We’ve reached the last installment in the Harry Potter series. No, I do not count the new book as a continuation and I’ll talk about that in the next post.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In my point of view, the Hallows is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Here is why…
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we get all the explanations. We get closure.
But we also get laughs:
“We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.”
“He can run faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo.”
we got angry:
“Not my daughter, you bitch!”
and we cried:
“Here lies Dobby, a free elf.”
“Does it hurt?” The childish question had escaped Harry’s lips before he could stop it.
“Dying? Not at all,” said Sirius. “Quicker and easier than falling asleep.”
“You’ll stay with me?’
Until the very end,’ said James.”
And that’s why I love it. Because no matter how many times I read it, I still get the same feelings. Even after I know what’s coming and no matter how many times I tell myself that I can deal with it. Because for me, getting the same feeling each and every single time, it speaks of a talent few authors possess.
The most appropriate quote of all?
“After all this time?”
Because it’s a series that lives in my heart.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
Because it has passed me messages that I keep dear, years later.
Because it may just be a series of books, but it has taken me to so many lovely journeys, that I can’t help but love it.
If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. If you have kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews, I suggest you get them started with it. Even adults can love it – for the sheer joy and wonder in this epic battle of good and evil.
Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #7
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published on: 21 July, 2007
Audio Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
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The situation in the wizarding world goes from bad to worse as Voldemort infiltrates both the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark upon a quest to locate and destroy Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, the magical artifacts in which he has hidden parts of his soul. Their journey leads them through familiar haunts and new locations, and onto the trail of three mysterious objects called the Deathly Hallows, which together can render their possessor the "master of Death."
Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts one last time to rejoin the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore's Army, and the full array of Hogwarts teacher and students in a final battle against Voldemort's army; yet everything turns upon the moment the entire series has been building up to, the same meeting with which our story began: the moment when Harry and Voldemort face each other at last.