He is back but with a shade of mystery and he is going gray. He is now married. J.K Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up Harry, which is opposite of his teeny wand waving days. He is now a grown wizard in a story posted on Tuesday on her Pottermore website.
This is the first update after “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” was published in 2007. However, spokesperson of Rowling denied any new plans on Harry in the pipeline. The 1,500 word story describes the boy wizard, who is about 34 of age now, attends final match of Quidditch World Cup with old friends Ron and Hermione.
He has silver hair and mysterious cut on his cheekbone which is related to his “top secret” work as Auror. The story is gossip styled and published for Daily Prophet by the reporter Rita Skeeter, a minor character of the series novel.
This style allows Rowling to poke fun at tabloids, which she accuses of invading privacy of her and her family. Skeeter observes that Harry and his friends are no longer young and also speculates about his marriage with Ginny Weasley. She further adds that Ron’s red hair lacks density now and harry still wears round glasses which is best suited for twelve year old.
Story discloses the life of these characters as Ron now runs the family joke shop and Hermione serves as the deputy head of magical law enforcement. It also focuses on other supporting characters like Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood and new generation of teenage wizards in Hogwarts.
Rowling said that Deathly Hallows would be the last installment of Potter series but she has produced Potter related material which includes spin off series named “The tales of Beedle the Bird”. She has published adult novel, “The casual vacancy” and two detective thrillers under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.