: New Harry Potter Novel Came Out! Fans celebrate release of long-awaited book

13:36 Jul. 31, 2016

New Harry Potter Novel Came Out! Fans celebrate release of long-awaited book

Staff prepare to sell copies 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' at Foyles book store on July 30, 2016 in London, England (Getty Images)

Eight novel is also presented on stage

On early July 31, thousands of fans flocked to London's bookstores eager to get their hands on the 'eighth Harry Potter story' which was released last night worldwide.

The novel titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on the play of the same name which premiered at London's Palace Theatre on 30 July.

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It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

The plot takes place 19 years after the battle described in the previous - seventh - novel. Harry Potter has three children. He works for the Ministry of Magic, and one of his sons Albus is trying to cope with the popularity he inherited from his father.

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