Broken Wand (Or How J.K. Rowling Killed Harry Potter) is a detailed critique by Timothy A. Wolf of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book in Rowlingâ€™s acclaimed series, and how he believes she disregarded everything she wrote in her previous novels.
For Harry Potter fans, Broken Wand is must-have reading!
Using the actual texts, the author finds issues with Rowlingâ€™s continuity. Like the Trace Charm that would have made it impossible for the teenage Voldemort to get away with killing his Muggle relatives. Or the idea of Harry carrying a piece of Voldemortâ€™s soul inside him from the start, when the Dark Lord couldnâ€™t even touch him for the first four books. Or â€œwandlore,â€ which has no consistency to it at all.
Citing plot elements like: questioning Harryâ€™s account of the murder in the previous book, the Ministry taking over Hogwarts, Snapeâ€™s Pensieve memories, and Dumbledore explaining his mistakes; Broken Wand maintains that Rowlingâ€™s Deathly Hallows is essentially just a bad copy of the fifth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Wolf also contends that Dumbledore, Snape, Lily Potter, and Voldemort are completely out of character, and Harry merely repeats the same emotional journey he went through before. Plus, there are many questions and plots left unresolved.
About the Author
Timothy A. Wolf spent two years researching and writing Broken Wand. As a science fiction reader his entire life and an adult fan of the Harry Potter novels, he wanted to bring the problems he found with the final book to light. He lives in Franklin, Wisconsin.
View the Press Release.