Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Interested in Harry Potter book 6? I don’t have it yet, but a lot of people are very excited about it.

131 Responses to “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

  1. poo says:

    i think harry as a horcrux is good idea but he will find out and successfully find a way to kill voldemort and but keep himself alive. RAB is most probably regulus black and he mite not be dead. i think snape is good and will eventually save harrys life. The only thing is though that we all want the next harry potter book to come but when it finally comes then everything will be over. harry potter will be finished with all secrets revealed. the day that it comes out will be good and bad, the beginning of reading a great book but the end of the harry potter era.

  2. me123 says:

    i think harry potter is a Horcrux. In the final book i reckons he gets all but 1 horcrux. This expains why harry has some of voldemorts talent (parselmouth eg. He then understands he has to kill himself before hermione or ron kill the final peice, Voldemort himself. It sounds dark, i hope this isn’t what happens.

    I thought snape just was a mean soul who didn’t like harry at first but after he killed dumbledore i was shocked he could be so evil. I mean he’s been in all 6 books and i predicted harry would soon be on his side in the order. RIP Dumbledore!

  3. anila says:

    why did they kill off dumbledore for he was my favorite character it is soooo sad :(

  4. Wakim says:

    I find point # 4 in #86 interesting. I tend to agree wiht # 93 a lot. I’ve gone back and re-read that part about “Severus…please” a couple times now and agree. I don’t think Snape will get killed, but he will be important at the end. Maybe another prophecy, but I think Dumbledore knew this. At least he knew he could get Snape close to Voldemore so he could protect Harry. Malfoy will pass to the good side, or maybe he will die since I don’t think Snape will. It’ll make me sick, but I see Snape appologizing to Harry, and saying he had to do it, and them shaking hands. I don’t see a love-fest, but Harry will no longer hate Snape.

  5. Jonny says:

    Just to let you know, I work as an investigator into different books but mostly Harry Potter. My team is called Unspoilers in this case it is about Dumbledore and once you take in some of my facts you can easily say that J.k has tried to trick her readers into thinking that Dumbledore is dead but guess what “He’s not, or at least I think so and so do most of my readers describing what really happened in the 7th book!”


    Dumbledore Clues
    These are some of the clues contained in the pages of Harry Pottter and the Half-Blood Prince which support the possibility that Dumbledore is not really dead, and that everything that happened that night was planned well in advance by Dumbledore himself.

    Each one of these clues is perhaps, by itself not completely convincing, but if you put them all together…

    (Page numbers shown are for US Edition/UK Edition.)
    1. Dumbledore’s Big Chill

    Harry and Dumbledore are up on the top of the tower underneath the Dark Mark. Harry is wearing his invisibility cloak, Dumbledore ordered him to put it on before they mounted their brooms to ride to the top of the tower. Harry hears footsteps and looks around, but Dumbledore orders him with a gesture to retreat. Harry draws his wand and backs away:

    The door burst open and somebody erupted through it and shouted, “Expelliarmus!” Harry’s body became instantly rigid and immobile, and he felt himself fall back against the tower wall, propped like an unsteady statue, unable to move or speak.(HBP pg 584/545)

    It’s interesting to note that things are happening so fast, even Harry is momentarily confused:

    He could not understand how it happened — Expelliarmus was not a Freezing Charm — Then, by the light of the Mark, he saw Dumbledore’s wand flying in an arc over the edge of the ramparts and understood… Dumbledore had wordlessly immobilzed Harry, and the second he had taken to perform this spell had cost him the chance of defending himself. (HBP pg 584/545)

    Why did Dumbledore freeze Harry? Harry was already invisible to their attackers and in no danger.

    The only explanation could be that Dumbledore already knew, had already planned, that he would die this night (or appear to die), and not only did he not want Harry to become involved and possibly be injured himself, he needed Harry to be a witness, to be able to tell everyone else what happened.

    Dumbledore might have also promised Snape that he would make sure that Harry would not be able to interfere, knowing how Harry feels about Snape and what Snape was about to have to do.

    The supposition that it was Dumbledore’s plan to do this all along is supported by the fact that he acted so quickly to do it, almost without thinking, when Draco burst in on the scene.

    Harry’s own assumption that the Freezing Charm was done by Dumbledore is supported by the fact the curse lifted when Dumbledore left the tower minutes later.

    2. Let’s All Play Dead Together

    While Dumbledore is trying to talk Draco out of killing him, Dumbledore proposes an interesting way out for Draco:

    “I can help you, Draco.” “No, you can’t,” said Malfoy, his wand shaking very badly indeed. “Nobody can. He told me to do it or he’d kill me. I’ve got no choice.” “He cannot kill you if you are already dead. Come over to the right side, Draco, and we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine.” (HBP pg 591/552)

    Dumbledore then offers to expand his mother in the protection, and even Lucius when he gets out of Azkaban.

    This is very interesting, isn’t it? Draco doesn’t take him up on it, but Dumbledore is saying he has ways that could make it appear that Draco died when he really hadn’t. Doesn’t that sound exactly like what we suspect that Dumbledore has planned for himself?

    UK Edition Missing Important Text!

    The UK edition of Half-Blood Prince is missing some text that is included in the American edition, and it’s text that is very important to this clue!

    This is the text as it appears in the UK edition:

    “He told me to do it or he’ll kill me. I’ve got not choice.” “Come over to the right side, Draco, and we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine. What is more, I can send members of the Order to your mother tonight to hide her likewise. Your father is safe at the moment in Azkaban…when the time comes we can protect him too…come over to the right side, Draco…you are not a killer…” Malfoy stared at Dumbledore. (HBP UK Edition pg 552)

    But this is the same passage from the American edition (text missing from the UK edition highlighted):

    “He told me to do it or he’ll kill me. I’ve got no choice.” “He cannot kill you if you are already dead. Come over to the right side Draco, and we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine. What is more, I can send members of the Order to your mother tonight to hide her likewise. Nobody would be surprised that you had died in your attempt to kill me — forgive me, but Lord Voldemort probably expects it. Nor would the Death Eaters be surprised that we had captured and killed your mother — it is what they would do themselves, after all. Your father is safe at the moment in Azkaban…When the time comes we can protect him too. Come over to the right side, Draco…you are not a killer…” Malfoy stared at Dumbledore. (HBP US Edition pg 591)

    Both of the ommissions are directly related, they are about having Draco appeared to have died, so it would seem the ommisions are intentional.

    Did J.K. include those lines originally, and then decide she had gone too far and made the clue too transparent and obvious? Is it possible she decided to remove them, but the lines got accidentally included in the American edition anyway?

    3. Fawkes doesn’t try to save Dumbledore

    We’ve seen Fawkes come in at the last moment and save Harry’s life in Chamber of Secrets:

    As Harry trembled, ready to close his eyes if it turned, he saw what had distracted the snake. Fawkes was soaring around its head, and the basilisk was snapping furiously at him with fangs long and thin as sabers — Fawkes dived. His long golden beak sunk out of sight and a sudden shower of dark blood spattered the floor. (CoS pg 318/234)

    And he also saved Dumbledore in Order of the Phoenix:

    … one more jet of green light had flown at Dumbledore from Voldemort’s wand and the snake had struck — Fawkes swooped down in front of Dumbledore, opened his beak wide, and swallowed the jet of green light whole. He burst into flame and fell to the floor, small, wrinkled and flightless. (OotP pg 814/719)

    We know Fawkes was nearby the tower, as he shows up after Dumbledore’s “death”. So, why didn’t Fawkes come to save Dumbledore this time?

    I think the fact that he didn’t makes it possible to believe that Dumbledore didn’t want his life to be saved, and this supports the theory that it was Dumbledore’s plan all along to “die” up on that tower that night.

    4. The Flying Avada Kedavra

    As soon as I read the description of exactly what happened the moment that Snape killed Dumbledore, little red flags were popping up in my brain, but I didn’t pay attention to them at first. This was actually the very first clue that alerted me to this whole thing.

    Every other time we’ve seen the Avada Kedavra performed, the victim simply falls over dead:

    He was screaming so loudly that he never heard the words the thing in the chair spoke as it raised a wand. There was a flash of green light, a rushing sound, and Frank Bryce crumbled. He was dead before he hit the floor. (GoF pg 15/19)

    From high above his head, he heard a high, cold voice say, “Kill the spare.” A swishing noise and a second voice, which screeched the words to the night: “Avada Kedavra!” A blast of green light blazed through Harry’s eyelids, and he heard something heavy fall to ground beside him. Cedric was lying spread-eagled on the ground beside him. He was dead. (GoF pg 638/553)

    However, in Half-Blood Prince, when Snape curses Dumbledore with the same spell, Dumbledore violently flies up and away from the tower:

    Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore. “Avada Kedavra!” A jet of green light shot from the end of Snape’s wand and hit Dumbledore squarely in the chest. Harry’s scream of horror never left him; silently he was forced to watch as Dumbledore was blasted into the air. For a split second, he seemed to hang suspended beneath the shining skull, and then he slowly fell backward, like a great rag doll, over the battlements and out of sight. (HBP pg 596/556)

    Why would this application of the Avada Kedavra be so different from every other time we’ve seen it?

    Perhaps his spell was different because even though those were the words Snape said, he didn’t perform the killing curse at all. Remember all the importance this book gave to “nonverbal” spells? Perhaps Snape said Avada Kedavra, but the curse he was really thinking, the nonverbal one, was a different curse, one that only made it appear that Dumbledore was dead.

    Even the title of the chapter this all takes place in is suspicous, “The Lightning-Struck Tower”. Even though this is the name of the ominous tarot card that Trelawney was worried about back on page 543/507 in chapter 25, is it possible that J.K. is hinting here that the spell was not Avada Kedavra, just some green lightning sparks for show?

    5. Don’t Point That At Me Unless You Mean It

    Several times in the course of the Harry Potter books, J.K. has told us that the Avada Kedavra is not a curse you can make lightly.

    In Goblet of Fire, the fake Mad Eye Moody tells his DADA class:

    “Avada Kedavra’s a curse that needs a powerful bit of magic behind it — you could all get your wands out now and point them at me and say the words, and I doubt I’d get so much as a nosebleed.” (GoF pg 217/192)

    And in Order of the Phoenix, we learn more about Avada Kedavra when Harry tries to curse Bellatrix:

    Hatred rose in Harry such that he had never known before. He flung himself out from behind the fountain and bellowed “Crucio!” Bellatrix screamed. The spell had knocked her off her feet, but she did not writhe or shriek with pain as Neville had — she was already on her feet again … “Never used an Unforgivable Curse before, have you, boy?” she yelled. “You need to mean them, Potter! You need to really want to cause pain — to enjoy it …” (OotP pg 810/715)

    If Snape was really working on Dumbledore’s orders to make it look to the world as if Snape had killed him, even if he had used the real Avada Kedavra, if he had not really meant it, if he really didn’t want to kill Dumbledore, then isn’t possible that the curse didn’t kill Dumbledore, but only injured him badly?

    6. Fawkes’ Lament

    Directly after Dumbledore’s murder, as everyone assembled in the hospital wing, Harry tells everyone Snape did it. He stops, overcome with emotion, and right then, something very important happens:

    Madame Pomfrey burst into tears. Nobody paid her any attention except Ginny, who whispered, “Shh! Listen!” (HBP pg 614/573)

    Everyone was there, Ron and his parents, Hermione, Lupin, Tonks. Yet it is Madame Pomfrey who J.K. tells us is struck by this turn of events. Continuing:

    Gulping, Madame Pomfrey pressed her fingers to her mouth, her eyes wide. Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before; a stricken lament of terrible beauty. (HBP pg 614/573)

    J.K. spends another paragraph on how the phoenix song echos their grief, but while doing so mentions:

    Harry felt, as he had felt about the Phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without … How long they stood there, listening, he did not know, nor why it seemed to ease their pain a little to listen… (HBP pg 615/573)

    And then McGonagall enters, changes the subject, and the phoenix song is forgotten.

    Many minutes later, after all the retelling of the night’s affair, J.K. mentions Fawkes is still at it:

    They all fell silent. Fawkes’s lament was still echoing over the dark grounds outside. (HBP pg 621/579)

    …but Harry’s thoughts move right on to other things, like wondering where Dumbledore’s body is now. Many minutes later still, as this meeting breaks up and Harry is following McGonagall up to what is now her office, J.K. interjects:

    The corridors outside were deserted and the only sound was the distant phoenix song. (HBP pg 625/583)

    Whatever it was he was doing, Fawkes was working hard at it, and not giving up. Yet we are supposed to believe, as in the title of this chapter, “The Phoenix Lament”, that it is only Dumbledore’s pet echoing everyone’s grief?

    Are we so easily to forget that phoenix tears have powerful healing powers?

    Significantly, it is the healer, Madame Pomfrey, who is brought to tears by the phoenix song. She knows the healing power of the phoenix well. She gulps with eyes wide. She recognizes something special is going on.

    Also, J.K. goes out of her way to point out the healing qualities of the phoenix song, Harry feels it inside, the way he did last time he was healed by one, and most importantly, it seems to ease their pain!

    From these passages, it certainly seems that J.K. wants us to know that Fawkes is doing some healing! Perhaps Fawkes is not powerful enough to bring someone back from the Avada Kedavra, but what if Dumbledore was not really hit by an Avada Kedrava, and instead hit with half a spell, or a spell to make him appear dead (as explained in the clues above)?

    7. Anyone Seen Dumbledore’s Wand Lately?

    At the very begining of the big scene between Draco, Dumbledore and Snape, one of the first things that happens is Dumbledore loses his wand:

    The door burst open and somebody erupted through it and shouted, “Expelliarmus!” … by the light of the Mark, he saw Dumbledore’s wand flying in an arc over the edge of the ramparts … (HBP pg 584/545)

    But where is his wand now?

    We know a wizard’s wand is very important to him, and a wand that belonged to a wizard as powerful as Dumbledore would be a very important item to know the whereabouts of, something you wouldn’t want falling into the wrong hands.

    This clue might not mean as much if we didn’t know the customs of wizards in such occasions, but we do! Five chapters ago, when Harry and Slughorn were consoling Hagrid over the death of Aragog, Hagrid and Sluggy sang a song about a wizard called Odo, and Sluggy sang the lines:

    And Odo the hero, they bore him back home,
    To the place that he’d known as a lad,
    They laid him to rest with his hat inside out
    And his wand snapped in two, which was sad. (HBP pg 488/456)

    But as far as we know, they didn’t snap Dumbledore’s wand in two. After the scene at the top of the tower, Dumbledore’s wand is simply never mentioned again.

    Is it possible that Dumbledore’s wand is missing because Dumbledore still has his wand, still needs his wand, because he’s not dead?

    8. No Body, No Crime

    The last time we really saw Dumbledore’s body was when Harry is kneeling over it shortly after he has been killed by Snape the previous day.

    Now, we see Hagrid carry the body of Dumbledore into his funeral, but it’s covered:

    Hagrid was walking slowly up the aisle between the chairs. He was crying quite silently, his face gleaming with tears, and in his arms, wrapped in purple velvet spangled with golden stars, was what Harry knew to be Dumbledore’s body. (HBP pg 643/599)

    We never really see Dumbledore’s body at the funeral. How do we know it was there at all?

    9. Caution: Dumbledore Is Flammable

    As part of the funeral service, a fire ignites around the body of Dumbledore, and when it subsides, his body is encased in a white marble tomb.

    Again, we don’t see the body, either before or after the fire.

    But more importantly, no one lights the fire, it just happens on its own. A body bursting into flame on its own. That sound like anyone we know? We’ve seen Fawkes do that several times now in the course of the Harry Potter books, and you know what happens to Fawkes after every time it does.

    Earlier in the book, we saw several instances where Dumbledore uses fire, an important aspect of the symbol of a phoenix. When he first meets Tom Riddle in the orphanage, to demonstrate he’s a wizard, he sets Tom’s wardrobe on fire. And he conjures fire to protect Harry and himself from the infiri in the cave.

    And after all this, in case we didn’t get the allusions to a phoenix, J.K. reminds us just in case:

    White smoke spiraled into the air and made strange shapes: Harry thought, for one heart-stopping moment, that he saw a phoenix fly joyfully into the blue, but next second the fire had vanished. (HBP pg 645/601)

    All these clues seem to suggest that if Dumbledore really did die, he has the ability to be reborn out of the ashes of his death, either under his own power, or with the help of the healing powers of Fawkes.

    Besides, even if Dumbledore’s body was there when it erupted into flame, we know that doesn’t mean anything to a wizard!

    Non-magic people (more commonly known as muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it. On the rare occasion that they did catch a real witch or wizard, burning had no effect whatsoever. The witch or wizard would perform a basic Flame Freezing Charm and then pretend to shriek with pain while enjoying a gentle, tickling sensation. (PoA pg 2/7)

    So, who do they think they were fooling at the funeral?

    Have these clues helped you realise that no he’s not dead!

    For further clues and more reasons to believe your hero is out there visit http://www.dumbledoreisnotdead.com/dumbledoreclues.html

    Thank you

  6. gigatron says:

    Hey dont u guys ever think about y dumbledore trusted snape so badly? I think it is because snape is not a death eater. Probaly he used to be one and toke the unbreakable voew to kill dumledore and then he went good and dumledore knew snape must kill him so he let him. OH yeah y didn’t dumbledore freak out before he died? Maybe dumdledore was a horcrux and snape had to kill him so then voldormort will die later.

  7. gigatron says:

    hey guiys srry for double posting.

    hey Miguel Angel from SPAIN wat u siad is true ecsep for the part were voldort and malfo go good. the is total bs. harry will be in a duel with malfo and kill him with that spell were it slashed apart malfo the first time and voldormort dies from dumdledore. if u read 7th book spoilers it says that most wizards become ghosts(dumdledore). the only thing is harry parents dont come back.
    Lily was controled by voldormort the intire time. thats y she went from hating harry dad to loving him. and then lily told voldormort where they live and then he let her go. the final word in the book is scars.

  8. Thanos says:

    If regulus black is R.A.B., then what does A stands for?

  9. Thanos says:

    Hey, Jonny, I’ve got one more clue: the argument between Dumledore and Snape. Maby Snape didn’t want to go according Dumbledor’s plan becaus he thought it was too risky. What do you think?

  10. Jonny says:

    There are many solutions, also that if Dumbledore isn’t really dead he will be hated by all of the adoring fans and Harry of course for leaving him alone with no one to turn to…

    Thanks for asking,

  11. shelly says:

    i am ondering what will happen with tonks and lupin… im really interested… how about you?

  12. Catchme says:

    My theories:
    1. voldemort hid the locket in the cave but wen Regalus Black betrayed Voldemort, b4 he was killed he got the locket and hid it in his parents house(12 Grimauld place) This is the large locket that couldn’t be opened quoted when they are cleaning out the house in OOTP
    2. Harry will end up going back 2 Hogwarts after some perssuasion from the order
    3. Harry will get bak 2 gether wif Ginny and Ron and Hermione will hook up
    4. Dumbledores brother will come into the 7th book
    5. Neville will hook up wif Luna
    6. Death eaters will gatecrash Bill and Fleurs wedding
    7. Dumbledore will come back
    8. on jkrowling.com she hints that the mirror Siriusgave harry will come back into the picture, i rekon harry will be able to communicate with all the dead ppl, Mum dad Cedric Dumbledore(if hes dead) sirius etc.
    9. Harry will kill voldemort
    10. Harry is not a horcrux, cleaver idea coz then he would have to destroy himself b4 he could kill voldemort… but voldemort wouldn’t want harry as a horcrux as he could die and therefore destroy 1 of his horcruxes!!!
    pls add to this list of theories!

  13. catherine kuzel says:

    I’d like to play the role of lavender brown.
    I’m german and my mother is caribbean.
    I could do lavender . Please help me .
    Bye Catherine

  14. Arry Pottr says:

    I like cheese 2

  15. mandy says:

    i would also really like to play lavender brown! im sending my letter and pics in soon too! im english and i was born here. my parents are both caribbean. ne info plzz mail me:)

  16. catherine kuzel says:

    Hey does anyone know who plays the role of lavender brown.
    I’d like to do it.

  17. claire wiseman says:

    just read all the book, and was sad to hear of dumbledoer dying. felt that the book was very slow at the start. can not wait to see the new film, this was my best book to read.

  18. i love dumbledore 4 eva! he is well fit! i love the way he moves!


  19. ann says:

    hi everyone… this is a first for me to be joining the ‘blogging community’. so please bear with me, ok? thanks [in advance] (“,)

    oh boy, am i so very glad to have found this “venue” of fans – and they’re not just avid readers of the HP series but also very analytical and (i must say) highly “technical” people when it comes to the details in the stories! basically, am happy to have this opportunity to know all you guys think about the recent HP book, and [of course] ‘coz i get to share my thoughts too…

    most of the theories/hypotheses that i’ve read so far are similar or in some way linked with my own.. however, JONNY’s [august 19th] notes were the closest… wow, you really got into the details of things! quite admirable!

    –>yes, i do believe there was some plan regarding the ‘staged’ death of professor dumbledore [a very sad but ‘spellbinding’ twist just before the 7th or last book, don’t you think?]

    remember when snape had the unbreakable vow at spinner’s end? well, how do we know it was really snape there? this may be a little far-fetched but what if both snape and/or dumbledore are taking polyjuice potions… or they are just great masters of occlumency [or legilemens —sorry, i’m not sure about this word’s spelling at this time]

    maybe this is one of the reasons why dumbledore can really trust snape– ‘coz they have this plan they made/and did together so as to ‘mislead’ the dark lord and his death eaters

    –> fawkes not helping dumbledore at that crucial moment indeed is a clue to a mystery that holds us all in anticipation of what the 7th book has to tell

    –> speaking of the phoenix’s healing tears…how come this extraordinary power was not ministered to bill? surely, he also deserved to have his scars/wounds healed just like harry’s were in the chamber of secrets? also, i think he was also being loyal to dumbledore on that night [him being a member of the Order of the Phoenix, which was also founded by dumbledore]

    i just hope, that at least his scars will be healed before his wedding…

    well, that’s all i can share for now… see you next time!

    PS: i watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie here in the philippines on the first day it opened… how did you like it?

    take care you all and thnks to the creators of this site… more power!

  20. Priave Name says:

    Get over it! Dumboldoor is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. lord voldemort says:

    does any 1 know who rab is i think it is regalus black but plz tell me wat u guys think

  22. lord voldemort says:

    it makes sense though because i murdered regalus black because i think he stole my horcrux and destroyed it so i think thats why i killed him

  23. catherine kuzel says:

    Hey Have they casted lavender yet ?
    I think I really would be a good lavender HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. jasmine imogene collins says:

    when is the lavender brown casting because i was told of my drama teacher that i could do it .to be an actresse

  25. Natasha Hettick says:

    Anyone know when and where book 6 auditons will be held?