Monday, August 23, 2010
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (J.K. Rowling) is suppose to be for the Wizarding World, what Grimm's Fairy Tales or Mother Goose is in the Muggle (non magic folk) world.
They are fictional fairy tales, that Rowling made up to go along with the 7th installment of the Harry Potter Series.
These stories are suppose to be what wizard and witch children were read at bed time.
I really enjoyed the way it went along with the 7th book, especially since I just finished reading it. However, only one of the stories is linked to the Deathly Hallows.
Because it's about the Deathly Hallows; The Tale of the Three Brothers
Basically, it's about 3 brothers who cheat death and are given gifts from death for being so smart. The first brother chooses a wand that is unbeatable, the second a stone that can raise the dead and the third a cloak of invisibility. Though the brother seem to cheat death in the end the first two brothers are taken by death because of their gifts. Only the third brother is able to "hide" from death till old age.
This tale is key to understanding the last in the Harry Potter Series but you don't have to read this book or the other 4 mind numbing stories to get it. The whole of the story is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
That's just how key it is.
This book wasn't great but it wasn't horrible either. Easy read for any Harry Potter fan.