Book 6, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince " went on sale on 2005-JUL-16. The retail price is $29.99 in U.S. dollars. Readers also gave this book a rating of
4.5 out of 5. However, you can safely order the book from
the Amazon.com online book store for $17.99 -- a 40% discount. The movie was
released on 2009-JUL-15.
From Scholastic, Inc. the publisher:
"...the sixth book in the bestselling series, has been scheduled for release on July 16, 2005 in the United States, Britain,
Canada and Australia. In making the joint announcement, Barbara Marcus, President of Scholastic Children's Books in the United States,
and Nigel Newton, Chief Executive of Bloomsbury Publishing in Britain, said:
"We are delighted to announce the
publication date. J.K. Rowling has written a brilliant story that will dazzle
her fans in a marvelous book that takes the series to yet greater heights. Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince delivers all the excitement and wonder of her
best selling previous Harry Potter novels."
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's
sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the
midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil.
The author has already said that the Half-Blood Prince is neither Harry nor
Voldemort. And most importantly, the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince has been brewing in J.K. Rowling's mind for 13 years.
Amazon.com recommends an age range of 9 to 12 years.