Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world.
These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.
Cover art by MinaLima.
I have had these three books of Pottermore Presents for some time but for some reasons they never came on top of the TBR. But now that I have started, I am wondering why did I not put it on priority. Reading the other two soon as well.
So, this particular book talks about 4 characters and some aspects and procedures of the wizarding world.
Minerva McGonagall has always been a character I liked and looked up to. An awesome mixture of stern, compassionate and bad ass.
She is an important character and being talked about as an individual and not just where she fits in in Harry Potter series is something she deserves.
Her story makes me feel sad for her and proud of her at the same time.
Also, liked the process of becoming an Animagus. Wonder what shape I’d take if I was patient enough to complete the process with all into intricate details.
Remus Lupin is a character that always bring emotions to the fore in me and reading about the hardships he has faced, though they were mentioned in passing in the books as well, had me missing the character and mourning his death all over again.
Reading this short story had me misty eyed for the most part while a nostalgic smile made it’s appearance on my face again and again.
This story leaves me wanting to know more about Remus and Tonk’s love story as I celebrate the fact that they were able to experience in their worldly lives. Lives that were cut short in the quest of making the world a better place to live in.
Thanks to Remus (and his parents for not abandon him to the werewolf community once bitten) werewolves would not be called soulless evil that deserved nothing but death. ❤
After reading the werewolves part the one thing I am wondering about is, if you had to be bitten by a werewolf to become one,how was the first werewolf made!
And the wolf cubs mentioned to have resided in the Forbidden Forest? I am imagining them to beauties with shining silver fur.
Sybill Trelawny never made it to my favourite characters. Ever.
But after reading the little story about her, I understand what she did and why (somewhat).
Making a way in the world the way she knew. Can’t blame her much for that now, can I?
*Could not find a picture for him*
There are no preconceived notions about this man. At least as far as I am concerned. But after reading his story, I can say that the man had no deficit when it came to courage and loyalty and he showed that even when his actions may only be referred to as a single grain compared to a mountain.
Loved the book. It teaches us to not to take a deeper look and not judge based on surface actions.
9 thoughts on “Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J. K. Rowling”
I feel such a slacker for not knowing of and reading it before :O
did you get a paperback Hina? if yes, from where?
Paperbacks are not available of these. ebooks could be bought directly from Pottermore.
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Yea I recall drooling over then when I saw them, I think I’ll get my hands on t then, never like reading on kindle/phone though
I am looking forward to your response once you have read them. 🙂
Thorough and well on point. Always love your writing and this review is great. Hope one day words come to me as they come to you.
Thank you Salman. One day you will be writing too. 🙂
This is LOVE 💖 Your review.
I need to read it asap. I have been putting it off for no specific reason.
Thank you Zainy. You must definitely read. I am sure it will be an amazing experience. 😀