A further step up I think from the previous. This is when the story starts to get really interesting. It still has the general feel of the others but has definitely gotten darker with more adult themes starting to emerge.
I really feel for the character Sirius Black. His life has been mostly terrible and we know it doesn’t get any better. I love the moment when he suggest Harry go live with him and the hope and joy they both feel for a very brief moment. He should have had everything going for him and of course it doesn’t happen. Imagine getting jailed for 12 years for something you didn’t do but still feel responsible for? And the mistake you made causes the death of your best friend and then being in a place where you have no choice but to dwell on all the time. That’s some dark stuff.
Also a big fan of Lupin, who has his own tragic story. That group of four kids really did not have a happy ever after.
4 stars out of 5