Minalimas Illustrated Chamber Of Secrets Is Absolutely Stunning
With the MinaLima-illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets finally on the shelves as of October 26, we can now take a dive into this truly magnificent novel. We at MuggleNet have been holding our breath in anticipation of the newest magical addition to the MinaLima Harry Potter collection. We can now say that it does not disappoint. With vibrant colors and incredible hand-drawn graphics, this novel truly brings the wizarding world to life.
Starting with the novels cover, it attracts the eye right away with its gold detailing and beautiful illustrations. We see various symbols around the gold framing with a striking image of Harry and Ron flying above the Hogwarts Express in the Ford Anglia. The cover, of course, wouldnt be complete without the official MinaLima stamp at the bottom. From here, it only becomes more stunning through extreme attention to detail as well as illustrations of remarkable moments in the novel. Cover to cover, the book is filled with graphics that practically leap off the page, inviting you into the wizarding world.
Chapter 1: The Duelling Club
- “Now, Professor Dumbledore has granted me permission to start this little duelling club, to train you all in case you ever need to defend yourselves as I myself have done on countless occasions – for full details, see my published works. ”
- Gilderoy Lockhart, presenting the Duelling Club
Petrified Nearly-Headless Nick
Chapter 1: The Chamber Of Secrets
- “Just the man. The very man. A girl has been snatched by the monster, Lockhart. Taken into the Chamber of Secrets itself. Your moment has come at last.”
- Snape, giving Lockhart a mission
Moaning Myrtle explains her death, saying the last thing she saw was a pair of enormous eyes by one of the sinks, whose tap has never worked. Harry finds a snake carved on the tap and then opens the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets by speaking Parseltongue to it. Harry, Ron and Lockhart slide down a large pipe and find themselves in maze-like tunnels far under the school. Down there, they encounter a snake skin left by the Basilisk. Just then, Lockhart feigns fainting and he steals Ron’s wand. Victoriously proclaiming that he will erase Harry and Ron’s memories and tell everybody they lost their sanity at the sight of Ginny’s mangled body, Lockhart casts the Memory Charm. Ron’s broken wand causes the charm to backfire, erasing Lockhart’s memory and causing a portion of the ceiling to cave in. This traps Harry in the direction of the chamber and Ron in the direction of the castle. Ron has no choice but to stay behind and clear a path through the rocks while Harry continues in search of Ginny. Harry then encounters a wall with stone snakes on it, opens it by speaking Parseltongue, and enters the Chamber.
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The Illustrated Edition Of ‘harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’ Looks Stunning
LONDON The second installment of Jim Kay’s illustrated Harry Potter series is almost here, folks.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition will be published by Bloomsbury this October and from the looks of it, the images will be every bit as epic as they were in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Chapter : The Deathday Party
- “Why would anyone want to celebrate the day they died? Sounds dead depressing to me…”
- Ron, about the Deathday Party
Petrified Mrs Norris
In return for distracting Argus Filch just when he is about to give Harry severe punishment, Harry promises he will come to Nearly Headless Nick‘s Deathday Party on Hallowe’en. He brings Ron and Hermione along as well. While there, they meet Moaning Myrtle. The three of them quickly get sickened by the ghostly party and return to the Great Hall.
Before they get to the Hallowe’en feast, Harry hears the voice and follows it to the second floor, where he finds the bathroom flooded and Mrs Norris, Filch’s cat, hanging from a torch bracket, petrified and coupled with a message on the wall, reading “THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS HAS BEEN OPENED. ENEMIES OF THE HEIR, BEWARE”. Then, students leaving the Hallowe’en Feast surround them. And Malfoy yells: “Enemies of the Heir, beware! You’ll be next, Mudbloods!”
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Chapter : At Flourish And Blotts
- Lucius Malfoy: “Dear me, what’s the use of being a disgrace to the name of wizard if they don’t even pay you well for it?”
- Arthur Weasley: “We have a very different idea of what disgraces the name of wizard, Malfoy.”
- Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley arguing at Flourish and Blotts.
Gilderoy Lockhart showing off his book
Harry stays at the Burrow until his departure for Hogwarts. The Weasleys make it clear that they all like Harry. For example, Arthur insists that Harry sit next to him during meals where Molly, who constantly deplores the state of his hand-me-down clothes and how thin he is, insists that he eat extra food. During that period, he and the Weasleys travel to Diagon Alley with Floo Powder to get their school supplies. Harry has difficulty with the smoke around him and says “Diagon Alley” unclearly, and thus he accidentally lands in a shop in the ill-reputed Knockturn Alley instead. The shop is Borgin and Burkes, specialising in objects related to Dark magic. There he sees Lucius Malfoy, father of Draco Malfoy, Harry’s arch rival from school, selling items imbued with Dark magic to a dark arts salesman, Mr Borgin. Lucius Malfoy explains that the Ministry has been conducting raids on wizard houses to uncover illegal artefacts, so he is selling his more problematic possessions. He also expresses his disdain for a rumoured Muggle Protection Act, which he assumes Arthur Weasley is behind.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kays dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart await inside this fully illustrated edition.
With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart
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Chapter 1: Dobby’s Reward
- “But Dobby didn’t move. He was holding up Harry’s disgusting, slimy sock, and looking at it as though it were a priceless treasure.”
- Dobby being freed by Harry
Albus Dumbledore holding the Sword of Gryffindor
At McGonagall’s office, Harry, Ron, and Ginny find Dumbledore, McGonagall, Arthur and Molly Weasley, who are delighted to see them alive. Harry worries that Ginny will get blamed for being the person behind the attacks, but to his great relief Dumbledore rightly deduces that Voldemort is the culprit and only used Ginny’s body. After Ginny leaves to get a much-needed rest, Harry and Ron both receive two hundred house points each for Gryffindor and both get an Award for special services to the school, and then Dumbledore asks to speak with Harry alone. Harry expresses his concern that he belonged in Slytherin. Dumbledore reveals that Voldemort transferred some of his powers to Harry when he gave him his scar, explaining his ability to speak Parseltongue. He asks Harry why he thinks the Sorting Hat put him in Gryffindor if he has so many Slytherin qualities, and Harry admits that the only reason it did was because he had asked it to. Dumbledore confirms this and tells Harry that “it is our choices, rather than our abilities, that reveal who we truly are”. He points out to the sword Harry had drawn out of the hat – Harry now notices it has Godric Gryffindor‘s name on it. Dumbledore says that only a true Gryffindor would be able to draw it out.
Chapter : The Whomping Willow
- “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.”
- Ron, complaining about the Whomping Willow
The flying Ford Anglia caught in the Whomping Willow
It is time to return to Hogwarts, Harry and the Weasleys arrives at King’s Cross Station on the Ford Anglia, after several delays On the way to the Hogwarts Express, when Harry and Ron try to go through the barrier to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters after everyone else went through, the barrier is mysteriously sealed against them. Having missed the train, Harry and Ron thus decide to fly Mr Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. They end up getting spotted by many Muggles and crash into the Whomping Willow, the impact breaking Ron’s wand. The giant tree starts pounding the car. The battered car manages to escape, ejecting Harry, Ron, and their luggage, before quickly driving off into the Forbidden Forest.
After they make it to the castle, Professor Snape catches the boys and attempts to have them expelled for being sighted and breaking wizard law to get to the castle. Albus Dumbledore, however, says he will send a letter to Harry and Ron’s families. Still, Professor McGonagall gives a warning and separate detentions to both boys. She also tells them that Ginny had been sorted into Gryffindor, providing them with Endless Sandwiches and disallowing them from attending the Start-of-Term Feast.
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Chapter : Dobby’s Warning
- “Harry Potter is valiant and bold! He has braved so many dangers already! But Dobby has come to protect Harry Potter, to warn him, even if he does have to shut his ears in the oven door later… Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts.”
- Dobby warning Harry
Dobby bowing to Harry Potter
The thing on his bed, a house elf named Dobby who was behind the mysterious eyes Harry saw, tells Harry that he must not go back to Hogwarts, as it will be dangerous because terrible things are going to happen there. The elf, however, can’t tell him what things, and continues to be vague because every time he gets close to letting something slip he starts hurting himself. In the process, he makes a lot of noise, which is noticed by the group downstairs. When he hears Uncle Vernon coming upstairs , Harry hides the elf in his closet right before Vernon comes in and scolds his nephew for making such a racket which has messed up the punchline of his “Japanese golfer joke“. He lets Dobby out as soon as his uncle leaves, and insists that he has to go back to Hogwarts since that’s where he has friends despite them not writing to him. But to his surprise, Dobby then reveals that he has stopped letters being sent to Harry, and offers them to him if Harry will stay away from Hogwarts. Harry refuses and, making a frustrated Dobby run downstairs and use a Hover Charm to smash the dinner party’s pudding.
- “This is the best house I’ve ever been in.”
- Harry Potter, about the Burrow
The flying Ford Anglia
Chapter : The Worst Birthday
- Uncle Vernon: “And you, boy?”
- Harry: “I’ll be in my room, making no noise and pretending I’m not there.”
- Vernon Dursley and Harry Potter
Harry sitting on a bench, unaware of someone in the bushes
Harry Potter has returned to the Dursleys for the summer holiday in mid-1992, and things are very bad for him. Over the summer, the Dursleys have become so fearful of Harry’s new-found magical abilities that they have locked away all of Harry’s magical supplies immediately after his arrival home. They have also banned Harry from saying words such as “magic” in the house, as evident in Uncle Vernon‘s outburst about Harry saying “say the magic word” . Harry begins to worry about what his teachers at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will think if he heads back to them without back homework done, and whether or not he’ll be banned from the Gryffindor House Quidditch team since he has not been able to practise. The Dursley’s have however let him keep his pet snowy owl Hedwig, but have put a padded lock on her cage to keep her inside day and night to avoid suspicion from the neighbours. This does not go well for the bird, because every time she has become bored, her screech has rung throughout the house, causing an irritated Vernon to warn Harry that if he cannot control her, she will have to go.
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Chapter : The Roguebludger
Harry’s arm is boneless after Gilderoy Lockhart tried to mend his arm
- “Dobby wants to save Harry Potter’s life! Better sent home, grievously injured, than remain here sir! Dobby only wanted Harry Potter hurt enough to be sent home!”
- Dobby explaining his plans to Harry
Harry, Ron and Hermione decide that the heir is probably Draco Malfoy, since everyone in his family have been sorted into Slytherin House, he is a Pureblood supremacist, and because his father worked for Voldemort. To try to confirm it, Hermione proposes to use Polyjuice Potion, which can change a person into somebody else for an hour. After getting Lockhart’s signature to check out the book Moste Potente Potions from the Restricted Section that has the recipe, Hermione warns them that the potion will take a month to brew, supposing they gather all the necessary ingredients . Since no one comes into Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, the three of them decide it is the best place to brew the potion unnoticed. Hermione begins working with the ingredients they have.
Exclusive First Look Inside Chamber Of Secrets Illustrated Edition From Jim Kay
Just when we thought the wizarding world couldnt get more magical, Jim Kay proves us wrong once again with these simply gorgeous illustrations of the second Harry Potter story.
From a comprehensive Leonardo da Vinci-esque study of Mandrakes, to an exquisitely detailed portrait of Rubeus Hagrid, we can now take a look at a few of the exclusive pages from his latest illustrated edition and we suspect you may enjoy them.
The book will feature 115 new colour images, and is to be published in more than 21 languages around the world, so as many people as possible can enjoy Kays artwork.
Fans can also expect Kays take on the pesky, potato-headed gnomes that cause the Weasleys endless stress at the Burrow, a beautiful illustration of a female phoenix, and an ethereal take on the towering Hogwarts castle at night. The front cover, much like the original, features Mr Weasleys iconic flying Ford Anglia.
Of course, we have already been treated to Kays unique etchings in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Illustrated Edition, and the artist will be working his way through all seven books to give us his unique visions of J.K Rowlings universe. We will wait patiently as Kay unfolds the adventures for us all over again.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition will be released in hardback on 4 October 2016.
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Illustrated Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
I am a big Harry Potter fan, like HUGE! I fell in love with the first book when it first came out as I was a child and I waited anxiously for the sequel. I quickly devoured that one and waited anxiously for the next and the next. I was one of the Potter Fans in the crowds of midnight book releases at Barnes and Noble sporting plastic Harry glasses. I was one of the fans in line for hours for the first showing of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in the theaters. And of course I flew down to Universal Studios Orlando when they opened up Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express, and Hogsmeade to have myself a Butterbeer in the three broomsticks. This love runs deep for me, that is one of the reasons why these collector illustrated editions of Harry Potter are so exciting for me.
This is the second one released in the series and I already cant wait for the next one. I mean, cmon! Harry Potter with gorgeous illustrations to help the story come even more alive? Whats not to love? There are so many details in this edition that I love. The endpapers are fantastic, the illustrations are gorgeous and even just the wide and thick size of the book is perfect. I also love how some of the illustrations are smaller details that are spread throughout the pages such as slugs crawling on pages.