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By Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek

The New York Times bestseller, now totally up to date to include the entire seven-volume series.

Who used to be the true 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 around the globe were enchanted by way of the paranormal global of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited by way of Harry Potter and his pals. yet what such a lot readers don’t understand is that there's a centuries-old trove of precise historical past, folklore, and mythology in the back of Harry’s terrific universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can college themselves within the attention-grabbing fact in the back of J. okay. Rowling’s international 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 pleasing, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have superb histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions relationship again thousands or maybe millions of years. Magic wands, like these offered in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as formed through Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew timber. Love potions have been first concocted in old Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely well known throughout the center a long time. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll additionally learn:

• the right way to learn tea leaves
• the place to discover a basilisk at the present time
• how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a conflict with a unicorn horn
• who the genuine Merlin used to be
• how one can thoroughly harvest mandrake root
• who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
• the best way to dispose of a goblin
• why owls have been feared within the historic world
• what fairly lies past the Veil
• the origins of our modern day “bogeyman,” and extra.

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

The Sorcerer's significant other has now not been ready, authorized, or approved via anybody or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or comparable houses.

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