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Read a new J.K. Rowling short story set in a North American wizarding school

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The film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them doesn't hit theaters for months, but in the meantime, Rowling is working on a new short story series called Magic in North America, which is exactly what it sounds like. Today, the second installment in that series is available to read online. It's called Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, named after a North American version of Hogwarts. The story's main character is a girl named Isolt Sayre whose parents were murdered when she was young. Sound familiar?

Isolt's evil aunt prevents her from attending Hogwarts, so Isolt heads over to America. The story promises an all-new Sorting Ceremony and the introduction of four new houses: Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird, and Wampus. Yes, this short story does come with a trailer, so if you don't want to read it yet, you can watch a brief intro above.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives on November 18th.