Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and might even have assisted in the deaths of James and Lily Potter—Harry Potter’s parents. Now Black has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard him muttering in his sleep, "He’s at Hogwarts... he’s at Hogwarts." Of course, Harry already had plenty to worry about. After inflating his nasty aunt and running away on the magical Knight Bus, he finds he’s being pursued by death omens at every turn. He receives two wonderful gifts: a top-of-the-line Firebolt broomstick, and the Marauder’s Map, a magical diagram of Hogwarts made by the mysterious “Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs.” Hermione disappears frequently, burdened down by a seemingly impossible course schedule. And the soulless Dementors have come to guard Hogwarts—supposedly to protect Harry from Sirius Black, but they terrify Harry more than the fugitive ever could. To strengthen himself against them, Harry reaches out to Remus Lupin, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was once a friend of his father’s. Lupin teaches Harry about the Patronus Charm, a defensive measure well above the level of magic generally mastered by wizards Harry’s age. But even with his broom, his map, his magic, and his loyal friends, Harry isn't safe. Because on top of everything else, there’s a traitor hidden at Hogwarts…
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"I'm old and read these as they came out. The first one was intriguing, the second was good, but the third somehow took a turn. It was a dark turn where things talked about were becoming more real and dangerous. I was hooked because of book 3. This is the best in the series because we graduated from some kids messing around to this being something dark, serious and dangerous. "
"The third installment of the Harry Potter series. The first two books are really good, but this is where the series really starts to take off in my opinion. It’s filled with a lot of amazing twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat no with every page you turn. "
"Read it on my trip to Florida loved it now to read it again "
"I love the entire Harry Potter series"
"When I red this I was so into it and when I finished it I red another book about Harry poster and it was so good"