Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is an entertaining, light-hearted, yet compelling book. In an attempt to thwart Grindelwald's evil schemes of establishing pure-blood witches and wizards at the head of all magical beings, Dumbledore recruits his old student Newt Scamandale, who at first seems willing to help, but knows the consequences. As friendship and love are tested, as loyalty and love are tested as well, in a society increasingly divided by prejudice and hate, in an age of war and magic, the true meaning of friendship and love is tested.
The story is set at the turn of the twenty-first century, when the world is reeling from the devastation of World War II, and the United States is led by a man named Nicholas Gile. Nicholas, as we all know, is a British Wizard. His brother Peter is also a wizard; however, he is half-Muggle, half-Human. Nicholas, as a pure-blood, is a great help to the ministry of magic, as he helps fight off Grindelwald's rise to power, and he provides the ministry with powerful information that aids them in their efforts. Peter, on the other hand, is a Muggle, and he was born a Half-Blood, which is not recognized by the wizarding community.
Harry, a pure-blooded Gryffindor, and Ron, a half-blood, both have their differences with each other, so that they rarely get along. When Harry is asked to become a full-fledged member of the Order of the Phoenix, and Ron is asked to be a full-fledged member of the Dark Army, the two friendships are put to the test.
As they struggle to overcome the challenges in front of them, Harry and Ron often find themselves at odds with each other. While Harry is the more optimistic half of the relationship, Ron is the one who is willing to face the realities of their situation and make hard decisions, so that they can work together to solve their problems.
This is a very funny story about the two wizards, and the interesting relationship between Nicholas Gile. They are the ultimate opposites of their characters, and are an excellent example of how true friendship works in our world.
Overall, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a fun, exciting read, and a great adventure novel. If you enjoy the Harry Potter books, I highly recommend it for you!
Another good review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, written by Joanna Rowling, can be found online. It is available at Amazon.
I thoroughly enjoyed this great book. It was a wonderful experience to be able to follow the story and experience all the excitement that comes with Harry and Ron being friends again.