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About Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In this seventh and last book of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling ties-up loose ends and reveals the person who dies. The Harry Potter series are together the best selling collective works of fiction of all time. Readers young and old are enamored with Rowling’s imagination and skillful writing. Advanced rumor is that the Deathly Hallows keeps us on our toes and might just be the best of the Harry Potter series. While that’s a tall order, considering how good so many of the other books have been, Rowling will be able to cut-loose in this final book and give the readers the ride of their lives. Because it’s the final book, she has the advantage of pulling the veil off secrets and providing a memorable and surprising ending.
“Write Your Own Ending” Contest
We are sponsoring two $500 cash prize contests for endings to the Deathly Hallows book. You can read more about it by going to our contest page.
One Million Harry Potter Books For Charity
We’re running a campaign to raise one million dollars for two great charities simply through the purchase of Harry Potter books. All you have to do is buy the book by clicking on one of the links on this page. It’s that easy. You were going to buy a copy of the Deathly Hallows anyway, weren’t you? So why not make it go to a good cause?
Reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
JK Rowling and her publisher have literally put the lock-down on this final installment in the Harry Potter series. At the moment, there are no legitimate reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, as we get closer to the July 21st release date, and the reviews start trickling in, you can be sure that we’ll add them here in our list.
Rumors and Expectations about the ending
There are some things we know for a fact will take place in Deathly Hallows. For one, we will find out how Hogwarts responds after the attack. Questions that remain about Hogwarts are “Will it reopen?” and “Which teachers will return”? Further, there is an expected wedding between Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour that several characters will probably attend. Also, Harry will try to make the trek to the Dursleys’ house in order to satisfy the requirements of Dumbledore’s protection. It is also expected that Harry Potter will try to visit his parent’s old home with Ron and Hermione, though there may be complications. One of Harry’s major goals in this book will be to destroy all of Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes.
In addition to these plot elements, JK Rowling has confirmed that the last chapter will be an epilogue detailing the state of affairs of surviving characters after Harry’s class leaves Hogwarts. She has also confirmed that “there are deaths - more deaths coming.” That’s one of the most anticipated plot elements. Rowling has also indicated that we’ll find “something incredibly important about [Lily, Harry’s mother] in book seven.”
Of course rumors abound about what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will reveal. Everyone wonders whether Snape will turn out to be a good guy or a bad guy. Personally, we feel pretty strongly that he’ll turn out to be a good guy, but there are plenty of people who disagree. Our view is that Snape is fundamentally good, but a little rough around the edges with a somber personality. He unequivocally did not kill Dumbledore. However, Rowling’s comments have been ambiguous.
The biggest question of all, though is who dies and who lives. This is probably the single most successful and brilliant book marketing ploy in the history of the written word!
JK Rowling on what fans should expect:
Some of you have expressed a (much more muted!) mixture of happiness and sadness at the prospect of the last book being published, and that has meant more than I can tell you. If it comes as any consolation, I think that there will be plenty to continue arguing and speculating about, even after Deathly Hallows comes out.