Harry Potter books have new covers

Pottermore Publishing, the digital publisher of JK Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, announced this week that the Harry Potter novels have new covers coming to e-books and audiobooks, aiming to update the design of the franchise. . As with digital movies, it’s not uncommon for e-books and the like to change their appearance frequently, both to better suit the platform and also to catch the eye of someone browsing. his library and sees something “new”.

Bringing iconic and lesser-known scenes from these beloved stories to life in exciting detail for fans and new readers alike, the new cover invites the next generation of readers and listeners to get in on the action and discover Harry Potter books on their phones, tablets, e-readers and other devices.

The new covers, created by the Studio La Plage design team, bring scenes from the books to life, some of which have never been depicted before, such as Harry’s task on the Great Lake in Goblet of Fire.

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Take a closer look at the descriptions here and a gallery of the covers themselves below, courtesy of Pottermore.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry truly seems happiest when playing Quidditch, as we can see here in this vivid rendition of his match against Slytherin. The use of strong reds in this image brings out the vibrancy of the wizarding sport, not to mention a nod to the colors of Harry’s Gryffindor house.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: In the second episode, Harry and Ron find themselves in a precarious situation – trapped in a flying car that just happened to crash into Hogwarts’ most dangerous tree, the Whomping Willow. The bright night sky here complements the blue of Arthur Weasley’s beloved Muggle vehicle, while the scene is illuminated by both the car’s headlights and the lights of Hogwarts and Hagrid’s hut.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Bathed in purple, the third cover of the Harry Potter book focuses on the Knight Bus sequence, where Harry is forced to make a quick decision to escape the Dursleys after blowing up his Aunt Marge. Luckily, a convenient three-decker bus was on hand to pick him up. As the books begin to feature darker themes in this episode, this cover evokes a sense of danger, with Harry on the run and Hedwig at his side.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The fourth Harry Potter book delves into the depths of the wizarding world we’ve never seen before. Literally, in the case of this cover, which shows Harry underwater, braving the Great Lake of Hogwarts. The scene is taken from the Triwizard Tournament, which serves as a thread through the plot of this book – focusing on Harry’s second task as the reluctant champion of Hogwarts. The mysterious greens and blues of this cover sum up the enigmatic atmosphere of Harry’s underwater mission. And eagle-eyed Harry Potter fans might notice some fun details in the background!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: In this cover, it’s not Harry who is the center of attention, but his best friend Hermione, confronted by the Death Eaters of the Ministry of Magic’s Department of Mysteries. The scene, in which Harry and his friends struggle to find the prophecy that foretells his future, turns into chaos when Voldemort’s followers confront them. Note the ethereal nature of the prophetic orbs and half-cursed Hermione with her dangerously red glowing wand.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In the sixth book, it could only be Albus Dumbledore who took center stage. This moving moment, where Harry and his mentor venture into a desolate cave of horrors, is depicted here in eerie green tones, lit by a mysterious potion that Dumbledore must drink to discover a hugely important element in the quest to defeat Voldemort. .

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: And finally, it all comes crashing down in this final hectic cover, depicting Harry’s final battle against Lord Voldemort. Its setting in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, the very place where Harry began his wizarding life, brings the story full circle, for Harry must be braver than he has ever been before. The urgent, swirling pops of color that envelop this scene capture that clash of enemies perfectly.

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