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The Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition 2019

Hey Potterheads,

Have you been itching as bad as we have to add the new Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition to your Harry Potter collection? Well good news has been delivered by way of Owl – that wait is almost over….. Maybe.

For several years in a row now we have been able to add a new beautiful edition release to our bookshelves, but we’ve been waiting for this release for quite the spell (no pun intended).

Book artist Jim Kay has been working on the new Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition now for more than two years. The esteemed artist has promised tons of “Luxury Easter Eggs” that will bring any Potterhead back to the books graphical content over and over again for years in to come. In addition we have also been assured that with this volume we will have the “complete and unabridged” original text to match the enchanting illustration work.

In fact, Bloomsbury publishing has been quoted claiming that the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition “Brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters like Cedric Diggory and Mad Eye Moody,  to life than ever before.”

This highly anticipated version of The Goblet of Fire will come with a foil jacket, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and an elegant ribbon marker. For you serious Potterheads and fans that don’t mind spending a little more, a Deluxe Edition will also be available. This edition boasts a real cloth cover, slipcase, gilded edges and an opulent large format typography set.

The Daily Prophet has been told that you can find The Goblet of Fire Illustrated edition in book stores or your favorite online retailers October 8th, 2019. Pre-ordering will be available through Amazon and Books-a-Million. At this time Barnes and Noble’s website has no indication of when they will make this edition available for online or in-store preorder.

In the meantime, be sure to pick up the previous illustrated editions of Harry Potter Years 1-3 (See Below Article), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beetle The Bard.

While Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was originally published in 2000, it is a fan favorite and the first installment in the series to boast a midnight release party world wide! If you have not had a chance to read this series The Daily Prophet highly recommends picking up the current edition of The Goblet of Fire from amazon.

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St. Mungo’s In Turmoil, Blood Moon to Blame

The recently opened Remus Lupin Memorial Ward is undergoing major repairs.  The recent “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse caused a surge in erratic behavior for werewolves, even those who take the wolfsbane potion. Wolfsbane potions is a calming agent for werewolves that allows them to transform into their wolf forms but it quiets the beast within them.

The Remus Lupin Memorial Ward was opened several months ago at St. Mungo’s as a safe and controlled location for Witches and Wizards infected with Lycanthropy to check into a secure room and be administered the Wolfsbane potion. When taken properly before the first cycle of the full moon the drinker will be able to transform and behave as calmly as Golden Retriever. Most of the patients who have made St. Mungo’s their home during the recent lunar cycles were observed as spending the majority of the lunar cycle asleep on the beds provided for their comfort.

But the lunar cycle that began with the Blood Wolf Moon, wasn’t anything like the previous lunar cycles the staff and caretakers of the ward had seen. Most of the wolves reacted in feral ways even after having taken the potion in a timely fashion. Several of the wolves were notated as restless and slightly aggressive but more than half of the wolves in the ward for the Lunar Eclipse reacted in a manner that can be categorized as nothing more than feral.

Thousands of galleons of damage has been reported by St. Mungo’s Management and Hospital Board of Directors. Magical builders have been working day and night since the patients were released to repair the damage caused to the ward. All of patients were contained during the lunar cycle, and it completed without incident thanks to the sturdiness of the facilities built by none other famed magical builder Dimitri Antonopoulos of Antonopoulos Builders.

St. Mungo’s Administrator Derya Ciplak stated earlier today outside of the hospital, “We are grateful for their hard work and craftsmanship, and want everyone to know that we will be fully operational before the next lunar cycle, to give aide to those in need.”

St. Mungos Hospital Opens Ward in Honor of Remus Lupin

There was a palpable excitement in the air Saturday morning as an enormous crowd huddled outside of St. Mungo’s Hospital amidst the torrential downpour and gusting wind.

Despite Mother Nature’s wrath on this bleak November morning, the brave souls in attendance had the excuse of a good cause to keep their spirits warm as the Remus Lupin Ward for Werewolves was opened today before a smiling portrait of the late Lycanthrope.

Many sported signs and banners of support along with steaming cups of tea as they faced the large makeshift stage where a very pale, yet very proud Edward “Teddy” Lupin stood, positively beaming out at the masses.

Teddy’s father was responsible for starting the long and very slow uplifting of ingrained prejudice and stigma towards Lycanthropes within the Wizarding Community when he valiantly died fighting to defeat the Dark Lord at the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.

Before Remus’ selfless sacrifice, Werewolves were treated like a walking plague – forced to live marginalized, impoverished lives.

“It was absolutely archaic,” scoffs Jeanie Holt, head of the Department of the Control and Regulation of Magical Creatures. “People thought that Lycanthropy could be spread through something as innocuous as a handshake.”

The thirty-year-old shakes her head in what seems like pity, but she has little to feel sorry about as her 7-year struggle to transfer Werewolves into the ‘Beings’ division finally came to fruition this past summer.

“Everyone needs to remember that these people are first and foremost victims – and as Mr. Lupin reminded us – not inherently evil.”

Indeed, Remus was posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class for his truly heroic deeds and proved that his condition did not define him – nor does it define those who share his affliction.

While there is still no actual cure for Lycanthropy, the opening of the Ward at St. Mungo’s marks the first step towards advancements to make their monthly transitions as pain free as possible.

“We’ve got scores of Pain Relief and Wolfsbane Potion on hand,” says Derya Čiplak, a lovely young Adminstrator at the new Ward. “We’re hoping to make the week before and after the full moon as comfortable as we can for them.”

The Ward for Werewolves was privately funded by a group of anonymous donors and is equipped with over a hundred beds, a state of the art recreation facility and an enormous cafeteria where chocolate- recently discovered to ease the onset of mood swings before the full moon – is served alongside every meal. Moreover, the full treatment for Lycanthropes has been subsidized by the Ministry – including the cost of the once nearly unattainable Wolfsbane Potion.

The legislation was enacted following Holt’s ‘Werewolves Are Us’ Campaign, and was received with mostly positive support throughout the community.

However, there are still some who oppose the entire movement.

Why are my hard earned Galleons being spent on a day spa for some monster?” Spits John Erickson, a middle-aged office worker who is joined by a small group of like-minded protestors outside of the main crowd. “They should be helping out the average citizen, not blowing it all on potions and chocolates!”

Despite the dissent, Edward Lupin cuts the ribbon with a flourish amidst tumultuous applause as the Wizarding Community marks this momentous occasion with enthusiasm.

The twenty-year-old Hogwarts graduate and former Head Boy fought to hold back tears as he gripped tightly onto the hand of his blindingly beautiful girlfriend, Victoire Weasley – both of their fathers having been savaged by Fenrir Greyback.

The grand opening brought out many famous and familiar faces; Ron and Hermione Granger-Weasley holding hands as they cheered enthusiastically while Harry and Ginny Potter marked the moment with a warm embrace – surrounded by their clapping children. Also notably present was Draco and Scorpius Malfoy, the former standing a little further from the crowd than his bright-faced son.

All in all, the day was a success and with the next full moon on November 23rd, the staff at St. Mungo’s are looking forward to making any and all of their new patients feel welcome.