Sixth Harry Potter book completed

Dec. 29, 2004, midnight | By Caitlin Garlow | 16 years ago

Rowling sends Half-Blood Prince to the press

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The Washington Post article "J.K. Rowling Finishes Sixth Potter Book,” by Hillel Italie.

Author J.K. Rowling announced on her fan club website on Dec. 20 that she has finished writing and editing the sixth Harry Potter book, entitled Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Scholastic Inc., Rowling's U.S. publisher, announced that the book has been scheduled for release on July 16 in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Great Britain.

According to The Washington Post, Rowling has not said whether her book will top its 870-page-long predecessor, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, though book stores are expecting a surge of order requests, like they did for Order of the Phoenix.

J.K. Rowling is keeping an element of mystery around the story, letting on only that one of her characters will not survive the in sixth book, according to The Washington Post. It won't be Harry who dies though, said Rowling, who promised that Harry would survive to see the end of his Hogwarts days.

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