Four years ago today: ‘What’s a Hallow?’

On December 21, 2006 a little door opened on J.K. Rowling’s site. Well, not by itself. You had to click a mirror image of a tree, and then some other stuff, and eventually the fans had to guess the title of the 7th Harry Potter book themselves by playing a game of hangman. Or, perhaps, you heard it from us.

The title for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was revealed on this day four years ago on J.K. Rowling’s official site. And the crowd went wild. Sparking a hesitation and concern that likely followed the book through to its eventual July 21, 2007 release, fans spent serious time trying to figure out what the book’s title meant, and what it said about the journey before Harry.

We at MuggleNet are keen at looking back, and it is surprising just how much time has passed since that fateful day. Where were you when you found out about Book 7’s title? Leave us your response in the comments!

Thanks to MuggleNet reader Kristin for the pleasant reminder.