By Allan Zola Kronzek
The New York Times bestseller, now absolutely up-to-date to include the entire seven-volume series.
Who used to be the genuine Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its strength? Did J. ok. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?
Millions of readers around the globe were enchanted by way of the mystical international of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited through Harry Potter and his pals. yet what so much readers don’t comprehend is that there's a centuries-old trove of precise heritage, folklore, and mythology in the back of Harry’s incredible universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can college themselves within the attention-grabbing truth in the back of J. ok. Rowling’s global of magic.
Newly up to date to incorporate Harry Potter and the part Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion permits curious readers to seem up something magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of interesting, unforeseen info. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have magnificent histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions courting again hundreds and hundreds or maybe hundreds of thousands of years. Magic wands, like these offered in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as formed by way of Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew bushes. Love potions have been first concocted in old Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely renowned throughout the center a while. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll additionally learn:
• tips to learn tea leaves
• the place to discover a basilisk this present day
• how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a conflict with a unicorn horn
• who the genuine Merlin used to be
• how you can adequately harvest mandrake root
• who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
• the way to cast off a goblin
• why owls have been feared within the old world
• what relatively 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 spouse has now not been ready, authorized, or authorized by means of any individual or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or comparable properties.
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