Wednesday, December 30, 2009
CBR Book#17: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Why did I not read these books sooner? Just a warning for all y'all - I will be finishing out the HP series before I move on to any other books. They are filled with so much more detail and explanation than the movies, which I also quite enjoy, that I want to be sure to finish them all before Deathly Hallows pops up in the theater.
Harry's new year at Hogwarts has shit getting real before school even begins. Harry has a horrifying nightmare (or is it a vision?) where he overhears Wormtail speaking to a figure hidden in a chair. When Harry awakes, he has a searing pain in his scar, given to him by Lord Voldemort years ago. Luckily for Harry, and for me because I hate the Dursleys, he is able to spend the end of the summer with the Weasley family. He is also invited to attend the Quidditch World Cup with all of the Weasleys, save Ron's mother, and Hermione as well.
The group enjoys an exciting game and are introduced to some of Mr. Weasley's co-workers in the Ministry of Magic. The fun can't last long, however, and the large gathering of wizards begins to turn sour as some of Voldemort's old followers decide to don hooded robes and fling some Muggles about with magic. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee the group of Death Eaters, they see the mark of Voldemort shot into the sky. There is confusion and no suspect for the appearance of the mark is found.
Upon returning to Hogwart's, Harry and his friends are told that their school will be hosting the Twiwizard Tournament. This Tournament is meant to help inter-wizarding school relations and is highly dangerous. One the two visiting schools, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, arrive, students 17 years and older are able to place their name into the Goblet of Fire. One champion is chosen from each of the three schools to compete. Of course, this doesn't go as expected and a plot seems to be underway that involves Harry Potter.