J.K. Rowling Reveals New Harry Potter Title
Rowling hasn't revealed many details about the book, which is still in the works and does not yet have a release date. But she assured readers that the "Half Blood Prince" in the title is "neither Harry nor Voldemort. And that's all I'm saying on THAT subject until the book's published," she writes on her site.
She also poked fun at those who circulated the rumor that the book was called Harry Potter and the Pillar of Storge. "I am trying very hard not to feel offended that anyone thought this was possible," she said. "'Storgé,' for crying out loud. Come on, people, get a grip."
The Half Blood Prince will follow the fifth installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which was released in June 2003 in hardback and became the fastest-selling book of all time. The paperback version will be published on July 10.
Meanwhile, in Harry Potter movie news, the big-screen version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which hit U.S. theaters on June 4, has raked in more than $321 million at the box office. Filming on the fourth installment, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (as well as Irish actor Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody), started in the U.K. in March.
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