… or J.K Rowling.
Received as a gift from a wonderful friend.
Quidditch Through the Ages is exactly that, a description of Quidditch as it was invented and played until eventually it evolved into the sport we were introduced to in Harry Potter.
Told through a variety of news clippings, letters between friends and rule books, Quidditch Through the Ages draws you in with the same magic that feels familiar. Descriptions so detailed that it would be silly to assume that it is all fiction.
The novel explains the origin of Quidditch, or “Queerditch” as it was known where the sport was played using a leather ball and flying rocks.
The novel is entirely focused on the game, much like Fantastic Beasts was focused on the beasts. It has no character development, no real plot, yet somehow, reading it is still an absolute pleasure.
After each page of this short novel, you sit back and sigh. The amount of love that Rowling has for this franchise is obvious. It comes at you through each page as you realise she didn’t just create a wizard and a villain, she created an entire world.
I would recommend it to any Harry Potter fan.
Now, for the fun part: Would you like to win a copy of Quidditch Through the Ages?
Yes? Well, of course you would. Here’s how:
Unfortunately, this competition is only open to South Africans. Competition closes on 12th September 2017.
Shameez, definitely a seeker.