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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by: J.K. Rowlinga (author)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series, picks up shortly after we left Harry at the end of The Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort is acting out in the open, continuing his reign of terror which was temporarily stopped almost 15 years... show more
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series, picks up shortly after we left Harry at the end of The Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort is acting out in the open, continuing his reign of terror which was temporarily stopped almost 15 years beforehand. Harry is again at the Dursleys, where the events of the previous month continue to weigh on his mind, although not as much as the impending visit from his Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. Given their last meeting, Harry is understandably confused as to why the old wizard would want to visit him at home. Rowling opens with a chapter she had wanted to use for the first book, of The Philosopher’s Stone--Lord Voldemort has been creating chaos in the Wizard and Muggle communities alike, the war is in full swing and the Wizarding community now lives in fear. The press have been questioning the events at the Ministry which led to the admission of Voldemort’s return, and of course Harry’s name is mentioned a number of times. Harry’s got his problems, but his anxiety is nothing compared to Hermione’s when the OWL results are delivered. There’s a new Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher, an assortment of new characters and creatures, and startling revelations about past characters and events. Gone is the rage-filled Harry of The Order of the Phoenix--he’s not being kept in the dark any more, his unjustified Quidditch ban has been lifted and he has matured considerably in his short time out of school. Half-Blood Prince follows Harry into the world of late-teens, and his realisation that nobody is infallible has made his growth that much easier. Accepting his destiny, Harry continues to behave as teenagers do, enjoying his time with his friends, developing his relationships outside of his usual circle, and learning more about how he must, eventually, do what he is destined to do. J.K. Rowling delivers another fantastic tale which will have the readers gasping for more, capturing the characters perfectly and continuing a tale which readers will enjoy over and over again. --Ziggy Morbi show less
ISBN: 9780747581420 (0747581428)
Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Pages no: 607
Edition language: English
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The Skeptical Reader
The Skeptical Reader rated it 2 months ago
Published: July, 2005Genre: Children’s Fiction, FantasyEdition: Hardback, Arthur A. Levin BooksLength: 352 pgs.Series: Harry Potter, Year 6 The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names...
Angela @ Touch the Night
Angela @ Touch the Night rated it 5 months ago
This. Book.I've never, ever, ever had a book hit me so emotionally hard as this book. By the time I first read it I'd spent years reading, re-reading and living this story right along with Harry. And then along came Half-Blood Prince. And it broke me.Devastated and destroyed.I've re-read this book m...
Aiming for Mediocrity
Aiming for Mediocrity rated it 6 months ago
This installment is basically back-story palooza. We get fascinating insight into Lord Voldemort and what makes him tick and the secret of his immortality is revealed. There's some crazy action and big wtf moments if you've never read the series before. What I really liked was how offhand comments s...
Clio Reads
Clio Reads rated it 6 months ago
Unlike earlier books in the series, which I've re-read many times (I used to re-read them while waiting for the later books to come out), this was the first time I'd revisited Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince since I finished the series. It's a very different experience, reading this book now ...
Merry Meerkat Marginalia
Merry Meerkat Marginalia rated it 6 months ago
Star Rating: 5 Stars (more if I could) Self Purchase for Kindle. Re-read review. DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK.!! I MEAN IT. This is easiest, my favorite of all of the Harry Potter books.   I’m finding it really hard to say why. It just is. Harry Potter and the Half B...
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