Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
and others in the series by J. K. Rowling (Mary GrandPré Illustrator).
Comments by J. Zimmerman

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

Book 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling. (Published July 21, 2007.)

Fortunately for lovers of verbal Magic, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) gives us lessons in use of:

Accio [object] [Ch. 4.]
Aguamenti Ch. 11.
Alohomora Ch. 10.
Appartion: side-along [Ch. 3.]
Atmospheric Charm. Alters the weather. [Ch. 12.]
Avada Kedavra Ch. 1.
Body-Bind Curse. [Ch. 31.]
Caterwauling Charm. [Ch. 28.]
Cave Inimicum (protection) Ch. 14.
Confingo Ch. 4.
Confundo (the Confundus charm). [Ch. 1.] Ch. 26.
Crucio (the Cruciatus Curse) [Ch. 11.] Ch. 23 (Bellatrix applies to Hermione). Ch 30: Harry's first use.
Defendo (unties ropes) Ch. 9.
Defodio (gouging spell) Ch. 26.
Deprimo (Hermione blasts a hole in the sitting-room floor) Ch. 21.
Descendo Ch. 6.
Diffindo Ch. 9.
Disapparate [Ch. 5.]
Disillusionment charm [Ch. 4.] Ch. 24.
Duro. [Ch. 32.] Turns something to stone.
Engorgio Ch. 20.
Erecto Ch. 14.
Expecto Patronum Ch. 13.
Expelliarmus Ch. 4.
Expulso Ch. 9.
Fidelius charm. Embeds a secret in a Secret Keeper. [Ch. 6.]
Fiendfyre. (Destroys Horcruxes.) Ch. 31.
Finite Incantatem. Ends a hex or a curse. [Ch. 12.]
Flagrante Curse. [Ch. 26.] Whatever is so cursed will burn to the touch.
[Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration:
five Principal Exceptions, the first being food.]
[Ch. 15.]
Geminio [Ch. 13.]
Glisseo. (Flattens stairs into a chute.) Ch. 32.
Homenum Revelio Ch. 9.
Hover charm [Ch. 17.]
Impedimenta (jinx) Ch. 4.
Imperio. The Imperius Curse (one of the unforgivables) [Ch. 1.] Ch 26: Harry's first use.
Impervius. [Ch. 12.] Ch. 26.
Liberacorpus Ch. 26.
Levicorpus Ch. 26.
Lumos Ch. 10.
[Meteolojinx Recanto] Undoes meteorology jinx. Ch. 13.
Muffliato Ch. 7.
Nox (Harry extinguishes the light of his wand. Ch. 32.
Obliviate Ch. 9.
Obscuro Ch. 15.
Petrificus totalus Ch. 9.
Piertotum Locomotor. Ch. 30. (McGonagall brings statues and suits of armor to life.)
Polyjuice Potient. [Ch. 4.]
Port Key. [Ch. 4.]
Prior Incantatem. [Ch. 24.]
Protective Charm. [Ch. 4.] Ch. 22: Cave Inimicum; Protego Totalum; Salvio Hexia;
Protego (protect), a Shield Charm. Ch. 9.
Protego Horribilis (protection) Ch. 30.
Protego Totalum (totally protect) Ch. 14.
something ch 9 blew up a table Ch. 9.
Reducio Ch. 20.
Relashio Ch. 13.
Reparo Ch. 4.
Repello Muggletum (protection) Ch. 14.
Salvio Hexia (protection) Ch. 14.
Sectumsempra ("always a speciality of Snapes") Ch. 5.
Severing charm [Ch. 17.]
Shield Charm Ch. 6.
Severing Charm. Ch. 17. (Hermione removed Horcrux stuck to Harry.)
Skele-Gro. Ch. 24. (Healing potion used by Fleur.)
Sticking charm. Ch. 10.
Stinging Jinx. Ch. 23. (Hermione applied to Harry for disguising his face.)
Stupefy Ch. 4.
Supersensory Charm. [Epilogue.]
Tergeo Ch. 6 (Ron cleans a hanky somewhat). Ch. 17 (Harry dusts photos).
Thestrel Ch. 4.
Veritaserum. Ch. 18. (Potion that Rita Skeeter claims to have administered to make Bathilda Bagshore tell the "truth".)
Wingardium Leviosa Ch. 4.

Dragons and Dragonfly interlude

Further evidence of J. K. Rowling's sense of humor: the dragons in Harry Potter books are named after Dragonflies!

Check books like the marvelous Dragonflies and Damselflies of California (California Natural History Guides, 72) by Tim Manolis. For example, the yellow-and-black ringed dragonfly with the yellow forehead, seen on the July in Big Basin State Park: probably the Pacific Spiketail (Cordulegaster dorsalis).

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J. K. Rowling. (Published July 16, 2005.)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth in J. K. Rowling's enthralling series, takes us through Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The O.W.L. results arrive and plans are adjusted.

In addition to the core characters, with the Fred and George and their thriving WWW (Weaseleys' Wizard Wheezes) joke shop, one of whose windows advertises:

        U-NO-POO -

More peripheral favorites return like pink-haired Tonks and the silver-haired Fleur (or Phlegm as Hermione and Ginny call her). Neville and Luna are there, though more as afterthoughts; I could have done with a bit more of them, but am grateful for at least hearing Luna as a Quidditch commentator. Draco is back, and startlingly inept, which keeps him mysteriously busy for most of the school year.

New characters include:

  1. New Fenrir Greyback, an extremely nasty werewolf.
  2. New Horace Slughorn, a slimy past head of Slytherin, and his Slug Club for his favorites.
  3. New Rufus Scrimgeour, the new and hypocritical Minister of Magic (replacing Cornelius Fudge).
  4. New Voldemort's parents.
Harry Potter en Español

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