Chapter Nine A Place to Hide
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thoughts and reviews.
This chapter is lit off with the last words from chapter eight. Kingsley Schacklebot’s Patronus falls eerily into the wedding party: The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming. The trio apparate from the scene and suddenly find themselves in the middle of London (I assume. Could be Glasgow or Edinburgh for all I know). Hermoine shows us she continues to play den mother with her never ending purse. Then the cafe fight. It’s probably one of my most favorite, to be honest. I don’t know why. It smacks of urban fantasy which is a bit of a no no for me. I think its because the kids are officially on their own here. They have grown up. Its in this scene they prove they can survive a magic battle without a string of clues, appearing magical swords or luck. It is here where the trio show their stuff. It promises much more for the rest of the story.
How about Ron’s sudden taste for blood though? Woah. His suggestion of killing them seemed, I don’t know, creepy and a bit non-chalant. “Hey. Should we get the car washed today, and then after kill a man?” Maybe this is further proof that their adventure has become really serious.
Alright. What did you think of chapter nine?