Harry Potter fans can now discover their Patronus

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David Cornish

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best of J K Rowling's Potter series. We're not here for an argument, it's just a fact, okay? 

Part of the book's brilliance is owed largely to the dark, foreboding sense of peril that Rowling introduces to the series: Dementors, the deathly cloaked figures that can literally suck the happiness out of people. Accompanying these bed-wetting horrors was the series' most badass spell: the Patronus Charm, a "kind of positive force" embodying that hope and happiness, forming a creature unique to the character of the wizard conjuring it.

If you've made it this far, you're undoubtedly a fan of the series (good for you) and haven't uttered something along the lines of, "Seriously? Harry Potter? F*ck this..." before heading elsewhere. You'll thus be intrigued to know that J K Rowling herself has written a new feature for the Pottermore fan site: a Patronus Charm quiz, that will (you guessed it) reveal your Patronus.

Don't lie, you want to know what yours is, right?

Get ready to discover your Patronus on Pottermore. Just remember to focus on a happy memory… #ExpectoPatronum

Posted by Pottermore on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Users are asked to answer a series of 'personal' questions, choosing from a selection of words as they appear on the screen.

Erm... is this going to result in any work on my part?

Sounds like a bad Earth Wind and Fire tribute act

Bloody hell, this is getting deep

Our quiz taker was presented with a Greyhound. No idea why. They share no personal affinity for the animal and describe themselves as a "cat person" but there you go. 

Since the feature's launch, photoshoppers have already been doing some incredible work on sharing some fake Patronus options - which even Rowling herself enjoyed, retweeting the following effort...

The author had to confirm that it was just a joke, as we lost a shred of faith in humanity and wondered if there was any point in carrying on if people needed reassuring this was a gag.

So did we, Rowling. So did we.


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