The New York Times bestseller, now totally up to date to include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Who was once the genuine 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 world wide were enchanted by means of the paranormal global of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited via Harry Potter and his neighbors. yet what so much readers don’t comprehend is that there's a centuries-old trove of precise background, folklore, and mythology at the back of Harry’s marvelous universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can university themselves within the attention-grabbing truth in the back of J. ok. Rowling’s international of magic.
Newly up-to-date to incorporate Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Sorcerer’s Companion permits curious readers to appear up something magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of enjoyable, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have impressive histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions courting again 1000s 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 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:
•how to learn tea leaves
•where to discover a basilisk at the present time
•how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a warfare with a unicorn horn
•who the genuine Merlin used to be
•how to securely harvest mandrake root
•who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
•how to cast off 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 travel of Harry’s appealing global, 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 approved via anybody or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or similar properties.