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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book)
A film of the same name, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is tentatively scheduled to be released in 2007.
OverviewHarry is wandering about Little Whinging arguing with his cousin Dudley, when he is attacked by Dementors. Harry drives them off with a Patronus Charm, although Dudley is hurt. A neighbour, Arabella Figg, comes to help, revealing that she has been asked by Albus Dumbledore to keep an eye on Harry. Back home, Harry receives a letter stating that he has been expelled from Hogwarts (as students are forbidden to do any magic outside of school), and must appear at a hearing at the Ministry of Magic to explain his actions.
Several members of the Order of the Phoenix come to escort Harry safely to their headquarters at the Black family home, 12 Grimmauld Place. The Weasleys, Hermione, and Harry’s godfather Sirius Black are all already there. Harry is upset because, on Dumbledore's orders, no one has been telling him what has been happening in the fight against Lord Voldemort. The Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, refuses to believe that Voldemort has returned, and has been using The Daily Prophet to publish articles discrediting Harry and Dumbledore.
Harry is taken to the hearing by Mr. Weasley. They arrive barely in time, as the time and place have been changed without telling them. Dumbledore also arrives just in time bringing Mrs Figg as witness that Harry acted in self-defence. As they leave, Harry is disturbed to see Lucius Malfoy, a known Death Eater visiting Fudge at the ministry.
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The friends return to Hogwarts, meeting Luna Lovegood on the train. Hagrid has not returned to the school, and Dolores Umbridge has been appointed by the ministry to become the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. It becomes clear she has been appointed to take control of the school, and refuses to teach her classes anything useful to fight Voldemort. She is appointed High Inquisitor and starts to intimidate staff and students alike.
Ron is made the new Keeper for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. The season starts well, but then Umbridge bans Harry, Fred and George from the team. Hagrid returns, revealing he was sent on a secret mission by Dumbledore to seek aid from the giants. Both he and Professor Sibyll Trelawney are under heavy scrutiny by Umbridge, as she views both of them as incompetent. Umbridge sacks Professor Trelawney, but Dumbledore manages to replace her with his own appointment, Firenze, before she can use her authority to impose another teacher.
Harry has had a number of strange dreams, mostly about running down a hallway and attempting to open a door in the Ministry of Magic's Department of Mysteries. In one of these nightmares, Harry dreams that he is a snake attacking Ron's father, Arthur Weasley, who works at the Ministry. Waking up, Harry raises the alarm, believing his dream to have been a vision, and Arthur is indeed discovered with poisonous snake bites. Harry begins to wonder if he is being possessed and transported by Voldemort to do his bidding. Dumbledore reassures him, but asks Severus Snape to give Harry lessons in the art of Occlumency, the ability to block one's mind from another.
Hermione contacts the journalist Rita Skeeter, threatening to reveal to the authorities that she is an unregistered animagus unless she writes an article for Harry about Voldemort's return. Luna Lovegood's father runs The Quibbler', and he agrees to print the article. Umbridge is furious when it appears. She bans the magazine, but the story spreads rapidly through the school.
Hermione convinces Harry that as Umbridge refuses to teach her subject properly, Harry must teach the students himself. They form the D.A., Defence Association, but this becomes Dumbledore's Army, as Umbridge’s decrees controlling the school become more and more severe. Umbridge eventually discovers a meeting of the D.A, and catches Harry. Dumbledore pretends that it was he who organised the meetings, and is dismissed by Umbridge, who appoints herself as new headmaster. The Weasley twins use their talent for practical jokes to cause trouble around the school, while all of the teachers pointedly do nothing to help the new Headmistress. The twins set off one last prank as a decoy so that Harry can talk to Sirius via the fireplace in Umbridge's office. They quit in spectacular fashion to start their own joke shop, 'Weasley's Wizard Wheezes', leaving a magical swamp inside the school.
Harry has another dream in which he sees Sirius captured in the Department of Mysteries, and being tortured. He makes a desperate attempt to contact Sirius via the fireplace in Umbridge's office, but the Black family's house-elf, Kreacher, deliberately tricks Harry into believing Sirius has vanished. Umbridge catches Harry, but Hermione fools Umbridge into believing that they have been hiding something in the woods. Umbridge reveals that it was she who had sent the Dementors to attack Harry. Once in the woods, Umbridge foolishly insults the centaurs, and in the confusion which follows Harry and company manage to find the school Thestrals, on which they fly to London and the Ministry of Magic.
Harry and some of the D.A. arrive in the Department of Mysteries which Harry saw in his dream, but find it occupied by a group of Death Eaters. The dream was not real, and had been a trap. Voldemort is seeking to steal a prophecy from the ministry, and needs Harry to get it for him. The only people who can pick up a prophecy without suffering madness are the people that the prophecy refers to.
A great skirmish begins between the students and the Death Eaters. Most of the students are injured, but, as they near defeat, five of the adult wizards from the Order of the Phoenix appear to help them. During the ensuing battle, the glass sphere which holds the prophecy is shattered. Also, tragically, Sirius is struck by a curse from the wand of his cousin, the Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange, and dies. Dumbledore shows up and ropes off most of the Death Eaters, but Bellatrix escapes.
Harry blindly chases after Bellatrix and catches up with her in the main atrium of the Ministry of Magic, where they fight. Lord Voldemort himself appears inside the atrium and duels with Dumbledore. Alerted Ministry of Magic employees arrive in time to see Voldemort for themselves before he disapparates taking Bellatrix with him. Cornelius Fudge finally accepts that Voldemort has returned.
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