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 Author Allan Zola Kronzek
ISBN-10 0307885135
ISBN-13 9780307885135
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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The New York Times bestseller now fully updated to include the complete seven volume series Who was the real Nicholas Flamel How did the Sorcerers Stone get its power Did J K Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk the seductive veela or the vicious grindylow And if she didnt who did Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry spells and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends But what most readers dont know is that there is a centuries old trove of true history folklore and mythology behind Harrys fantastic universe Now with The Sorcerers Companion those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J K Rowlings world of magic Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The Sorcerers Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining unexpected information Wands and wizards boggarts and broomsticks hippogriffs and herbology all have astonishing histories rooted in legend literature or real life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years Magic wands like those sold in Rowlings Diagon Alley were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages From Amulets to Zombies youll also learn how to read tea leaves where to find a basilisk today how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn who the real Merlin was how to safely harvest mandrake root who wore the first invisibility cloak how to get rid of a goblin why owls were feared in the ancient world what really lies beyond the Veil the origins of our modern day bogeyman and more A spellbinding tour of Harrys captivating world The Sorcerers Companion is a must for every Potter aficionados bookshelf The Sorcerer s Companion has not been prepared approved or licensed by any person or entity that created published or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties

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