(Released July 2007) 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, www.amazon.com
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