Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Boy Wonder Rogers

Writer; J.K. Rowling

Synopsis; in Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts he must navigate new menacing threats as well as the spectre of a murderer on the loose who is bent on his demise.

In 500; without missing a beat Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban brilliantly builds upon the established world of wizards and witches energizing the series with new menacing antagonists and a darker tone.

Unlike the previous installments to the series in the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry’s main antagonist is revealed at a relatively early point in the narrative as soon as the reader learns of Sirius Black’s escape from Azkaban. This helps create a tangible sense of menace throughout the book differing from the Chamber of Secrets and the Philosopher’s Stone where the mystery surrounding the identity of the antagonist is used to fuel the narrative. This effect is heightened throughout the books as the…

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