Fans of the Harry Potter series received an exciting bit of news this morning when it was announced that this summer, an eighth book in the popular series would be released.
Potterheads around the world rejoiced last year when it was revealed that author J.K. Rowling had co-written a play, entitled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that was set 19 years after the events that took place in Rowling's final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Sadly, the dreams of everyone but those who live in and around London -- or those who could travel there -- were dashed when the announcement was made that the highly-anticipated play would only be performed in England.
However, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, the excitement of Harry Potter fans was once again renewed when two weeks ago, claims were made that two book publishers were in a bidding war for the rights to publish the newest book in the Harry Potter series, which is based on the play. These rumors were confirmed early this morning when it was reported that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be published in book form immediately following its theatrical debut, according to Time.