Natalie Dormer will be narrating a Harry Potter companion, A HISTORY OF MAGIC!
The Potterverse will never stop expanding. A History of Magic was first published last year to accompany the exhibit of the same name at the British Library. Now, the book will be transitioning to an audio version, with Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer narrating the Audible original.
The book explores different magical myths and artifacts throughout history and around the world, especially focusing on those stories that inspired J.K. Rowling when writing Harry Potter. The audio version will include additional information specifically chosen for the audiobook.
When Dormer spoke of the project, she emphasized her awe at how much detail went into J.K. Rowling’s world:
“I’ve always adored the Harry Potter books, but it wasn’t until I started speaking with the British Library’s curators — hearing about the various myths, legends, and cultures that have helped shape the wizarding world — that I really began to appreciate the richness and depth of J. K. Rowling’s writing. There are so many wonderful details to explore, and A History of Magic unearths some remarkable gems of information that are sure to have listeners awestruck. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”
Harry Potter: A History of Magic will be released on October 4th, the same date that the exhibition opens in New York City. The audio tour at the NYC exhibit will also feature Dormer’s narration.
“Throughout Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Dormer leads listeners through an audio journey like no other, delving into real-world magical texts and artifacts. From Ethiopian charms and Chinese oracle bones, to the story of Nicolas Flamel and Smelly Nelly’s black moon crystal ball, listeners will be transfixed by tales of magical history and mystical traditions from all over the world, many of which they will recognize from the Harry Potterbooks that they know and love. Featuring exclusive interviews with series narrators Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New-York Historical Society, Harry Potter: A History of Magic illuminates both the Wizarding World and the creative process behind the development of the beloved Harry Potter stories.”