domingo, julio 17, 2005

The Half-Blood Prince

*lets ear-piercing shriek out*

OMG! The latest Harry Potter book is out! I am so darn itching to get a copy! I can't help the anticipation-- when are the paperbacks hitting the shelves of National Bookstore?! When?! When?! (Or, I can snatch an e-book from Franz!)

And to add to my itchiness to get that book into my hands, I got this from Ate Doris. Thanks Ate D!

THE WAR AGAINST VOLDEMORT is not going well; even Muggle government are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix suffered losses.

And yet…

As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to apparate --- and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it’s home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort --- and thereby find what nay be his only vulnerability.

And here are the 30 Chapter Titles

I. The Other Ministry

II. Spinner’s End

III. Will and Won’t

IV. Horace Slughorn

V. An Excess of Phlegm

VI. Draco’s Detour

VII. The Slug Vlub

VIII. Snape Victorious

IX. The Half-Blood Prince

X. The House of Gaunt

XI. Hermione’s Helping Hand

XII. Silver and Opals

XIII. Secret Riddle

XIV. Felix Felicis

XV. The Unbreakable Vow

XVI. A Very Frosty Christmas

XVII. A Sluggish Memory

XVIII. Birthday Surprises

XIX. Elf Tails

XX. Lord Voldemort’s Request

XXI. The Unknowable Room

XXII. After the Burial

XXIII. Horcruxes

XXIV. Sectumsempra

XXV. The Seer Overheard

XXVI. The Cave

XXVII. The Lightning-Struck Tower

XXVIII. Flight of the Prince

XXIX. The Phoenix Lament

XXX. The White Tomb

Aaarrgh!! I want my own copy! Mom, are you reading this? *hint, hint*