“Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
So we’re there, almost! The penultimate book in the series and by the time of its release Rowling had confirmed that there was just one book left.
By Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince you get this real sense that Harry, Ron and Hermione have grown up, something has changed and the books have taken on a more grown up feel.
The trio get back to school to find that Professor Snape has been given the long coveted Defence Against the Dark Arts job and it has Harry worried! What follows is the most wonderful convoluted, unputdownable tale!