Harry Potter, the best-selling book series in history, is a fantasy series written by British author Joanne Rowling commonly known as J. K. Rowling. The title of the series is named after the central character (Protagonist) Harry Potter.
When he was fifteen months old, the main antagonist Lord Voldemort murdered his parents. Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow to kill infant Harry. But his parents sacrificed their life protecting him. It was the loving sacrifice of his mother, which protected him from Voldemort.
At the age of eleven, when he was living with his aunt and uncle, he discovered that he is a wizard. His aunt and uncle didn’t want him to learn about his abilities. So, they desperately tried to prevent him from studying in a magical academy. But somehow Harry becomes a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he learns the necessary skill to succeed in the wizarding world. Here, he met his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry has some inborn magical abilities like the ability to speak with snakes.
The series was published by Bloomsbury (UK) and Scholastic Press (USA). It got much popularity through the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
The series consists of seven books:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)