Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Bloomsbury, 2005 - 607 pages

'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active.

"It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again," said Fudge.'

These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day . . .

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This was another intense instalment in the Harry Potter series. I don't want to spoil anything, but some major events happen that alter the course of the narrative and the consequences for all ... Read full review

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Much better than the last book and a good setup for the last book! Read full review

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonewas J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages andThe Tales of Beedle the Bard.The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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