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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (edition 2007)

by J. K. Rowling

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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Info:Pottermore Limited (2012) Kindle Edition, 784 pages
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  MrsDoglvrs | Apr 24, 2016 |
With most series that I have read, the finale tends to be a let down. I had high expectations coming into the final installment of the Harry Potter series considering the quality of the previous entries. Not only did it not disappoint, but it was the best novel in the entire series, an impressive feat to be sure. At this point in the series, the writing is vastly different than it had been in the first entry. There is a maturity to both the style and to the plot line. The book has a large body count that would be scary to younger readers.

At the completion of the last novel, I was unsure how this would go when I realized that it would be the only Harry Potter not actually taking place at Hogwarts. Rowlings makes it work, and the adventures that Harry, Ron, and Hermione go on wouldn’t be possible had it still been in Hogwarts. There is a sweet, sadness to the death of some of the characters. The last half of the novel is all action. There is a strong build, a sweeping finale, lots of hills and valleys in between, and a very satisfying ending. It goes without say that if you have read the previous novels leading to Deathly Hallows that you will read this as well. You will be highly satisfied with the conclusion.

Carl Alves – author of Blood Street ( )
  Carl_Alves | Apr 7, 2016 |
This book is amazing. J.K Rowling is one of the most amazing authors I have ever read work by. One reason I love this book so much is because of J.K Rowling's ability to paint a picture in your mind. Her word choice is beyond excellent. I have never gotten so excited to read a book before. Every event that happened during this book was like I was living it myself. I was able to feel scared, happy, nervous, anxious, etc. For example, when all of the characters such as George, Fred, Hermione, Fleur, Madeye, Harry, Ron, Haggred, etc. all meet in Harry's house on "Privet Drive." I could imagine each of the characters taking the polyjuice potion and transforming into Harry Potter. The words were magical and truly displayed the mood and setting well. Another reason why I enjoyed reading this book was because of all of the messages and themes it portrayed. J.K Rowling taught us the meaning of hope, hard work, love, emotional/psychiatric connections, etc. Each character portrayed something different throughout the novel and I think that's what makes this book so valuable. For example, throughout this book Harry and his "army" work together to keep Voldemort and his army out of the castle. Voldemort is coming to attack soon and trying to kill Harry in order to get all of the power. Throughout this novel, Harry is the leader, he displays many qualities in doing so. Hermione displays as a witty and brilliant character as well. ( )
  kelseyjenkens | Apr 5, 2016 |
Harry Potter book seven, the Deathly Hallows was a pretty interesting book. In this book Harry, Ron, and Hermione were on the run from Voldemort and the Death Eaters since he has taken over the Ministry of Magic. Also Hogwarts is now run by Professor Snape who takes over for Dumbledore. So everyday Harry, Ron, and Hermione would wake up, pack up their tent, move to a new location in Britain, set up camp, and then put a spell up around them to protect them while they think about where the next Horcrux and the sword of Gryffindor might be. Along the way they found the Gryffindor sword and learn about the Deathly Hallows. At the end of the book Harry realizes there is a Horcrux in Hogwarts and sneaks in. One of the Death Eaters spotted Harry and summoned Voldemort and a battle broke out between Hogwarts and Voldemort’s army. Harry found out that the only way to stop Voldemort is to sacrifice himself so he does. But when he died he actually was only knocked out and when he found out and woke up he played dead until the Death Eaters brought him to the castle to show off that they won and had killed the boy who lived. The battle started back up again and Harry got up and dueled Voldemort. He won.
I really liked this book because the ending isn’t at all how I expected it! The detail the author used was really good and the story line was different from the rest of the series. I was on my toes the whole time because at any moment while they were on the run they could easily be found, captured, and killed.Thats why I gave this book four and a half stars. ( )
  tessal.b1 | Apr 5, 2016 |
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows starts at the Malfoy Manor where Severus Snape is informing Lord Voldemort when the Order of the Phoenix is going to move Harry to a safer location. When the order arrives six of Harry's friends disguise themselves as Harry using polyjuice potion to act as decoys in case Voldemort and his followers are out there waiting for them. But naturally Voldemort knows which Harry Potter is the really one and Harry's wand fends of the dark lord on it's own. After arriving at the hideout which just so happens to be the burrow, Harry starts having visions of what Voldemort is doing. After these such visions Harry, Ron, and Hermione set of on the task that Dumbledore left them, find and destroy Voldemort's horcruxes. After disapparating from the burrow onto the busy streets of London the trio are attacked by Voldemort's followers and have to take cover in Grimmald Place. After discovering the next horcruxes location in the ministry of magic using polyjuice potion to get in the three snag the locket from Dolores Umbridge and prepare to destroy it. The three are camping in the woods when Harry finds the sword of Godric Gryffindor and uses it to destroy the locket. then the three discover that the next horcrux is in Gringotts bank and attempt to break into the bank with the help of Griphook. They are able to get the horcrux and escape on the back of a dragon. Harry then has a vision about the last horcruxes location inside Hogwarts. Destroying the two other horcruxes Harry discovers that Voldemort's snake is in fact a horcrux as well as himself. Harry then lets Voldemort kill him has a chat with Dumbledore in heaven and magically comes back to life. Neville then kills Voldemort's snake Nagini making Voldemort having no power allowing Harry kill him.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a great book. There is so much detail and it is a very interesting story to read. The characters are relatable and the story is very interesting even though they are going threw a war. In my opinion this book is one of the best books in the series and all of them are very good. This book is a very good conclusion to the Harry Potter series but still leaves a few questions at the end which are never answered. ( )
  KateE.B3 | Mar 29, 2016 |
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How can Voldemort and his wicked forces have such power and yet be unable to destroy a mild-mannered and rather disorganized schoolboy? In a short story this discrepancy might be handled and also swiftly resolved in favor of one outcome or another, but over the course of seven full-length books the mystery, at least for this reader, loses its ability to compel, and in this culminating episode the enterprise actually becomes tedious. Is there really no Death Eater or dementor who is able to grasp the simple advantage of surprise?
 
Nowadays, the story of the boy and his author is as familiar as the Nativity. Harry Potter, the unloved orphan with the weird-ass scar, turns out to be not just a wizard but—for reasons he can barely recall—one of the most famous wizards in the whole wide wizarding world. And thanks to hundreds of millions of books bought, read and loved, J.K. Rowling, once dowdy and grouchy and broke, is now as prettily patrician as a Redgrave sister, and richer than the royals.
added by stephmo | editNew York Observer, Mark Lotto (Jul 23, 2007)
 
The release of the seventh and final instalment of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series did not go without controversy, with a much-publicised embargo breach and many internet spoilers.

Still, the fate of Harry Potter was not truly decided in the minds of fans until 9.01am on Saturday, when the book officially went on sale.
 
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling has created a lovely conclusion to her astonishing seven-book series. Ironically, amid all the hysteria and hoopla, the rumors, the leaks, the overheated theories, Hallows provides a calm ending to a global sensation that has made millions of children and adults happy.
added by stephmo | editUSA Today, Deirdre Donahue (Jul 23, 2007)
 
In the end, no one plays Quidditch.

That's about the only spoiler I'm willing to reveal about the final chapter in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Book 7 and the close of J.K. Rowling's wonderfully entertaining series. If the review seems a little vague as a result, well, tough. I'm not ruining this for fans who have waited 10 years to learn the outcome of the final showdown between the Boy Who Lived and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and wanted to savor the last time they would ever pick up a new "Harry Potter" book.
 

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Epigraph
Oh the torment bred in the race,
the grinding scream of death,
and the stroke that hits the vein,
the hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
the curse no man can bear.
But there is a cure in the house,
and not outside it, no,
not from others but from them,
their bloody strife. We sing to you,
dark gods beneath the earth.
Now hear, you blissful powers underground —
answer the call, send help.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.

--Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in what is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present because immortal.

--William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude
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The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.
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The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.
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Harry Potter cannot escape his fate. He and the Dark Lord Voldemort are destined to face each other in a duel – a duel that only one of them will survive. To even stand a chance, Harry must seek out and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes: the fragments of his soul that bind him to the mortal world. Professor Dumbledore, however, is gone, and in his place lies a myriad of rumours and unanswered questions. Unable to rely on anyone but Ron and Hermione, Harry embarks upon a journey that will push his courage, trust and magic skills to their limits in hopes of winning the duel.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0545010225, Hardcover)

Readers beware. The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling's spellbinding series is not for the faint of heart--such revelations, battles, and betrayals await in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Luckily, Rowling has prepped loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong. Fear not, you will find no spoilers in our review--to tell the plot would ruin the journey, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an odyssey the likes of which Rowling's fans have not yet seen, and are not likely to forget. But we would be remiss if we did not offer one small suggestion before you embark on your final adventure with Harry--bring plenty of tissues.

The heart of Book 7 is a hero's mission--not just in Harry's quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man--and Harry faces more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Attentive readers would do well to remember Dumbledore's warning about making the choice between "what is right and what is easy," and know that Rowling applies the same difficult principle to the conclusion of her series. While fans will find the answers to hotly speculated questions about Dumbledore, Snape, and you-know-who, it is a testament to Rowling's skill as a storyteller that even the most astute and careful reader will be taken by surprise.

A spectacular finish to a phenomenal series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a bittersweet read for fans. The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix's flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience. --Daphne Durham

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
* Harry's first trip to the zoo with the Dursleys, when a boa constrictor winks at him.
* When the Dursleys' house is suddenly besieged by letters for Harry from Hogwarts. Readers learn how much the Dursleys have been keeping from Harry. Rowling does a wonderful job in displaying the lengths to which Uncle Vernon will go to deny that magic exists.
* Harry's first visit to Diagon Alley with Hagrid. Full of curiosities and rich with magic and marvel, Harry's first trip includes a trip to Gringotts and Ollivanders, where Harry gets his wand (holly and phoenix feather) and discovers yet another connection to He-Who-Must-No-Be-Named. This moment is the reader's first full introduction to Rowling's world of witchcraft and wizards.
* Harry's experience with the Sorting Hat.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
* The de-gnoming of the Weasleys' garden. Harry discovers that even wizards have chores--gnomes must be grabbed (ignoring angry protests "Gerroff me! Gerroff me!"), swung about (to make them too dizzy to come back), and tossed out of the garden--this delightful scene highlights Rowling's clever and witty genius.
* Harry's first experience with a Howler, sent to Ron by his mother.
* The Dueling Club battle between Harry and Malfoy. Gilderoy Lockhart starts the Dueling Club to help students practice spells on each other, but he is not prepared for the intensity of the animosity between Harry and Draco. Since they are still young, their minibattle is innocent enough, including tickling and dancing charms.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
* Ron's attempt to use a telephone to call Harry at the Dursleys'.
* Harry's first encounter with a Dementor on the train (and just about any other encounter with Dementors). Harry's brush with the Dementors is terrifying and prepares Potter fans for a darker, scarier book.
* Harry, Ron, and Hermione's behavior in Professor Trelawney's Divination class. Some of the best moments in Rowling's books occur when she reminds us that the wizards-in-training at Hogwarts are, after all, just children. Clearly, even at a school of witchcraft and wizardry, classes can be boring and seem pointless to children.
* The Boggart lesson in Professor Lupin's classroom.
* Harry, Ron, and Hermione's knock-down confrontation with Snape.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
* Hermione's disgust at the reception for the veela (Bulgarian National Team Mascots) at the Quidditch World Cup. Rowling's fourth book addresses issues about growing up--the dynamic between the boys and girls at Hogwarts starts to change. Nowhere is this more plain than the hilarious scene in which magical cheerleaders nearly convince Harry and Ron to jump from the stands to impress them.
* Viktor Krum's crush on Hermione--and Ron's objection to it.
* Malfoy's "Potter Stinks" badge.
* Hermione's creation of S.P.E.W., the intolerant bigotry of the Death Eaters, and the danger of the Triwizard Tournament. Add in the changing dynamics between girls and boys at Hogwarts, and suddenly Rowling's fourth book has a weight and seriousness not as present in early books in the series. Candy and tickle spells are left behind as the students tackle darker, more serious issues and take on larger responsibilities, including the knowledge of illegal curses.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

* Harry's outburst to his friends at No. 12 Grimmauld Place. A combination of frustration over being kept in the dark and fear that he will be expelled fuels much of Harry's anger, and it all comes out at once, directly aimed at Ron and Hermione. Rowling perfectly portrays Harry's frustration at being too old to shirk responsibility, but too young to be accepted as part of the fight that he knows is coming.
* Harry's detention with Professor Umbridge. Rowling shows her darker side, leading readers to believe that Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for young wizards. Dolores represents a bureaucratic tyrant capable of real evil, and Harry is forced to endure their private battle of wills alone.
* Harry and Cho's painfully awkward interactions. Rowling clearly remembers what it was like to be a teenager.
* Harry's Occlumency lessons with Snape.
* Dumbledore's confession to Harry.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

* The introduction of the Horcrux.
* Molly Weasley asking Arthur Weasley about his "dearest ambition." Rowling has always been great at revealing little intriguing bits about her characters at a time, and Arthur’s answer "to find out how airplanes stay up" reminds us about his obsession with Muggles.
* Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore, and more time spent with the fascinating and dangerous pensieve, arguably one of Rowling’s most ingenious inventions.
* Fred and George Weasley’s Joke Shop, and the slogan: "Why Are You Worrying About You-Know-Who? You Should Be Worrying About U-NO-POO--the Constipation Sensation That's Gripping the Nation!"
* Luna's Quidditch commentary. Rowling created scores of Luna Lovegood fans with hilarious and bizarre commentary from the most unlikely Quidditch commentator.
* The effects of Felix Felicis.

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"When I illustrate a cover or a book, I draw upon what the author tells me; that's how I see my responsibility as an illustrator. J.K. Rowling is very descriptive in her writing--she gives an illustrator a lot to work with. Each story is packed full of rich visual descriptions of the atmosphere, the mood, the setting, and all the different creatures and people. She makes it easy for me. The images just develop as I sketch and retrace until it feels right and matches her vision." Check out more Harry Potter art from illustrator Mary GrandPré.

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Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.… (more)

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