Harry Potter, "The Half-Blood Prince"

Harry Potter, "The Half-Blood Prince"

Review: 'Prince' Packs a Punch

The sixth installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series lives up to the standards of its predecessors.

Discuss the Adventure

Your thoughts on how author J. K. Rowling has developed the themes and characters in her books? Your review of how the latest installation, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' fits into the overall storyline?

Potter Conjures a Weekend Reading Spree

The 652-page tome is getting rave reviews from muggle readers.

A Feast Fit for a 'Prince'

For those who want to know what it is like to be Harry Potter, here is a taste of the magic.

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"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
"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"
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In Books
In Movies
  • Summer Movie Guide
    "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" comes out on November 18. Here are some flicks to catch in the meantime.
The Series

A look at what Post critics thought of the prior adventures.

'The Sorcerer's Stone'
'The Sorcerer's Stone'

This adventure "zestily mixes humor, suspense and action."

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'The Chamber of Secrets'
'The Chamber of Secrets'

The book "is a perfect summer novel for any 9- to 12-year-old."

Reviews

'The Prisoner of Azkaban'
'The Prisoner of Azkaban'

The Post did not review this book, but the film is "complex, frightening, nuanced."

Review

'The Goblet of Fire'
'The Goblet of Fire'

The lengthy fourth book "is just as absorbing as its celebrated prede-
cessors."

Review

'The Order of the Phoenix'
'The Order of the Phoenix'

The 870 pages of this book showcase the author's "ability to conjure a rich, teeming, utterly believable alternative world."

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