The Lightning-Struck Tower is the twenty-seventh chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


He knew it had worked before he opened his eyes: the smell of salt, the sea breeze had gone. He and Dumbledore were shivering and dripping in the middle of the dark High Street in Hogsmeade. For one horrible moment Harry’s imagination showed him more Inferi creeping towards him around the sides of shops, but he blinked and saw that nothing was stirring; all was still, the darkness complete but for a few streetlamps and lit upper windows.

‘We did it, Professor!’ Harry whispered with difficulty; he suddenly realised that he had a searing stitch in his chest. ‘We did it! We got the Horcrux!’


Avada Kedavra

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See also

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Seer Overheard The Cave The Lightning-Struck Tower The Flight of the Prince The Phoenix Lament