The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide To The Magical World Of Harry Potter, Third Edition
- Format: Kindle eBook
- Number of Pages: 384
The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to incorporate the complete seven-volume series. And if she didn't, who did? And books of spells and curses were very popular for the duration of the Middle Ages. Newly updated to incorporate Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer's Companion allows curious readers to appear up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected data. Adore potions were 1st concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? A spellbinding tour of Harry's captivating world, The Sorcerer's Companion is a must for each and every Potter aficionado's 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. Now, with The Sorcerer's Companion, those without access for the Hogwarts Library can school themselves inside the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling's planet of magic. From Amulets to Zombies, you'll also learn:• the best way to study tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the actual Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the initial invisibility cloak• how you can obtain rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world• what actually lies beyond the Veil• the origins of our modern-day “ bogeyman,” and far more. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling's Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. But what most readers don't know is that there's a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry's fantastic universe. Millions of readers about the globe have been enchanted by the magical globe of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer's Stone get its power? 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 probably thousands of years.
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