The author of the celebrated Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling is one of the world's most successful authors. Her books have created a fantastic world — filled with wizards and muggles — that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults. In addition to books, the Harry Potter series includes the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which debuted on the London stage to a sold-out audience. Rowling has also published the novel A Casual Vacancy and several books in the Cormoran Strike series under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) Deluxe Editionby J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate
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.
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 Hogwarts, 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.
Meet the Author
- Perthshire, Scotland
- Date of Birth:
- July 31, 1965
- Place of Birth:
- Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
- Exeter University
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