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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 (edition 2015)

by J. K. Rowling (Author)

Series: Harry Potter (7)

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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.
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Title:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7
Authors:J. K. Rowling (Author)
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Great end to a great series loved reading these books over the summer and definitely recommend each and every one of them. ( )
  Kdwinamst | Jan 25, 2023 |
I have no words... ( )
  AuntieG0412 | Jan 23, 2023 |
Of course it was great, but I was kind of disappointed with Rowling this time around. I feel like she totally caved to the fans, and gave us a sticky sweet ending. ( )
  BonBonVivant | Jan 18, 2023 |
Extremely suspenseful and engrossing. Satisfying ending to the series. ( )
  jhellar | Jan 14, 2023 |
I have finally done it - I read the (original) Harry Potter series! Earlier today I finished "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and after a break I feel ready to phrase my thoughts.
This is not a real review - more like a small retrospect reading diary with a lot of rambling!

Although I have some points of criticism, on the whole I loved this book, and I think it is a worthy finale. Many aspects that I had hoped for are there: Characters returning, exciting fights, emotional scenes, friendship and love. I had dreaded some of the events that I had known about (The many deaths!) and while Dobby's death made me sob so hard that I don't remember ever crying so much over a book, the others were "ok-ish" because they are not described in so much detail.
I must say that the first half of the novel was very slow reading for me, it seemed to drag. This was broken up by a few more exciting chapters, but on the whole I could not keep from wondering why the story unfolded as it did. I was happy when I read the reason for this towards the end. However, I still think it would have been preferable if some of this space had been used for other aspects, because I would have liked the ending to be a bit more fleshed out, more loose ends tied up. What happened to Hogwarts after the battle? I wished for an energized speech held by McGonagall about rebuilding the castle! What happened to Hermione's parents and the Dursleys? Luna's father? Did Draco and Harry ever speak to each other again? I also would have loved to read about another encounter between Harry and Ginny, Kreacher to be praised for leading the elves into battle, and another appearance of Moaning Myrtle. But no, nothing of that - instead, chapter on chapter about how dreary life in the woods is.
Ok, rant over - apart from that, I did love this book, and I cried several times more, I started the second half yesterday at about 08.00pm and did not stop, apart from getting some sleep, until I had finished at lunchtime today. I loved Ron's return to Harry and Hermione, Neville taking charge of the DA and him killing Nagini, the silver doe and Narcissa saving Harry - and I had a hard time returning to reality when I closed the book.
But now, I am also somewhat relieved and glad that I made it! ( )
  MissBrangwen | Jan 8, 2023 |
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The shallowness of Rowling’s enterprise is revealed in the vapid little epilogue that seems inspired less by great fiction than B-list Hollywood scripts. Where the cataclysmic showdown in The Lord of the Rings leaves the Hobbits and Middle-earth irrevocably altered even in victory, the wizarding world merely returns to business as usual, restoring its most famous citizens to a life of middle-class comfort. At the end of this overly long saga, the reader leaves with the impression that what Harry was fighting for all along was his right–and now that of his children–to play Quidditch, cast cool spells and shop for the right wand. Or what George Bush would call “our way of life.”
 
All great writers are wizards. Considering the mass Harrysteria of the last few days, who would have been surprised if they had logged on to YouTube at 12.01 a.m. Saturday and seen J.K. Rowling pronounce a curse -- "Mutatio libri!" -- that would magically change the final pages of her book and foil the overeager reviewers and Web spoilsports who revealed its surprise ending?
 
Potter fans, relax—this review packs no spoilers. Instead, we’re taking advantage of our public platform to praise Rowling for the excellence of her plotting. We can’t think of anyone else who has sustained such an intricate, endlessly inventive plot over seven thick volumes and so constantly surprised us with twists, well-laid traps and Purloined Letter–style tricks. Hallows continues the tradition, both with sly feats of legerdemain and with several altogether new, unexpected elements. Perhaps some of the surprises in Hallows don’t have quite the punch as those of earlier books, but that may be because of the thoroughness and consistency with which Rowling has created her magical universe, and because we’ve so raptly absorbed its rules.
 
Everyone knows that the Harry Potter books have been getting darker. With an introductory epigraph from Aeschylus's The Libation Bearers ("Oh, the torment bred in the race/the grinding scream of death") there is no doubt that the seventh and last volume in the sequence will face us with darkness visible.
added by stephmo | editThe Guardian, John Mullan (Jul 21, 2007)
 
We all know what's going to happen in this book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, supposedly the final episode in the Harry Potter series. This is the long-awaited final showdown between Harry Potter and his arch-enemy, the Dark Lord, You-Know-Who, Voldemort.
 

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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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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.

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It's no longer safe for Harry at Hogwarts, so he and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, are on the run. Professor Dumbledore has given them clues about what they need to do to defeat the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, once and for all, but it's up to them to figure out what these hints and suggestions really mean. Their cross-country odyssey has them searching desperately for the answers, while evading capture or death at every turn. At the same time, their friendship, fortitude, and sense of right and wrong are tested in ways they never could have imagined. The ultimate battle between good and evil that closes out this final chapter of the epic series takes place where Harry's Wizarding life began: at Hogwarts. The satisfying conclusion offers shocking last-minute twists, incredible acts of courage, powerful new forms of magic, and the resolution of many mysteries. Above all, this intense, cathartic book serves as a clear statement of the message at the heart of the Harry Potter series: that choice matters much more than destiny, and that love will always triumph over death.
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