There's something in the air today. A feeling of magic. An excitement that tickles the tummy and makes it hard to sit still. It tastes like cotton candy, it smells like buttery popcorn, it sounds like this:
You've been waiting all summer. It's almost here.
But, you shouldn't be too quick to settle in happily, my friend. Don't get comfortable quite yet. There might just be something that you forgot. Some little thing… See there? You feel it now, don't you? That creeping little feeling in the back of your mind that all is not as it should be. Perhaps you're beginning to feel that the room is growing darker? Smaller? That you're not alone?
It makes the excited tickle in your stomach turn into nervous, fluttering butterflies.
And then you remember what you forgot.
The last time you were here things weren't going so well. Professor Snape had made an unbreakable vow with Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange to help Draco fulfill the dark lord's mission — or die a horrifying death. It turns out that he, Severus Snape, and not your precious Harry, is the Half-Blood Prince. He wielded his wand when Draco didn't have the guts to do it and now… Dumbledore is dead, and you and Harry are all alone. Well… not quite alone.
But it's too late to turn back. Sirius Black can't help you now. Nor Hermione, nor Ron. No. You and Harry are on your own and Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for either of you.
And to think you were just having such fun at Universal Studio's Wizarding World! It all seemed so magical. You got so excited on your Forbidden Journey that I think you must have completely forgotten what evil was lying in wait for you and Harry. Well, let me warn you now. If you thought Lord Voldemort was scary before, just wait until you see him in 3D.
Let's have a look shall we?
But don't forget your wand. You and Harry might just need it before your journey is through. And remember the magic words, you'll find yourself needing them as well before it's all over — Expecto Patronum!
Warner Bros has finally released the trailer for the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows due for release November 19, 2010. A fair warning that Voldemort is on his way. No Expelliarmus charm is going to save you now.
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