The Burrow: The Half-Blood Prince

An original editorial by Danielle

Recently, on JKR official site, she has told us that the title of the sixth book will be called Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

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 realized 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.

So, who is the HBP? (Half Blood Prince). Did you read what JKR wrote about the new book? Many things were planned for the Chamber of Secrets. So, what did we learn from the Chamber?

Dobby is a big clue. When Harry asked him about who the heir of Slytherin was- he said it wasn’t You-Know-Who – it wasn’t Voldemort. It was Tom Marvolo Riddle.

What does JKR say? It isn’t Harry or Voldemort. Notice, she doesn’t say it isn’t Tom, so what does that say to me?

The Half Blood Prince is Tom Marvolo Riddle.

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