• "Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • "'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'" When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...

  • "'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'" Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • "'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'" As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy...

  • "'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'" Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time...

  • "There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building... wherever they had murdered..." When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny...

  • "'There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways ... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'" The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • Minerva era la dea romana della guerra e della saggezza. William McGonagall è invece considerato il peggior poeta della storia britannica. C'era qualcosa d'irresistibile nel suo cognome, e nell'idea che una donna così intelligente potesse essere una lontana parente di quel poeta un po' ridicolo. - J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents è una raccolta di brani scritti da J.K. Rowling tratti dagli archivi di Pottermore: brevi letture pubblicate originariamente su pottermore.com e arricchite da nuove, esclusive integrazioni. Questi eBook curati da Pottermore approfondiscono le storie di Harry Potter, svelando le fonti di ispirazione di J.K. Rowling, gli intricati dettagli delle vite dei personaggi e alcune sorprese del mondo magico. Queste storie di prodezze e passatempi pericolosi tracciano un profilo di due dei personaggi più iconici e coraggiosi del mondo di Harry Potter: Minerva McGonagall e Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling ci porta anche dietro le quinte della vita di Sybill Trelawney e a incontrare lo spericolato Silvanus Kettleburn, appassionato di creature magiche.

  • Minerva war die römische Göttin des Krieges und der Weisheit. William McGonagall hingegen wird als der schlechteste Dichter der britischen Geschichte gefeiert. Ich fand den Gedanken unwiderstehlich, dass eine so brillante Frau eine entfernte Verwandte des literarischen Stümpers McGonagall sein könnte. - J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents ist eine Textsammlung von J.K. Rowling aus dem Pottermore-Archiv: Lesefutter, das ursprünglich auf pottermore.com erschienen ist, ergänzt um einige exklusive Zusatztexte. Diese eBooks mit von Pottermore kuratierten Texten laden ihre Leser ein, sich noch intensiver mit den Harry-Potter-Geschichten zu befassen: J.K. Rowling lässt uns an ihren Inspirationsquellen teilhaben, enthüllt erhellende Details zum Leben von Charakteren und präsentiert Überraschendes aus der magischen Welt. In diesen Geschichten von Heldentum, Härtefällen und hanebüchenen Hobbys stehen zwei der tapfersten und beliebtesten Figuren der Harry-Potter-Reihe im Mittelpunkt: Minerva McGonagall und Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling gewährt uns außerdem einen Einblick in das Leben der obskuren Sybill Trelawney und wir begegnen Silvanus Kesselbrand, dem verwegenen Freund magischer Bestien.

  • Minerva era la diosa romana de la sabiduría y de las artes de la guerra. William McGonagall es considerado el peor poeta de la historia británica. Este nombre tenía algo que me parecía irresistible, al igual que la idea de que una mujer tan brillante pudiera ser pariente distante del ridículo McGonagall. - J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents es una colección de historias breves de J.K. Rowling de los archivos de Pottermore que se publicaron originalmente en pottermore.com que incluyen nuevos contenidos exclusivos. Gracias a estos libros electrónicos con los textos recopilados por Pottermore conocerás detalles más allá de las historias de Harry Potter; en ellos, J.K. Rowling nos habla de las cosas que la inspiran, de muchos detalles de las vidas de los personajes y de algunas sorpresas de la comunidad mágica. En este libro encontrarás relatos de agallas, adversidad y aficiones arriesgadas que retratan a dos de los personajes más valientes y legendarios de la serie de Harry Potter: Minerva McGonagall y Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling también nos deja entrever algunos detalles de la vida de Sybill Trelawney y además te encontrarás con el temerario amante de las bestias mágicas Silvanus Kettleburn.

  • `Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.' - J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling's writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K. Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters' lives and surprises from the wizarding world. These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories' most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney's life, and you'll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

  • Dans la Rome antique, Minerva était la déesse de la guerre et de la sagesse. William McGonagall est quant à lui considéré comme le pire poète de l'histoire britannique. Pour moi, il y avait quelque chose d'irrésistiblement drôle dans ce nom et dans l'idée qu'une femme aussi brillante puisse être une parente éloignée du risible McGonagall. - J.K. Rowling Pottermore Presents est une collection de nouvelles écrites par J.K. Rowling issues des archives de Pottermore : de courtes histoires initialement disponibles sur pottermore.com avec quelques ajouts inédits. Ces eBooks, rédigés sous la direction de Pottermore, vous font découvrir l'envers du décor de la saga Harry Potter grâce aux révélations de J.K. Rowling sur ses sources d'inspiration, le passé complexe de ses personnages et les surprises que nous réserve le monde des sorciers. Les nouvelles sur l'héroïsme, les tribulations et les passe-temps dangereux dressent le portrait de deux des personnages les plus courageux et emblématiques de la saga : Minerva McGonagall et Remus Lupin. J.K. Rowling vous emmène également en coulisses, à la découverte du passé de Sibylle Trelawney et de Silvanus Brûlopot, professeur téméraire et amoureux des créatures magiques.