The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of by Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek

By Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek

The New York Times bestseller, now absolutely up-to-date to include the entire seven-volume series.

Who was once the true Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its energy? Did J. ok. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

Millions of readers worldwide were enchanted by means of the mystical international of wizardry, spells, and legendary beasts inhabited via Harry Potter and his pals. yet what such a lot readers don’t understand is that there's a centuries-old trove of actual background, folklore, and mythology at the back of Harry’s significant universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, these with no entry to the Hogwarts Library can institution themselves within the interesting fact at the back of J. ok. Rowling’s international of magic.

Newly up to date to incorporate Harry Potter and the part Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion permits curious readers to seem up something magical from the Harry Potter books and find a wealth of wonderful, unforeseen details. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have magnificent histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life occasions relationship again countless numbers or maybe hundreds of thousands of years. Magic wands, like these offered in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, have been as soon as shaped by way of Druid sorcerers out in their sacred yew bushes. Love potions have been first concocted in historic Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses have been hugely well known through the heart a long time. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll additionally learn:

• the best way to learn tea leaves
• the place to discover a basilisk at the present time
• how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a struggle with a unicorn horn
• who the true Merlin used to be
• tips on how to correctly harvest mandrake root
• who wore the 1st invisibility cloak
• how you can put off a goblin
• why owls have been feared within the historical world
• what rather lies past the Veil
• the origins of our modern day “bogeyman,” and extra.

A spellbinding travel of Harry’s fascinating global, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a needs to for each Potter aficionado’s bookshelf.

The Sorcerer's spouse has now not been ready, authorized, or authorized via anyone or entity that created, released, or produced the Harry Potter books or comparable houses.

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