In the novel, Harry and Dumbledore set out to find Horace Slughorn to find the key to destroy Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
Awards and honors
- 2006 Best Books for Young Adults
- 2006 British Book of the Year Awards
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal
- Quill Award for Best Book of the Year
- 2006 Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books