We’re back on the case with more Harry Potter reviews here at Baking Thad Towers – celebrating twenty year’s since young Potter first took on the malevolent Voldemort. This time around it’s the Goblet of Fire, Rowling’s best yet.
Voldemort is on the come-back trail, as Harry is distracted by the Triwizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup and a one-eyed one-legged half-mad Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Frankly, it’s a relief when it’s all over.
Goblet of Fire has all of the things we’ve come to expect from a good Harry Potter adventure but more so. Just think of any aspect of Harry Potter you like and there’s more of it stuffed into these pages: More Harry, more Hermione, more Ron (more Weasley’s in general), more Hagrid and Dumbledore, more dodging Snape, more Ministry of Magic, more owls, more Olivander, more magical creatures, more Voldemort, more quidditch, and more… well… magic.
Despite all of this, it’s the plot where Rowling has really upped the ante – there’s about five different layers to it, and Rowling does a brilliant job of tying them all together: Voldemort’s return, the Triwizard Tournament and the Quidditch World Cup are all weaved into the same fantastic story that left me open-mouthed at times.
Yep, I’ve said it for every book in the series I’ve read, this is definitely the best so far.
So what do you think? Have you read it? Did you like it? Would you recommend it?
Let me know in the comments!
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