Moments ago I finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (so I am a bit exhausted) after hanging out with small children at midnight of last night to pick up a copy. This is by the far the most different and unique of all the Potter stories this far. It is extremely dark and down right frightening at times, dealing with themes that make the other books look, well childish.
The book ends with a setup to one of the greatest finale volumes in modern literature. I have no idea when Rowling is going to write the new book, but that will be the end game. She took extraordinary measure in this book, to start weaving former plots together so a final resolve can be met.
This book is not just about Harry fighting Voldemort this time. It springboards from the Order of the Phoenix’s very serious political underpinning to psychological dissection of being the good guy. Though we are all fighting for a great world of peace, love, and organic food will this lead us inextricably unprotected from others? This is just one type of question that arise in the newest book.
I do not want to spoil to much for anyone, because you should be all reading it at this point, but some incredible things happen. Love is in the air again, and it is not just little kid giggly love any longer, but more developed feelings between characters. Another main character shuffles off their mortal coil, and oh yes a new teacher!
I‘ll write more later but I am tired.