So, have you been waiting for this?
I promise not to spoil anything here.
Rowling has ended the Harry Potter series beautifully with the final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
She promised us at least two deaths of major characters, befitting such a dark book which pitches our hero Harry against the evil Lord Voldemort.
We return to Harry’s search for the Horcruxes that contain Voldemort’s shattered soul – the task that Dumbledore left to Harry before his death in book 6. Of course, Harry would never undertake this alone, but is joined by his faithful companions Ron and Hermione.
As usual, Harry curses his lot in life as “The Chosen One” who has to defeat the Dark Lord, but as per usual, he pulls himself together in the end.
The Deathly Hallows themselves are an interesting addition to the storyline, and all that was unanswered and left hanging in the previous books will be made clear. Yes – the mystery of Severus Snape is finally solved! We also learn more about the Malfoys, Lily and Petunia Potter and Kreacher the house-elf.
While some readers have lamented the very final pages (which do admittedly leave me with a few questions), ultimately this is a very satisfying and tear-jerking end to a fascinating series. Don’t wait for the movie!