I read this book about 19-Jul-2007. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2005. This note was last modified Wednesday, 25-Jul-2007 21:37:02 PDT.
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Figured I'd better read this before the final book comes out!
Things are clearly moving towards crisis. Dumbledore is giving Harry some extra "training", but it's more telling him bits of history. And apparently still not all of them. Harry hates Snape bitterly, especially when Snape gets the defense against the dark arts professorship. And survives the book even.
It's Dumbledore that doesn't, but you already knew that, or didn't care. Snape kills him as the Death Eaters invade Hogwarts.