'In a brief statement on Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He Who Must Not Be Named has returned to this country and is once more active. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again," said Fudge.' These dramatic words appeared in the final pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In the midst of this battle of good and evil, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with Voldemort's power and followers increasing day by day
This was another of the Harry Potter books that did not leave a great impression on me for the very same reasons as book 5. I am not sure whether I had just got a little bit over exposed to the Harry Potter books by now and had built this book up to be something more than it was, I don't know. A good story and for those who love Harry Potter, probably just as long as you don't read one after the other.
8 out of 10