Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’: Chapter 34
In the thirty-fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry suffers excruciating pain as he quickly starts losing his duel against Voldemort. Wanting to die in defiance, like his father, Harry unknowingly conjures up a spell that is shocking, beautiful, and deeply depressing. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Harry Potter.
CHAPTER 34: PRIORI INCANTATEM
- And now another head was emerging from the tip of Voldemort’s wand…and Harry knew when he saw it who it would be…he knew, as though he had expected it from the moment when Cedric had appeared from the wand…knew, because the woman was the one he’d though of more than any other tonight….
The smoky shadow of a young woman with long hair fell to the ground as Bertha had done, straightened up, and looked at him…and Harry, his arms shaking madly now, looked back into the ghostly face of his mother.
“Your father’s coming…” she said quietly. “Hold on for you father…it will be all right…hold on…”
And he came…first his head, then his body…tall and untidy-haired like Harry, the smoky, shadowy form of James Potter blossomed from the end of Voldemort’s wand, fell to the ground, and straightened like his wife. He walked close to Harry, looking down at him, and he spoke in the same distant, echoing voice as the others, but quietly, so that Voldemort, his face now livid with fear as his victims prowled around him, could not hear….
“When the connection is broken, we will linger for only moments…but we will give you time…you must get to the Portkey, it will return you to Hogwarts…do you understand, Harry?”
“Yes,” Harry gasped, fighting now to keep a hold on his wand, which was slipping and sliding beneath his fingers.
“Harry…” whispered the figure of Cedric, “take my body back, will you? Take my body back to my parents….”
Someone please hold me.