Riddles and anagrams are fun literary games that J.K. Rowling used to create mystery in The Harry Potter series, but the clever author has recently been using them to stump her fans on Twitter.
Rowling dropped a few hints on her twitter account this Sunday night about her upcoming work. She’s composing a new novel and can’t help but share her excitement. Rowling tweeted:
The bestselling author then responded to one of her fans:
Time said that “the screenplay is undoubtedly that of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Potter spinoff and trilogy,” but clearly she wasn’t working too terribly hard because she re-tweeted AGAIN early Monday morning, 14 hours later, finally giving in to her “temptation” with this mysterious message:
Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
Her tweet was re-tweeted more than 3,000 times by Monday afternoon, and The Hollywood Reporter stated that “the riddle or anagram had Rowling fans and Potter geeks around the world debating what it could mean, with the most optimistic fans hoping it was yet another hint that there will be further Harry Potter stories.” Fans have yet to solve her riddle. Later on she even posted on Twitter a line that appears to be from her script:
“Newt Scamander’s History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale” Warmer. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
Another Potter novel would do wonderful things for anyone left in the dark after her last book and movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Speculation continues to spark rumors about new Potter adventures in July–and we’ll be spellbound if they’re true!
Do you understand J.K Rowling? We don’t. Maybe you can tell us what she means in these tweets. Click here!