Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Baker & Taylor
Sixth-year Hogwarts student Harry Potter gains valuable insights into the boy Voldemort once was, even as his own world is transformed by maturing friendships, schoolwork assistance from an unexpected source, and devastating losses.

Scholastic
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
And yet…

As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.


Publisher: New York : Scholastic, Inc., c2005
ISBN: 9780545582995
9780439784542
0439784549
9780439785969
0439785960
9780439786775
0439786770
Characteristics: x, 652 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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donkeyhote
Jan 06, 2018

Rowling is a writer genius, and even me, an old guy, enjoy the whole series. But while the public believes the H.P. story is pure fiction, it is not. I happen to have hit on several sources which give me the background knowledge to realize that the H.P. story is an exact parallel, though in a symbolic and fictionalized form, of the religious history between the Roman Church and the Templar Order of warrior priests, those who built the Cathedrals as symbols of man-made perfection. DumbLeader represents the Roman Church (key: Fawkes, the Phoenix bird - who was Guy Fawkes? do you know from English history? He was a Catholic, who allegedly did, he alone??? the Gunpowder Plot. He was a patsy, a cuckoo, who was framed by the Protestants with the aim to justify before the public the change of power in England from seemingly Catholic to actually openly Protestant). Dumbledor (in magic language's double speak: Dumb Leader, Albus: All Bust, bungle all). Why Albus-All Bust" ? Because the Wizards, all of them (there are no good ones and bad ones in reality), are in fact Luciferians (ValDeMort), who are the "Rebel Angels" (their holy star is Sirius, the Morning Star), who want to change the world for a more "perfect", orderly one, a robotic society with all rules and no freedoms. They do exist, this is not fiction! So, DumbLeader also represents God Creator, who created an imperfect world, which ValDeMort ("Death Valley" in French) wants to "put in order," hear Dolores Umbrige speak. OK, so this Half Blood Prince episode feels unnatural to me, because of the withered, blackened hand of DumbLeader (God Creator), and that part where he has to"drink the bitter cup to the dregs" (prepared by ValDeMort - Lucifer, Lord of Dark Light). OK, so I could tell all details, where real religious history and the H.P. story exactly coincide. For example, the Diary of ValDeMort is the scrolls the Templars dug up during the First Crusade, and from which they revitalized the Order. There indeed was an international convention of Wizards (Templars) in 1128 AD in Troyes, France, where they did this. And Harry is the Jesus figure, as adopted by the Roman Church, and the part where he pierces the Diary with the Basilisque fang and thus sends Voldemort back to a latent state, is the event when in 1307 the French King Philippe the Fair and the Roman Church attacked the Templars, captured some of their leaders and killed their Grand Master, Jacques de Molay by burning him. The Templar wizards fled with their galleys (gallions, see?) to Scotland. And the Gringotts Bank is the World Bank, because the Templars were very materialistic, and they were world bankers already in the 1200s. This is one of the reasons the French King wanted to rob them, bec. he was indebted to them. OK, so, I feel this Half Blood Prince episode is the weakest, but overall, I find the whole series fascinatingly entertaining, especially I like the video games of it. However, if you have the Half Blood Prince video game, watch that all the rainwater spouts around the Hogwarts Castle court are penises in erection, sculpted in stone - they mock the public (the "Muggles" you are)! No kidding, watch it! ValDeMort is not dead - it's only for your happy ending Rowling twisted the tale this way. Voldemort's bank is the World Bank, it already controls all of us.

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Ms_ClaraLockhart
Jan 06, 2018

loved this better then order of the phenix like if agree

This is one of my favorite Harry Potter books (It's a close-second to Chamber of Secrets). I love the character development, and the plot is so good that I could always come back to this book if I'm ever searching for something to read.

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BrandonBlanchard
Sep 11, 2017

My personal favorite Harry Potter book. It has a tighter story and better character arc, and I simply enjoyed it more than Order of the Phoenix.

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niuniuyujie
Sep 02, 2017

Books are better than movies, because they have the words and the "audio books", that means if you hear the radio like CD for listening to it with your book, you just can`t imagen how can it be possible to get out what your reading right now, some words aren`t the right words. So you have to listen to this time when you hearing it, remeber what I said, everybody, go back to the book where you heading from!!!!!!!!! Good-bye!

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marlopalo
Sep 01, 2017

I like the movie better

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Drey101
Aug 26, 2017

This book is amazing I love Harry Potter!!!!!!

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lbowlby11
Aug 22, 2017

This is definitely one of my favourite Harry Potter books!

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Vanda_La_Vida
Aug 02, 2017

I mean really, when you have the GODDES of literature's words right in front of you, how could you not be hooked. This is one of the best books in the series in my opinion because we have a little more information about Snape.

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Lisa2124
Jul 21, 2017

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

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KillerGirl14
Jan 07, 2018

"Harry! We heard a noise and someone said something about the Dark Mark-"
-Ernie Macmillan

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MasterCraft246
Jan 07, 2018

"I don't want to stay here overnight,' said Harry angrily, sitting up and throwing back his covers, "I want to find McLaggen and kill him.'

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MasterCraft246
Jan 07, 2018

"Avada Kedavra!"
-Severus Snape

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MasterCraft246
Jan 07, 2018

"Pip Pip!"
-Dumbledore

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reypotter06
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.

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.'"

sarag1 Mar 15, 2016

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

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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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