Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Book 6 in the Harry Potter seriesA New York Times BestsellerIn the fifth and most recent book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last chapter, titled The Second War Begins, started: 'In a brief statement Friday night, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned to this country and is active once more. It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord -- well, you know who I mean -- is alive among us again, said Fudge.'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil. The author has already said that the Half-Blood Prince is neither Harry nor Voldemort. And most importantly, the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been brewing in J. K. Rowling's mind for 13 years.No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter SeriesHARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights (c) J. K. Rowling. (s05)
Publisher: London, Eng. : Bloomsbury, c2005.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781594132216
9780786277452
0786277459
9780747581529
0747581525
Characteristics: 998 p. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Half-blood prince

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For those able to reach just beyond the engrossing tale, there is commentary relevant to today: how governments offer false security about perilous situations and how being in a constant state of war affects people's behavior. Harry is almost 17 now, and this is a book for older readers, who will... Read More »


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Lisa2124
Jul 21, 2017

AWESOME BOOK!!! Highly recommended. (If you agree, please click like)

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ayoshida
Jul 04, 2017

One of the best and creepiest books in the series I was holding on to every word on each page.
I would recommend this book/ series to anyone who doesn't get creeps easy and likes fantasy books. J.K Rolling has the right balance of hope, happiness, fear, sadness and excitement in the book. My friend kept on bugging me to read the series of harry potter and so I did and I can see why she kept on bugging me to read the series.

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abbi_g
Jun 04, 2017

This is such an epic book in the Harry Potter series! It's got me pumped to read Book #7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Gwen7154
Apr 07, 2017

Splendid.

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handstanding
Mar 21, 2017

This is by far my favorite book in the entire series. It sees Rowling come absolutely into her best form, and has some of the most memorable moments out of any book in the entire series. If you are thinking of reading HP, soldier on until you get to this book- it is well worth your time to do so!

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texasbooks
Feb 23, 2017

I have seen all the movies. I enjoy the books lot too. I read them from time to time. When you read the first one you can't wait to read the next one!!!!

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Nymeria23
Oct 30, 2016

What on earth was I thinking, not reading these books sooner. I'm ashamed of myself, they are amazing.
Sirius is gone and Harry is still reeling from the loss of his godfather. In the midst of his anguish comes Dumbledore, back to Privet Drive to fetch Harry along on an adventure (but not before ensuring that Harry can come back next summer to get a renewal of the love protection spell that hie Aunt Petunia gives him). Off they go, Apparating into the current residence of Horace Slughorn, whom they recruit as the new Potions teacher. After visiting the Weasley's, Harry and his friends head to Diagon Alley to prepare for their upcoming school year and to visit Fred and George and their amazing joke shop. However, Harry spots Draco acting very strangely and him, Hermoine and Ron follow his to Borgin and Burke's to eavesdrop. Hermione is certain that Draco isn't up to anything but Harry disagrees, thinking that Draco is up to something nefarious and might even be a Death Eater. Shrugged off by his friends on the idea, they end up in Hogwarts, where Snape is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and where Ron and Harry can once again take Potions now that the entry-level OWL grade has been relaxed. Not having been prepared for this class, Ron and Harry find that they must use the old versions of the class textbook. Opening up his ragged copy, Harry finds that his has been signed as Property of the Half-Blood Prince. Curious, he follows the instructions and annotations the Prince has made in the book and soon becomes one of the top Potions students of his year, much to Hermoine's chagrin.
Wanting to know who the Half-Blood Prince was, trying to navigate through the memories that Dumbledore continues to show him about Voldemort's past, coming to grips with his feelings for Ginny, and tiptoe-ing around the fragile friendship of Hermoine and Ron once Ron gets a girlfriend, Harry knows his suspicions of Malfoy may have to be put on the back-burning.
Until a cursed necklace incapacitates a student, and a poisoned drink nearly kills Harry's closest friend.
Harry must discover what is going on and how to stop both Voldemort and whatever Draco's planning before it's too late, and the key may lie within Professor Slughorn's memory.
This is a story of Horcruxes, friendship, crushes, betrayal, mystery, regret and sacrifice. Beautifully written.

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musab_hassan
Oct 18, 2016

hey idiots stop spoiling stuff you fat seggers kids

hannahellen22 Aug 05, 2016

This book is a marvellous read! You won't be able to put it down.

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chloeccanada
Aug 03, 2016

This book is full of action, it leaves you questioning many things you thought you knew from previous books. Once you finish this book you have to read the next and final one. This book deserves 10/10. While reading you get transported into a whole new magical world.

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Reneemvg
Jul 05, 2017

"On the other hand, the prince had proved a much more affective teacher than Snape so far."

HAHAHAHA You will only understand this if you have read this book.

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violet_pony_296
Jun 04, 2017

harry m'boy!
-slughorn

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wings_of_fire
Apr 22, 2017

"Sectumsempra (for enemies)"

- Half-Blood Princes's copy of Advanced Potion Making.

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Shadow_Blade
Apr 22, 2017

"Killing is not nearly as easy as the innocent believe...."

- Albus Dumbledore

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ultimatep86
Jul 19, 2016

"'It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.'"

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sarag1
Mar 15, 2016

"He would not risk his friendship with Ron for anything."

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sarag1
Mar 15, 2016

"...his feelings for Ginny were entirely elder-brotherly... It was natural that he should feel protective... want to rip Dean limb from limb for kissing her..."

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sarag1
Mar 15, 2016

"It's just because she's Ron's sister, he told himself. You just didn't like seeing her kissing Dean because she's Ron's sister...
But unbidden into his mind came an image of that same deserted corridor with himself kissing Ginny instead... The monster in his chest purred..."

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sarag1
Mar 15, 2016

"'...But obviously if you'd rather I hooked up with McLaggen..."
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'No, I wouldn't,' said Ron, in a very quiet voice."

"You should write a book explaining the mad things girls do."

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dmoney98
Jun 22, 2014

This in stallion in the harry potter series delves more on the relationship between dumbledore and harry, a mysterious book left by a mysterious person which gives harry a heads up in not only potions but other things as well, harry also starts falling in love with Ginny weasley where he becomes very distraught when he learns she is already dating, what lies in store next for our great and mighty hero harry potter?

Michael17bpl Jul 24, 2013

Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts opens to find him more mellow and grown up than ever. When the day finally arrives, Harry is excited to be taking private lessons with Dumbledore this year, who is showing him all about Voldemort's past. Dumbledore hopes that knowing as much as he can about Voldemort will help Harry in his final battle with the Dark Lord. A mysterious book previously owned by the Half-Blood Prince comes into Harry's hands early on during his Potions class and changes the course of his school year by giving him a reputation for Potions brilliance that baffles everyone. Harry quickly grows to depend on the information he gets from the Half-Blood Prince's book and uses some of his spells outside of class, much to Hermione's displeasure. Harry also keeps an increasingly close eye on Draco Malfoy. Convinced that Malfoy has replaced his father as the head of the Death Eaters, Harry believes Malfoy is constructing a dark plot inside the school but can't for the life of him figure out what it is. Between Ron and Hermione's skepticism, and Malfoy's disappearances from the school grounds, As the year speeds by, Harry and Ron are both amazed at their blossoming love lives. Harry especially falls hard for someone he knows he shouldn't, his best friend Ron's sister, Ginny. Harry and Dumbledore leave on their mission to destroy a horcrux., Malfoy's dark plot finally works and he is able to sneak in Death Eaters to attack the school, and a fierce battle takes place between the students, members of the Order of the Phoenix, and the Death Eaters. Having succeeded in their mission to recover the horcrux, Professor Snape kills Dumbledore.

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dovercourt
Jan 22, 2013

Harry begins his 6th year at Hogwarts. Lord Volemort and is now harsher than ever on Muggles, too. Harry begins taking lessons from Dumbledore, and also begins to find a new love in his heart.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Lord Voldemort has returned and his wrath has been felt in both the Muggle (non-magical) and Wizarding worlds. Severus Snape, a member of Dumbledore's anti-Voldemort Order of the Phoenix but formerly one of Voldemort's Death Eaters, meets with Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Harry Potter's school rival Draco. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa, promising to assist and protect Draco.
Meanwhile, Dumbledore collects Harry from his aunt and uncle's house and takes him to the home of Horace Slughorn, former Potions teacher at Hogwarts. Dumbledore tries to persuade a reluctant Slughorn to return to teaching and finally succeeds. Later, when shopping for schoolbooks, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger follow Draco Malfoy to Dark Arts supplier Borgin and Burkes, where they overhear Draco insisting that the store-owner fix an unknown object. Harry is instantly suspicious of Draco, whom he believes to be a Death Eater like his father.

lucky Dec 24, 2008

Harry is starting his sixth year at Hogwarts school. Dumbledore has come to pick him up from the Dursley's. At Hogwarts, Harry starts receiving lessons from Dumbledore on how to defeat lord Voldemort.

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Mogenta
Sep 19, 2012

Violence: a lot of fighting and killing, but id say still safe for kids.

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Campbell
Aug 24, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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