Righty-o, if you haven’t read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet – oh what am I saying? If you haven’t finished it by now, you’re probably not interested in Harry Potter anyway. Unless you’re my niece Phoebe, and you had to wait for both your brothers to finish the book before you could get your hands on it, in which case you’re still at Chapter 7 or so, and that is of course wholly understandable. So Phoebe? If you’re reading this, don’t read this.
So I read about this this morning, and then Melanie mentioned it in the comments, and wondered what I think.
I think: cool. Fascinating. I would love to know more about the rise and fall of Grindelwald, by which I mean she could write another novel just about that, and I would buy it. Retail. But this one little fact really does illuminate some aspects of that past episode, and add further depth to Dumbledore’s very complicated character.