Chapters of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince pdf
Chapter 1: The Other Minister
– The Prime Minister meets with the new Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, who informs him about the return of Lord Voldemort and the dangers that lie ahead.
– They discuss the recent string of disappearances and strange events occurring in the Wizarding World.
Chapter 2: Spinner’s End
– Severus Snape meets with Narcissa Malfoy, who fears for her son Draco’s safety as he has been given a dangerous task by Voldemort.
– Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow to protect Draco and complete the task if he fails.
Chapter 3: Will and Won’t
– Harry accompanies Ron and Hermione to the Burrow for the summer.
– Harry, Ron, and Hermione discuss their plans for their final year at Hogwarts and Harry shares his concerns about Malfoy and Snape’s alliance.
Chapter 4: Horace Slughorn
– Harry and Dumbledore visit an old professor, Horace Slughorn, to persuade him to return to Hogwarts and teach potions.
– They learn about Slughorn’s fondness for collecting talented students, specifically “The Slug Club.”
Chapter 5: An Excess of Phlegm
– Harry attends the Weasley family’s annual visit to the Quidditch World Cup.
– He notices a mysterious and attractive girl named Fleur Delacour, who seems interested in Ron.
Chapter 6: Draco’s Detour
– On the Hogwarts Express, Malfoy and Harry have a tense encounter where Draco hints at his newfound power and intention to carry out a dangerous task.
– Harry, Ron, and Hermione begin their sixth year at Hogwarts, focusing on their studies and preparing for the N.E.W.T.s.
Chapter 7: The Slug Club
– Slughorn invites Harry to join the Slug Club, along with other exceptional students.
– Harry attends the first Slug Club meeting and meets some influential individuals, including Professor Snape.
Chapter 8: Snape Victorious
– Hogwarts receives new security measures, including protective enchantments and a ban on certain spells.
– Harry suspects Snape is behind the new safety precautions and grows suspicious of his motives.
Chapter 9: The Half-Blood Prince
– Harry finds an old potions textbook with helpful annotations and spells, previously owned by the mysterious “Half-Blood Prince.”
– As Harry excels in Snape’s potions class using these notes, he becomes intent on unraveling the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.
Chapter 10: The House of Gaunt
– Dumbledore and Harry use a Pensieve to explore Voldemort’s past, witnessing memories of his family, particularly his deranged maternal lineage, the Gaunt family.
Chapter 11: Hermione’s Helping Hand
– Hermione grows concerned about Harry’s use of the Half-Blood Prince’s spells, suspecting they may be dangerous.
– She attempts to persuade him to put the book aside, which strains their friendship.
Chapter 12: Silver and Opals
– Harry learns about an upcoming Quidditch match against Slytherin, which he sees as an opportunity to expose Malfoy’s activities.
– He receives a cheering potion from an anonymous benefactor, allowing him to perform exceptionally well during the game.
Chapter 13: The Secret Riddle
– After another memory lesson with Dumbledore, Harry learns about Voldemort’s quest for immortality through Horcruxes.
– Dumbledore suspects he has already made multiple, and they begin theorizing about their potential locations.
Chapter 14: Felix Felicis
– Hermione brews a batch of Felix Felicis, a potion that grants extraordinary luck, to help Harry retrieve information from Slughorn.
– Harry consumes it and successfully convinces Slughorn to share his unaltered memory with Dumbledore.
Chapter 15: Defeat of the Snape
– Harry and Dumbledore witness the Slughorn memory, revealing vital information about Voldemort’s Horcruxes.
– Dumbledore falls weak and tells Harry they must retrieve one particular Horcrux together.
Chapter 16: The Unbreakable Vow
– Harry discovers that Draco has been chosen by Voldemort to kill Dumbledore, confirming his suspicions about Malfoy’s dangerous assignment.
– Snape reveals that he made an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa to assist Draco in completing the task if necessary.
Chapter 17: A Sluggish Memory
– Harry and Dumbledore continue their mission to retrieve a Horcrux, but their plans are interrupted as Dumbledore experiences intense pain.
– They return to Hogwarts, where they find the Dark Mark hovering above the Astronomy Tower.
Chapter 18: Birthday Surprises
– Harry attends his sixteenth birthday party, surrounded by friends.
– He receives several thoughtful gifts, including a new broomstick and a book of Quidditch strategies from Ron and Hermione.
Chapter 19: Elf Tails
– Harry convinces Kreacher, the Black family house-elf, to tell him about the locket Horcrux, which has been stolen from its hiding place.
– Kreacher reveals that Mundungus Fletcher took it and shares his recent encounters related to the locket.
Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort’s Request
– Dumbledore reveals to Harry that he must retrieve another Horcrux, a locket, using the assistance of Kreacher.
– Harry promises to fulfill the task, while Dumbledore begins searching for volunteers to join their mission.
Chapter 21: The Unknowable Room
– Harry and Dumbledore venture to Hogwarts’ Room of Requirement, where they believe a Horcrux is hidden.
– They find a cursed necklace instead, which affects Dumbledore when he wears it.
Chapter 22: After the Burial
– Harry returns from Dumbledore’s funeral to find Hogwarts in chaos.
– He reassures the remaining students, and together with Ron and Hermione, prepares to continue the fight against Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince summary