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  • Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe pt
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sv
  • Harry Potter a polovičný princ sk
  • Гаррі Поттер і Напівкровний Принц uk
  • Хари Потер и полукрвни принц sr
  • 哈利·波特与混血王子 zh-CN
  • Harry Potter şi prinţul semipur ro
  • Harry Potter i el misteri del príncep ca
  • Harry Potter ve Melez Prens (kitap) tr
  • 哈利·波特与“混血王子” zh-TW
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series, written by British author J. K. Rowling. Set during protagonist Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores the past of Harry's nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry's preparations for the final battle alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore. The book was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury and in the United States by Scholastic on 16 July 2005, as well as in several other countries. It sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after its release, a record at the time which was eventually broken by its sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There were many controversies before and after it was published, including the right to read the copies delivered prior to the release date in Canada. Reception to the novel was generally positive and it won several awards and honours, including the 2006 British Book of the Year award. Reviewers noted that the book took on a darker tone than its predecessors, though it did contain some humour. Some considered the main themes to be love and death, and trust and redemption.

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