Summary: Following on from 'The Order of the Pheonix', 'The Ruckus in the West Country' tells the tale of events, which transpire prior to Dumbledore collecting Harry from Number 4 Privet Drive at the beginning of 'The Half Blood Prince'.
During the worst summer in living memory countless terrors unfold, the destruction of the Brockdale Bridge, a slue of gruesome murders including the Bones and Vance killings, the Dementors abandon Azkaban, yet all are but preludes for what is to come as The Dark Lord unleashes his most terrible and devastating plan yet.
Days later a sacked and shamefaced Fudge hides the full horror of the event from the Muggle Prime Minister, whilst teams of obliviators work feverishly around the clock to remove all trace of the worst attack upon a wizarding community in a thousand years. Scares are healed but few will forget the images of Giants, Death Eaters, Dementors, fireballs and whirlwinds which fell from the darkness onto the helpless people of the West Country.
But even here in the quiet after the storm there is no peace, for within the ashes of this terrible nights deeds lie the seeds of greater evil to come.