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This week’s page 394 comes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
“Let us speak openly. Why have you come here tonight, surrounded by henchmen, to request a job we both know you do not want?”
Voldermort looked coldly surprised. “A job I do not want? On the contrary, Dumbledore, I want it very much.”
Jumping into Dumbledore’s pensieve is one of my favorite parts in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’ve always enjoyed learning about what made Voldermort tick and reading backstories to the characters, which is part of the reason Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of my favorite books in the series (the Dumbledore factor brings this book down a notch). However, this novel and this scene are pivotal in the defeat of Voldermort.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Author J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #6
Publication Date September 16th 2006
The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Harry struggles to uncover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince, the past owner of a potions textbook he now possesses that is filled with ingenious, potentially deadly, spells. But Harry's life is suddenly changed forever when someone close to him is heinously murdered right before his eyes. With Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort, and thereby attempts to find what may be his only vulnerability.