"I'm almost scared to admit this, but one thing has stopped me collapsing in a puddle of misery on the floor while each of the previous potter books has strong claims on my affections, 'Deathly Hallows' is my favorite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series." J. K. Rowling stated in a web diary on Feb.6, 2007. While the whole world is waiting anxiously for the release of her seventh book, it has grabbed the top spot on best seller lists within a few hours after the announcement of release date.
Here comes the mystified world of fantasy and magic...J. K. Rowling has clearly stated that 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' is going to be her last book in the famous Harry Potter series. It is set to release at 0001 Hrs British Summer Time on 21 July 2007 in UK and English speaking countries, while in the US it will be released at 0001 Hrs local time.
As every reader across the globe anxiously wait for 21 July, the announcement of the title has stimulated the anxiousness further resulting in many wild guesses from hard core fans of Harry Potter. What does deathly Hallows mean? is the much hyped question of the day. As the author herself refrains from giving any clues regarding it, the chaos continues.
However, in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' the word hallows seems to be a noun rather than verb. In modern English it is used as noun in "all hallows' day". So, hallows can denote saints or relics of a saint. Since the essence of these saints or Gods were considered to be present at their shrines and in their relics, it can also refer to the saints or Gods themselves.
In 7th book, Harry has to return home to seek the magical protection that his mentor, Albus Dumbledore had arranged for him. The protection expires on Harry's 17th birthday. Harry will come of age and permitted to execute magic outside the school.
There is uncertainty regarding the reopening of Hogwarts. Well, our hero is destined to leave the school and continue his ongoing battle with He Who Must Not Be Named.....! Is he going to survive??? Or will Lord Voldemort have the final say?
In ... the Order of the Phoenix, Peter Pettigrew owed his life to Harry. Is Pettigrew is going to repay it in this final book? At the end of ... the Half Blood Prince, there is confusion over the identity of R.A.B. Is the final book going to solve this mystery? The quest to locate and destroy the remaining Hocruxes will continue and of course, last but not least...the final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort!
The Hints the Author has Given
We are sure to miss the exciting Quidditch matches. We are going to learn something incredibly important about Harry's mother-Lily. Rowling has once said that the resemblance of eyes between Harry and his mother carries importance. Snape has been a significant and enigmatic character. Where does his true loyalty lie? Rowling has hinted a few things about it. At the Edinburgh Book festival, she stated that something more will be revealed about aunt Petunia.
She has also said that there is a reason why Sirius Black had to die. At the end of ... the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort restored his body using Harry's blood, and Dumbledore was apparently happy when he heard about it. According to Rowling it is "still enormously important". She has hinted about the death of at least two important characters.
There are so many puzzles, mysteries involved...the tension is on increase...the whole world is waiting for the moment, the moment when all these jig-saw puzzles will be lying in place!