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Book Review:
The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

Author: Allan Zola Kronzck and Elizabeth Kronzck
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway
Publication date: 2004
List: US$17.95, C$24.50
ISBN: 0767919440
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This is a book I ordered from one of the book clubs my family belongs to (Quality Paperback Books) since I am a big fan of the Harry Potter series. This book has no connection with the author or publisher of that series, even though the subtitle of this volume is "A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter."

It is a compilation of information elating to the magic referred to in the Harry Potter novels. It makes no claims to being all-inclusive (".we had to leave out far more that we put in.") Nor does it attempt to be a scholarly work. It is designed to be a handy reference for those who would like a bit more information than J. K. Rowling gives. If you are a newcomer to the Harry Potter series, you will find this a valuable book to keep close at hand as you read the books. If, on the other hand, you are already an experienced practitioner of (or reader about) the magical arts, there is little for you in this book. It might be a nice little gift for younger readers, since it is clearly written and easy to understand.

It is, obviously, not intended to be read straight through, since it is a reference work. It is, however, light enough in tone and style that it easily read whichever way you wish. The entries end with a symbol and reference to an appearance of the term in one of the five (to-date) Harry Potter books.

Some of the information contained herein may surprise the casual reader (like the connection between the current Dalai Lama [the spiritual leader of Tibet] and the art of scrying). Nothing in this book is new, or of major importance; and it is not the most comprehensive book of its type I have seen. Having said that, however, I must say that it is conveniently arranged (and cross-referenced); the size makes it easy to take along, and the information contained within the covers is easy to understand.

While it is not a great book, it is well worth the price.

Reviewed by Mike Gleason

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