March 13, 2020

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #4
Publication Date: March 12, 2012
Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 734
Links: Buy On Amazon

The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and there are spells to be learnt, potions to be brewed and Divination lessons (sigh) to be attended. Harry is expecting these: however, other quite unexpected events are already on the march ...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire used to be one of my least favorite books of the series. Not to mention, this is still the worst movie out of the entire series. Honestly, I would even skip reading this book before during my series re-reads. But this time I decided to give the Goblet of Fire another try. I am so happy that I did, it was diffidently moved up on my list on the top Harry Potter books.

Goblet of Fire takes off shortly after the ending of Prisoner of Azkaban. Having spent his time at Privet Drive, Harry is now off to the Qudditch World Cup. Even thing is fun and games until some Death Eaters come with their dastardly ways (Thanks Allison) and a dark mark appears. All hell brakes lose, a house-elf is let out of service and Ministry officials thought it was Harry who set the mark. Goblet of Fire is off to a fantastic start.

The Goblet of Fire picks the one championon from each school to complete the tasks. But this time a fourth name was dawn, Harry Potter. The three tasks between the schools, Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang kept me coming back to find out what was going to happen next.

Just like all the other books we are introduced to a new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Alastor Moody. He does seem a bit eccentric but what could you expect from an ex-Auror. It does concern me that no one noticed that it was –REDACTED– (No Spoilers)!

When it came time for the final task, no expected the outcome. Throughout the maze, Harry comes across many different magical creatures. In the center of the maze is the Triwizard Cup. But no one realizes it’s actually a portkey.

Goblet of Fire is a centerpiece of the Harry Potter series. Voldermort is again the main villain of the book. I have learned the error of my ways, the next time I re-read the series I will not be shipping this book!

Overall, this book is essential to the Harry Potter series. You will need to read the previous books in the series for everything to make sense. Next up is Order of the Phoneix which is my favorite book in the entire Harry Potter series.

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