Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
- Number of Pages: 752
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
The paperback edition from the legendary, record-breaking, best-selling fourth Harry Potter novel. He wants to find out about the mysterious occasion that's supposed to take spot at Hogwarts this year, an occasion involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't occurred for a hundred years. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. He wants to turn into a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Harry Potter is midway through his coaching as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to acquire away from the pernicious Dursleys and go for the International Quidditch Cup. And in his case, diverse can be deadly.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any quantity of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Yet a single night a vision harrowing adequate to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.
Readers, we will cast a giant invisibility cloak over any far more plot and reveal only that You-Know-Who is very much after Harry and that this year there will be no Quidditch matches between Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Instead, Hogwarts will vie with two other magicians' schools, the stylish Beauxbatons and the icy Durmstrang, in a Triwizard Tournament. Could Harry be one employing the lucky contenders? Those selected to compete will undergo three supreme tests.
But Quidditch buffs need not go into mourning: we get our share of this great game at the World Cup. One is actually a minipalace, complete with live peacocks; one more has three floors and multiple turrets. Attempting to go incognito as Muggles, 100,000 witches and wizards converge on a"nice deserted moor. Several spectators' tents, for instance, are fully unquotidian. Bulgaria is supported by the beautiful veela, who instantly enchant everyone--including Ireland's supporters--over to their side. Until, that is, thousands of tiny cheerleaders engage in some pyrotechnics of their own:"The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they formed a giant hand, which was making an incredibly rude sign indeed at the veela across the field."As ever, Rowling magicks up the facts that make her world so vivid, and so comic."" Needless to say, the two teams are decidedly different, down to their mascots. And the sports paraphernalia on offer contains rosettes"squealing the names from the players"too as"tiny models of Firebolts that truly flew, and collectible figures of famous players, which strolled across the palm of your hand, preening themselves.
Long before her fourth installment appeared, Rowling warned that it could be darker, and it's true that every exhilaration is equaled by a moment which has us fearing for Harry's life, the book's emotions operating as deep as its dangers. (This Daily Prophet scoop artist features a Quick-Quotes Quill that turns even probably the most innocent assertion into tabloid innuendo. Along the way, though, she conjures up such new characters as Alastor"Mad-Eye"Moody, a Dark Wizard catcher who could or may possibly not be getting paranoid in his old age, and Rita Skeeter, who beetles around Hogwarts in search of stories. This fan is ready to wager that the author herself is element veela--her pen her wand, her commitment to her globe complete. (Ages 9 and older) --Kerry Fried) And at her bedazzling close, Rowling leaves a number of plot strands open, awaiting book 5.
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