Cover of: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | J. K. Rowling

About the Book

Preceded by: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

One summer night, when Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shriveled, but he will not reveal why.

Rumours and suspicion spread through the wizarding world – it feels as if even Hogwarts itself might be under threat.

Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: could there be a Death Eater amongst them?

He will need powerful magic and true friends as, with the help of Dumbledore, he investigates Voldemort’s darkest secrets.

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Followed by: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

About the Edition

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 Hogwart's , 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.

--front flap

First Sentence

It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind.

Table of Contents

The other minister --
Spinner's End --
Will and won't --
Horace Slughorn --
An excess of phlegm --
Draco's detour --
The Slug Club --
Snape victorious --
The Half-Blood Prince --
The house of Gaunt --
Hermione's helping hand --
Silver and opals --
The secret Riddle --
Felix Felicis --
The Unbreakable Vow --
A very frosty Christmas --
A Sluggish memory --
Birthday surprises --
Elf tails --
Lord Voldemort's request --
The Unknowable Room --
After the burial --
Horcruxes --
Sectumsempra --
The seer overheard --
The cave --
The lightning-struck tower --
Flight of the Prince --
The Phoenix lament --
The white tomb.

Edition Notes

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Series
Harry Potter, #6
Genre
Juvenile fiction
Copyright Date
2005

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ7.R79835 Halc 2005
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2005921149

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
652 p.
Number of pages
652

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23273341M
Internet Archive
harrypotterhalfbrow00rowl
ISBN 10
0439784549
ISBN 13
9780439784542
LC Control Number
2005921149
OCLC/WorldCat
957271922, 946911470, 57358293, 1023740259
Alibris ID
9780439784542
Google
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Amazon.com
0439784549, 0439784549
Library Thing
1133624
Goodreads
49852
44570511

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