When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.
Wow, this book was just brilliant. It’s such a page turner and the complex relationships between the characters was fascinating to read. The ending was probably the saddest and most heart wrenching of all the books so far. I’m going to be kind of gutted when I finish this series.