Shout out to all the Harry Potter fans !
Author J.K. Rowling is releasing her next book online for free!! “The Ickabog” will be published in 34 daily installments starting today with the first two chapters. If you would rather wait until November, you can get the physical book, ebook, and audiobook then.
“The Ickabog” is a political fairytale “about truth and the abuse of power,” the author said. Rowling came up with the idea for the book more than a decade ago. She wrote it in between Harry Potter books.
She said she read the story to her two younger children when they were little and that they are “touchingly enthusiastic” that the book will soon be released.
Additionally, Rowling has pledged to donate her print royalties to groups engaged in pandemic-relief efforts.
She has asked children to send in drawings for each chapter, with the best to be included in the print editions.
You can read the book for free here or at theickabog.com/read-the-story