Harry is now 16.
He is preparing to face his enemy.
He is preparing to face the worst.
As Harry and Dumbledore divulge the secrets of Lord Voldemort’s past, Harry’s future seems to become more and more grim. The only way to truly kill Voldemort is to kill the pieces of soul Voldemort has hidden – Horcruxes. These Horcruxes are hidden in unimaginable places, protected by unimaginable enchantments – and Harry has no clue as to where they are.
His quest will be blotted by grief and filled with tragedy- the quest to kill Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is more of a part one to the last book, the Deathly Hallows, than a separate book. Loose ends are left untied, questions are left hanging in the air, and the character’s fates are left undecided. This book is similar to an introduction to the grand finale of the last book. However, it is important to read this book before reading the Deathly Hallows, as much information is contained in it.
On a more positive note, this story introduces droll new characters and there is a new surprise or shock at each chapter.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!