Beverly hills, australia
Unfortunately this eBook is only available from within Australia.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Beverly hills, australia
Okay so I knew full well this was not a novel, so my review is not about how I think of this as a novel, but as a play rehearsal, as intended. Me, like a billion others, bave been subjected to the random pangs of uncontrollable sadness and nostalgia over the years when it comes to Harry Potter. Then sometimes you snap and re-read all the books in two days and watch all the movies in the same amount of time. It leaves you in an emotional wreck, but you still do it. It was after one of these... episodes... that I decided I would sate my soul and purchase Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I this was not going to be a J K Rowling standard of perfection. HPATCC is what it is. I liked it and it gave me an insight into the questions I had always asked in the dead of night; 'what happened to my babies?' I didnt like some of the answers and I dont believe the plot was too fantastic, but it kept me interested and I didnt stop reading once I started. I could imagine everything I was reading in my head, forming a picture that I enjoyed and wanted to see more of. But in saying that, it felt like they tried compressing the finesse, wit and magic from the movie and simplifying it to the point of lines that felt very forced and characters that I sometimes could not relate to. Also, I found a major part of the plot very unbelievable. I wont give it away, but its got something to do with You-know-Who and family. I dont recommend this for younger readers, but I do recommend it for those wondering what happened to the golden trio. You will have mixed emotions. Might read it again when I reorganise the files on my laptop when Im bored one day.
For Ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st July 2016
Publisher: Pottermore Ltd
Country of Publication: GB