Warning: If you wish to look on, then beware of my spoiling of the new Harry Potter book, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'. *waves big sign that says 'Turn Back Now!'* Some of you may be currently unlocking his secretes as we speak; I however has done so and will speak positionally about the new book. Enjoy!
Hello all! I've tackled the book that I thought would ruin the series, but instead I have collected my remains in complete awe. Never have I read a book so smooth in my life. This is by far, in my mind the best book of it's series. I will be going into further details later on. Go go over quickly, a book that contains 654 pages is perfectly sized for a night's reading. Some titles of chapters remain in the 'too much info' catagory. Like usual. This book nicely wraps up all corks and confusion, and braces for the last and final book. Never, has any book kept me up past 3 in the morning; I went to bed at 6 in the morning.
So yes, as you might have heard, read, or seen; our miracle man has left the room. The star-shaped, powerfully fragile, acid-pop eating Dumby is dead. Get your crying over with now, because he's not coming back like how most people will think. Albus was the mentor character that unhinges in the story to let the final decent occur without aid, as Harry plans to destroy all the pieces of Tom's soul. While, it may have not been seen in the first couple books, as they were geared for a younger audience, it now makes sense as the story line matures. I was afraid however, that Rowling might bust the ending with this absence of Merlin's Equal. I knew it had to be either 5th or 6th book that he had to die, as his death in the 7th would be too natural, and end on a good-bad term. Harry wins, but Albus dies. No. 6th book was perfectly placed, as she would have had a hard time writing the 6th book if Albus died in the 5th. Now, Harry can fulfill his role in the ambittion to kill the Dark Lord, alone. Find anything catchy there? Harry's resemblence to Tom Riddle will hopefully be enacted in the 7th book. Just like Tom, Harry will operate alone, as in without help. But. Yes, the trio might have a hand in it, as that is what seperates Harry from Tom. Love. His love for his friends makes Harry different from Tom, but I think there will be enough mirroring of characteristics between the two characters. May Albus Dumbledore's spirit sing upon his departure of the material realm...
Severus... *I hissed that*. Yea! You have to love that guy. Remember the first few chapters? How Snape continued to spout his little tale to the two female Death Eaters? Malfoy's mother and Trixy (the one who killed Sirius). How ironic that he was right all along. And the clever Half-Blood Prince was just amazing. I was wondering with all the comotion with Malfoy and internal-relationship problems between (Harry, Hermy, Ron, Ginny, Dean, Cho, Krum, Lupin, Tonks, Fleur, and Bill), how the half-blood prince was going to happen. Sectumsempra! Sorry, but Harry getting back at Malfoy for that broken nose was great! So. Now that you all hate Snape; let me enlighten you. It's not over! Albus' Trust won't airily fly away. I think Severus has a huge hand in the fall of the Dark Lord in the 7th book. It only seemed right for him to kill Albus, as it was already getting heated for Snape to play the double-role. Trixy already had suspicions. But Severus may die, but I'm not sure. I expect our Prince to take one for the team in the last book, as the Albus sacrifice will be worth it.
Adventure, adventure! Wow. What a way to lead to the 7th book. A possible lack of Hogwarts as Harry continues his destiny. A further difference to Tom may I add; Tom couldn't get away from Howarts. Harry Hunting is my guess. He becomes a Ministry-free Auror (aka. The Lone Shieriff). I'm expecting it to be fun. Rowling does offer quite a cliff-hanger, with many possibilities. Will there be a Hogwarts? Does Albus come back? Does Sirius? How will the Fantastic 3 stay together? Rowling amazes me. Over-all, this book was and will always be a great hit. I love my Fantastic 3 and their adventures against the Dark Lord. I sound like a nerd, but Ginny is hot!!! She always was.
My best wishes, Acid Pops!