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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling

Published August 23, 2020

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling

Book info

  • Title Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
  • Author J.K. Rowling
  • Year 2016
  • Genres Fantasy, Childrens, Magic

These stories of power, politics and pesky poltergeists give you a glimpse into the darker side of the wizarding world, revealing the ruthless roots of Professor Umbridge, the lowdown on the Ministers for Magic and the history of the wizarding prison Azkaban. You will also delve deeper into Horace Slughorn's early years as Potions master at Hogwarts - and his acquaintance with one Tom Marvolo Riddle.

Thoughts

Another of the three Hogwarts books that were a compilation of Pottermore articles written by the author and published on the website. I really liked the list of Ministers for Magic, it seemed like they didn’t last in the job very long even in the good times! But such a long list and such interesting ways that they left their position! Also, I thought the detail about Peeves was good, whilst it wasn’t so interesting to read about Slughorn - I think we knew most of that already, so it didn’t really add too much.

I know people were complaining about these books costing money for articles that are available for free but I like the work that has gone into compiling them and linking them together. A nice, quick read.

Rating: 4 / 5

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