Today is my last review of the Harry Potter books!
I know, I know, this is a very sad day. But I may re-visit these reviews at a later date and give them a face lift? Who knows?
Anyways, if you haven’t checked out the previous six book reviews, please do.
NOTE: This review may contain spoilers! You have been warned!
It’s the final book in the series, and this book, unlike the previous six, sees Harry, Ron and Hermione out of Hogwarts and on the quest to find the final few horcruxes.
There’s a hell of a lot of fighting in this book, well ‘magic fighting’ and also, understandably, a lot of deaths – we are at war!
Snape is now ‘headmaster’ of Hogwarts and the school is ransacked with Death Eaters, at the bidding of Voldemort, waiting for the return of Harry.
So basically, there’s a lot of travelling and figuring things out. Where are the horcruxes? What are they? And how do we destroy them?
J. K. Rowling covers this perfectly and the many questions are answered and a few ‘lose ends’ are tied. I say a few, because there’s bound to be some left untied for future books.
We are introduced to the story of The Deathly Hallows, involving; The Elder Wand, The Resurrection Stone and The Cloak of Visibility (something which Harry was introduced to in the very first book!).
We see more of Professor Snapes background, including parts which involved Harry’s mum and dad, Lily and James. As well as relevant background stories for other characters, including the late Professor Dumbledore.
The story ends at Hogwarts, where Harry accepts his fate and meets Voldemort. Although… and here’s a spoiler, he doesn’t die! But instead, him and his classmates rise up against Voldemort and his Death Eaters and saves the day (sounds a bit like a super hero comic really?).
Readers are gifted with a Epilogue, involving Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione and they’re brood. Paving the way for new readers and new wizards for the next generation of Hogwarts.
Of course, this is not the end of Hogwarts and there are various other books and plays that have been written, so as J K Rowling says ‘So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.’
Let me know what you’re favourite part of the final book in the series is below in the comments, and stay tuned for my next Harry Potter themed blog post, which will be published Sunday!