Deaths, disappearances, and destruction increase as Harry’s penultimate year at Hogwarts begins.
Voldemort and his followers, the Death Eaters, are out in the open now, so much so that Rufus Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic, feels it necessary to inform the muggle Prime Minister.The war against Voldemort is not going well. 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. 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. Harry struggles to uncover the identity of the Half–Blood Prince, the past owner of a potions textbook he now possesses that is filled with ingenious, potentially deadly, spells. With Dumbledore’s guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort, and thereby attempts to find what may be his only vulnerability. But Harry’s life is suddenly changed forever when someone close to him is heinously murdered right before his eyes.
DEATH- this single word can cause soo much destruction to a person. After the Sirius Black Harry found some solace in Dumbledore but this sixth installment snatches that solace from Harry as well .. that’s right this books carries the death of Albus Dumbledore … I really had tears in my eyes while reading the death scene Rowling nailed it. Love this piece really!