Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 17 & 18

A special holiday bonus – not one, but two chapters today! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends; I have so many things to be thankful for this year (starting with a healthy, happy three-month-old), but this website is definitely one of them. I’ve immensely enjoyed my time building the site, as well as interacting with a thoughtful, intelligent readership, and you guys have been great. So, thanks!

I think Rowling was a genius with this chapter; just when we’ve gotten to the boiling point with Umbridge (as well as, in my case, a desire to throw the book out the window in frustration with her character), she gives us the D.A. It’s such a beautiful organization, and while nobody realizes it (least of all the kids in the room), as the group continues to meet the torch is quietly being passed from the Order of the Phoenix to a new generation of fighters. Not to mention, how cool is Harry running Dumbledore’s Army? :)

Here are the chapters: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chapters 17 & 18: ‘Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four’ & ‘Dumbledore’s Army’

Edit: And I almost forgot! A beautiful new banner image today as the story passes over from the Order to the D.A. The drawing of the D.A. (the full thing can be seen on the OP18 page, it wouldn’t all fit in the banner) was done by the wonderful Jeni Malament. Thanks, Jeni!

~ by Josie on November 26, 2009.

2 Responses to “Order of the Phoenix, Chapters 17 & 18”

  1. The new banner is lovely! Whose is it?

  2. martin, I forgot to write this at first but added it shortly after I posted – the artist is Jeni Malament, who is wonderful: Here’s her page.

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