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Beast
06-29-2004, 04:27 PM
I figured that since there were some fans big fans of the series here, I'd drop a note that the title for the sixth book in the series has been officially confirmed and announced by J.K. Rowling and her Agent. The following report is from CNN. And then a piece of news off J.K.'s official website. :)

CNN reports the following:

"The sixth book in the popular Harry Potter series will be titled "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," the books' author J.K. Rowling has announced.

The title of the sixth Harry Potter book will be "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."

Rowling made the announcement on her Web site, JKRowling.com, although it took some knowledge of her site by dedicated fans to reveal the title. The path to find the title was explained on a fan's site, WizardNews.com, and was confirmed Tuesday by her literary agent, Christopher Little Agency, which was reached in London by CNN/Money."

Section: News
Tuesday 29 June 2004

Title of Book Six: The Truth
Well, the door opened at last and I showed you the title of book six - the genuine title, the title that will appear on the published book, the title I have been using in my head for ages and ages. Unfortunately, however, the door opened on the very same day the 'Pillar of Storgé' hoaxer struck, which left a lot of Harry Potter fans bemused as to whether I was having a joke at their expense by posting another fake title to 'teach hoaxers a lesson', something I certainly wouldn't do, as it would simply frustrate, confuse or annoy the 99.9% of you who aren't hoaxers! I tried to give a clear hint that the title behind the door was the real one by making the 'Toenail' joke as well (see 'Rumours'). But just to clear up matters once and for all…

Information you take directly from this site will be truthful and accurate (I might occasionally joke, but as time goes on, you'll learn to tell when I'm joking). Do not trust anybody else claiming to have found information on this site that you cannot access, however seemingly convincing the images they provide to support their story.

I never post information on the site that I do not want fans to read immediately. In other words, anybody claiming to have 'discovered' a message that wasn't due for release yet is lying. There was never anything meaningful behind the door until the 'Do Not Disturb' sign came off!

The 'Pillar of Storgé' was never my title, and I did not change it at the eleventh hour because I was 'found out' (I nearly fell off my chair giggling when I read this).

I was delighted to see that a hard core of super-bright fans knew that the real title was once, in the long distant past, a possibility for 'Chamber of Secrets', and from that deduced that it was genuine. Certain crucial pieces of information in book six were originally planned for 'Chamber of Secrets', but very early on (first draft of Chamber) I realised that this information's proper home was book six. I have said before now that 'Chamber' holds some very important clues to the ultimate end of the series. Not as many as six, obviously, but there is a link.

Anyway: if you continue to exercise patience, you will find that the Do Not Disturb Door opens again… and again… giving you further hints about book six. But as a little bonus, and compensation for having been messed around by Mr. or Ms. Storgé, I shall tell you one thing without making you shift any bricks at all: the HBP is neither Harry nor Voldemort. And that's all I'm saying on THAT subject until the book's published.
http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/news_view.cfm?id=77

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

El Chuxter
06-29-2004, 04:41 PM
But no date yet. Sigh. :)

jjreason
06-30-2004, 01:36 AM
'Chamber' holds some very important clues to the ultimate end of the series. Not as many as six, obviously.....

I knew that scamp Gilderoy Lockheart would have a larger role to play before the final curtain fell....... :crazed:

Seriously though, what are the key elements here?

Moaning Myrtle (She's reappeared to help Harry with challenge 2 in GOF)?
The Chamber itself (I'd imagine it's still there)?
Ginny being possessed by Riddle's diary (is she truly herself?)?
Fawkes the Phoenix (has recurred again, healing Harry at the end of GOF)?
The Sword of Gryffindor (has been mentioned again in GOF)?
Dobby (the JarJar of this series has to sacrifice himself for Harry at some point).

All in good time I guess, but I won't be expecting it for another 2 years. :cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-30-2004, 11:29 AM
But no date yet. Sigh. :)
Uh, Chuxter, I thought you were married. You are supposed to stop dating now. :p

All in good time I guess, but I won't be expecting it for another 2 years. :cry:
I'd hoped they'd keep the pattern of either a book or a film out each year. Interesting that it appears to take longer to write a book than create a movie. Remember when that was the opposite?

"The sixth book in the popular Harry Potter series will be titled "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," the books' author J.K. Rowling has announced.
So, the character will have only half the necessary blood in his body, eh? That should make for some great adventures! (Bel-Cam is tapped on shoulder) What? Really? Hmm... that's a little different then. ;)

rust
06-30-2004, 02:13 PM
Cool, but I still have to finish Book 5. I got cought up in Shatterpoint and stopped reading the book.

jjreason
06-30-2004, 11:11 PM
IF the HBP is a character we already know, my money's on Hagrid. :beard:

Beast
06-30-2004, 11:22 PM
IF the HBP is a character we already know, my money's on Hagrid. :beard:
My money is on ole Hagrid as well, it would be a nice way to start winding down and wrapping up the 'School Years' books. :)

El Chuxter
07-01-2004, 01:08 PM
That's what I was thinking as well, once I realized he's the only existing character who's half anything.

And he knows little or nothing of his mother, IIRC.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-16-2004, 07:27 PM
This title, well I don't know yet. It's okay, but it's weird. Like the titles for the other HP books (and SW movies, for that matter) grew on me as time passed. I wonder who it is? And the clues in COS? Interesting . . .