This time, our young wizards are struggling with the new professor of defense against the dark arts.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, is a fantasy novel written by British author J.K. Rowling, and the second novel in the Harry Potter series. Every time you love the first book of a series, and then start reading the second – eagerly waiting for the story to continue – there’s always the apprehension that things might not be as great as the first. Well, Chamber of Secrets will convince you otherwise: everything keeps getting better.
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The summer holidays have passed, and the new school year is about to start at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry’s power is still immature, but Dumbledore’s teaching is adamant: «It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities» This time, our young wizards are struggling with the new professor of defense against the dark arts, the dork and vein Gilderoy Lockhart, called to replace Professor Quirrell (died in the previous adventure). However, the joyful atmosphere is soon ruined: strange events begin to happen…
“While in Philosopher’s Stone it was just good vs. evil, now we get to know what that evil is, what makes He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named so very dark.”The Book Guide® Editor
Fortunately a magical creature called Dobby shows up and instantly makes Harry’s life full of excitement: he is convinced Harry’s life is forfeit if the latter goes to Hogwarts, so Dobby does everything in his power to stop Harry from doing this. Injures and maiming are fair game as long as Harry remains alive. To add to the fun it seems Harry’s life as well as that of his friends might really be in danger Dobby hinted at.
InHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling slowly introduces the grand reason of conflict in her world: while in Philosopher’s Stone it was just good vs. evil, now we get to know what that evil is, what makes He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named so very dark.
Rowling confirms that the first book was not a fluke. The Harry Potter series is the real deal, with compelling characters, action and adventure, multi-dimensional characters you can love and hate, all wrapped up in a fascinating created world.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998) by J. K. RowlingDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.7/5 Very good