‘Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists’ by J.K. Rowling [Book Review]

Today I finished reading my 29th book of the year and the 2016 Reading Challenge, the final book in the Pottermore Presents series. It proved to be another quick and largely interesting read.

Title: Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Author: J.K. Rowling
Released: 2016
Pages: 63
Category: #48 A companion book
Rating: 5/10

“A love of all things saccharine often seems present where there is a lack of real warmth or charity.”

This second volume in the Pottermore Presents series compiles a detailed list of all the Ministers for Magic through the centuries and what they are most remembered for, a history of wizarding prison Azkaban and an insight into playful, mischievous poltergeist, Peeves.

Arguably the two main sections focus on two very different Slytherins: malicious and twisted Dolores Umbridge and oddball Horace Slughorn, providing an interesting background to their characters. Again, there are comments made by author J.K. Rowling, but these are few and far between. It is a quick, interesting read for any individual obsessed with the world of Harry Potter, but it is probably the least entertaining of the three books.


My favourite section of this book was the Minister for Magic history, as it detailed the lengths of time each individual held power, and what they were remembered for. Unfortunately this was my least favourite of the three Potter Presents eBooks, though I did still whizz through it: I will devour anything Jo releases that centres around the wizarding world.

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