Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

My reread has brought me to the Goblet of Fire. I think this is my second favorite book of the series. For me, this book marks the end of Harry’s innocence.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Let me start by saying that we learn of one more thing that could have helped Sirius prove his innocence. That was the spell  Prior Incantanto. We see it used and it condemns the elf named Winky. But, nobody used it for Sirius’ wand, because he never got a trial.

Then we have the Triwizard Tournament that takes place and the Goblet of Fire spits out Harry’s name. Ok, that wasn’t a surprise.

What bothered me was that Harry didn’t try to shake off his participation. Almost every one around him was struck and all he kept say was “I didn’t put my name in there.”. I would have expected him to try to find a way out of it and fight it, more than he did. Well, at least until someone mentioned that his being chosen for the tournament serves as an unbreakable (for wizard’s) binding contract.

We go on and then we get the reason why Sirius wasn’t given a trial. Barty Crouch hated Death Eaters so much, he ordered his immediate imprisonment. Of course Mr Crouch paid for it later, but that’s another story.

Throughout the book, we see Harry trying to work his way through the tasks. There are moments with suspense, with humor and then……

We get to the third task. Too many emotions. Cedric’s death, Voldemort coming back to power and of course, seeing the echos of Harry’s parents.

Of course, since Harry is the main character of the series (and anyone who has heard of the story knows how it ends), he survives and the book flows to an easy, but tear filled,end…

I have to say that this book is one of the most emotional ones in the series. Every one of the books has emotional characteristics. But the subject of death is on the front, from the very beginning. Of course, we don’t see it happening until we’re close to the end and with a very unexpected way,

Kill the spare

and the aftermath of this rolls into the next book. Reread review is coming soon!

Anyone around has read Harry Potter? What are your thoughts? Talk to me bibliophiles!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #4
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747550999
Published on: 30 July 2002
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 636
Audio Length: 21 Hours: 35 minutes
Rated: five-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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"'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!

A copy of this title was provided via Self-Purchased for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown), which has now been published in 44 languages.

J.K. Rowling has also written The Cuckoo's Calling (Little Brown), her first crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which was published in 2013 and is to be translated into 37 languages.   A second Robert Galbraith novel is due to be published in 2014.