Tonite is the night!
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince will be released!
My hubby, the kids and myself, are all going to Barnes and Noble for a party from 9pm- Midnight! There is going to be food, games, music, all Harry Potter related!
I can't wait. I may actually be more excited than the kids.
HP is the most wonderful series of books. And, fyi - any one who says they are anti-Christian has not read them or had a big fat agenda. ( like the man who read it for the Pope)
The stories are a classic battle of good vs. evil. Voldemort, the villian, is actually evil incarnate. It is very clear that he has lost his soul to the "devil", if you so wish to name it. And like all true evil doers/devils his followers are legion.
Harry is the only one to stop him. Marked as a baby by Voldemort himself. Harry has the help of many good people in his world. Thank goodness. Also, Harry being the good soul that he is, is also concerned for the muggles or non-magical people, because he knows Voldemort will harm them as well.
The fact that the book has a magical setting makes amazing things possible. Both good and bad. I really enjoy the fantasy world that it is set within.
But strip that away, and it is a very classic tale.
I anxiously await this next installment to see how good will thwart evil again. I know there will be casualties in this war, just as there are in our daily lives today.
Author Rowling gives us something very special in each book, though. Something that in these books as in life, we cannot live without.