The Dark Lord Ascending
Notes by Michele L. Worley and Steve Vander Ark
Page editor Belinda Hobbs
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 1 - 12
U.K. hardcover edition: pages pages pages 9 - 18
US audio edition CD 1 track 1
Timeframe: July, 1997
IN WHICH Snape reports to Voldemort the plans of the Order of the Phoenix to move Harry Potter from Number 4 Privet Drive, Voldemort takes Lucius Malfoy's wand, the Death Eaters gathered in Malfoy Manor make fun of Tonks' marriage to a werewolf, and Voldemort kills Charity Burbage, the erstwhile Hogwarts Muggle Studies teacher.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
a few yards apart
raised their left arms in a kind of salute and passed straight through the dark metal
"He always did himself well, Lucius."
“You are very nearly late.”
“Severus, here,” said Voldemort, indication the seat on his immediate right.
Snape, however, looked calmly back into Voldemort’s face and, after a moment or two. Voldemort’s lipless mouth curved into something like a smile.
Potter will not be moved until the thirtieth
It would not be the first time; he is known to be suseptible.
squat man sitting a short distance from Yaxley; he gave a wheezy giggle
As long as our friend Thicknesse is not discovered before he has converted the rest.
If Potter Apparates...we shall know immediately.
“I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best-laid plans.
a sudden wail sounded...Many of those at the table looked downward, startled, for the sound had seemed to issue from below their feet.
he might have announced that he wanted to borrow one of their arms
Lucius, I see no reason for you to have a wand anymore
skin appeared yellowish and waxy in the ﬁrelight, and his eyes were sunken and shadowed
her slim ﬁngers closed brieﬂy on his wrist
the happy event that, I hear, has taken place in your family this week?
since she married the Mudblood
babysit the cubs
we shall cut away the canker that infects us until only those of the true blood remain
"Severus! Help me!"
A broad, hunched woman with pointed teeth cackled
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Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
- Malfoy Manor
- a narrow, moonlit lane
- gravel drive
- drawing room
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Links and Resources:
- "I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans."
- "Many of our oldest family trees become a little diseased over time."
Notes: After the marriage of Tonks and Lupin.