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Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes (edition 2010)

by Joanne K. Rowling, Klaus Fritz

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 und die Heiligtümer des Todes
Authors:Joanne K. Rowling
Other authors:Klaus Fritz
Info:Hamburg : Carlsen, 2010.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J. K. Rowling

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Loved this book as I loved all of the series. Did not want it to end and took my time reading it. I have to re-read the series. ( )
  Dairyqueen84 | Mar 15, 2022 |
I just completed a reread of the entire series (which was an absolute delight... you just get so much more out of reading really well-plotted books a second time) and am left both stunned and a little heartbroken that there isn't more (well, except for "The Cursed Child", Grindewald, but you know what I mean.)

The Deathly Hallows finds Harry, Ron and Hermione in the last summer before they are to return to school.. except the three of them know they will never be returning, that they have been tasked by Dumbledore with hunting down and destroying the remaining horcruxes so that Voldemort can be killed.

The best thing about this was the reveal of so much information. The story of Regulus Black and Kreacher (whose old elf heart finally warmed towards Harry.) The Hallows and the Elder Wand. The history of the Dumbledores. All of these are woven into the narrative with absolute skill as JK Rowling leads us through Godric's Hollow, through Gringotts, and finally to Hogwarts to seek out the final bits of Voldemort's soul. And as we get to the final battle, Snape's memories, and we see how cleverly the allegiance of the Elder Wand has been plotted out all along, you just want to sit back and applaud for the skill of the storytelling. JK Rowling spins a magnificent yarn.
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  KatKinney | Mar 3, 2022 |
The plot was a bit meandering and it felt rather slow in the middle - I would have liked to see what the other Hogwarts students were up to, not just Harry, Ron, and Hermione - but on the whole a very enjoyable book. ( )
  worddragon | Mar 2, 2022 |
The narrator of this series is brilliant. I hate that the story ends! ( )
  Jynell | Feb 24, 2022 |
In the final book of the series, Harry and his friends are faced with a difficult task of finding all of horcruxes and destroy them before "You-Know-Who" finds them. They quickly find out that they don't know where to start and have no idea how many there are. Harry is faced with more danger than all the other 6 books combined. Secrets are revealed, tensions run high, and it all comes down to the final fight. Will Harry defeat "You-Know-Who?" Will his friends stay by his side? What other sacrifices will he have to make? ( )
  BeckyP94 | Feb 20, 2022 |
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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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Rowling, J.K.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cockcroft, JasonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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
Dedication
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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Does it still count as

a British School Story if

they camp the whole time?

(CathWhitney)
Just broke into a

bank vault and stole a dragon.

Pretty normal day.

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