This is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
- Chamber of Secrets (1998)
- Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
- Goblet of Fire (2000)
- Order of the Phoenix (2003)
- Half-Blood Prince (2005)
- Deathly Hallows (2007)
A list of all the movies in order of their release, including the Fantastic Beast movies.
- The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
- The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)
- The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004)
- The Goblet Of Fire (2005)
- The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)
- The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
- The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
- Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore (2022)
The hero and protagonist, Harry is a twelve-year-old boy with messy hair and glasses who became famous within the wizard community by surviving the curse of a powerful wizard. Harry frequently finds himself entangled in dangerous adventures but he always lives to tell the tale. Harry’s character represents good intentions, innocence, and the fantasies of childhood.
He is tall, red-haired, and from a respected but poor family. Ron is one of Harry’s two best friends at Hogwarts. He is loyal to Harry, and belligerent to their enemy, Malfoy. Ron uses experience and a process of trial-and-error to solve most mysteries. Ron’s character is often overshadowed by Harry’s, but Ron always manages to succeed.
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She is always the top student in her class. She is clever and well-read. Most spells come easily to her and remain in her encyclopedic mind. In this story especially, she throws her heart into fighting for causes, and she proves to be exceptionally loyal to Harry.
Once a student named Tom Riddle who attended Hogwarts fifty years before Harry, Voldemort became the most powerful dark wizard ever. When Harry was a baby, Voldemort killed Harry’s parents and tried to kill Harry, only to have his curse backfire and render him powerless. He is an embodiment of pure evil. Through the help of Wormtail and a mysterious supporter at Hogwarts, Voldemort manages to rise again at the end of this story.
Voldemort’s original name, and the name of his Muggle father.
Harry’s loyal and loving godfather, and an unregistered animagus who can change himself into a large black dog, Padfoot, at will. He is widely thought to be responsible for thirteen deaths that, in reality, Peter Pettigrew caused, and since his name is not yet clear, he must remain in hiding. He fulfills his godfatherly duties in this book, looking carefully after Harry.
The gamekeeper at Hogwarts and a good friend of Harry’s, Hagrid is an enormous, caring, hairy man with an inimitable accent and a half-giant heritage. He has a great liking for strange and dangerous creatures, and in this book, he teaches Care of Magical Creatures.
Peter Pettigrew, or Wormtail
Wormtail betrays Lily and James Potter, turning their whereabouts over the Voldemort, then blowing up a dozen Muggles, framing Black and turning himself into a rat so that he could escape. He now resides with Voldemort and ultimately sacrifices his right hand to facilitate Voldemort’s rebirth.