Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. RowlingWhen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder.
Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow.
As such, spoilers will be present within the article. Half-blood Harry Potter is the son of a pure-blood wizard and a Muggle-born witch. Half-blood is the term commonly given to wizards and witches who had known Muggle or Muggle-born parents or grandparents. By the s , half-bloods were the most common type of wizard or witch , as the pure-blood wizarding population would have become extinct had they not inter-married with Muggles and Muggle-borns. Non-magical children born with at least one magical parent are considered Squibs by the wizarding community rather than Half-bloods or Muggles. Because of their Muggle parentage, many end up assimilating into the Muggle population as they would have more trouble thriving within the magical community.
Rowling 's novel of the same name. Filming began on 24 September , leading to the film's worldwide cinematic release on 15 July , one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release. The film was a major commercial success, breaking the record for the biggest single-day worldwide gross.
Rowling 's Harry Potter series. Set during Harry Potter 's sixth year at Hogwarts , Lord Voldemort is definitely back, and with a vengeance. Harry finds his world is yet again changing: wizards and witches and Muggles alike are dying, despite the efforts of the Ministry of Magic and the Order of the Phoenix. Despite the danger, Harry and his best friends, Ron and Hermione , return to the familiar life of Hogwarts for their sixth year. They begin their N. Quidditch is as popular as ever, Harry is nominated as Gryffindor Quidditch Captain. As well, this book sees the re-introduction of the Slug Club , along with the appointment of a new Potions teacher, Horace Slughorn.