The Crimes of Grindlewald by JK Rowling
Title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald – The Original Screenplay
Author: JK Rowling
Pages: 315 Pages
Publisher: Little, Brown
At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided Wizarding World.
This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
As you may well know, my love for the Harry Potter series knows no bounds. I love it, I love it, I love it. Equally, I am in love with the Fantastic Beasts series. All I want in life is a house with a library and two bathrooms AND for JK Rowling to continue writing back story to the HP series. With Fantastic Beasts I kind of have one, now I am just holding out for the house with the library and two bathrooms (fingers crossed folks).
The Crimes of Grindlewald brings us to a character we first heard about in the Harry Potter series. The eponymous Grindlewald has been spoken of a lot in the Pottermore universe and it seems that we are getting to know a lot more about him and how he approaches wizardy. We are also seeing a remarkable resemblance of thinking to He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named (*coughs Voldemort).
What I love about The Crimes of Grindlewald is that it leaves you wanting more. Something that JK does best.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald – The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling is available now.
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