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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power,…

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists… (original 2016; edition 2016)

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents, #2)
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Pottermore from J.K. Rowling (2016), Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Collections:Fiction & Literature

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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J. K. Rowling (2016)



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Synopsis: '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.'
Review: These are fun stories that give a bit more background into the folks who inhabit Hogwarts. ( )
  DrLed | Nov 20, 2018 |
After all the excitement about the release of these books, I was a little disappointed. The title of 'Short Stories' implies that there are actual stories inside, but there aren't.

These books are for the devoted fans who want to know the background on the characters. It gives short biographies of a couple of main characters, it lists all the ministers of the Ministry for Magic over the centuries, and gives the history of Azkaban. The only one I found interesting was the biography of Peeves the Poltergeist.

For me personally, it felt more like reading the authors own characters notes, which had then been fleshed out for this release.

My 11 year old son was disappointed too. ( )
  purplequeennl | Jul 11, 2018 |
Interesting if you are into the Harry Potter series and want to learn more about the universe it's in. ( )
  Perrin.Goldeneyes | Apr 16, 2018 |
Definitely worth a quick read for any fan of the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry who’s looking for a bit of inside scoop from the author about certain characters, their motivations, and I especially liked her tidbits on why she picked or created the names for some of those in the stories, I loved those little peaks inside the author’s thought process.
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  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
The background on Umbridge's life and peeves beginning was fun to read. ( )
  M.Akter.Tonima | Nov 3, 2017 |
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