Throughout the Harry Potter books, there are some variations between the Bloomsbury (British) and Scholastic (American) editions. The edition published here is British. Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J.K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwardts Schoolo of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quandary involving the evil wizard Lord Voldermot, who killed Harry's parents in his quest to conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical people.