I finally got my hands on a Kindle copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and just like all other titles in the series, this book is really difficult to put down even when it’s written in a different format, a stage play.
The story happens 19 years after the defeat of Voldemort. Harry is now working for the Ministry of Magic and raising three children. Meanwhile, his eldest son, Albus, has been accepted at Hogwarts, but finds himself getting sorted into an unexpected house and surprisingly befriends the last student people expect him to get along with: Scorpius, the son of Harry’s school nemesis, Draco Malfoy.
The pressures of having a famous wizard for a father has resulted in Albus’ less than impressive ability to conjure spells and self-doubt. And so in order to prove himself and to rebel against his father, he hatches a plan with his best friend to get back in time and save those who have fallen under the curse of avada kedavra. What follows is a series of events that resulted from tinkering with the past and resetting timelines where good wizards became Death Eaters and Voldemort reigned over the wizarding world once again.
It takes more knowledge of the HP series to truly appreciate this book, and at times the dialogues around raising a child and being a parent while constantly dealing with one’s legacy is too much. Overall, however, it’s a fantastic read that’s still true to the lore and voice of Harry Potter.