Pottermore Releases “Deathly Hallows”!

Today, Pottermore announced that they had opened Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be explored on the site!

The move came as a surprise to many, who were expecting Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince to be filled out more before the last book was released. Pottermore and J.K. Rowling herself had mentioned a Patronus test that was in the works, and many thought that would be the next installment on the site.

However, the last book, it seems, is not entirely completed; neither King’s Cross Station nor the epilogue is included as of yet. It appears, then, that Pottermore will be adding new content in due course. Many (including this author) hope this means the site will be going back and filling in moments from previous books as well!

New writing from J.K. Rowling includes more reflections on the actions of Petunia Dursley, confirmation that Peter Pettigrew was a Hatstall, extending information on Extension Charms and alchemy, and confirmation that Harry drawing the Sword of Gryffindor from the pool is a reference to the sword Excalibur in Arthurian legend. The artwork (as always) is stunning, especially Harry and Hermione at the Potters’ graves, the dragon in Gringotts, Harry surrounded by those brought back with the Resurrection Stone, and the final battle between Harry and Voldemort.

What do you think of the new Pottermore release? Let us know in the comments!

Alison Siggard

Alison is a Gryffinpuff and probably what Hermione Granger would be like in real life, from bossiness to reliance on books to bushy brown hair. She is a teacher, writer, traveler, and a lover of all kinds of stories and storytelling. She is MuggleNet's staff coordinator and a host on Alohomora!