The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts is a book regarding the history of the Dark Arts. Harry Potter is mentioned in this book (possibly in relation to the first downfall of the Dark Lord) which Hermione Granger had read before meeting Harry for the first time on board the Hogwarts Express. It also discusses the Dark Mark (and possibly by extension the Death Eaters).
Behind the scenes
- Using the expression "The Rise and Fall" in the title of a book (especially when its subject are large nations or empires) is a common trope, with origins on Edward Gibbon's most important work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–89). Indeed, many other books are similarily titled, such as Jefferson Davis's The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1868), William Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959), or Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987).
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows