A bestselling fantasy book and film series written by English
author J.K. Rowling.
Originally intended to be a children's book series. However, the intelligent and whimsical world
of a boy who's miserable life suddenly
him into an epic journey through a fantastic world
of wizards, witches and mystical creatures, where every aspect (regardless of how small) is magical,
has attained the incredibly rare achievement of accessibility to readers of any age.
The central story
follows Harry Potter as he attends the wizarding school Hogwarts, located outside
of Hogsmeade, Scotland.
The stories revolve around
Harry's interaction and exploration of a world
parallel to our own, filled with
magical foods, vehicles, monsters and sports.
's primary challenge
and danger, lies
in the return of a powerful, old enemy who had destroyed Harry's immediate family. Leaving him marked by a scar
on his forehead.
Each of the seven books in the series represents a single "year" at Hogwarts. Each containing an episodic challenge that
is to be overcome, whilst
maintaining a coherent plot which encompasses the entirety
of the series. Every book also
features the three main protagonists coping with
the gradual changes
of puberty and social responsibility, as their eyes
are opened to the, often times, harsh world around
Every book also
reveals more about the world
itself, including traditions, other schools and life outside
Pivotal are his relationships with these
two friends: Hermione Granger (A know
it all bookworm) and Ronald Weasley (Harry's earnest, faithful best friend)
of the characters in the series, both Ron and Hermione gradually evolve past these
initial stereotypes into rich characters and change drastically
as they become
All an all, a very enjoyable book series that
darker and deeper as one progresses through the series.
Very rarely does an author create a world that
is really cool AND that
would actually want to live in and be part of.