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Last Updated: Tuesday July 12 2005 08:02 GMT

Book 4 - The Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

First line:

The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it the 'Riddle House', even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.

Chapters: 37

Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione go to watch the final of the Quidditch World Cup and see Ireland defeat Bulgaria, but are impressed by Bulgarian star seeker Viktor Krum.

When they arrive at Hogwarts they find that a special event called the Tri-Wizard tournament is taking place, featuring a champion from Hogwarts and two other schools.

Krum is the champion from one school, and Harry becomes a second Hogwarts champion without even entering it.

Harry and the other Hogwarts champion, Cedric Diggory, win the tournament, but Diggory is then killed by Lord Voldemort's supporters and Harry is used to bring the Dark Lord back to his full powers.

DADA teacher (and their fate): Mad-Eye Moody, except it isn't. It's actually Voldemort supporter Barty Crouch junior using a polyjuice potion to disguise himself as Moody.

Best Neville moment: We hear that Neville melted his sixth cauldron in Potions and got a detention from Snape. Neville then came back in a state of "nervous collapse" after the professor made him disembowel a barrel of horned toads. Yuk!

Last line: As Hagrid had said, what would come would come, ... and he would have to meet it when it did.