The New York Times bestseller, now absolutely up-to-date to include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Who was once 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 via the mystical international of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited by way of Harry Potter and his acquaintances. yet what so much readers don’t comprehend is that there's a centuries-old trove of real historical past, folklore, and mythology in the back of Harry’s very good universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with out entry to the Hogwarts Library can institution themselves within the interesting truth at 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 seem up something magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of exciting, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have dazzling histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions relationship again hundreds of thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands of years. Magic wands, like these offered in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as formed by way of Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew bushes. Love potions have been first concocted in historical Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely renowned in the course of the center a long time. 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 conflict with a unicorn horn
•who the true Merlin used to be
•how to securely harvest mandrake root
•who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
•how to put off a goblin
•why owls have been feared within the historic world
•what relatively lies past the Veil
•the origins of our modern day “bogeyman,” and extra.
A spellbinding travel of Harry’s beautiful global, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a needs to for each Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.
The Sorcerer's spouse has no longer been ready, authorized, or approved via any one or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or comparable properties.