I knew it! After the "Rehearsal Edition" of the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child book was published in 2016 I speculated that there would be another version published with changes made to the play, and it turns out I was right. And, just as a reminder, this book is a presented as a script for the play, not as a traditional story (though I won't be surprised if that comes later).
The revised book, called the Definitive Edition, will be published on July 25, 2017. It is possible that you are among those won't care enough about dialogue changes to buy the new version, which will be paperback instead of hard cover, but I think that at least one of the additions to the new book will change your mind. I know it did me, and I have no problem admitting that I hate the story.
Here is what will be added to the "Definitive Edition" of the Cursed Child book that will be released in just a few short months:
- Conclusive and final dialogue from the play
- A conversation between play director John Tiffany and play writer Jack Thorne
- The Potter family tree
- A timeline of events in the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
It is the last item on that list that has my interest, and is the only reason I will buy the revised version of the book. Yes, I'm hungry for any details after the Battle at Hogwarts, but I hope that this timeline comes 100% from author J.K. Rowling, something we don't yet know. If it's not from Rowling then I will prepare myself for additional disappointment because, as I said, I hated the story presented in the play and do not accept it as canon in Harry's world.
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