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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J K Rowling

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Published : 2007

Copyright : J. K. Rowling 2007

ISBN-10 : HB 0-7475-9105-9
ISBN-13 : HB 978-0-7475-9105-4

Publisher's Write-Up

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him...

In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.

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Review by Nigel (240707) Rating (9/10)
Review by Chrissi (230707) Rating (9/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 9/10
As half the planet will now have read the final instalment in the Harry Potter saga I'm not going to overdo the review, suffice to say, in the indomitable words of Ron Weasley... bloody brilliant.

Nigel (24th July 2007)

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Review by Chrissi
Rating 9/10
I finished this, the last in the Harry Potter series, at midnight on Saturday (21st July 2007). Having re-read the whole series from start to finish to refresh my memory, I have to say that it truly is a remarkable achievement for J.K.Rowling to have planned and executed this marvellous, enchanting epic from start to finish.

It picks up with Harry at the Dursleys. The enchantment which made Harry safe, whilst he could call their house "home", about to be broken when he turns seventeen. From that point on, he faces danger and doubt about the last tasks remaining to him. With staunch support from his friends he has to find and destroy the last of the Horcruxes, the receptacles of Lord Voldemort's soul.

The link between Lord Voldemort and Harry continues to cause Harry pain, with glimpses of Voldemort's emotions that allow Harry insight into the Dark Lord's mind. The occlumency lessons in which Harry was so unsuccessful with Professor Snape would appear to have been no more use to Harry in this book than they were in the Half Blood Prince.

Nevertheless, Harry, Hermione and Ron continue with their quest in the face of great opposition, unable to trust anyone with their burden. People around them are hurt and captured as Voldemort and his allies move to control the worlds of both wizards and muggles.

I am not going to spoil this for anyone, particularly those of you who are planning to read this book on a beach for their summer holidays, but my personal experience of the end of Harry Potter was an emotional one. You know when you are reading and you cannot stop, your chest expands with a bubble of sheer elation and the fictional world in which you are immersed seems much more real than your actual surroundings? Well, that is how the end of the HP saga has left me.

This is definitely not the anti-climax it so easily could have been with all the hype. A resounding well done to Ms Rowling.
Chrissi (23rd July 2007)

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