Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J. K. Rowling

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Giles Greenfield

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Preceded by

Prisoner of Azkaban

Followed by

Order of the Phoenix

"Harry is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. He wants to get away from the malicious Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about his crush, Cho Chang (and maybe do more than dream). ... But even by his standards, Harry's year is anything but normal. ... No, nothing is ever normal for Harry Potter. And in his case, different can be deadly."
—Promotional blurb

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling; it was released in 2000, although the storyline itself takes place in 1995.


Chapter 1: The Riddle HouseEdit

The story begins with the legend of the murder of the Riddle family; it explains how the caretaker, Frank Bryce, was believed to have killed the Riddles, but after the police received a report from the doctors explaining that nothing was wrong, the police were forced to release Bryce. At the time of the first chapter, Frank awakens one night in August, due to a pain in his leg. Filling up his hot water bottle in an attempt to ease the stiffness in his knee, he sees a flame in the Riddle House. Having distrusted the police ever since they interrogated him, he instead rushes up to the house alone. Upon reaching the second landing, he overhears Peter Pettigrew (better known as Wormtail) conversing with Voldemort about killing Harry. When Voldemort's snake, Nagini, informs him that Frank is outside, Voldemort kills him.

Chapter 2: The ScarEdit

Miles away, Harry wakes with a start, having woken from a dream which revealed the details of the previous chapter to him. He looks into the mirror, trying to recall the finer details of the memory, which he seemed to have forgotten. Spending a fair couple of pages providing a summary of the past three books in Harry's thoughts, it goes on to provide a detailed account of what Harry thought his friends' reaction to his scar hurting (and the dream) would be. Then, he writes a letter to his godfather. He then gets dressed and goes down to breakfast.

Chapter 3: The InvitationEdit

Chapter 4: Back to the BurrowEdit

Chapter 5: Weasleys' Wizard WheezesEdit

Chapter 6: The PortkeyEdit


  • Frank Bryce: A Muggle, Frank is the caretaker of the Riddle House, a derelict mansion miles away from Privet Drive, in a place called Little Hangleton. He is murdered by Voldemort for overhearing the latter's plans.
  • Peter Pettigrew: Voldemort's servant, he converses with Voldemort about killing Harry and does whatever Voldemort tells him to, such as feeding the latter, tying Harry to a grave, and stealing stuff from Harry. He loses his hand at the end of the book.
  • Harry Potter: The protagonist, his wand is stolen and used to produce the Dark Mark; later, he is chosen as a Triwizard Champion, and witnesses Voldemort's return.
  • Ron Weasley: Harry's best friend, Ron will not talk to him for a large portion of the book, because he was made a champion in the Triwizard Tournament. However, they reconcile by the second task.
  • Hermione Granger: An extremely smart good friend of Harry's, she often helps him and provides ideas that he does not have the mental capacity to come up with himself.
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