Sunday, December 16, 2007

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling

This is the tale of the sixth year at Hogwarts, the first year of the Voldemort war. As such, the threat of "The Dark Lord" hangs over the head of Harry Potter and his friends. It's an interesting year, nonetheless. Harry takes special lessons from Headmaster Dumbledore and receives guidance in his Potions textbook from margin notes written by a unknown "Half-Blood Prince". He's also struggling with new responsibilities as captain of the Gryffindor and with unrequited romance. Meanwhile, Harry's nemesis, Draco Malfoy, has a mysterious mission of his own. (It was nice to see that character "grow up" a bit.) All in all, I didn't enjoy the book as much as its immediate predecessors, though it did advance the overall story arc. Time to check out the next and final book of the series to find out what happens.

Check it out. (in proper order, of course.)
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