Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series of novels by J. K. Rowling.

The book title was announced on 21 December 2006 via a special Christmas-themed "hangman" puzzle on Rowling's website and confirmed shortly afterwards by the publishers. Rowling has stated that the final volume relates so closely to the previous book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, that she feels "almost as though they are two halves of the same novel." It features the adventures of Harry Potter as he attempts to bring an end to his nemesis, Lord Voldemort.

On 1 February 2007, it was officially announced that Book 7 will be released in English-speaking countries around the world at 00:01 British Summer Time on 21 July 2007. In the U.S., however, the book will be released at 00:01 local time. The book reached the top spot on both the Amazon and Barnes and Noble best-seller lists just a few hours after the date was announced. American publishers Scholastic announced an initial print run of 12 million copies, together with an advertising campaign including the staged release of the seven questions most debated by fans.

Rowling left a signed statement written on a marble bust of Hermes in her room at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh saying; "JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on 11 January 2007". In a web update on February 6, 2007, Rowling stated "While each of the previous Potter books has strong claims on my affections, 'Deathly Hallows' is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series."


Inside Flap:

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 installment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectactular 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.

Back Cover:
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with?

Book Covers
from left to right US cover, UK cover, UK Adult cover [wtf?]

Usefull links related to the book:
the-leaky-cauldron.org
Final 'Harry Potter' cover revealed

Book 7 Spoiler : Does Harry Die on book 7?




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