Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Paperback – 2010
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
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The Order of the Phoenix is a secret society formed by Dumbledore to lead the fight against Voldemort and his Death Eaters.Read more ›
A large part of the book sort of takes you back to the good old days, though. There are even stretches where Voldemort's shadow seems to fade completely away momentarily. There's a new teacher to get to know, a new dimension to the studies of our sixth year heroes, and, of course, Quidditch matches to be played. The half-blood prince worked out much differently than I had envisioned, adding yet another air of mystery over the year's proceedings. Then there's Malfoy, whose changed manner and mysterious doings harbor no good whatsoever - he's no longer the Malfoy we've known before now. Then there is, of course, that whole teenaged thing, as the relationships in this book take center stage. Ron and Hermione, of course, argue a lot - but it goes much further than ever before this year. As for Harry's burgeoning love life, things finally go in the direction I always wanted them to go (and I loved the subtle way in which Rowling nursed it along) - but, of course, all bets are off with the momentous changes that take place in the end.Read more ›
So much is learned about Voldemort's history. So much, in fact, that the reader can almost begin to feel compassion and understanding for the creature. And yet the personality and attitude of the young Tom Riddle (Voldemort) induces nothing better than a feeling of contempt for the boy.
After reading this book, I'm eager and curious to see how Ms Rowling has finished the series (I use past tense here because the final book is to be released in a matter of weeks from the date I write this).
Make no mistake, the stage has been set, and the pieces are moving for the greatest battle in the world of Harry Potter is about to come to pass with the next book. I understood this after reading Half-Blood Prince, and whilst it leaves you sad, and a little disapointed that the good guys are beginning to suffer horrific losses already, there is a scene similar to the scene at the end of "Empire", where you see through the darkness a little glimmer of hope. It's so tiny, but it's there.
This book truly is my second favourite in the series (though it may well only take spot # 2, because of my unabashed love for Book 3), and it sets the stage gloriously for what I know is going to be an all out, world-crashing, finale.
I prepare for the 7th book with the awe of knowing I have already read it's opening....with this Book 6.
Read it, and enjoy it on, this level. You won't be sorry.
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it was great except for how ginny and harry were only together for about a chapter. it should have been more tragicPublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer