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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Chapter Thirty-Four:
The Department of Mysteries


Synopsis by Maureen Knight
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley

U.S. hardcover edition: pages 764 - 780
U.K. hardcover edition: pages aaa - bbb
U.K. paperback edition: pages aaa - bbb
Timeframe: 18 (?) June, 1996 [Y16]

In which Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Ginny, and Luna fly to London on thestrals, they are allowed access to the Ministry of Magic through the telephone booth, and they enter the Department of Mysteries - specifically the room containing small glass spheres, one of which is marked with Harry's name, and is later discovered to be a prophecy.

The Department of Mysteries

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

Still to come....

Characters introduced in this chapter:

  • none

Characters returning in this chapter:

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • Still to come....

Spells:

Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • "We're here to save someone, unless your Ministry can do it first!"

  • And then, from right behind them, a drawling voice said, "Very good, Potter. Now turn around, nice and slowly, and give that to me."

Strictly British:

Timelines/Calendar:

The entire chapter takes place on a Thursday, the final day of O.W.L.s. See OP31.

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