If you are a big fan of the Harry Potter world, then you are the perfect audience for Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J. K. Rowling. In it, she talks about characters that appear in her books and dives into their past as well as discussing werewolves.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies: Summary
The short eBook is broken into four chapters and talks about four characters. They are Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Sybill Trelawney and Silvanus Kettleburn. Rowling tells the history and childhood of these characters as well as going into anecdotes about her thoughts on her characters.
It is interesting to hear an author say she didn’t want to kill a character but felt the need to for the story. We learn about what drives these characters and what happened to them after the series ended.
If you were curious about werewolves in the Harry Potter universe, then this is the place to find out more. A brief history is given as well as how werewolves are made and how they are regarded by wizards. It is a short history lesson but gives you more insight than the original books offered.
Like many readers, my beliefs of the characters are only what Rowling offers in the original books. The books have a lot of characters and Rowling is unable to focus on all of them. That is why these books are great for fans that would like to learn more about characters that aren’t the center of the series.
I learned a lot about Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Sybill Trelawney and Silvanus Kettleburn. And to be honest, I didn’t remember much about Kettleburn. Still, he played a small part and seems like a normal fun guy that really likes dragons.
This short ebook can be finished in under an hour. I’m sure Rowling had short anecdotes written about her characters and they put it together for a book for fans that wanted to learn more about the characters. And the novel does just that.