Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published in the UK, US and other English-speaking countries on 16 July 2005. This, the sixth book in the series, also achieved record sales.
It is Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort’s sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes clear to Harry that he will soon have no choice but to confront his destiny. Can Harry succeed in the death-defying tasks ahead?