Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building… wherever they had murdered…

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny…

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Pottermore Publishing (8 Dec. 2015)



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  1. 04

    by Katie C

    I cannot even begin to explain to you how much Harry Potter means to me, every single time I read these books I’m transported back to my childhood reading them for the first time again ❤️ honestly it’s my go to comfort read series! Absolutely adore Harry Potter, the story and characters and will 100% live on with me forever!

  2. 04

    by Michael J Richardson

    I very much enjoyed the book and finished it rather quickly my only critique is that the beginning ( in my opinion) was rather slow so it took a while for me to really get into the book as I did with the others in the series

  3. 04

    by Miss Vivienne Narburgh

    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is as equally brilliant as its predecessor, though somewhat shorter, it still manages to fit an entire year at Hogwarts into one book.
    Times are becoming harder and the dark wrath of Lord Voldemort is closer than ever, he is gathering more and more followers and Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts is the darkest yet. There is a new teacher (Horace Slughorn) and many more revelations and plot twists to make this book very had to prise yourself away from.
    J K Rowling continues to weave the epic saga of Harry and bring to life a world that is not only perfectly described and imagined but also strangely believable. Her choice to darken the tone was wise, as Harry is growing up and the wizarding world is no longer the whimsical, magical place it was in Philosopher’s Stone. The plot largely revolves around Harry and Dumbeldore trying to learn as much as they can about Voldemort so that they can get an advantage over him. This involves many chapters with just Harry and Dumbeldore talking about Voldemort – however this is no bad thing, instead Rowling makes her dialogue fast paced and engaging and very informative. The memories that are explored in this book reveal very important plot details and foreshadow things to come in the final book.
    Not only does Harry have to contend with Voldemort but romance that seems to be another major theme in this sixth book, Ron finds himself drawn to a girl and Hermione finds herself very jealous. Harry on the other hand finds out that he has been long harbouring feelings for someone very unexpected…
    Rowling writes each chapter so fast paced and exciting that they are over before you can say Expelliarmus. Highlights of book six include a journey to a cave where Voldemort hid something very important that could prove vital to defeating him. This scene is very well written creepy and tense. Another good chapter is the climax where a battle with the death eaters wages at Hogwarts. There is also a very unexpected and shocking death (i won’t say who dies in case you haven’t read it).
    Overall, Half Blood Prince is a worthy addition to the Potter saga and by the time i was nearing the end of this book it did feel like the calm before the storm, like this was the last year at Hogwarts before the final, epic battle that will decied the fate of the wizarding world and of Harry.

  4. 04

    by Michael J Richardson

    Oh yes, oh yes oh yes!!!
    I could hurl a hundred superlatives at this book, most of which you’ve probably heard before, but they’d all be deserved.
    So, Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, and what a year.
    I like to think of this one as a history book: not one of those big boring books that goes on and on about a long forgotten civilisation, a King or a Queen, but a book about Harry’s past, his connection with Voldemort, and one that delves deep into the Dark Lord’s past, by way of memories in the pensieve in Dumbledore’s office; memories that the headmaster has spent many years collecting.
    Harry has inherited his god-father’s house and the vile elf, Kreacher, who he puts to good use following Draco Malfoy. Harry knows that Draco is up to something, he overheard him threatening the owner of Borgin and Burkes in Knockturn alley, he just doesn’t know what.
    There are potions to master, (somewhat helped by an old potions book he finds in the spares cupboard, annotated and proclaiming to be the property of the half-blood prince; there’s Snape to avoid, quidditch to play and an uncorrupted memory to extract from their new potions master, Professor Horace Slughorn; who taught Tom Riddle before he became Lord Voldemort.
    There are girls, there’s snogging and there’s Ginny Weasley, who Harry is starting to see in a different light.
    To top it all, there are Horcruxes to find, hidden objects that contain parts of Voldemort’s soul, and this is where these books are so clever. It is here, in book six, that we discover that Tom Riddle’s diary – which Harry destroyed in The Chamber of Secrets, (book two) – was in fact a Horcrux. Dumbledore has already destroyed another, Voldemort’s grandfather’s ring, and with Horace Slughorn relinquishing his untainted memory, they now know that they have four more to find, excluding the part of soul that resides in Voldemort himself.
    So, over five hundred pages in and the adventure begins, but Draco has succeeded in his task, Death Eaters have entered the school, the dark mark hangs heavy above the astronomy tower, Dumbledore is disarmed, Harry immobilised, Snape . . .
    I know that most of you already know the ending to this book, you’ve probably seen the film, but I put it to you, that unless you have read this book, you do not know the ending.
    The battle between the Death Eaters and The Order, Snape and Malfoy’s escape, the burning of Hagrid’s hut, and the most moving part of all, Dumbledore’s phoenix and its lament, echoing hauntingly through the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts.
    If a book could have more than five stars out of five, this would be the one. Simply put, this book if stunning.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, here I come.

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