Darker than the previous novels in the Harry Potter series, 'Order of the Phoenix' presents us with sides not often seen in many of the characters. Everyone is on edge with the news of Voldemort's return and the Ministry of Magic is doing everything they can to discredit those that wish this truth to be known. Seeing that squelching this supposed rumor is not able to be done prior to the new school year, they send one of their own behind the lines, one Professor Umbridge. With a disturbing affection for pink as well as a way to much imagination in the rule and punishment departments, its hard to see her as a friend when she's working as a foe! Unable to get the training needing from this new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Harry, his pals, and a few unlikely allies, team up to learn what they can from their own experience. The Room of Requirement aids them in providing a place for honing their skills, and the creation of the DA (Dumbledore's Army) is complete. Little do they know just how soon those new skills will be put to the test..... Voldemort will do anything to gain back his former glory and news of a previously hidden prophecy comes to light. Apparantly, it contains the key to his undoing and who can truly conquer his evil! Will Harry and his friends prevail? What of the prophecy? Is there really someone else that was meant to be the 'chosen one'?
Another thrilling addition for anyone's literary collection...filled with favorite characters and storytelling you've come to love. Happy reading!