• Words and terms A witch or wizard who administers the Unbreakable Vow is called the Bonder (HBP2). Read More
• Source Hermione remains angry with Ron, but Harry tries to stay friends with both of them. He finds that girls are trying to seduce him and Romilda Vane tries to slip him a Love Potion. Harry asks Luna to Slughorn’s Christmas party, and Hermione invites McLaggen to upset Ron. After some general… Read More
• Source Narcissa calls on Snape in secret against Voldemort’s orders. Bellatrix tries to stop her, but joins her at Snape’s house anyway. Snape prevents Wormtail’s eavesdropping and tells Bellatrix his story, though she still refuses to trust him; Narcissa then reveals that Voldemort has ordered Draco to do something difficult, and… Read More
• Source Harry and Dumbledore return to Hogsmeade and see the Dark Mark over Hogwarts. They fly to the top of the Astronomy Tower, where Draco appears and disarms Dumbledore, but can’t bring himself to kill him. Dumbledore tries to convince Draco to come to the good side.  Before Malfoy can decide… Read More
• Houses and addresses This brick row house is almost certainly where Severus Snape grew up, and then lived alone for most of his adult life. Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange sought him out here in 1996, when he made an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa that he would kill Dumbledore if Draco failed to… Read More
• Spells A delayed-action jinx which writes the word “sneak” across someone’s face in pimples if they break an agreement they sign. This jinx may be an invention of Hermione Granger.    … Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Spinner’s End is a street in Cokeworth, a dark industrial Muggle town, most likely somewhere in northern industrial England. It is on this street that Snape’s house sits, and down which Narcissa Malfoy ran – with Bellatrix Lestrange in pursuit – to seek him out HBP2. Somewhere nearby, there is… Read More
• Spells The Unbreakable Vow creates a magically binding vow between two people. The spell apparently cannot be performed using wandless magic (judging from Snape’s remarks to Bellatrix rather than from the Weasley twins’ underage efforts) and requires that the Bonder’s wand be touching the joined hands of the person administering the… Read More
• Event Snape and Narcissa take the vow together, with Bellatrix serving as Bonder. Snape agrees to help Draco with his task and to finish it for him if Draco fails (HBP2). Read More