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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Available in Paperback

by monique t
Harry Potter + News / July 24, 2006

The Canadian Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is available in paperback tomorrow, July 25.

About the book
It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Durselys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine ...

"... book six has all the magical whizbangery and sorcerous goings-on you could want ...There are enough loose ends to keep us all guessing until the final volume of the saga appears."--Toronto Star

"... the time you take working through this sixth and next-to-last book in J.K. Rowling's remarkable series will be well spent."--Edmonton Journal

"The pace is tight, the content multi-layered with the author packing a myriad minor plots to enhance the overall read."--Vancouver Sun

"Here we go again ... 608 pages of missing your stop and making lame excuses not to go out. It's every bit as heartbreaking and terrifying as you're secretly hoping. The best Potter yet? Could be."--Heat magazine


On July 24, 2006 at 08:37 PM, ezza said:

It is the most creative piece ever as it takes one from the enchanted world of fairy tale world to the cruel and bitter reality of the world at large. DumbledoreŐs death though has come as a complete shock, yet it is the most beautiful death Rowling could give to such a character(of course after SiriusŐs)...a gift of death presented to him by the one whom Dumbledore always trusted. SnapeŐs decieving Dumbledore and killing him undoubtedly reminds one of the deceived Shakespearean hero, Julius Caesar. However, the fact that Snape has the power to fool Dumbledore makes me question his loyalty for Voldemort as well. Bella just like Harry does not trust Snape. So, there are a nomber of things that the 6th book leaves one to wonder about:

1)SnapeŐs lust for power would force him to betray Voldemort and become the king himself.

2)However, SnapeŐs character is not as strong as Dumbledore or VoldemortŐs, therefore his fall is inevitable as happens to those who get what they are dying for all their lives, and the mere shock of actually gaining the desired ceases their minds to work at allÉblinded by the glory of their possession.

3)Neville is the one who is going to kill Voldemort in the end, while Harry dies as a brave soldier, and becomes a martyr.


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