Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The 6th Harry Potter book will not be released until July 16th, 2005. That hasn't stopped Amazon from taking orders already. Many of my librarian friends are already acting silly from the anticipation of this book. I just can not get into Harry Potter. I have watched the movies and they are OK but I just don't have the desire to read the books. I guess I am a bad librarian.
In the fifth and most recent book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last chapter, titled "The Second War Begins," started:
'In a brief statement Friday night, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned to this country and is active once more.
"It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive among us again," said Fudge.'
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil.
The author has already said that the Half-Blood Prince is neither Harry nor Voldemort. And most importantly, the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been brewing in J.K. Rowling's mind for 13 years.