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By A Customer
This review is from: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3): Adult Edition (Paperback)
What more can I say, probably my favourite book out of the four currently published.
The plot thickens (as the saying goes), and what a plot. Darker and more exciting than ever before, Rowling seems to have become more acustomed to directing the books at adults as well as children and doesn't disappoint either age-group.
There are more twists and turns here than a kentish country lane, and the end is about as expected as 10 inches of snow in the middle of August! (although I suppose here in the UK anything can happen!)
The introduction of new character Remus Lupin (the new Defence of the Dark Arts) is one of the best yet, and although he only stays on for the one year, I am sure we will see more of him later.
The absence of the usual showdown between Harry & the dark lord at the end is inspired - we readers had come to expect it, and this twist goes to prove that nothing should be taken forgranted.
Despite the absence of an actual appearance by the dark lord, he is still very much in evidence, and with all the happenings with dementors, werewolves, hippogriffs and of course, Sirius Black there is never a dull moment and you dont even notice Voldemorts physical absence until the book is finished and you have stopped reeling from the shocking events at the end!