ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2018
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
By (author) J. K. Rowling
`Will you, Severus, watch over my son Draco as he attempts to fulfil the Dark Lord’s wishes?’ Narcissa MalfoySuspicion and fear blow through the wizarding world as news of the Dark Lord’s attack on the Ministry of Magic spreads. Harry has not told anyone about the future predicted by the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, nor how deeply what happened to Sirius Black affected him. He’s desperate for Professor Dumbledore to arrive and take him away from the Dursley’s – but Hogwarts may not be the safe haven from Voldemort’s Dark Forces that it once was.In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince – and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny.These adult editions have been stylishly redesigned to showcase Andrew Davidson’s beautiful woodcut cover artwork.
Reviews of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
And you thought wizardry was for children. Harry Potter will make you think again. He casts his spells on grown-ups too * James Naughtie * A gripping story with its clues trailed through the text, chills, spills and some excellent, new comic characters. There is a measure of sadness too … one of the elements of Rowling's writing that I think entitles her to a seat in the pantheon * Julian Fellowes, Sunday Telegraph * Funny, imaginative, magical … In the 2020s, thirty-something book-lovers will know each other by smug references to Diagon Alley and Quidditch * The Times * One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times * Sunday Telegraph * Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff * Mirror *
J. K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016 and on Broadway in early 2018. In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features and articles, as well as original content from J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adult readers, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion of Honour, France’s Legion d’honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.