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The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
Publication information
Author

Quentin Trimble [1]

Released

pre. 1991

Subject

Defence Against the Dark Arts [2]

Copies

First [1] and fourth-year [2] textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"This book gives an excellent grounding in magical self-defence."
—Advert at Flourish and Blotts.[src]

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection is a book written by Quentin Trimble. It was a required textbook for First year Defence Against the Dark Arts students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1991–1992 school year. [1] It was also the textbook used in the 1994–1995 school year in the fourth year D.A.D.A. class. [2] A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish and Blotts.[3]

Spells covered[3]

Other topics covered[3]

Behind the scenes

  • It is possible, given that this was the required textbook for that year and that Moody wanted his class to read about resisting the Imperius Curse, that such a topic was covered in this book.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pottermore


Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius

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