It is also the first book in the series to be shorter than the book preceding it.
It is Harry Potter 's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
A lot happens in the sixth book and a lot of questions are answered. Set during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort is definitely back and with vengeance. classes in preparation for life after Hogwarts, and Harry gets some much needed Potions help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
I really have a sense that we are nearly there and it is time for answers, not more questions and clues, although obviously there are a few clues as I am not quite finished yet." Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth novel in J. 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. Quidditch is as popular as ever, Harry is nominated as Gryffindor Quidditch Captain.
He also reveals that Fudge will be a laison between them.
"Do you really think that the Dark Lord has not asked me each and every one of those questions?
Harry notices Dumbledore has received a serious injury to his right hand, but the Headmaster dismisses it as unimportant. After spending the next few weeks at The Burrow, Harry and Hermione go with the Weasleys to Diagon Alley to get school supplies.
Dumbledore then asks Harry's help in convincing an old Hogwarts teacher, Horace Slughorn, to come out of retirement. Rubeus Hagrid is entrusted with providing security to the group.
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Bellatrix tells her sister she should be proud but Narcissa believes that Voldemort is sending him on a suicide mission as punishment for her husband's failure. Narcissa asks him to make an Unbreakable Vow and he agrees.
With Bellatrix as their Bonder, Narcissa asks Snape to agree to the following terms: Albus Dumbledore comes to visit Harry Potter at 4 Privet Drive to take him to The Burrow, where he would spend the rest of his summer holidays.
The Muggle Prime Minister receives a notice that Cornelius Fudge is to meet him.
He then recollects Fudge's earlier meetings with him: his first meeting with Fudge soon after he became the Prime Minister, Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban, the Quidditch World Cup, the Triwizard Tournament and the 1996 Azkaban mass breakout.
They pay him a visit, but Slughorn is reluctant to return to the school, fearing it may put his life in danger from Death Eaters. After a fight with Draco Malfoy and his mother at Madam Malkin's, the entire group go to Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Fred and George's successful joke shop.