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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Price Listed: $17.99 on
May be more depending on the store

Pages: 759

I got my hands on this book July 21st and read it all the way through as most Harry Potter fans have done. I was not disappointed. In this book Harry becomes 'of age', which, in the Wizarding World, is 17 instead of 18 in our 'Muggle' (non-magic) world. At this age all protection and charms given to him from his dying mother warding off the greatest wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort, is ended. And this leaves Harry an open target for Voldemort. So all kinds of bad guys are out to get him, and throughout this book, Harry must escape being captured by them.

The last book explains that there was a prophesy made, that Harry must be the one to kill or be killed by Voldemort. It ended with Harry making plans to destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes. A Horcrux is an object that someone can put a part of their soul into, making it difficult to kill that person. Harry starts this book out on the quest to destroy the Horcruxes, of which Voldemort had several. Then and only then can he be killed.

We find in this book that one of the Horcrux is a key to the Deathly Hallows. According to Wizard legend, if 3 objects are found that was previously given by Death to 3 wizard brothers, the owner will be the master of Death. Harry is torn in this story between locating all 3, and destroying the Horcruxes.

Harry Potter fans will not be disappointed. The action in this book is frequent between escaping the bad guys and battling Voldemort. Beware, like books 5 and 6, the good guys and the bad are going to have casualties. I think all will be satisfied with the ending, and it definitely won't be what you expect. Since this book is less than two days old, I will not give out the ending here. If you are a Harry Potter fan, and you have read the other books, buy it, you will like it. If you have not read the previous books, you unfortunately will probably not be able to follow the story.

1 comment:

Shellie said...

I agree with you! This was a wonderful book. I loved watching Harry's character develop, going from a boy who dealt with things as they came into a man who made deliberate choices and calmly accepted the outcomes. I think JK Rowling did an excellent job of concluding the story.