Jim Kay breathes new life into the story, hiding fascinating references and jokes in the details.
When Albus Dumbledore recovers the vial containing the blood pact with Gellert Grindelwald, he moves closer to their eventual confrontation. The symbolism of phoenixes and dragons, drawn from a long history of beast mythology, foreshadows the movement of their story from 1927 to 1945.
In the second “Fantastic Beasts” installment, J.K. Rowling brings Grindelwald to the foreground, emphasizing, in his characterization, his inner beast: the dragon. From his distinctive eye to his ability to envision the future, he has much in common with the dragons of universal myth.
This is the saddest story from the UK “Harry Potter” illustrators saga.