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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Hardcover – 2005

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur a Levine; First Edition edition (2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439784549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439784542
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #508,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As the Harry Potter sequence draws to a close, Harry's most dangerous adventure yet is just beginning . . . and it starts July 16, 2005.

We could tell you, but then we'd have to Obliviate your memory.

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Format: Paperback
Orphaned as a baby and subsequently raised (in the loosest possible terms) by his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, Harry's early years were thoroughly miserable. Although he had been told his parents had been killed in a car crash, in reality they were murdered by an evil wizard called Voldemort. Harry, however, somehow survived this attack and Voldemort subsequently disappeared for many years. Tracked down by an apparent giant called Hagrid on his eleventh birthday, Harry discovered he was a wizard and has since been attending Hogwarts - a very prestigious school for training young witches and wizards. The school's headmaster Albus Dumbledore, considered by many to be the greatest wizard of modern times, has become something of a role model to Harry. His time has Hogwarts has provided also him with some of the happiest moments of his life : he has made friends for the first time (Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Hagrid being the most notable) and has become the Seeker on Gryffindor's Quidditch team. (Gryffindor is Harry's house, while Quidditch is the most popular wizard sport). Unfortunately, it has also become apparent that Voldemort's disappearance was only temporary, and his desire to kill Harry has not lessened. Furthermore, some of his key followers are also at Hogwarts. Professor Snape, the Potions teacher who has picked on Harry from the day he arrived, was a noted Death Eater. Draco Malfoy, Harry's arch-nemesis among the student body, is the son of another noted Death Eater...who, thanks to Harry, is now in prison.

The Order of the Phoenix is a secret society formed by Dumbledore to lead the fight against Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
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Format: Hardcover
The only bad thing about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the fact that I will never be able to look at the previous books the same way again. The concluding events of Book Six really change everything - no longer can I talk about Harry Potter and begin sentences with the words "I'll bet..." or "I wouldn't be surprised if..." Some of my hopes and intuitions would seem to be thoroughly dashed now. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but this book left me both eaten up inside and horribly empty at the same time. My suspicions were correct in some regards, but I was thoroughly shocked in places. The ending is just heart-breaking, seemingly ensuring that the seventh and final book will be extremely dark.

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.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
By far and away, this has got to be the most intense and mature book of the series. The imagery and creations of Ms Rowling can be quite disturbing (I'm thinking here of "inferi"). And yet she has created a world that is rich and luxurious, with new detail to be found in each reading. Indeed, the richness of the series can, in my mind, be compared easily with the richness of Tolkein's Middle Earth.

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).
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Format: Hardcover
The first mistake those who have reviwed this one so far have made is that they are not realizing what this book is. Simply put this is not a standalone book the way the others in the series so far could be. The story here is overture. This is the opening act to the final and 7th book in the series, and only that. This is (as said above in the subject line of the review is Rowlings "Empire Strikes Back". This is the book where the evil side wins. Whereas in almost all the previous books the bad guys have either lost outright at the end and been vanquished, or they have made gains, but at great cost (ie. Book 4: Voldemort killed Cedric, but Harry got away and wasn't supposed to). This is the first book where evil out and out wins. Make what you will of the Draco/Snape/Dumbldore chapter and it's conversations that have been talked over and over by fans.
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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