Here is FallenKingdomReads’ Beginner’s Guide to the Harry Potter Series
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is one of the most beloved and popular fantasy book series of all time. The series follows the journey of a young orphan boy named Harry Potter as he discovers he is a wizard and attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The seven books in the series have been adapted into eight films, theme parks, and a play.
Who is J.K. Rowling?
J.K. Rowling is a British author, born in 1965 in Yate, England. Before writing the Harry Potter series, Rowling worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary. The idea for the series came to her during a train ride in 1990. The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in 1997 and became an instant hit. Rowling has won numerous awards for her work, and the Harry Potter series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide.
What to Expect from the Books
The Harry Potter series is a coming-of-age story that takes place in a magical world. The series features themes of love, friendship, good vs. evil, and the power of choice. The books are written in third-person limited perspective, primarily following the perspective of Harry Potter. Each book is centered around a year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and readers follow Harry and his friends as they navigate the challenges of growing up while also facing the threat of the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort.
Books in Publication Order
The Harry Potter series consists of seven books, each of which builds upon the story of the previous books. They are:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
- Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
In addition to the main series, Rowling has also published related books such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
The Harry Potter series has been adapted into eight films, released between 2001 and 2011. The films were produced by Warner Bros. and featured a star-studded cast including Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley. In addition to the main series, the Fantastic Beasts films, set in the same wizarding world but taking place before the events of Harry Potter, have also been released.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is a must-read for any fantasy fan. With a richly imagined world, compelling characters, and themes that are relevant to readers of all ages, it’s no wonder that the series has become a cultural phenomenon. Whether you’re a fan of the books, the films, or both, the magic of Harry Potter is sure to enchant you.