The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

The New York Times bestseller, now absolutely up to date to include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Who was once the genuine Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its energy? Did J. okay. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

Millions of readers world wide were enchanted via the paranormal global of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited by means of Harry Potter and his associates. yet what such a lot readers don’t recognize is that there's a centuries-old trove of precise background, folklore, and mythology at the back of Harry’s wonderful universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with no entry to the Hogwarts Library can university themselves within the interesting fact at the back of J. ok. Rowling’s global of magic.

Newly up-to-date to incorporate Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Sorcerer’s Companion permits curious readers to seem up whatever magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of wonderful, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have amazing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions relationship again enormous quantities or maybe millions of years. Magic wands, like these offered in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as formed by means of Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew bushes. Love potions have been first concocted in historic Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely renowned through the heart a while. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll additionally learn:
•how to learn tea leaves
•where to discover a basilisk at the present time
•how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a struggle with a unicorn horn
•who the genuine Merlin was once
•how to soundly harvest mandrake root
•who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
•how to dispose of a goblin
•why owls have been feared within the old world
•what rather lies past the Veil
•the origins of our modern day “bogeyman,” and extra.

A spellbinding travel of Harry’s desirable international, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a needs to for each Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.

The Sorcerer's better half has now not been ready, licensed, or authorized by way of anyone or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or comparable properties.

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