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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

(Book 7)

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Author(s): J.K. Rowling  
Publisher: Scholastic, Year: 2007


When he climbs into Hagrid's motorbike sidecar and takes to the air, leaving for the last time Privet Drive, Harry Potter realizes that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The defensive charm that until now has kept Harry safe is broken, but he can't keep hiding. The Dark Lord is spreading fear into everything Harry loves and Harry will have to locate and kill the remaining Horcruxes to stop him. The final fight has to start-Harry has to stand and face his enemy.

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Book Review:

The seventh and final book in Harry Potter 's modern witchcraft series tells the story of the final battle between the beloved Harry Potter and the evil Lord Voldermort. Yet that doesn't happen until the final third of the novel, a huge amount has to happen before Harry and his friend's are able to face their life 's war.

At the end of the previous book Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the only individual to ever really involve Voldermort, Albus Dumbledore is hit by a deadly curse from a fellow faculty member Professor Severus Snape. He and Harry had just returned from a hazardous journey in search of the last Horcruxes of Voldermort (inanimate objects that contain a broken fragment of Voldermort 's soul) when Snape and his fellow Death Eaters (Supporters of Lord Voldermort) attack them. Harry vows to finish the work his Headmaster had began after Dumbledore 's death and he and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger leave Hogwarts to hunt down the remaining missing Horcruxes.

The book begins as Harry sends his Muggle (non-magical) aunt, uncle, and nephew from their own home as the mystical shield that lingered over Harry and the house of his mother's sister is broken on the seventeenth birthday of Harry. Harry, in effect, decides to leave the house as well and a variety of decoys are designed to allow Harry to safely travel to the Burrow, home of the all-magic Weasley family. Even this early on in the novel, the underlying theme of disaster rears its head when, during his escape from Privet Drive, Harry and his friends are assaulted, causing many to be injured and even contributing to the loss of a character that has been a central part of the books from the outset. Around this point, the softer readers should expect a few tears; those will be the first of many in the Harry Potter saga's grand finale.

After safely arriving at the Burrow Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione agree to separate themselves to keep their family and friends safe, Ron arranges to have his household ghoul serve as his stand in, withdrawing the creature to his own bed with a bad Spattergroit situation, while Hermione performs a complicated and heart-wrenching charm that removes all recollection of her from the minds of her parent. This done the three plan to set out in search of the missing Horcruxes when unexpectedly, in the middle of a family wedding at the Burrow attack, Death Eaters and the three companions are forced to make a swift escape.

However before leaving the wedding Harry is privy to a discussion about the late Hogwarts Headmaster's personal life, which poses some intriguing questions about his history and enigmatic relationships. The discussion is vitally important to the plot in many respects, and helps Harry and his friends solve a second mystery that is later revealed in the book, however many facets of Dumbledore 's past are mentioned without any resolution ever being offered. It's almost like Rowling paying so much attention to this notion – bundled in the concept of the Headmaster's revelatory biography of a tabloid journalists – and then being unable to fulfill the pledge. While much of what is specifically known about Dumbledore on the other hand is somewhat a let down, Rowling builds an immense sense of mystery about Dumbledore and his history that greatly outweighs the final unveiled truths. But this is one of the few shortcomings in this highly mysterious and compelling book.

But back to the immediate story and Harry's search for Ron and Hermione led them to the London Ministry of Sorcery, which came under Voldermort 's rule and his followers. The three discover the first Horcrux here and steal it from the fabulously evil Professor Umbridge whom readers from previous books will remember. However, the party is unsure of how to remove the amulet and take turns to wear it before they can figure it out. Nevertheless, the necklace has a unsettling impact on those who wear it and there is a conflict between Harry and Ron and Hermione as tempers run high, which ends in Ron storming off, leaving Harry and Hermione to choose to live without him. This part of the book adds incredible weight to what is – in my view – the greatest turn in the plot when the Ron-Hermione relationship eventually reaches a romantic climax.

Elsewhere, a dark and stressful interlude in Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve leads to Harry and Hermione finding refuge in Dean's Wood, where a mysterious silver patron leads Harry to Griffindor 's Sword; which he learns would break the Horcrux amulet after a brief purchase of near drowning and reuniting with Ronald. Reunited, the trio resumed their search and found themselves on a second path of the Deathly Hallows, a wizardous fairy tale of three items granted by Death himself to three wizarding brothers who gave them immortality: a sword, a robe and a stone that revives the spirits of the dead. Harry learns that Voldermort is on the Deathly Hallows trail too but is only interested in the wand and seems to be unaware of the other things.

A series of other life-threatening events, including a dragon attack, eventually lead the three back to Hogsmead, the wizarding village which lies just outside the grounds of the Hogwarts. The trio find themselves in the presence of Abaforth Dumbledore the former Headmaster's younger brother who tells a lot about Dumbledore's hidden history and grants them a secret entrance to Hogwarts' castle where their schoolmate, the wonderfully endearing Neville Longbottom, has begun a rebellious resistance. A battle starts to escalate from here as Voldermort calls on giants and dark magic to destroy the castle, killing many recurring characters. This part of the novel is packed with tear jerking moments, both good at exposing the names and secrets of the dead – when Ron and Hermione are reconciled – and terrible at that. This is probably the most emotionally thrilling part of the book, which does not bode well for Harry’s following encounter with Voldermort, and distracts from the importance of that event somewhat. However, I find this forgivable personally because I always thought it was the secondary characters of the show that made Harry Potter the masterpiece that it was, though I never really liked Harry much.

A face to face encounter between Harry and Voldermort leads to a surreal and complicated dream sequence in which Harry meets again with Dumbledore who vaguely explains further aspects of the mystery surrounding Voldermort and how to bring about his final demise. A further battle ensues and an unlikely hero destroys the final Horcrux allowing the inevitable defeat of Lord Voldermort.
An epilogue closes the book, which looks several years into the future and discusses in brief the state of the magical world after Voldermort’s downfall.

A long and sometimes arduous book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is still one of the greatest fantasy books I have ever read, as with it’s predecessors it is the characters that shine the brightest in this book and it is wonderful to see certain aspects of their personalities or relationships finally resolved. Although the story is weak in some places, by and large the book covers all the questions readers will have been asking since the beginning. Whilst the dark and mythical Deathly Hallows sub-plot is a creative and innovative device that further encourages the books believability: by which I mean the interlocking and complex structure of the secret magical world, its politics, culture and beliefs. As a final end to the Potter saga this book would struggle to be much better; it is suitably adult for the now post pubescent readers who began with the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997 (ten years prior to the release of the Deathly Hallows) whilst still indulging in the emotional highs and lows of the peer group.

The book waxes and wanes throughout, some parts far more gripping and even chilling than others, yet by the close you feel as if a huge expanse of time has passed since you began. This is not necessarily a bad thing as the book palpably pulses with a sense of growth and maturity, which could not be expressed without the final length of the novel. Nay-Sayers would do well to work their way through the previous books just to make it to this final piece as it defines the entire series with a fierce and energetic force. Overall Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the most emotional and exciting book of the entire series and is a must read for those who love the genre.

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