Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Summary

The novel opens with a description of the Dursley family, a middle-class family that lives in Little Whinging, Surrey. Vernon and Petunia Dursley are constantly worried that someone will find out about Petunia’s decidedly “unDursleyish” witch sister, Lily, and their worries are justified when Lily’s infant son, Harry, is left on their doorstep. Lily and her husband, James Potter, had been murdered by the dark wizard, Voldemort, but when Voldemort attempted to kill Harry, his power somehow broke. Harry becomes the only living person ever to survive the killing curse, and the only sign of his encounter with Voldemort is a unique lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. Because Harry does not have any other living relatives, Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, decides to leave him with the Dursleys until he is old enough to attend Hogwarts. After ten years, Harry has grown to become a pale, skinny boy with black hair that sticks up all over the place and bright green eyes. From a young age, Harry is told that his parents were killed in a car crash but has no other information about them, not even a photograph. Harry’s cousin Dudley dominates the household, bullying Harry with his gang of friends and being spoiled rotten by Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. While Dudley has two bedrooms– one for his bed and one for all of his broken toys – Harry is relegated to the small cupboard under the stairs. Although he strives to avoid attracting attention, Harry cannot deny that strange things often happen around him. Once Aunt Petunia cut off all of his hair in a fit of frustration, and it grew back to its original length in time for school the next day. Another time, Harry was being chased by Dudley’s gang and suddenly found himself on the kitchen roof. On Dudley’s eleventh birthday, Harry accompanies the family and Dudley’s best friend,Piers Polkiss, to the zoo. While Harry is in the reptile house, the glass front of the boa constrictor cage suddenly vanishes. Harry is unable to explain the incident, but Uncle Vernon blames him anyway and restricts him to the cupboard under the stairs until the summer holidays. One day, mysterious letters begin to arrive for Harry. Uncle Vernon refuses to let Harry read the letter but tells him that it was addressed to him by mistake. Over the next few days, more and more of the letters arrive in the house, but Uncle Vernon keeps Harry from intercepting any of them. In an extreme effort to escape from the letters, Uncle Vernon takes the family to a desolate shack on an island on the night before Harry’s eleventh birthday. As the clock strikes midnight and Harry wishes himself a silent “Harry Birthday,” there is a loud bang on the door and Hagrid enters. Hagrid introduces himself as the Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts and then explains that Harry is a wizard who has been admitted to Hogwarts in order to study magic. Harry discovers that the Dursleys have always been aware of his magical abilities but have attempted to stifle them and make him “normal.” Moreover, Harry learns the truth about his parents’ murder by Voldemort. The following day, Hagrid takes Harry to Diagon Alley in London to shop for school supplies. Their first stop is the wizarding bank, Gringotts, where Harry is shown to his family vault and realizes that his parents have left him with a comfortable fortune of wizarding gold. During their trip to the bank, Hagrid makes a stop at Vault 713 and removes a mysterious package: Hogwarts business for Dumbledore, he explains. After the bank, Harry visits Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions for his plain black school robes and Flourish and Blotts for his magical school textbooks, as well as other shops for parchment and potion ingredients. Hagrid buys Harry a snowy owl

and Draco Malfoy.” or assigned to one of the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor. especially when the other students catch sight of his lightning bolt-shaped scar. two first-year students with their own insecurities about entering Hogwarts: as the youngest of five brothers who have achieved success at Hogwarts. After inadvertently locking the troll in the girl’s bathroom with Hermione. Harry and Ron decide to visit Hagrid at his cottage near the Forbidden Forest. and Ravenclaw.as a birthday present. Neville breaks his wrist and must be taken to the hospital wing by the instructor. sets him up to play Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. makes a spectacular dive to catch the Remembrall mere inches from the ground. Harry worries that he will be sorted into Voldemort’s old house. On Halloween. . The Sorting Hat considers carefully but ultimately places Harry (as well as Ron and Hermione) in Gryffindor House. As the school year begins. Professor McGonagall observes Harry’s skilled flying and. While on the train. but he receives help from Molly Weasley. Ron worries about distinguishing himself. an unpleasant student who arrogantly offers to advise Harry on who to be friends with. while Hermione is anxious about her background as a Muggle-born. Harry leaves Little Whinging to catch the Hogwarts Express. Hermione. instead of punishing him for breaking the rules. Malfoy grabs Neville’s Remembrall—forgotten after his injury—and flies into the air with it. She sets Snape’s robes on fire in time for Harry to regain control of his broom and win the game with a spectacular catch. and the three become fast friends. When the train arrives at Hogwarts. Hagrid inadvertently reveals that Vault 713. At first. Although most of his classes are enjoyable. Slytherin. the Gringotts vault containing the mysterious package. and Neville accompany him to make sure that he stays out of trouble. Harry receives more attention than he ever has before. a slightly dopey first-year with a pet toad named Trevor. who is in the girl’s bathroom and missed the warning. Harry also meets Neville Longbottom. The four accidentally enter a forbidden corridor and come across a three-legged dog standing guard over a trapdoor. Slytherin. During their first flying lesson. which leaves King’s Cross Station from Platform Nine and Three-quarters. Professor Snape. Hermione takes the blame for the battle. Ron and Harry knock the troll unconscious. and Harry decides to name her Hedwig. Hermione and Ron assume that Snape is jinxing Harry after Hermione sees Snape muttering to himself. seems determined to dislike Harry. but not before Harry has concluded that the dog is guarding the mysterious package from Vault 713. the students immediately file into the dining hall to be “sorted. where Harry purchases a magic wand that contains a matching core to the evil Voldemort’s wand. Malfoy arranges a midnight duel with Harry to settle the score. A month later. his broom is jinxed by a mysterious source. he is uncertain how to access the wizard platform. Harry flies after Malfoy to retrieve Neville’s toy and. They leave the corridor quickly. Harry and Ron sneak away to find Hermione. Harry befriends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. After their first potions lesson. who shows him how to reach the train. and he makes a special request to the Sorting Hat to be assigned to any other house. and Harry notices that his scar seems to prickle whenever Snape glares at him. when Malfoy throws the Remembrall to the ground. was broken into shortly after Harry and Hagrid’s visit to Diagon Alley. Their last stop in Diagon Alley is Ollivander’s. the potions instructor. the faculty is alerted of a wayward troll in the school and escort the students back to their houses. and Ron. Hufflepuff. During Harry’s first Quidditch match.

including a rare invisibility cloak. a centaur gallops in front of Harry protectively and the figure disappears. They realize that the three-headed dog is guarding the Sorcerer’s Stone. Ron. and Harry begins to suspect that Snape is planning to steal it. The next night. As the plant’s snake-like tendrils threatened to strangle Ron and Harry. Harry decides to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone before Voldemort can. but Harry is frozen in place by an agonizing pain that is suddenly spreading from his scar. they land on Devil’s Snare. he sees his dead parents and other unknown relatives staring back at him. The note accompanying the cloak says that it belonged to Harry’s father. butProfessor Quirrell. Harry and Malfoy come across the body of the unicorn just as a hooded figure crawls toward it and starts to drink its blood. The centaur suggests that the hooded figure was Voldemort and that he drank the unicorn’s blood in order to stay alive until he can steal the Sorcerer’s Stone. After the holidays end. has been Voldemort’s . When he looks in the mirror. and Hermione sneak off to the forbidden corridor and get past the three-headed dog by lulling it to sleep with music. and the Mirror of Erised. Quirrell reveals that he. Harry. Once through the trap door. who has been waiting for him. and Harry should not try to find it again. The door opens to reveal a giant wizard’s chessboard. Malfoy screams and runs away. Harry decides to try out his invisibility cloak and comes across a large mirror in the middle of a room.Harry stays at Hogwarts with Ron over the Christmas holidays and spends time playing wizard’s chess and researching Nicolas Flamel. Charlie. That night. the first of several challenges put in place by the Hogwart’s teachers. When Harry and Hermione step into the next room. Ron. the meek-tempered teacher of Defense against the Dark Arts. which produces the elixir of life. Dumbledore explains that the Mirror of Erised reveals the deepest desires of a person’s heart but cannot give truth or knowledge. When the group splits into two. but are caught just after handing off the dragon to one of Charlie’s friends. Dumbledore also tells Harry that the mirror will be moved to a new location the following day. Harry and Hermione (as well as Malfoy and Neville. Harry and Hermione decide to smuggle the dragon to Ron’s brother. The next challenge is to pass through a room filled with hundreds of small flying keys. who Hagrid accidentally mentioned in connection with the package from Vault 713. On Christmas morning. and Hermione finally discover the identity of Nicolas Flamel: he is the only known maker of the Sorcerer’s Stone. In the final chamber. Harry flies on a broomstick to find the silver key that matches the lock on the door and finally snatches it out of the swarm. Harry is surprised to find neither Snape nor Voldemort. As punishment for disobeying school curfew. Harry. who works with dragons in Romania. Harry is surprised to receive numerous presents. Ron. An expert chess player. who were also out of bed at the time) are sent into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid to locate a wounded unicorn. Hermione uses magical fire to repel the plant and break them free. and Hermione also discover that Hagrid is raising an illegal dragon that was given to him by a mysterious stranger in a bar in exchange for information about the threeheaded dog. Harry rushes back to the room to see his family in the mirror and is surprised by Professor Dumbledore. Hermione rationally solves the riddle and gives Harry the potion needed to travel to the next room and the final challenge while she returns to help Ron. Ron takes the lead in this challenge and ultimately sacrifices himself in order to allow Harry and Hermione to reach the next challenge. they are instantly surrounded by flames and faced with a complex riddle of poisonous potions. As the hooded figure moves toward him. not Snape. Harry.

Harry finally passes out. Ron. Harry’s actions have kept him from regaining power for now. Quirrell stands Harry in front of the mirror and orders him to tell him what he sees. With Voldemort’s screams of anger echoing in his head. He then actually sees himself holding the Sorcerer’s Stone and putting it in his pocket. unlike Quirrell and Voldemort. the members of Slytherin House are celebrating their victory of the House Cup for the seventh straight year. At the end of the year banquet. . Voldemort speaks directly to Harry. in the final challenge. Realizing that the Stone is now in his pocket. and then orders Quirrell to kill him. though Voldemort escaped once again. though Harry is in excruciating pain from his scar. Dumbledore awards last-minute points to Harry. Dumbledore explains that Quirrell was unable to touch Harry’s skin because of his mother’s love: when Lily Potter sacrificed herself for him. he forces the contact with Quirrell. Quirrell needs only to retrieve the Sorcerer’s Stone from within the Mirror of Erised. his skin blisters and. and Harry hears a disembodied voice speak from within Quirrell. Dumbledore found Harry just in time to keep Quirrell from killing him. taunting him about the death of his parents. Although Voldemort was not destroyed. Determined to keep the Stone from falling into Voldemort’s hands. he finds himself in the hospital wing with Dumbledore. she left Harry with an ancient magical protection. He asks his master for help. Now. telling him to use Harry to get to it. Hermione. Harry considers it to be the best night of his life and returns to spend the summer with the Dursleys content in the friendships that he has made at Hogwarts. which gives Gryffindor the edge over Slytherin. Harry tries to stall for time until he can escape. and Neville. Harry lies and tells Quirrell that he sees himself winning the Quidditch Cup for Gryffindor. Harry wanted to find the Stone but did not want to use it. He knew that only Harry would be able to retrieve the Stone from the Mirror of Erised because. Quirrell removes his turban and reveals Voldemort’s face emerging from the back of his head.servant all along: Quirrell jinxed Harry’s broom during the Quidditch match and drank the unicorn’s blood in the Forbidden Forest. Unexpectedly. When Quirrell tries to touch Harry. When Harry wakes up.

an enchanted ball hits Harry and causes him to lose the bones in his arm. Harry. After taunting Hermione. Harry sees the body of a first-year who has been petrified arrive at the hospital. Determined to catch the culprit. he instructs the boys that by following the spiders. Soon after. and that Hagrid is innocent. That night." insulting her Muggle heritage. Playing for Gryffindor. he calls Hermione a "mudblood. Quidditch practices begin and Draco Malfoy is the new Slytherin seeker. Luckily. they can find out about the Chamber monster. moments before the cat is attacked. As they escape. Hermione and a Ravenclaw girl are mysteriously petrified. Harry finds a diary in the broken toilet. someone petrifies the school caretaker's cat and writes a threatening message. and right before Valentine's Day. Draco is the suspect when. They find out that Malfoy is not the heir of Slytherin. a house elf. The Dursleys angrily imprison Harry in his room for the rest of the summer. so they fly the Weasley car to Hogwarts. Lockhart. During a dinner party hosted by his uncle and aunt. They land messily. Several nights later. Lockhart begins a dueling club. Ron. who almost starts a fight with Mr. Harry and Hermione brew a potion called Polyjuice. As Harry prepares to return to Hogwarts. Harry and Ron decide that Moaning Myrtle must have been the girl killed by the monster. Ron. Harry and Ron sneak into the Forbidden Forest to follow the spiders. and both boys are given detentions. Harry terrifies his fellow students by speaking in Parseltongue to a snake. who demands to be in a photo shoot with Harry. Harry twice hears an eerie voice. Harry then encounters Lucius Malfoy. that the girl's body was found in a bathroom. has enchanted the ball in an effort to have Harry injured and sent home. who is responsible for opening the chamber. and Hermione learn that fifty years ago a chamber at Hogwarts was opened and a student was killed. would have the ability to converse with snakes. which responds by writing back. Harry writes in the diary. No more attacks occur for a while. and Lucius Malfoy remove Dumbledore and Hagrid from Hogwarts. By doing some research. infuriating the Dursleys. a house-elf. Harry wins the Quidditch match against Slytherin. the Dursleys. Harry comes under further suspicion when he stumbles upon the petrified bodies of Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly. the magical school for wizards that Harry attended the previous year. Harry and Ron venture out of the castle to question Hagrid. Cornelius Fudge. The diary belongs to a ghost named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' restroom. He hears it first during his detention and second during a party.Headless Nick. on Halloween night. The potion allows them to assume the bodies of Slytherins and question Malfoy on the Chamber of Secrets. Harry is visited by Dobby. Through this dialogue. Dobby. Weasley. . Dobby warns Harry not to return to Hogwarts. and Dobby wreaks havoc in the kitchen. a boy who many years before had accused Hagrid of opening the Chamber of Secrets. As Hagrid is led away. he finds that he and Ron are unable to enter the magically invisible train platform. On the field. the Minister of Magic. While shopping for school supplies with the Weasleys. They discover the monster who killed the girl fifty years before was not a spider. Before they reach Hagrid. Harry's friend Ron Weasley steals Harry away in a flying car. who believes Harry flew the car to get attention. Harry has two unfortunate encounters. During the first meeting. Harry politely disregards the warning. Everybody in the school is alarmed. Harry meets Tom Riddle. He first encounters Lockhart. and Harry happily spends the rest of the summer at the Weasley home. Before the cat is attacked.Harry potter & the chamber of secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets begins when Harry is spending a miserable summer with his only remaining family. Harry's ability frightens the others because only the heir of Slytherin. the evil father of one of Harry's enemies. one of his teachers. The boys are almost killed by a colony of giant spiders. lectures Harry. During the game.

Lucius Malfoy storms into the office with his house-elf. who has been enchanting Ginny through his journal. Ginny wakes up. All is well in the castle as the students leave for their summer vacations. Before the boys can act on their knowledge. . Tom turns out to be a younger version of Voldemort. When Lockhart accidentally curses himself. Ron and Harry discover a piece of paper with a description of a basilisk on it in Hermione's frozen hand. and Harry frees Dobby from by tricking Lucius into giving Dobby a sock. Harry enters the Chamber of Secrets and encounters Ginny's still body and Tom Riddle. Dobby. and Lockhart slide down a secret passage in Myrtle's bathroom to underground tunnels. the teachers announce that Ginny Weasley has been taken into the chamber.A few days later. destroying Tom. which Harry uses to kill the giant snake. They deduce the Chamber monster is a basilisk. A phoenix and a magic hat arrive. Harry calls for help from Dumbledore. Harry explains his adventure to Dumbledore. Tom summons a basilisk. but the phoenix punctures its eyes. The hat produces a sword. Ron. Harry. Harry sticks a basilisk fang through the diary. Ron helps him and Harry leaves them behind.

it turns into an orb. who chases Scabbers. Much to his and Ron's dismay.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opens on the night before Harry's thirteenth birthday. Hermione reports the broomstick to Professor McGonagall. and after some time. admires a Firebolt broomstick in the window of a shop. where he rejoins Ron and Hermione. Wormtail and Padfoot. black dog. Ron's aging pet rat. who takes it away out of fear that it may have been sent (and cursed) by Sirius Black. Soon afterward. large. Snape brings Lupin a steaming potion. Later that night. Professor Lupin leads the class in a defeat of a Boggart. and Hagrid is inconsolable. Harry finishes his schoolwork. Harry overhears Cornelius Fudge discussing Sirius Black's responsibility for Harry's parents' deaths. In Defense Against the Dark Arts. written by the mysterious quartet of Moony. and is attacked. because Harry had been thinking even more fearfully about the awful Dementors. Malfoy insults one of these beasts. a wizard village which Harry is unable to visit because he has no permission slip. Harry learns that Hagrid received a notice saying that Buckbeak. The students spend the night sleeping in the Great Hall while the teachers search the castle. the most impressive racing broomstick in the world. from which Harry is forbidden. the hippogriff who attacked Malfoy. which changes shape to appear as the viewer's greatest fear. Hermione buys a cat named Crookshanks. The Knight Bus drops Harry off at Diagon Alley. The night before they all head off to Hogwarts. Sirius Black breaks into Hogwarts and destroys the Fat Lady portrait that guards Gryffindor Tower. when he receives gifts by Owl Post from his friends at school. Malfoy drags out the injury in an attempt to have Hagrid fired and Buckbeak put to sleep. and the game itself had lost. The students board the Hogwarts Express train and are stopped once by an entity called a Dementor. Buckbeak. Inside the Hogsmeade tavern. which Lupin drinks. Prongs. Hagrid introduces the students to Hippogriffs. the students arrive at Hogwarts and classes begin. where he is greeted by Cornelius Fudge. Harry doesn't have a chance to fight it. but only after an alarming sighting of a large. finds his friends Ron and Hermione. and Gryffindor House plays against Hufflepuff. Ron is most displeased. a spider. At this time. During the next Hogsmeade visit. In the care of magical creatures class. as well as for the death of another Hogwarts student. a large black dog symbolizing death. During the game. the new defense against the dark arts teacher. At a pet shop. Harry sees on television that a man named Black is on the loose from prison. and seconds later he sees a hoard of Dementors. The winter holidays roll around. the Minister of Magic. much to Harry's alarm. for Ron. For Christmas. Harry spies the large black dog. He loses consciousness and falls off his broomstick. Back at Hogwarts. deeply dignified crosses between horses and eagles. This concern catches Harry by surprise. is going to be put on trial. Harry learns from Lupin that the Dementors affect Harry so much because Harry's past is so horrible. and she insults Harry's parents numerous times. . The next morning at breakfast. Later. Quidditch moves into full swing. who was blown to bits. Harry faints and is revived by Professor Lupin. During a Hogwarts visit to Hogsmeade. For Lupin. Fred and George Weasley give Harry the Marauder's map. This map leads him through a secret passageway into Hogsmeade. He rents a room and awaits the start of school. In divination class. Harry accidentally causes her to inflate. Harry discovers that the reason he wasn't allowed to fight the Boggart was that Lupin had worried that it would take the shape of Voldemort. leaving only a finger. Aunt Marge comes to stay with the Dursleys. Soon afterwards. Harry wakes to find that his trusty broomstick had flown into the Whomping Willow and been smashed in his fall. Peter Pettigrew. Professor Trelawney foresees Harry's death by reading tealeaves and finding the representation of a Grim. Harry overhears Ron's parents discussing the fact that Sirius Black is after Harry. Harry has tea with Professor Lupin. In Diagon Alley. Harry leaves the Dursley's house and is picked up by the Knight Bus. Harry receives a Firebolt.

Lupin saves Harry from Snape's rage. One of the Dementors prepares to suck the soul out of Harry. who has been presumed dead but really hidden all these years disguised as Scabbers. and Hermione from Lupin. They leave. winning the game. and as Ron takes it up to the dormitory. Harry. avenging his parents' deaths. and Buckbeak is executed. They find that the black dog has turned into Sirius Black and is in a room with Ron. Harry and Hermione protest. but not terrible. but Harry. the large black dog approaches them. Sirius Black breaks into Harry's dormitory and slashes the curtain around Ron's bed. Once all the students have gone to bed. Crookshanks knows the secret knob to press to still the flailing tree. who has forgotten to take his controlling tonic (the steaming liquid). winning the Cup. While Lupin was a student at Hogwarts. but to no avail. shoos out the others. Sirius Black responds by turning into the large black dog in order to protect Harry. oddly. whose patronus charm is simply not strong enough. and Black is paralyzed with fear. Ron is furious at Hermione. As Black returns from driving the werewolf into the woods. Ron. They feel slightly guilty. and Harry shield themselves in Harry's invisibility cloak and head off to comfort Hagrid before the execution. but at the sight of the full moon. Snape reveals himself from underneath Harry's dropped invisibility cloak. concluding that Professor Trelawney is a great fraud. Gryffindor beats Slytherin in a dirty game of Quidditch. when he returns. Lupin transforms Scabbers into Pettigrew. Harry and Hermione and Crookshanks dash down after them. he runs into Hermione. Several days later. who informs him that Buckbeak's execution date has been set. but afterwards he reprimands him severely for risking his safety for "a bag of magic tricks. became animagi (humans able to take on animal forms) so that they could romp the grounds with Lupin at the full moon. Hermione is exceptionally stressed by all of her work. but Peter Pettigrew. Harry and Hermione are leaving Hagrid's house and reeling from the sound of the axe. Ron. and Hermione disarm him. and Peter Pettigrew. Hermione. Harry. Ron. pounces on Ron. James Potter. Soon before the game against Ravenclaw. Around this time. Harry awakens in the hospital wing to hear Snape and Cornelius Fudge discussing the fact that Sirius Black is about to be given the fatal Dementor's Kiss.After the holidays. Harry's broomstick is returned to him. and Harry are reconciled in their efforts to help Hagrid. his best friends. At this moment. he is moderately successful. rendering him unconscious. Professor Lupin enters the room and disarms him. triumphs. who squeals and hedges but ultimately confesses. and was rescued narrowly by James Potter. Professor Trelawney predicts the return of Voldemort's servant before midnight. Soon Harry. but still not entirely confident in his ability to ward them off. and Hermione manage to disarm Black." As Harry leaves Lupin's office. Snape catches him and confiscates his Marauder's Map. Harry. Soon afterwards. turns into a werewolf. a swarm of Dementors approaches. Hermione. revealing himself to be Voldemort's servant. Out of somewhere comes a patronus that drives the Dementors away. meets Ron during a Hogsmeade trip. Harry faints. under his invisibility cloak. then Dumbledore enters the room. claiming Black's innocence. Ron. Hermione discovers Scabbers in Hagrid's milk jug. he discovers evidence that Scabbers has been eaten by Crookshanks. and before Harry can kill Black. and mysteriously suggests that Harry . and during Harry's pointless Divination exam. and in a day she slaps Malfoy for picking on Hagrid and she quits Divination. Harry. Ron. As Ron. While at his cabin. Gryffindor plays Ravenclaw in Quidditch. on his Firebolt. They move through an underground tunnel and arrive at the Shrieking Shack. They all travel back to Hogwarts. Ron. Lupin and Black explain everything. Lupin is a werewolf who remains tame through a special steaming potion made for him by Snape. Once the three students calm down enough to listen. Sirius Black. Harry begins working with Professor Lupin to fight Dementors with the Patronus charm. Exams roll around. Days later. Hagrid invites Harry and Ron over for tea and scolds them for shunning Hermione on account of Scabbers and the Firebolt. and Black to be innocent. Lupin and Black then explain that the real murderer of Harry's parents is not Black. and drags him under the Whomping Willow. Lupin. and Hermione are aghast as Lupin and Black exchange a series of nods and embrace. They explain how Snape once followed Lupin toward his transformation site in a practical joke set up by Sirius.

where they rescue Buckbeak shortly before his execution. The Weasley twins "accidentally" leave a trick toffee on the ground. in fact. Harry Potter wakes up in the night with a throbbing pain in the scar Voldemort gave him. Harry and Hermione head off to the Quidditch World Cup. The next morning Harry's Uncle Vernon receives a letter from the Weasleys asking Harry to join them at the Quidditch World Cup. Frank Bryce. another Hogwarts student. and they rescue Black. a house-elf who is saving a seat for her master. They use the same Portkey as Cedric Diggory. with a description of how the Riddle family was mysteriously killed at supper. but Viktor Krum. Frank Bryce. and Harry and Hermione are thrust into the past. and he is touched and confused to note that his patronus had taken the shape of a stag that he recognizes instantly as Prongs. Harry receives an owl. which Dudley eats. Together they are carried to the World Cup campground. and Vernon grudgingly agrees to let Harry go. Early the next morning. After saving his past self from the Dementors. Harry and Hermione fly to the tower where Black is imprisoned. The following day. the sender of the Firebolt. now an elderly man. Ron. Dumbledore meets with Harry and gives him wise fatherly advice on the events that have happened. throwing Percy into a great reverent fuss. where they meet Winky. the Weasley household. words of confirmation that he is safe in hiding with Buckbeak and that he was. Harry and Hermione head off to pitch their tent. Ireland wins. Upon arrival. Harry. mentioning the pain in his scar. his father's animagi form. and there he meets for the two eldest Weasley brothers. jubilant at the festivities. a process that involves using a piece of trash as a touchstone for warping across space. and there. Harry potter and the goblet of fire The story begins fifty years before the present day. Before they leave. and their groundsman. and makes a wager with the twins on the outcome of the Cup. then declared innocent.post letter from Sirius that contains a Hogsmeade permission letter.and Hermione travel back through Hermione's time-turning device. and save both Black and Buckbeak. . the Weasleys. catches the Snitch. the Bulgarian Seeker. Bill and Charlie. Hermione turns her hour-glass necklace back three turns. and his dad. the Weasleys arrive in the Dursleys' boarded-up fireplace to pick up Harry. The Dursleys panic and throw things at Mr. The game begins. Harry feels slightly uplifted as he returns to spend his summer with the Dursleys. Weasley as the Weasley boys and Harry exit through the fireplace. after a show from the respective mascots. and a small pet owl for Ron. Harry arrives at The Burrow. Mrs. Harry is saddened to learn that Professor Lupin is leaving Hogwarts because of the previous night's scare. Crouch arrives. Weasley berates the twins for making Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and giving them to Dudley. they allude to a mysterious event that will happen at Hogarts. and Hermione buy souvenirs and troop to the Top Box. They travel by Portkey. On the train ride home. Mr. In the end. The next day. Soon. causing his tongue to engorge itself. From a hiding place in the forest. He investigates and overhears Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill a boy named Harry Potter. wakes in the night to see a light in the window of the abandoned Riddle House. Soon afterward. was suspected of the crime. sending him away to freedom on Buckbeak's back. Harry watches the Dementor sequence and discovers that he had been the one who conjured the patronus. and he writes to Sirius Black. Ludo Bagman arrives. his godfather. the Weasleys. He worries that Voldemort is nearby. Voldemort takes note of him and kills him on the spot.

Mass chaos ensues. but Ron is sullen and envious. the head of Durmstrang. Harry learns to successfully ward off the Imperius Curse. Mr. who is thrilled at his freedom. a famous Quidditch player. The first task approaches. warning Harry that Karkaroff. Finally. which ultimately turns into a glimpse of the first task: dragons. Harry spends the whole night feeling miserable about Cho and Cedric. Harry. In class. Gryffindor House is triumphant. exaggerated article about Harry's tragic past. Harry gathers his courage to ask Cho. A few nights before the task. Ron receives horrible second-hand robes from his mother and is upset.house-elf. Fleur Delacour. Mayhem ensues at the Ministry of Magic through the week. and Harry is frustrated that few people believe he didn't place his own name in the Goblet of Fire. who is miserable at hers. Crouch's ex. Ron wears his awful dress robes and spends the entire night staring at Hermione. Cruciatus. and hints that Harry should use his broomstick to get past the dragon. along with Cedric Diggory. Harry. and Viktor Krum. after the Sorting ceremony and in the middle of dinner in the Hogwarts Great Hall. As Defense Against the Dark Arts progresses. followers of Voldemort who escaped punishment.The night after the game. and so Harry and Ron leave the ball for a stroll. Meanwhile. the Goblet of Fire spits out the names of the champions who will compete in the Triwizard Tournament. where Harry discovers that his wand is missing. The next day. Sirius's head appears. who is there as Viktor Krum's date. and Ron and Harry are reunited. She asks Harry and Ron to wear badges. Harry and Hermione spend hours practicing summoning charms. and she is annoyed when Ron asks her as his last-resort date. He turns Malfoy into a ferret for trying to attack Harry while Harry's back is turned. Hagrid invites Harry for a late night walk. On Christmas. a crowd of Death Eaters. Upon arriving. during the weighing of the wands. since Harry is too young. Harry hurries home. Hermione and Ron escape by fleeing into the woods. Hermione founds a society that advocates freeing house-elves. and is probably at Hogwarts for a reason. a reporter named Rita Skeeter accosts Harry and interviews him for what she says is a story about the tournament. it is generally decided that Harry is obligated to compete. Soon afterward. Dumbledore announces that the Triwizard Tournament between schools will take place this year at Hogwarts. Weasley runs to the Ministry to sort everything out. Moments later someone fires the Dark Mark (the sign of Voldemort) using his or her wand. who are slaves. The Weasleys. School resumes. Mad-Eye Moody is a competent teacher. In class. has come with Durmstrang. Harry and Ron procure the pretty but annoying Patil twins as their partners for the Yule Ball. Harry summons his broomstick and flies past the dragon. and in the Gryffindor common room fireplace. But because the Goblet's decision is final. was a Death Eater and possibly still is dangerous. In late October. and he doesn't speak to Harry for quite some time. and Hermione take taxis to the train station and board the train to Hogwarts. Winky the house-elf is found holding a wand at the scene of the crime. Hermione has a date. the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive. the night of the ball. commends Harry's decency. Hermione drags Harry and Ron down to the kitchens. this is an unexpected and difficult task. and also that Mad-Eye Moody will be the new teacher of defense against the dark arts. Harry warns Cedric about the first task. Everyone in Gryffindor is ecstatic. and Harry is fretful. Amos Diggory brings news that a man named Mad-Eye Moody attacked an intruder at his house. On halloween night. but won't say who it is. during which they . but instead publishes a sappy. Harry Potter is selected. and Winky. Imperius. where they encounter Dobby. torture four Muggles by levitating them in the air. Professor McGonagall announces that the Yule Ball is approaching and that the champions must find partners. capturing the golden egg and receiving high marks. and Avada Kedavra (the curse that killed Harry's parents). and Ron is thrilled to see that Viktor Krum. Mr. and that Moody was the Ministry's best dark wizard catcher ever. and the day of the first task. but finds out that she is already going with Cedric. Moody overhears. Moody teaches Gryffindor the three unforgivable curses.

Sirius sends Harry a letter warning him to be careful and to practice hexes for the third task. Ron. Rita Skeeter publishes an article claiming that Hermione toys with the hearts of both Harry and Krum. Moody asks to borrow the Marauder's Map. On his way back to his dorm from the bathroom. and where every person is within it. After class. and he finds it peculiar that Mr. After the ball that night. Hagrid is grateful for their loyalty. It sings that he will have an hour to reclaim something valuable that has been taken into the lake. Harry runs to get Dumbldore while Krum waits with Mr. During a trip to Hogsmeade. Harry. Ron. Harry tries to follow both instructions. Harry leaves class and goes to tell Dumbledore what happened. He falls asleep in the library and is awakened in the morning by Dobby. Harry falls asleep and dreams about Voldemort. visit Hagrid. pulls Harry from the memory-world. at the World Cup. he drops the golden egg. and says that he suspects that Voldemort is growing stronger. he peers into a Pensieve and enters Dumbledore's memories of various Death Eater trials. Fleur never comes. The night before the second task. and persuade him to return. The three friends read the article in potions class. much to everyone's puzzlement. As he waits for Dumbledore to return to his office. and he wakes up screaming and clutching his scar. Cedric hints for Harry to take a bath with the golden egg. and Mr. He is embarrassed and refuses to emerge from his cabin. listens to his story. Rita Skeeter has written an article saying that his ancestors. and Fleur's sister asleep and tied together in a merpeople village. He informs them that Mr. Crouch appears from the forest. That night Harry takes the egg into the bathtub. Crouch in Snape's office. Krum pulls Harry into the forest to ask if he is at all romantically interested inHermione. The next day. so he swims easily through the lake. where the task is starting. disguised as a large black dog named Padfoot. Harry. Hermione insults Rita for writing such horrible articles. who gives him a ball of gillyweed and sends him off to the lake. Filch and Snape appear instantly. In Divination class. and Hermione visit the kitchens to give a gift of socks to Dobby. Karkaroff. wearing his Invisibility cloak. Crouch's son. which makes a loud screeching noise. as well as that he never showed up to take the seat saved by Winky. Crouch. so he returns with her sister and with Ron. Around this time. In his surprise. when Harry returns. and she mentions between hiccups that she is guarding a great secret for her ex-master. . and Hermione meet Sirius Black. Mr. Harry still has not figured out how to breathe under water. including that of Ludo Bagman. and on the way back. which shows every part of Hogwarts grounds and castle. his house-elf. a disheveled Mr. in Hogsmeade. Moody also appears. the giant head of Beauxbatons. The four champions are taken to see the grounds for the maze. speaking to trees and madly demanding to see Dumbledore. Crouch has not been coming to work. but gaining high marks for his moral fiber in his completion of the task. who are giants. Winky is still sad and currently drunk. The gillyweed gives Harry gills. their third task. and he begs Harry to win the tournament. that he is half-giant. and Hermione return to Hogwarts. checks his Marauder's Map and spies Mr. Soon afterwards.overhear Hagrid telling Madame Maxime. Ludo Bagman offers to help Harry with the tournament and mentions that Mr. Cho. Back at Hogwarts. Hagrid is not teaching class. coming up last. When Harry answers no. Harry overhears Karkaroff confiding fearfully in Snape that something on his arm has returned. Harry. finding Hermione. Crouch has stunned Krum and disappeared. give him a violent and dangerous nature. shoos away the other men and returns Harry's egg to him. Hermione begins getting hate mail for supposedly breaking Harry Potter's heart. Harry waits to make sure all of the champions rescue their hostages before returning to the surface. The following day. Harry. Crouch's son was convicted as a Death Eater. Ron. who is delighted. Harry returns to Gryffindor tower to find that Hermione and Ron are having a huge fight about why she went to the ball with Krum instead of with him. Crouch has stopped coming to work. but Harry is wary of this advice. Dumbledore returns. Ron.

As the students leave the train. Wormtail. where Moody reveals that he is in fact a Death Eater. and how Bertha Jorkins discovered him and ultimately was relieved of his information by Voldemort. Then Dumbledore takes Harry into his own office. the potion wears off and Harry recognizes Barty Crouch. in which Dumbledore tries unsuccessfully to persuade Fudge to take precautions against Voldemort's new power. and at the final dinner Dumbledore makes a speech telling everyone how Cedric was murdered by Voldemort. Once Harry returns. Voldemort explains to Harry and his Death Eaters his fall from and rise back to power. and that he was responsible for placing Harry's name in the Goblet and for turning the trophy into a portkey. Voldemort resumes his body and rises from the cauldron. the four champions enter the maze. blood from Harry's arm. the only remaining contestants. Hermione shows Harry and Ron a beetle in a jar—Rita Skeeter's animagus form—that she caught and warned not to write any more untrue things. Harry prepares for death. Voldemort's past victims emerge from his wand and protect Harry once the wand connection is broken. Moody carries him into the castle. Dumbledore explains to Harry that Moody's body is a disguised version of Mr. at Harry. Harry returns to the Dursleys for the summer. and Harry and Cedric. and that he was hoping to bring Voldemort back into power by bringing Harry to him. He also says that he killed his father. He gives Harry the tournament prize money and leaves huffily. After some time. where he asks Harry to explain what he saw in the graveyard to him and to Sirius. The trophy turns out to be a portkey. The light from the two wands meets in midair and remains connected. arrive at the trophy at the same time.The morning of the third task. who returned to find young Crouch. Harry gives his gold to the Weasley twins to help start their practical joke company. and they both agree to touch it together. Soon both Fleur and Krum are out of the running. and Harry finds his path relatively manageable. Fudge refuses to believe that this is possible. and Wormtail's own right hand. On the train ride back to London. but he manages to use the disarming spell on Voldemort just as Voldemort cries "Avada Kedavra!" the killing curse. and Crouch explains how his father smuggled him out of prison and allowed him to live under an Invisibility cloak. and suddenly Death Eaters begin appearing in a circle around them. guarded by Winky. drops the bundle he is carrying (Voldemort's current form) into a cauldron. After listening to Harry. Snape gives Crouch truth serum. and it takes both boys to a far away graveyard. Harry is sent to bed. so one was forced to regurgitate its spells when the two wants met. Soon the term ends. the young Barty. The man. Moody also informs Harry that Karkaroff felt his Dark Mark burn and then fled that night. and he asks that they use some of it to buy Ron a new pair of dress robes. and that he has made the switch by drinking Polyjuice potion every hour. Moody prepares to kill Harry when Dumbledore and other teachers burst into the room. . and then he challenges Harry to a duel. Voldemort presses a tattoo of the Dark Mark on Wormtail's arm. Crouch's son. he is weak and shaken. Dumbledore explains that the wands of Harry and Voldemort are made of feathers from the same phoenix. giving him time to grab Cedric's body and touch the trophy. thus returning to Hogwarts. stunning Moody and saving Harry. and in the night he is awakened by an argument between Cornelius Fudge and Dumbledore. and how the future looks bleak and would require them to join together. Rita Skeeter prints an article about how Harry fainted in class and is possibly disturbed. as well as ashes from Voldemort's father. where a man in a hood instantly kills Cedric and ties up Harry. who had arrived. The evening of the task.

dedicated to fighting evil Lord Voldemort and his followers. Umbridge takes over his position. Reunited with his best friends. or Dumbledore’s Army. Ron’s twin brothers. and since underage wizards are not permitted to use their wands outside of school. Harry wishes desperately to contact his godfather Sirius to discuss the situation. Many of his classmates are whispering about him behind his back. Grimmauld Place. Harry is cleared and permitted to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry continues to have upsetting dreams about walking down a corridor at the Department of Mysteries. an employee of Fudge. Horrified. Fred and George. the wizard newspaper. At the end of the corridor. Harry has a vision where he inhabits the body of a large snake. exams. Harry goes through several doors and enters a room full of dusty glass spheres. and Harry’s peers show great improvement until they are caught by Umbridge. moving to London where they plan to open a joke shop using the money Harry won last year in the Triwizard Tournament. The Order is a group of wizards. cautions the students against becoming too internally divided. The students begin taking their O. Harry. and Mr. which is headed by the dense and corrupt Cornelius Fudge.W. Harry used magic to fight off the dementors. continues printing untrue and unfair stories about Harry. One night. Harry wakes up horrified. and they meet as often as possible to learn and practice Defense spells. he must face a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry. continues to meet regularly. outside of the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Magic. Dumbledore then demands that Harry take Occlumency lessons with Professor Snape. Ron and Hermione. but Harry ignores them and tries to concentrate on his studies. led by Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore. whom she considers a liar. In desperation. Harry is visited by a group of wizards and whisked off to number twelve. Twenty-five other students sign up. and Harry has another vision.L. which traditionally sorts all new students into one of four houses.L. or Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations. London. The Sorting Hat.W. Fudge appoints her High Inquisitor of Hogwarts. will be his new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. but Umbridge is inspecting all Owl Mail and patrolling the fires that students can use to make contact with wizards residing outside of Hogwarts. Number twelve is the home of Harry’s godfather. Harry becomes . Umbridge openly dislikes Harry. After using magic to defend himself. and Ron form their own Defense Against the Dark Arts group. giving her the authority to inspect all faculty members and evaluate their skills. Weasley is promptly rescued by two members of the Order. Dumbledore takes full responsibility for the group and resigns as Headmaster. Meanwhile. With Dumbledore’s help. Fudge refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned. Hermione. Harry always wakes up before he finds out what the dream means or what the spheres signify.s. also known as the D. since all fifth-year students at Hogwarts are required to take O. Sirius Black. Harry returns to Hogwarts and learns that Dolores Umbridge. which should help Harry protect his mind against further invasions by Lord Voldemort. making it difficult for him to focus on closing his mind off to all outside influence.A. his scar (from the attack in which Voldemort killed Harry’s parents) burns horribly every time Voldemort experiences a powerful emotion. and the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. Dumbledore uses the portraits on the walls of his office to raise an alert. The D. The Order is forced to operate in secrecy. storm out of Hogwarts in protest. and attacks Ron’s father.A. Harry is unsuccessful at Occlumency because he has such difficulty clearing his mind of all thoughts.. and eventually bans him from the Gryffindor Quidditch team. and Professor McGonagall takes him to Dumbledore immediately. deep inside the Ministry of Magic. and before long. Umbridge refuses to teach her students how to perform Defense spells. Meanwhile. the Daily Prophet.Harry potter and the order of phoenix Harry Potter is spending another tedious summer with his dreadful Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon when a group of evil spirits called “dementors” stage an unexpected attack on Harry and his cousin Dudley. this time about Sirius being held captive and tortured by Voldemort.

Harry returns to Hogwarts to find that he and his friends have been caught in Umbridge’s office. Dumbledore heads to 4 Privet Drive to collect Harry from his aunt and uncle. Harry potter & the half blood prince Lord Voldemort has returned to power. Dumbledore explains that this power is love. Ron. Once in the forest. Harry drops the glass sphere. Harry returns to his Aunt and Uncle’s house for one more miserable summer. Draco. On their way to the Burrow. Ron and Hermione. where he explains how the sphere was a prophecy. and. transports himself to Twelve Grimmauld Place to look for Sirius. the Order of the Phoenix. Voldemort and Lestrange escape. Harry grabs the sphere. long considered an enemy of Voldemort and a member of Dumbledore’s anti-Voldemort coalition. promising to protect her son. just like his father. Once they arrive. Hermione and Harry convince Umbridge to follow them into the forest. Kreacher. much to Harry’s surprise. makes that bond complete by taking Harry into her home.” Spells and amendments are written in the margins of the book. demanding that Harry hand over the prophecy. where they claim to be hiding a weapon for Dumbledore. Harry.determined to save him. Hermione warns Harry that Voldemort may be deliberately trying to lure Harry to the Department of Mysteries. Severus Snape. Harry cannot find Sirius and realizes that Hermione was right. but they are ultimately helped enormously by the arrival of several members of the Order. he is blessed with her love. and his wrath has been felt in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds. kills Sirius. Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. and Neville have moderate success fighting the Death Eaters. Dumbledore sends Harry back to school. Harry sneaks into Umbridge’s office. whom he believes to be a Death Eater. Because Harry’s mother died to save him. Harry also sees that one of the glass spheres has his name on it. In the midst of the fight. Harry receives a used Potions textbook that once belonged to someone named “The Half-Blood Prince. Luna. the Black house elf. When shopping for schoolbooks. Centaurs carry Umbridge away. Dumbledore appears and corrals the Death Eaters. using her fireplace. Sirius’ own cousin. Harry and Dumbledore stop to recruit Horace Slughorn to return to teaching at Hogwarts. Harry’s Aunt Petunia. just as Fudge shows up. and it shatters. Dumbledore takes this opportunity to tell Harry why he must spend his summers with the Durselys in Little Whinging. his mother’s sister. but Harry is too concerned about Sirius to take any chances. a blessing that can be sealed only by blood. Harry is devastated. Harry is safe. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa. which stated that Harry has a power that Voldemort does not know about. and Harry uses the Prince’s notes to excel at Potions. Harry is instantly suspicious of Draco. Employing all of their Defense skills. The prophecy goes on to claim that Harry will either destroy Voldemort or be destroyed by him. Harry is reunited with his best friends. an imprisoned Death Eater. Meanwhile. where he overhears Draco threatening Borgin and insisting that he fix an unknown object. Hermione. as well as Voldemort’s. meets with Narcissa Malfoy. With this news. and Dumbledore announces that Snape will be teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts. The students return to school. and Death Eaters surround to attack. Harry and his friends climb aboard flying horses called thestrals and speed off to the Ministry. Ginny. tells Harry that Sirius is at the Ministry of Magic. Dumbledore schedules regular meetings with Harry in which they use Dumbledore’s pensieve to . As long as he still calls Little Whinging home. Harry runs into Draco and follows him to Borgin and Burkes. mother of Draco and wife of Lucius.

Ravenclaw. who cast a love spell on a Muggle and was abandoned by him when it wore off. Ron acquires a new girlfriend. Dumbledore drinks the potion and Harry fights off Voldemort’s Inferi.” Harry tells his friends he will not be returning to Hogwarts next year and will instead search out and kill Voldemort by destroying all of the Horcruxes. and Harry rushes after Snape. Harry and Dumbledore rush toward the tower. threatening Dumbledore’s life. Snape escapes. making Hermione quite happy. Draco lowers his wand. Harry uses his Marauder’s Map to keep track of Draco.look at memories of those who have had direct contact with Voldemort. Weak and with his wand out of reach. Harry falls in love with Ginny. telling him that he is not a killer and that the Order of the Phoenix could protect him and his mother from Voldemort. as the prophecy concerning Harry foretells. and Snape pushes into the tower. When Dumbledore dies. Harry cannot move or speak. Ron’s sister. it will help him when they finally fight face to face. and the other two are suspected to be hidden in objects belonging to Hufflepuff. They take the locket and return to Hogwarts as quickly as possible. but he hears members of the Order fighting Death Eaters below. Inside the locket is a note from someone named “R. Harry realizes that when Draco is not on the map. while Harry remains hidden by his cloak of invisibility. Dumbledore believes that if Harry can learn enough about Voldemort’s history. Voldemort was left at an orphanage and grew to be an unpleasant and aggressive boy. Eventually Harry and Dumbledore leave Hogwarts together to fetch and destroy Merope’s locket. He looks at the locket he and Dumbledore retrieved and realizes that it is not a Horcrux. and his mother Merope. Harry tries his best to get in to see what Draco is up to. Draco Malfoy sprints into the room. but until he knows exactly what Draco is using the room for. determined to avenge the death of his friend and headmaster. Harry spends much of his time keeping up with his duties as Quidditch captain and following Draco Malfoy. . Ron and Hermione vow to join him. Harry also learns that Voldemort has divided his soul into seven Horcruxes. Snape raises his wand and kills Dumbledore. Eventually. Two of these. Dumbledore uses his magic to freeze Harry in place. When they arrive. thus making Voldemort one step closer to mortal. one is Merope’s locket. his uncle Morfin. and Ron and Lavender break up. A. sending him flying over the edge of the tower. he cannot gain access. his spell on Harry is broken. They must overcome a variety of traps and challenges before reaching the basin where the locket is hidden under a poisonous potion. One resides in Voldemort. of whom Hermione is extremely jealous. so that Voldemort can capture Harry en route. Dumbledore stalls Draco. Eventually. one resides in a snake. and when they reach Hogsmeade they can see that the Dark Mark is visible above the astronomy tower. and Harry is devastated. have already been destroyed. which transforms into whatever its user needs. Tom Riddle’s diary and Marvolo’s ring. Dumbledore is quite weak. Lavender. B. Harry potter & deathly hollows A T MALFOY MANOR. he is using the Room of Requirement on the seventh floor of Hogwarts. Snape tells Voldemort the date that Harry’s friends are planning to move him from the house on Privet Drive to a new safe location. but often cannot find him on the map. or Gryffindor. Harry feels stuck in the middle of his friends’ bickering. Harry learns about Voldemort’s family. including his grandfather Marvolo.

they discover the significance of the letters R. seemingly without Harry’s help. having borrowed him from Regulus. The wedding is interrupted by Death Eaters. where they are soon attacked by Death Eaters. Harry arrives at the Burrow. Now. The Death Eaters. The Order of the Phoenix. Regulus Arcturus Black. Six of Harry’s friends take Polyjuice Potion to disguise themselves as Harry and act as decoys. Kreacher explains that Voldemort had used him to test the magical defenses guarding the locket.B. with a fake locket and note left behind. as Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic and is now in charge of the wizarding world. The Weasleys host the wedding of their son Bill to Fleur Delacour. he learns that Moody has been killed and George Weasley maimed in the chase. the Burrow. the house-elf who came with the house. The real locket had been in Kreacher’s possession for many years. stealing the locket from Umbridge. Kreacher returns later with Mundungus. led by Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody. and when his friends get there. None of them have any idea what the items mean. while witnessing the Ministry’s efforts to persecute wizards who don’t come from pureblood wizard families. They find safe haven in the enchanted house left to Harry by Sirius Black.A.A. Downstairs. and witnesses Voldemort interrogating a wand maker. and that Dumbledore had dabbled in the Dark Arts as a young man. and Hermione assemble the books and tools necessary to embark on the quest that Dumbledore left them: to find and destroy the Horcruxes into which Voldemort placed fragments of his soul. who had been one of Voldemort’s followers. and Hermione is left a book of wizard fairy tales. Harry hears Ron’s Aunt Muriel telling terrible rumors about Dumbledore: that his sister was a Squib (a non-magical person born to wizard parents) kept prisoner by her family. Harry. Ron is left a device called a Deluminator that turns lights off. There. Harry is left the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match. trying to find out how to defeat Harry.As Harry packs to leave Privet Drive.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. arrives to take Harry to his new home at the Weasleys’ house.B. alerted to their departure by Snape. but was recently stolen by Mundungus Fletcher. Rufus Scrimgeour. but Harry’s wand fends Voldemort off. Harry orders Kreacher to find Mundungus and bring him back. they see that the initials belong to Sirius’s dead younger brother. Ron. Regulus had a change of heart about serving Voldemort. They remember that they have seen a locket in the house that is now gone. but at the end they found that the locket had been stolen. Harry and Dumbledore had undergone trials to find a locket that Voldemort had made into a Horcrux. and Hermione disguise themselves as Ministry employees and sneak into the Ministry. In the previous book. Harry and his friends summon Kreacher. Voldemort chases Harry down. Harry begins to have visions in which he sees what Voldemort is doing through Voldemort’s eyes. claiming it did not belong to Dumbledore. he reads two obituaries for Dumbledore. as well as the Sword of Gryffindor. a senior official at the Ministry of Magic. Afterward. both of which make him think that he didn’t know Dumbledore as well as he should have. and Hermione Disapparate (i.. teleport) to a busy street in London. At the reception. who reveals that the locket was confiscated from him by Dolores Umbridge. signed R.e. the Minister of Magic. . Ron. making himself immortal as long as the objects survive. he bids good-bye to the Dursleys for the final time. which Scrimgeour does not give him. as the threat of Voldemort forces them to go into hiding themselves. Harry. and Kreacher had helped him to steal the locket and leave the fake one in its place. delivers to them the items Dumbledore left them in his will. Harry. and they all fly off in different directions. Ron. Number Twelve Grimmauld Place. attack Harry and his friends.

There they meet Aberforth. frustrated at their lack of progress. and Invisibility Cloak—that were made by Death and that give the owner of the three objects mastery over death. who helps them get into Hogwarts through a painting by summoning Neville Longbottom. Harry accidentally says Voldemort’s name. The Ravenclaw students tell him about the lost diadem of Ravenclaw. At Malfoy Manor. recovers the sword. and they had seen Xenophilius wearing it. and it is Grindelwald. Hermione accidentally leads one of the Death Eaters inside the protective enchantments. Harry. which claims that Dumbledore helped the Dark wizard Grindelwald as a young man and may have been responsible for his own sister’s death.As they Disapparate back to the house on Grimmauld Place. so they travel to the nearby village of Hogsmeade. Dobby. where they visit the graves of Harry’s parents and see the house where he lived before Voldemort killed them. which triggers a tracking spell. and the locket Horcrux around his neck tries to strangle him. and they don’t know how to destroy the locket. saves Harry. An old woman named Bathilda Bagshot leads them into her house. because Hermione has discovered a strange symbol in the book Dumbledore left her. hoping that she knew Dumbledore and can give them the sword. the Malfoys’ former house-elf. She is very concerned about anything else they might have taken. Ron. if they can think of an important item associated with the school. moving from place to place and camping in the woods. Harry reads the new (and malicious) biography of Dumbledore. hoping such an item might be the final Horcrux. and Harry’s wand is destroyed in the fight. whom the Ministry has imprisoned. Ron. Nagini. Harry realizes that the real Sword of Gryffindor has the power to destroy Horcruxes. in the forest. hoping to free his daughter Luna. One night. who has been organizing meetings of Dumbledore’s Army in the hidden Room of Requirement. Ron. and they narrowly escape from his house.. and they are caught by Voldemort’s followers and taken to Malfoy Manor. and they follow. buried beneath the ice in a pond. Xenophilius explains that the symbol represents the Deathly Hallows. and Griphook the goblin. a silver doe Patronus appears and leads him to the Sword of Gryffindor. which is protected by powerful magic. but she turns out to be dead. They don’t know where to look for the next Horcrux. Resurrection Stone. Harry takes them all to Ron’s brother Bill’s cottage. and Hermione break in and steal the Hufflepuff Cup from the vault. her body inhabited by Voldemort’s snake. Harry asks the members of the D. so they are forced to abandon the house and go on the run. since she seemed so worried about it. while Harry is keeping watch. Ron. gets fed up and abandons Harry and Hermione. One night. Bellatrix Lestrange tortures Hermione for information about where they got the sword they are carrying. since she thought it was in her vault at Gringotts bank. Harry recognizes in a photograph in the book the young man whom Voldemort is seeking. and that they need to find it. Harry and friends overhear a goblin saying that the Sword of Gryffindor that had been in the headmaster’s office at Hogwarts is a fake. Xenophilius betrays them to the Death Eaters. and he persuades Griphook the goblin to help him break into the vault. and Hermione go to visit Xenophilius Lovegood. helps Harry and his friends to escape. Harry guesses that Voldemort has a Horcrux stored in Bellatrix’s vault. Harry has a vision of Voldemort tracking down another famous wand maker and looking for a young man who stole a wand. Harry and Hermione go to Godric’s Hollow. Harry. Luna Lovegood. who are all his supporters. Harry is tempted to pursue the Hallows and abandon his quest for the Horcruxes. With Griphook’s help. Harry dives in. who has returned. three objects—the Elder Wand. Harry learns from a vision of Voldemort’s that the final Horcrux is at Hogwarts.A. They barely escape. Dumbledore’s brother. along with Ollivander the wand maker. and destroys the locket. . then escape on the back of a dragon.

Lily Potter.While Harry looks for the diadem. Voldemort could not kill Harry. Snape had spent his entire adult life spying on Voldemort for Dumbledore and working to protect Harry. Harry witnesses Voldemort murdering Snape in order to take possession of Dumbledore’s powerful wand (since Snape killed Dumbledore. and Harry finds and destroys the diadem Horcrux. which was the last Horcrux keeping Voldemort invulnerable. and Harry can now go back and finish him off. . Harry is married to Ginny and is sending their children to Hogwarts. whom he believes to be dead. Snape is presumably the wand’s true master until someone kills him). He goes into the forest and lets Voldemort kill him. Thus. From one of Snape’s conversations with Dumbledore. and that he will have to let Voldemort kill him before Voldemort can die. Harry learns that there’s a piece of Voldemort’s soul inside him (Harry is in fact the final Horcrux). having been warned that Voldemort is on his way. Voldemort and his followers attack the school in a great battle. Ron and Hermione are married. Before he dies. Voldemort takes Harry. his whole life. because Voldemort used Harry’s blood to reconstitute himself. Nagini. A final battle erupts. and their families are both thriving. where Dumbledore meets him and tells him that he hasn’t died. The students and teachers defy Voldemort. Snape gives Harry his memories. Harry goes to the Pensieve in the headmaster’s office and views the most important moments of Snape’s life. and Neville uses the Sword of Gryffindor to kill the giant snake. In an Epilogue set nineteen years later. and Harry reveals that he’s still alive. going on to kill Voldemort in a duel. extracted for viewing in the Pensieve. and that the protective charm Lily Potter placed on Harry is kept alive inside of Voldemort. He learns that he has been completely mistaken about Snape. the professors and students of Hogwarts rally to his defense. then wakes up in a dreamlike version of King’s Cross train station. who loved Harry’s mother. back to Hogwarts to demand its surrender.