“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince” was written by J.K.Rowling. It is the sixth book of Harry Potter’s adventures.
The main characters of the book are Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter is a young, 17 years old boy. He is very talented and brave boy, who is living with Muggles as his parents were killed by Voldemort and he was the only one whom Voldemort was unable to kill.
Hermione Granger is one of Harry’s best friends. Shhe is very clever girl, who seems to know everything.
Ron Weasley is another Harry’s best friend. Although he sometimes lacks self-confidence, he can be as brave as Harry and as clever as Hermione.
And the last main character is Professor Dumbledore. He is the headmaster of wizard school called Hogwarts. He is an old, wise man, who seems to be Harry Potter’s ideal.
The book starts with informing us about Rufus Scrimgeour becoming the new Minister for Magic. This is a poositive move for the Weasley family, as Arthur receives a promotion that improves the family’s financial situation.
One evening at his home, Severus Snape receives a visit from Draco Malfoy’s mother Narcissa and her sister, Bellatrix Lestrange. Narcissa swears Snape to an
Due to the increased Death Eater activity, security measures are increased at Hogwarts. Snape is given his coveted Defence Against the Dark Arts post while Albus Dumbledore, with help from Harry Potter, persuades Horace Slughorn to return from retirement to replace Snape as Potions teacher.
As Harry didn’t expect to have Potion lessons this year, he doesn’t have Potion textbook at the first lesson and Slughorn lends him an old textbook marked as the property of “The Half-Blood Prince.” The talented former owner’s handwritten notes help Harry outperform even Hermione Granger. As a reward, Slughorn gives Harry a vial of Felix Felicis, a goood luck potion.
When Harry hears a suspicious conversation between Snape and Draco, he suspects that Draco may be a Death Eater. Harry then confides his suspicions to Dumbledore, who appears unconcerned. It is unknown if Dumbledore told Snape to hold this conversation to investigate Draco, or if Snape is betraying Dumbledore.
Just when Ron and Hermione seem on the verge of a relationship, Ron begins dating Lavender Brown — unabashedly kissing her in public — although it is mostly to spite Hermione, who, Ro
Dumbledore and Harry begin a series of private lessons using Dumbledore’s Pensieve. They view memories about Voldemort’s past. A memory belonging to Slughorn is partially missing. Aided by the Felix Felicis potion, Harry retrieves the missing portion from him. From the memories, Dumbledore speculates that Voldemort split his soul into seven parts, storing six pieces in Horcruxes to grant himself immortality (if the pieces are not destroyed) , while leaving the seventh piece in his body. Two of Voldemort’s Horcruxes have already been destroyed (Tom Riddle’s diary by Harry and Marvolo Gaunt’s ring by Dumbledore). He and Harry set off to find another, (Salazar Slytherin’s locket) hidden in a se
Returning, they find the Dark Mark hovering over Hogwarts. They are ambushed by Draco Malfoy on the Astronomy Tower. Dumbledore quickly paralyses Harry, who is hidden under his Invisibility Cloak, leaving him to witness events but unable to act. Draco disarms Dumbledore and reveals that the Death Eaters have entered Hogwarts with his help through a Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement. Dumbledore discerns that the obviously frightened boy was coerced into aiding Voldemort’s followers.
Other Death Eaters arrive and urge Draco to fulfil his mission—killing Dumbledore—but Draco hesitates. Snape also arrives and kills Dumbledore with the Avada Kedavra killing curse, although the effects of this particular curse seem unlike those Avada Kedavra seen before. Dumbledore is hurled over the edge of the tower. Upon Dumbledore’s death, Harry is freed from the spell. The Death Eaters flee, and Harry pursues Snape, who confesses of being the Half-Blood prince before escaping with Malfoy.
Harry recovers the locket from Dumbledore’s body only to discover it is a fake. Inside is a note to the Voldemort from someone with the initials “R.A.B.”. It says the real Horcrux has been stolen an
The school year ends abruptly with Dumbledore’s funeral. Prominent members of the Wizarding world, including Rufus Scrimgeour, attend. Professor McGonagall is appointed Hogwarts’ interim headmistress, but she and the other teachers fear the school may be closed. McGonagall and Scrimgeour attempt to find out what Harry learned from Dumbledore, but Harry keeps it secret.
Harry decides not to return to Hogwarts next year and will instead search for the remaining Horcruxes. When he tells Hermione and Ron, they insist on accompanying him. He ends his relationship with Ginny to protect her from Voldemort. Harry enjoys one last golden day with his friends.
Imminent – artėjantis, neišvengiamas
To drip – varvėti, lašėti
Pinstriped – su ruoželiais
Gloomy – tamsus, rūškanas
Distractedly – išsiblaškiusiai
Corroded – korozijos paveiktas, surūdijęs
Indignation – pasipiktinimas
Wire-rimmed – su vielos rėmeliais
Lamely – netvirtai, neįtikinamai
Reminiscence – prisiminimas, atsiminimas
To thwart – sutrukdyti, sukliudyti
Obnoxious – koktus, bjaurus
Treachery – klasta
Astounded – priblokštas, apstulbintas
Rife – įprastas, paplitęs
Disembodied – atskirtas nuo kūno
To trespass – peržengti, pažeisti
Enchantment – kerai, burtai
Shriek – klyksmas, riksmas
To be encumbered – būti suvaržytam
Dwelling – buveinė, būstas
To sparkle – kibirkščiuoti
To stagger – svirduliuoti, kniūbčioti
Bluntly – stačiokiškai
Pestilential – mirtinas, nuodingas
Squawk – riksmas, klyksmas
Creaking – girgždantis
Preoccupied – susimastęs, susirūpinęs
Prophecy – pranašystė
Peril – pavojus, rizika