will show readers the ‘real history of magic’. Credit:Pottermore and The British Library

The announcement has been met with mixed reactions by fans, some of whom are disappointed the books are not a "continuation of the magical series I grew up with". Others are thrilled their favourite magical world continues.

The series will initially launch in English, French, Italian, and German, and are available to pre-order at Amazon UK and Amazon US, Apple and Kobo.

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