"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
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Could Be Better
The illustrations are very nice and some are animated but there is no sound. There are only a few annotations and they are short. This is disappointing given the amount of extra material that was written for Pottermore. I think these enhanced eBooks should be more enhanced than they are. This is Harry Potter after all.
For all the frills, still missing some basics
I was excited to own this version, but when I downloaded the sample, I reconsidered. Left-flushed pages look terrible (give us the option for justified!), and the forced black-text-on-blinding-white-background is ridiculous. The great thing about ebooks is how flexible the text can be, but here, all we’re allowed to do is change the text size. I suppose I’ll hold off for now and wait for at least the color issue to be resolved; all of my other ebooks are in night mode, and I just can’t read this text as it is.
Some iBook features disabled...
This may be a small point, but it should be noted that there are some iBook features disabled in these ebooks. Things like font selection, page color, and page turning options don't exist. In fact, it almost feels like I'm reading these books on a Kindle. Obviously, the books themselves are excellent. And I'm glad to have them in my iBook library. But I don't understand why certain features were disabled.