Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Summary – J.K. Rowling

Before starting Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Summary, let’s discuss the author J. K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling), who was born in 31 July 1965. J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban was published in 8 July 1999 (UK) & 8 September 1999 (US). The Prisoner of Azkaban is a third part of Harry Potter fantasy novel series.

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Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Summary

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Summary
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Summary

After another quest being resolved Harry comes back to the Dursleys family, after reaching there Harry came across to a fact that a prisoner named as Sirius Black has been escaped. When the sister of Harry’s uncle came over, he inflated her by making rude comments on the family and this made him avail a chance of leaving the house and he then left for Diagon Alley in the bus. While he reached there he came across a man named as Cornelius Fudge who was the magic Minister and he told Harry that he should stay here till the school starts and the time period was about three weeks.

Finally the time to leave for Hogwarts arrived but just before a night Harry got to know that Sirius Black is a murdered and he was planning to murder Harry. Harry got fainted as he was heading to the Hogwarts Express by Dementor but Defense Teacher helped Harry. They also got to know that Dementors will now be protecting Harry from the murderer and for this they are going to petrol at the school.

Harry was never happy with the Dementors because even during an event of a match he fainted and fell off the broomstick therefore Lipin taught Harry how to deal with Dementors by way of using Patronus Charm.

George and Fred gave Harry a map which showed all the hidden passages in the school and details of the people in those passages. Upon reaching to Hogsmeade Harry got to know that Sirius Black has been a family friend to Harry and he was the one who betrayed the family of Harry giving access to Voldemort of their house and he has killed thirteen Muggles and a friend Peter was the witness to it.

The ties between Ron and Hermione seemed to be suffering because Ron’s rat was being eaten and he believed that it was done by Hermione’s cat. Well, Harry got hands on a broom as a gift but Hermione was doubtful about it being cursed so he informed McGonagall about it.

The three friends then tired saving Hagrid’s hippogriff, Buckbeak since it was meant for execution but their efforts went in vain since Scrabbers reappeared again.

Ron then started chasing Scrabbers but ended up falling off in a tunnels since he was attacked by a big black dog and Harry and Hermione in the search of Ron and Sirius entered to a place where they got to know that Ron has been transformed to a dog and Lupin explains them that Scrabbers is a form of Peter who is hiding from Sirius to protect his life.

Harry knocked out Severus Snape who came to apprehend Sirius and Sirius and Lupin wanted to kill Peter so they started transforming him to his human form. Harry made them stop the activity by telling them that his father never would want this to happen.

As the night approached Lupin tried being warewolf and was also very hyper at that time, Peter escapes and Dementors apprehend them all. At this time Harry and his friends were all fainted and they opened their eyes in the hospital where they came to know that Sirius is going to get the Dementor’s Kiss which will end up removing his soul. Dumbledore than gave Hermione his time turner so that he may go back and save Buckbeak which carry Sirius back with safety.

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