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.  It was also the textbook used in the 1994–1995 school year in the fourth year D.A.D.A. class.  A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish and Blotts.
- Curse of the Bogies
- Green Sparks
- Knockback Jinx
- Red Sparks
- Smokescreen Spell
- Wand-Extinguishing Charm
- Wand-Lighting Charm
Other topics covered
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.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (PS2 version only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Notes and references