J.K. Rowling the author of the famous Harry Potter series has released the first chapters of a fairy tale which is about a monster known as Ickabog. The chapters are available free online so that the children could read it amid the corona imposed lockdown.
The story revolves around the rumors of a fierce child-eating monster who possesses extraordinary powers and resides in the northern tip of an imaginary land referred to as Cornucopia.
More chapters will be published every weekday until the 10th of July, as informed by Rowling herself in a tweet on Twitter. She also added that this is not a Harry Potter spin-off.
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The author got the idea about The Ickabog while writing Harry Potter and she wanted it to be released after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which is the last of her 7 Potter book series. However, the manuscript did not see the light of the day until a few weeks back. Rowling has rewritten some of its parts in the past weeks.
About the new book she says that it is a story about truth and misuse of power. She further said that the themes are timeless and could be applied to any country or to any period.
The first chapters of the fairy tale The Ickabog were published on the website of the fairy tale on Tuesday.
Rowling said that she has taken the decision of publishing The Ickabog for free online so that children could read it during the lockdown or even the ones who are back at school during these testing times can read it or could have the book read to them.