Author(s): J.K. Rowling
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&quot;In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. &quot;It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again,&quot; said Fudge.&quot; These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of &quot;Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix&quot;. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, &quot;Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince&quot; takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day-by-day.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold 2,009,574 copies in the UK on the first day of its release, making it the fastest-selling book of all time
Winner of British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2006.
'Fast, dark, exciting and tightly plotted' Daily Mail 'Taut, witty, effortlessly engaging, and very, very nasty. How we yearn for more' TLS 'Everything in the series starts to come to fruition ... This ingenius setting up is intriguing for aficionados who have been hungry to discover what happens next' Sunday Times '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
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year.