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Priori Incantatem

- Chapter 34

"Don't let go, now!"

- Bertha Jorkins

GF34: Priori Incantatem

Voldemort again attempts to kill Harry but their spells clash, shades of Voldemort’s victims emerge from his wand, and Harry escapes through the Portkey.

Calendar and Dates

This chapter takes place immediately after end of the preceding chapter.


Interesting facts and notes

And now another head was emerging from the tip of Voldemort's wand...and Harry knew when he saw it who it would be...

But who is it? In the first edition, the next sequence is the infamous "wand order error" (see Edits and Changes to the Text).

Exceptional character moments

Harry's determination to go down fighting even though he accepts the situation as hopeless.

Voldemort's classic villain reaction: "Stand aside! I will kill him! He is mine!"

Memorable lines

And as he heard Voldemort draw nearer still, he knew one thing only, and it was beyond fear or reason: He was not going to die crouching like a child playing hide-and-seek; he was not going to die kneeling at Voldemort's feet...he was going to die upright like his father, and he was going to die trying to defend himself, even if no defense was possible...


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