The fifth installment in the Harry Potter series sees Harry in his fifth year of Hogwarts; his hardest year yet. It's the end of the summer holidays and after a confrontation with Dudley Dursley and his little gang both Dudley and Harry are attacked by a Dementor, forcing Harry to use a Patronus charm.
Fictional universe of Harry Potter The central character in the series is Harry Pottera boy who lives in Surrey with his aunt, uncle, and cousin — the Dursleys — and discovers, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizardthough he lives in the ordinary world of non-magical people known as Muggles.
His magical ability is inborn, and children with such abilities are invited to attend exclusive magic schools that teach the necessary skills to succeed in the wizarding world. As Harry develops through his adolescence, he learns to overcome the problems that face him: The environment Rowling created is intimately connected to reality.
The British magical community of the Harry Potter books is inspired by s British culture, European folklore, classical mythology and alchemyincorporating objects and wildlife such as magic wandsmagic plants, potions, spells, flying broomstickscentaurs and other magical creatures, the Deathly Hallowsand the Philosopher's Stonebeside others invented by Rowling.
While the fantasy land of Narnia is an alternate universe and the Lord of the Rings ' Middle-earth a mythic past, the wizarding world of Harry Potter exists parallel to the real world and contains magical versions of the ordinary elements of everyday life, with the action mostly set in Scotland Hogwartsthe West Country, Devon, London, and Surrey in southeast England.
The full background to this event and Harry Potter's past is revealed gradually throughout the series. After the introductory chapter, the book leaps forward to a time shortly before Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, and it is at this point that his magical background begins to be revealed.
Despite Harry's aunt and uncle's desperate prevention of Harry learning about his abilities,  their efforts are in vain. Harry meets a half-giant, Rubeus Hagridwho is also his first contact with the wizarding world.
Hagrid reveals himself to be the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts as well as some of Harry's history. Harry survived with only a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead as a memento of the attack, and Voldemort disappeared soon afterwards, gravely weakened by his own rebounding curse.
As its inadvertent saviour from Voldemort's reign of terror, Harry has become a living legend in the wizarding world. However, at the orders of the venerable and well-known wizard Albus Dumbledorethe orphaned Harry had been placed in the home of his unpleasant Muggle relatives, the Dursleys, who have kept him safe but treated him poorly, including confining him to a cupboard without meals and treating as their servant.
Hagrid then officially invites Harry to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a famous magic school in Scotland that educates young teenagers on their magical development for seven years, from age eleven to seventeen.
With Hagrid's help, Harry prepares for and undertakes his first year of study at Hogwarts. As Harry begins to explore the magical world, the reader is introduced to many of the primary locations used throughout the series.
Harry meets most of the main characters and gains his two closest friends: Ron Weasleya fun-loving member of an ancient, large, happy, but poor wizarding family, and Hermione Grangera gifted, bright, and hardworking witch of non-magical parentage.
He also discovers a talent of flying on broomsticks and is recruited for his house's Quidditch team, a sport in the wizarding world where players fly on broomsticks.
The first book concludes with Harry's second confrontation with Lord Voldemort, who, in his quest to regain a body, yearns to gain the power of the Philosopher's Stonea substance that bestows everlasting life and turns any metal into pure gold.
He and his friends investigate a year-old mystery that appears uncannily related to recent sinister events at the school. Ron's younger sister, Ginny Weasleyenrolls in her first year at Hogwarts, and finds an old notebook in her belongings which turns out to be an alumnus's diary, Tom Marvolo Riddle, later revealed to be Voldemort's younger self, who is bent on ridding the school of "mudbloods", a derogatory term describing wizards and witches of non-magical parentage.
The memory of Tom Riddle resides inside of the diary and when Ginny begins to confide in the diary, Voldemort is able to possess her. Through the diary, Ginny acts on Voldemort's orders and unconsciously opens the "Chamber of Secrets", unleashing an ancient monster, later revealed to be a basiliskwhich begins attacking students at Hogwarts.
It kills those who make direct eye contact with it and petrifies those who look at it indirectly. The book also introduces a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Gilderoy Lockharta highly cheerful, self-conceited wizard with a pretentious facade, later turning out to be a fraud.J.K.
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has strongly hinted for the first time that she could write an eighth book in the series.
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Author J.K Rowling, best known for penning the beloved Harry Potter book series, announced in a statement on her website that she's about to begin work writing another kid's book that's unrelated to the Harry Potter/wizarding world.