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The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the
complete seven-volume series.
Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone
get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying
basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if
she didn’t, who did?
Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the
magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited
by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know
is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore,
and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The
Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts
Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind
J. K. Rowling’s world of magic.
Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,
and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s
Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from
the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining,
unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and
broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing
histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events
dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands,
like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by
Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were
first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells
and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From
Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn:
• how to read tea leaves
• where to find a basilisk today
• how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn
• who the real Merlin was
• how to safely harvest mandrake root
• who wore the first invisibility cloak
• how to get rid of a goblin
• why owls were feared in the ancient world
• what really lies beyond the Veil
• the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more.
A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s
Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.
The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or
licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or
produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.