By J.K. Rowling
For twelve lengthy years, the dread castle of Azkaban held an notorious prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 individuals with a unmarried curse, he used to be stated to be the inheritor obvious to the darkish Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving in basic terms clues as to the place he will be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who used to be Black's downfall besides. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't really secure, no longer even in the partitions of his magical university, surrounded by means of his pals. simply because on best of all of it, there may be a traitor in their midst.
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