The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s series is not for the faint of heart– such revelations, battles, and betrayals portrayed that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Rowling has prepped her 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.
The heart of Book-7 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is a hero’s mission–not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man–and facing 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. Never has Harry felt so alone and 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 the finale of the series, J. K . Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion, the answers to many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding richly woven narrative, which plunges, that takes twists and turns at a breath-taking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling. And so the book will be read and re- read.
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.