Saturday, June 21, 2014

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows print by Paul Slayton, via Behance (I may have pinned already...)
First Line: "The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane."

Romance: 2/5 - Some kissing.

Profanity: 3/5 - Use of words include b**ch (once), and possibly h*ll and d**n.

Violence: 2/5 - Fighting, escaping, torturing--but not described very graphically.

Other parental concerns: Use of magic.

Harry has been entrusted with a mission. He's dropped out of his seventh year of Hogwarts to find and destroy the six Horcruxes that will enable him to at last defeat the menace of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. But with Voldemort's rabid desire to see Harry dead, he is forced to go into isolation with his best friends, Ron and Hermione. But the Horcruxes are not only nearly impossible to find and dangerous to try to find--they have the power to rip the friends apart if the threesome doesn't stay alert. And then arrives the discovery of the Deathly Hallows--is its story merely a fairy tale or can it be possible that it has the power to kill Voldemort?

Harry Potter's phenomenal story at last comes to an end in this absolutely shocking final installment. Peering into technicalities isn't good for Rowling's writing reputation--though she's improved since The Order of the Phoenix, she still "tries too hard" to retrieve the excellence of The Prisoner of Azkaban--and thus cannot achieve it. But her poor-ish writing is far overshadowed by the brilliance of her characters and the literally incredible plot twists. From the information received through Harry's attempts to kill Voldemort to the full stories of the other heroes, Rowling weaves a tale which thoroughly captivates her audience--and I couldn't ask for a better ending to this bestselling series.

Remember that my Q & A post is open for questioning HERE and closes July 14.


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