First and foremost, only continue reading if you have finished reading Half-Blood prince; if you have not and don't want to be spoilt I suggest you leave this thread now. So what have we learnt from Half-Blood Prince; most importantly, Voldemort has seperated pieces of his soul and has stored them in seven artifacts of significance to him. Without destroying this "Horcruxes" Voldemort can never be killed and he essentially remains immortal; thus explaining why he was not killed when the killing curse backfired on him. Second most importantly, that Snape was the "half-blood prince"; now this is a fact that alot of people seem to have just browsed over and believe that it had/has no significance to the storyline. At the moment, I am still in the camp that believes that Snape is still working for Dumbledore; There's still to much mystery surrounding Snape. I believe Scrimgeour will play a much bigger part in Book 7; As much as there is content towards him, I still get that glimmer of hope aura from him, especially with Dumbledore gone now, I think we have to look to some one. On the topic of Dumbledore's death; he is dead, and will stay dead. However we now know that he is around in portrait form now in the headmaster's office; so maybe he will still have a part to play in the story. R.A.B - The only person I can even believe this applies to is Regulus Black; Though Harry seems to be overlooking this letter, we all know that whomever left the fake locket there will play a massive part in Book 7. Now, I'm most intrested in how Book 7 will be written, I always thought that all 7 years would pass at Hogwarts; now, anything could happen I think Book 7 could last more then a year, and it could quiet possible start or contain a time skip. What will become of the Order of Phoenix, I think they will still an active group, whom will perhaps join up with the ministry. That's enough for me at the moment, any other predication and theory's will be much appreciated.