J.K. Rowling Teases Fans With Tweets, New ‘Harry Potter’ On The Way?

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Rowling herself via Twitter that the following anagram solution is nearing the answer: “Newt Scamander’s History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale.” She followed up on this update with an extra comment.

Let the hunt continue!

You could probably count on seventeen hands the number of times overzealous fans have cried Harry Potter. Ever since the eponymous wizard graced the final page of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in 2007, Potter enthusiasts around the world have been holding their breaths for some indication that the boy wizard would make a grand return. With a recent batch of mysterious tweets, is author J.K. Rowling teasing about a new Harry Potter novel or is this just another false second coming?

Rowling’s inciting tweet dropped yesterday afternoon.

Let us first discuss what we know. The mentioned screenplay is, of course, referring to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which is an upcoming original film trilogy set in the Harry Potter universe, and Lumos is the charity which Rowling founded that helps institutionalized children find family.

Now, let us focus on the “novel” at the beginning of the tweet. Normally, it would make sense not to pay it too much mind. J.K. Rowling has been on a roll in recent years with her Cormoran Strike novels (The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm), so it would be natural to think she would be hard at work on the third novel in the series (at the rate she writes, perhaps even the fourth).

One passionate fan, however, dared to read into this and responded with, “Everytime @jk_rowling tweets I stop what ever I’m doing and analyze it for an hour.” She was followed up with a tweet from Rowling herself soon after.

Rowling’s riddle came half a day later in the form of, “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense,” followed by the provocative tease, “Something to ponder while I’m away X.”

As of this writing, there has been no follow-up, a cascade of questions from fans and nothing but speculation to fill the void. Among the possibilities comes from the clues from Reddit users, who have found the “Newt Scamander” and “New York” in Rowling’s tweet, among dozens of other combinations from the potential anagram (via The Huffington Post).

While a new Harry Potter book seems to be the easy way to go, could it also be possible that fans may be treated to a Fantastic Beasts book prior to the film’s release?

One can dream.

[Image Credit: Time]