Author extraordinaire JK Rowling has posted new writing over at her site, Pottermore, entitled, ‘Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’. Much like fans could be sorted into their Hogwarts’ houses and be issued their perfect wands, users will find similar fun through the Ilvermorny School.
The Ilvermorny School is the US-based contingent of Harry Potter’s wizarding world. Much like the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, saw the convergence of multiple wizarding schools from outside the UK, Ilvermorny is the previously-unrepresented school located on Mount Greylock in Massachusetts.
The school’s houses are based on mythical creatures’ names instead of the four founders, as Hogwarts was. The houses are Thunderbird, Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, and Wampus.
To read the latest short story (found here) or to play along in the house sorting fun, visit Pottermore.com and sign in.