I got the book with much anticipation. There are some nice twists at the beginning such as the sorting hat’s placing Albus in slytherin. I like Scorpius. He is not malicious for one thing and Draco has become a much wiser man. My questions however began piling up fast. Yes, this is a play so cannot be as detailed as the books.
One of the things I have enjoyed in books 1 through 7 is the mix of technology and magic. There is a hint of computer games in book one but nothing else. Broomsticks have compasses so no magical homing sense. Magic has constraints such as the owls having to fly and Kreacher taking time to find Mundungus Fletcher. My questions however begin from the first mention of the Time-Turner.
- Time travel requires a lot of energy. Where does it all come from? Yes, I had the same question in book three. By the way, how are broom sticks powered?
- The entire concept of time travel makes the play less believable. We had only one change in book 3 where Sirius and Buckbeak were rescued and Hermione was doing lessons at the same time. We had no major consequence. However, in the play, a small change in time lead to some rather large consequences such as Voldemort winning the battle of Hogwarts.
- ALBUS has siblings. We do not see any significant interactions between him and them. There should have been something they would have tried to get ALBUS and Harry together or if not that, they should have reacted to the situation in some way.
- I am confused by these prophecies. There is a room full of them in the ministry of magic. Where did the other one come from?
- Whatever happened in the church at the end?
- Where is George?
As for the rest, Myrtle is quite funny and is up to her usual tricks. Professor McGONAGALL is very well balanced and is handling the headmistress role very well. The blanket trick is clever. There are other titbits such as the role of the trolley witch.
Over all, a promising read but it leaves key questions unanswered.