Thorndike Press

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • J. K. Rowling
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 0786277459
  • ISBN-13: 9780786277452
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 2.10 lbs ( .95 kgs)
  • 832 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2005
  • Bestsellers
  • Series Complete



A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
Harry Potter Series (Book 6)

It's the darkest year yet for Harry Potter‚ J. K. Rowling's hero in the Harry Potter series. In Rowling's fifth book Harry finds himself and Dumbdelore under scrutiny by the Ministry of Magic which refuses to alert the community and acknowledge the terrifying truth that Voldemort has returned. Harry's other challenges include: Hogwarts having a High Inquisitor; Facing an overwhelming course load as the fifth years prepare for their Ordinary Wizarding Levels examinations (O.W.L.s); Distressing changes in the Gryffindor Quidditch team lineup; Vivid dreams about long hallways and closed doors; Ever-increasing pain in his lightning-shaped scar.

Harry faces the difficult transition into adulthood‚ when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible‚ and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Readers‚ on the other hand‚ will be thrilled and eagerly waiting for the next title in the spectacular‚ magical series.

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HARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights © J. K. Rowling. (s05)


Customer Reviews

"Once again, Rowling capably blends literature, mythology, folklore, and religion into a delectable stew. This sixth book may be darker and more difficult, but Potter fans will devour it and begin the long and bittersweet wait for the final installment."

— School Library Journal

"Rowling is at the top of her game here."

— Booklist (starred)