The Rowling Magazine Issue #75 · March 2023

Voldemort, the Vampire

Voldemort is sucking blood the first time Harry lays eyes upon him. The Quirrellmort has killed a unicorn in the Forbidden Forest. The blood keeps the Dark Lord alive, but he is damned to “have but a half-life, a cursed life, from the moment the blood touches [his] lips,” explains Firenze, the helpful centaur. Unicorn […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

After seven in Rowling’s words

After the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling kept revealing facts from the lives of the main characters, especially what happened to them after the events of the seventh book. Some of these revelations were done during interviews or reading events, some of them in pieces that she published in Pottermore, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #58 · October 2021

The Christmas Pig: Nods to Harry Potter or coincidences?

==== Spoilers from The Christmas Pig ==== Some passages of The Christmas Pig will trigger memories on those readers who are very fond of the Harry Potter series. Are these scenes and dialogues a nod to the Harry Potter books, or just a mere coincidence? Jack arrives at a new school and somehow he is […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #54 · June 2021

Harry Potter Goes Down

Harry must descend into the Underworld, the realm of the dead, traditionally situated below the world of the living.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #43 · July 2020

The Boy Who Dreamed

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”* Ten-year-old Harry Potter sleeps in a cupboard. He dreams of a magical world. His mean, adoptive family inspire the villains in his imagined adventures. Strange people he sees are transfigured into witches and wizards. […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #41 · May 2020

The Lost Years

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has a 19-year-gap between the defeat of Voldemort and the final pages. The book’s epilogue shares a snapshot of 36-year-old Harry Potter’s life and concludes: all was well. In “19 Years Later” and in her online writings, JK Rowling gifted us with clues about her characters’ lives. What can […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #18 · June 2018

Is Delphi a Horcrux?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part 1 & 2 arrived on Broadway and it seems it has some changes from its London version. The fans who were lucky enough to see both shows (the American and the European version) noticed a few differences. The most interesting report notes that, in Broadway, Harry Potter, […]

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September 17th, 2015

First look at Jim Kay’s Lord Voldemort

With an online campaign, Bloomsbury and Scholastic have revealed Lord Voldemort’s face on Unveil Voldemort website. The illustration, made by Jim Kay, appeared after 14.000 people shared the hashtag #UnveilVoldemort on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The final image shows Voldemort’s eye on the back of Quirrell’s head.

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