Yesterday I finished the sixth volume, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. and started Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I found volume six to be my favorite so far. I liked the way it delved into Voldemort’s origins. The results of inbreeding in his immediate ancestors was probably pretty accurate. He only escaped such a fate by having a father from a different family.
I was surprised by Dumbledore’s death. The part that immediately preceded it, where he drank the potion that covered the locket, was very well written, I thought.