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|name=''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''
 
|name=''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''
 
|author=[[J. K. Rowling]]
 
|author=[[J. K. Rowling]]
 
|cover artist=*[[Mary GrandPré]] (US)
 
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*[[Jason Cockcroft]] (UK)
 
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|publisher=*[[Bloomsbury]] ([[Great Britain|UK]])
 
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|release date=[[21 July]], [[2007]]
 
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{{Quote|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 favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series.|[[J. K. Rowling]]}}
 
{{Quote|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 favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series.|[[J. K. Rowling]]}}
'''''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''''' is the [[seven]]th and last [[:Category:Books|book]] in the ''Harry Potter'' [[Harry Potter books|series]] by [[J. K. Rowling]]. It was released on [[21 July]], [[2007]] at 00:01 local time in English speaking countries.
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'''''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows''''' is the [[seven]]th and last [[:Category:Books|book]] in the ''Harry Potter'' [[Harry Potter books|series]] by [[J. K. Rowling]]. It was released on [[21 July]], [[2007]] at 00:01 am local time in English-speaking countries.
   
The title was first released to the public through a hangman game posted by [[J. K. Rowling]] on her official website on December 21st, 2006. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed by the publishers. Rowling left a note, written on a 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 11th Jan 2007''". On her website she said, "''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.''" She has previously said that although all the books carry on the story, ''Deathly Hallows'' is more a continuation of the story in the previous book, ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', than has been the case with any other book in the series. It is the fastest selling book of all time, selling 15 million copies in the first 24 hours.
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The title was first released to the public through a hangman game posted by [[J. K. Rowling]] on her official website on December 21, 2006. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed by the publishers. Rowling left a note, written on a 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 11th Jan 2007''". On her website she said, "''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.''" She has previously said that although all the books carry on the story, ''Deathly Hallows'' is more a continuation of the story in the previous book, ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', than has been the case with any other book in the series. It is the fastest-selling book of all time, selling 20 million copies in the first 24 hours{{fact}}.
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==Dedication==
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''The dedication of this book is split seven ways.<br />''
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''To Neil''<br />
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''To Jessica''<br />
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''To David''<br />
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''To Kenzie''<br />
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''To Di''<br />
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''To Anne''<br />
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''And to You''<br />
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''If you have stuck with Harry until the very end.''
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The "seven-way split" refers to some of those with whom Jo has shared her life while writing Harry:
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* Dr. Neil Murray is Jo's husband.
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* Jessica, David, and Mackenzie are her children.
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* Di is Jo's younger sister, Dianne.
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* Anne is Jo's mother, who died at 45 of MS. (Although Jo's mother did not know of the books since she died early on, Jo has said her death had a profound influence on how the series was written).
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* The final dedication is to all the fans who have made Harry's journey their own.
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==Epigraphs==
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''Oh, the torment bred in the race,''<br />
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''The grinding scream of death''<br />
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''And the stroke that hits the vein,''<br />
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''The hemorrhage none can staunch,'' the grief,<br />
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''The curse no man can bear.''<br />
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''But there is a cure in the house,''<br />
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''And not outside it, no,''<br />
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''Not from others but from them,''<br />
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''Their bloody strife. We sing to you,''<br />
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''Dark gods beneath the earth.''<br />
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''Now hear, you blissful powers underground –''<br />
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''Answer the call, send help.''<br />
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''Bless the children, give them triumph now.''<br />
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(Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers)''
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''Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.''
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(William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude)
   
 
==Book description==
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
===Chapter 1: The [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]] Ascending===
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===Chapter 1: "The [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]] Ascending"===
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_01.jpg|thumb|left|The Dark Lord holding Nagini.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 01.jpg|thumb|left|The Dark Lord holding Nagini.]]
 
{{Quote|That Potter lives is due more to my errors than to his triumphs... I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans. But I know better now. I understand those things that I did not understand before. I must be the one to kill Harry Potter, and I shall be.|Lord Voldemort, to the Death Eaters.}}
 
{{Quote|That Potter lives is due more to my errors than to his triumphs... I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans. But I know better now. I understand those things that I did not understand before. I must be the one to kill Harry Potter, and I shall be.|Lord Voldemort, to the Death Eaters.}}
The final book begins with [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]] having a [[Meeting at Malfoy Manor|meeting at the home]] of [[Lucius Malfoy]]: [[Malfoy Manor]]. They are beginning to plan out how to kill Harry Potter during his evacuation from [[4 Privet Drive]] when he will be vulnerable. After "borrowing" Lucius's wand &mdash; Voldemort does so in a way that indicates Lucius has no choice &mdash; Voldemort kills his captive, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Muggle Studies]] Professor [[Charity Burbage]], for teaching the subject and penning an article suggesting that [[Muggle]]s should be treated as equals to [[Pure-blood]]s.
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The seventh and final book begins with [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]] having a [[Meeting at Malfoy Manor|meeting]] at [[Malfoy Manor]]. They are beginning to plan out how to kidnap [[Harry Potter]] during his evacuation from [[4 Privet Drive]] when he will be vulnerable. After "borrowing" [[Lucius Malfoy]]'s wand in order to annhilate Harry once and for all &mdash; Voldemort does so in a way that indicates Malfoy has no choice &mdash; Voldemort kills his captive, [[Charity Burbage]] (the [[Muggle Studies]] professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]for teaching the subject and penning an article suggesting that [[Muggle]]s should be treated as equals to [[Pure-blood]]s.
   
===Chapter 2: In [[Albus Dumbledore#Post-Mortem|Memoriam]]===
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===Chapter 2: "In [[Albus Dumbledore|Memoriam]]"===
 
{{Quote|Stripping away the popular image of serene, silver-bearded wisdom, Rita Skeeter reveals the disturbed childhood, the lawless youth, the lifelong feuds and the guilty secrets Dumbledore carried to his grave.|Description of Rita Skeeter's book about Dumbledore's life.}}
 
{{Quote|Stripping away the popular image of serene, silver-bearded wisdom, Rita Skeeter reveals the disturbed childhood, the lawless youth, the lifelong feuds and the guilty secrets Dumbledore carried to his grave.|Description of Rita Skeeter's book about Dumbledore's life.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_02).jpg|thumb|Harry looking at the shard of the Two-Way Mirror given to him by [[Sirius Black]].]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 02).jpg|thumb|Harry looking at the shard of the Two-Way Mirror given to him by [[Sirius Black]].]]Harry, meanwhile, is rummaging through his school trunk, sorting what he will need to take with him from what will be left behind. While taking a break, he reads some articles about [[Albus Dumbledore]]. One is sympathetic, the other critical. In those obituaries, it is revealed that Albus' father [[Percival Dumbledore|Percival]] supposedly hated Muggles and had attacked three Muggle boys, earning himself imprisonment in [[Azkaban]], where he later died. The other article is an interview by [[Rita Skeeter]], concerning a forthcoming biography of Albus entitled ''[[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]'', in which she hints that Albus was responsible for the death of his younger sister [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]], and that he was, at one time, a [[Pure-blood supremacy|wizarding supremacist with]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]].
[[Harry Potter]], meanwhile, is rummaging through his school trunk, sorting what he will need to take with him from what will be left behind. While taking a break, he reads some articles about [[Albus Dumbledore]]. One is sympathetic, the other critical. In those obituaries, it is revealed that Dumbledore's father, [[Percival Dumbledore|Percival]], supposedly hated Muggles and had attacked three Muggle boys, earning himself imprisonment in [[Azkaban]], where he later died. The other article is an interview of [[Rita Skeeter]], concerning a forthcoming biography of Dumbledore entitled [[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]], in which she hints that Dumbledore was responsible for the death of his younger sister [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]], and that he was, at one time, a [[Pure-blood supremacy|wizarding supremacist with]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]].
 
   
===Chapter 3: The [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] Departing===
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===Chapter 3: "The [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] Departing"===
 
{{Quote|I don't think you're a waste of space.|Dudley, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|I don't think you're a waste of space.|Dudley, to Harry.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_03).jpg|thumb|left|Dudley thanks his cousin for saving his soul.]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 03).jpg|thumb|left|Dudley thanks his cousin for saving his soul.]]Harry is beginning to have regrets about not having asked Albus more about his past, but this is soon forgotten as he leaves his home that night. He convinces [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia]], [[Vernon Dursley|Vernon]], and [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] [[Dursleys|Dursley]] that they need to leave as well to avoid being captured by the Death Eaters. Eventually [[Order of the Phoenix]] members [[Dedalus Diggle]] and [[Hestia Jones]] arrive to escort them to an undisclosed location. Before leaving, Dudley admits that he cares about Harry and thanks him for saving his soul during the [[Dementor]] attack of [[1995]], and they shake hands. Petunia burst into tears saying what a gentleman her son was, yet Hestia objected, saying he didn't really say, "Thank you."
Harry begins having regrets about not having asked Dumbledore more about his past, but this is soon forgotten as he leaves his home that night. He convinces his [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], [[Vernon Dursley|Uncle Vernon]], and cousin [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] that they need to leave as well to avoid being captured by the [[Death Eaters]]. Eventually [[Order of the Phoenix]] members, [[Dedalus Diggle]] and [[Hestia Jones]], arrive to escort them to an undisclosed location. Before leaving, Dudley admits that he cares about Harry and thanks him for saving his soul during the [[Dementor]] attack of [[1995]], and they shake hands. Aunt Petunia burst into tears saying what a gentleman Dudley was, yet [[Hestia Jones]] objected, saying he didn't really say "Thank you".
 
   
===Chapter 4: The [[Battle of the Seven Potters|Seven Potters]]===
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===Chapter 4: "The [[Battle of the Seven Potters|Seven]] [[Harry Potter|Potters]]"===
 
{{Quote|Even You-Know-Who can't split himself into seven.|Moody, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|Even You-Know-Who can't split himself into seven.|Moody, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_04.jpg|thumb|The Seven Potters.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 04.jpg|thumb|The Seven Potters.]]
Soon after, the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrives with a plan to sneak Harry away from his house and avoid being captured by Voldemort. After initially opposing the plan, Harry acquiesces, seeing that he has no choice, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred, and George Weasley]], along with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Fleur Delacour]], and [[Mundungus Fletcher]], take [[Polyjuice Potion]] to make themselves look like Harry, in order to act as decoys for Voldemort. Each depart with a different Order member to protect them while riding on broomsticks or [[Thestral]]s, while Harry leaves with [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] in a side-car attached to Sirius's motorcycle. However, the plan goes badly wrong as the group is attacked by Death Eaters almost immediately after taking off, during which Hedwig is killed. Harry fights off Death Eaters by firing curses and hexes at them, while Hagrid uses a number of gadgets the motorcycle is now equipped with: a deployable solid brick wall, a net, and a dragon fire booster.
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Soon after, the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrives with a plan to sneak Harry away from his house and avoid being captured by Voldemort. After initially opposing the plan, Harry acquiesces, seeing that he has no choice, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Fred Weasley|Fred]], and [[George Weasley|George]] [[Weasleys|Weasley]], along with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Fleur Delacour]], and [[Mundungus Fletcher]], take [[Polyjuice Potion]] to make themselves look like Harry, in order to act as decoys for Voldemort. Each depart with a different Order member (Ron with [[Nymphadora Tonks]], Fred with his father [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]], George with [[Remus Lupin]], Hermione with [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], Fleur with [[Bill Weasley|Bill]], and Mundungus with [[Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody|Alastor Moody]]) to protect them while riding on broomsticks or [[Thestral]]s, while Harry leaves with [[Rubeus Hagrid]] in a side-car attached to [[Sirius Black]]'s motorcycle. However, the plan goes badly wrong as the group is attacked by Death Eaters almost immediately after taking off, during which [[Hedwig]] is killed. Harry fights off Death Eaters by firing curses and hexes at them, while Rubeus uses a number of gadgets the motorcycle is now equipped with a deployable solid brick wall, a net, and a dragon-fire booster.
   
 
===Chapter 5: [[Alastor Moody|Fallen Warrior]]===
 
===Chapter 5: [[Alastor Moody|Fallen Warrior]]===
 
{{Quote|Pathetic, Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?|Fred, to George Weasley.}}
 
{{Quote|Pathetic, Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?|Fred, to George Weasley.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_05.jpg|thumb|left|The survivors at the Burrow.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 05.jpg|thumb|left|The survivors at the Burrow.]]
The Death Eaters discover the real Harry after he attempts to [[Disarming Charm|disarm]] an [[Imperius Curse|imperiused]] [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]]. Moments later, Voldemort joins in the pursuit. Hagrid leaps off the bike at another Death Eater, and as Voldemort is about to kill Harry, Harry's [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] acts of its own accord and shoots a curse at Voldemort that breaks Lucius's wand. Voldemort attempts to strike again, but at that moment, Harry enters the protective charms of the [[Tonks family|Tonks]]' home, and Voldemort and the Death Eaters are unable to follow him.
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The Death Eaters discover the real Harry after he attempts to [[Disarming Charm|disarm]] an [[Imperius Curse|imperiused]] [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]]. Moments later, Voldemort joins in the pursuit. Hagrid leaps off the bike at another Death Eater, and as Voldemort is about to kill Harry, the latter's [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] acts of its own accord and shoots a curse at Voldemort that breaks Lucius' wand. Voldemort attempts to strike again, but at that moment, Harry enters the protective charms of the [[Tonks family|Tonks]]' home, and Voldemort and the Death Eaters are unable to follow him. Harry finds that Hagrid has crashed in the garden and he is able to get out a simple "Hagrid?" before he too collapses.
   
Harry finds Hagrid, who had survived his fall, and meets Tonks' parents, [[Ted Tonks|Ted]] and [[Andromeda Black|Andromeda]]. The couple show the two a [[Portkey]], which transports them straight to [[the Burrow]]. There, the casualties are counted: [[Hedwig]] was killed by a Killing Curse from a Death Eater ; George's ear was cursed off by [[Severus Snape]]; [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]] was killed by Voldemort himself. Harry later has a vision regarding his escape, as a result of a connection between his and Voldemort's minds, in which Voldemort questions [[Garrick Ollivander]], who crafted the wands, about why Harry's wand acted as it did. Ollivander is unable to explain.
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When Harry wakes up, he meets Tonks' parents, [[Ted Tonks|Ted]] and [[Andromeda Black|Andromeda]], who have been taking care of him and Hagrid. The couple show the two a [[Portkey]], which transports them straight to [[the Burrow]]. There, the casualties are counted: Hedwig was killed by a [[Killing Curse]] from a Death Eater; George's ear was cursed off by [[Severus Snape]]; and [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye]] was killed by Voldemort himself.
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Harry later has a vision regarding his escape, as a result of a connection between his and Voldemort's minds, in which Voldemort questions [[Garrick Ollivander]], who crafted the wands, about why Harry's wand acted as it did. Garrick is unable to explain.
   
 
===Chapter 6: The [[Weasley family ghoul|Ghoul]] in Pyjamas===
 
===Chapter 6: The [[Weasley family ghoul|Ghoul]] in Pyjamas===
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_06.jpg|thumb|The Weasley family's ghoul in pyjamas.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 06.jpg|thumb|The Weasley family's ghoul in pyjamas.]]
 
{{Quote|It's like being a house-elf. Except without the job satisfaction. The sooner this wedding's over, the happier I'll be.|Ron about the wedding preparations}}
 
{{Quote|It's like being a house-elf. Except without the job satisfaction. The sooner this wedding's over, the happier I'll be.|Ron about the wedding preparations}}
During their time at the Burrow, Harry, Hermione and Ron are kept busy with preparations for Bill and Fleur's [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]], which Harry suspects is an attempt by [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]], Ron's mother, to stop their planning and delay their departure. Nevertheless, they manage to get together and discuss their plans for completing the quest Dumbledore left them, to find and destroy Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es.
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During their time at the Burrow, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are kept busy with preparations for Bill and Fleur's [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]], which Harry suspects is an attempt by [[Molly Weasley]] to stop their planning and delay their departure. Nevertheless, they manage to get together and discuss their plans for completing the quest Albus left them, to find and destroy Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es.
   
===Chapter 7: The [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Will of Albus Dumbledore]]===
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===Chapter 7: "The [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Will]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]]"===
 
{{Quote|I always said he was mental. Brilliant and everything, but cracked. Leaving Harry an old Snitch — what the hell was that about?|Ron, about Dumbledore.}}
 
{{Quote|I always said he was mental. Brilliant and everything, but cracked. Leaving Harry an old Snitch — what the hell was that about?|Ron, about Dumbledore.}}
[[File:The_Will_of_Albus_Dumbledore.jpg|thumb|left|214px|Harry and Ginny embracing in Ginny's Room on [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday]].]]
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[[File:The Will of Albus Dumbledore.jpg|thumb|left|214px|Harry and Ginny embracing in Ginny's Room on [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday]].]]
The day before the wedding, Harry's 17th birthday, Harry dreams of Voldemort searching for someone known as "[[Gregorovitch]]." For his birthday, he receives a number of gifts, the most useful being a new [[sneakoscope]] from Hermione. Knowing that Harry was about to leave, Ginny passionately kisses him as something to remember her by, which Ron "accidentally" interrupts. Later in the day, [[Minister for Magic]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], arrives at the Burrow to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione the personal effects of Albus Dumbledore, which had been bequeathed to them in his [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|will]]: To Ron, the [[Deluminator]], with the power to douse all lights in the surrounding area; to Hermione, ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'', a book of wizard-culture fairy tales written in [[Study of Ancient Runes|Runes]]; and to Harry, [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]], and the first [[Golden Snitch]] Harry had ever caught in a Hogwarts [[Quidditch]] match. The sword was withheld because, Scrimgeour claimed, it was not Dumbledore's to give. The three try to discover the purpose of the objects given to them, but are forced to give their attention to other matters, specifically Fleur and Bill's wedding the following day.
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The day before the wedding, Harry's 17th birthday, he dreams of Voldemort searching for someone known as "[[Gregorovitch]]." For his birthday, he receives a number of gifts, the most useful being a new [[sneakoscope]] from Hermione. Knowing that Harry was about to leave, [[Ginny Weasley]] passionately kisses him as something to remember her by, which Ron "accidentally" interrupts.
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Later in the day, [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], arrives at the Burrow to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione Albus' personal effects, which had been bequeathed to them in his [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|will]]:
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* To Harry, [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]], and the first [[Golden Snitch]] Harry had ever caught in a Hogwarts [[Quidditch]] match.
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The sword was withheld because, Rufus claimed, it was not Albus' to give. The three try to discover the purpose of the objects given to them, but are forced to give their attention to other matters, specifically Bill and Fleur's wedding the following day.
   
===Chapter 8: The [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|Wedding]]===
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===Chapter 8: "The [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|Wedding]]"===
 
{{Quote|The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.|Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus warning.}}
 
{{Quote|The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.|Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus warning.}}
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 08.jpg|thumb|Shacklebolt's Patronus, warning the guests that the Ministry has fallen.]]
Harry disguises himself as "Ron's cousin" [[Harry Potter|Barny Weasley]] for the wedding to avoid causing an uproar. After the ceremony, while Ron and Hermione are dancing Harry speaks with [[Elphias Doge]] and Ron's great aunt [[Muriel]] from whom he learns more less than savory details from Dumbledore's past; Dumbledore had had a sister, [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]], whose existence had been hushed up by the family, and who Muriel believes was a [[Squib|squib]]. During the wedding celebration, [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]'s [[Patronus]] arrives to warn the attendants that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] has taken over the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and Rufus Scrimgeour has been killed.
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Harry disguises himself as "Ron's cousin" [[Harry Potter|Barny Weasley]] for the wedding to avoid causing an uproar. After the ceremony, while Ron and Hermione are dancing, Harry speaks with [[Elphias Doge]] and Ron's great aunt [[Muriel]] from whom he learns more less than savory details from Albus' past: Albus had had a sister, [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]], whose existence had been hushed up by the family and who Muriel believes was a [[squib]]. Muriel also thinks that Albus killed Ariana. Elphias is shocked and will not believe Muriel and is brought to tears because of all of the lies. During the wedding celebration, Kingsley's [[Patronus]] arrives to warn the attendants that Voldemort has taken over the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and Rufus has been killed.
   
===Chapter 9: [[Tottenham Court Road|A Place to Hide]]===
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===Chapter 9: "[[Tottenham Court Road|A Place to Hide]]"===
 
{{Quote|Where else is there? We can hardly book rooms at the Leaky Cauldron, can we? And Grimmauld Place is out if Snape can get in there... I suppose we could try my parents’ house, though I think there’s a chance they might check there...|Hermione, to Ron.}}
 
{{Quote|Where else is there? We can hardly book rooms at the Leaky Cauldron, can we? And Grimmauld Place is out if Snape can get in there... I suppose we could try my parents’ house, though I think there’s a chance they might check there...|Hermione, to Ron.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_09).jpg|thumb|left|The trio [[Apparate]] to Tottenham Court Road.]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 09).jpg|thumb|left|The trio [[Apparate]] to Tottenham Court Road.]]
Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee the wedding, first arriving on [[Tottenham Court Road]] in Muggle London. There, they quickly make for a [[Luchino Caffe|café]] to settle down and decide their next course of action.
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee the wedding, first arriving on [[Tottenham Court Road]] in Muggle London. There, they quickly make for a [[Luchino Caffe|café]] to settle down and decide their next course of action.
Though they think themselves safe for the moment, two [[Death Eaters]] suddenly locate them, almost immediately upon their arrival, and attack them. Harry, Ron, and Hermione manage to defeat the Death Eaters, but thinking themselves in danger in public, flee to [[12 Grimmauld Place]], former Order headquarters, where they hide. Although there was some debate whether Severus Snape could get in, with reinforcement Death Eaters, but their fears were soon realised to be untrue as they reached the dilapidated house.
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Though they think themselves safe for the moment, two Death Eaters suddenly locate them, almost immediately upon their arrival, and attack them. Harry, Ron, and Hermione manage to defeat the Death Eaters, but thinking themselves in danger in public, flee to [[12 Grimmauld Place]], former Order headquarters, where they hide. Although there was some debate whether Severus could get in, with reinforcement Death Eaters, but their fears were soon realised to be untrue as they reached the dilapidated house.
   
 
===Chapter 10: [[Kreacher]]'s Tale===
 
===Chapter 10: [[Kreacher]]'s Tale===
{{Quote|Kreacher failed to obey orders, Kreacher could not destroy the locket!|Kreacher, about Regulus Black order to destroy the locket.}}
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{{Quote|Kreacher failed to obey orders, Kreacher could not destroy the locket!|Kreacher, about Regulus Black's order to destroy the locket.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_10.jpg|thumb|[[The Marauders]].]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 10.jpg|thumb|[[The Marauders]].]]
The first morning there, Harry finds the name [[Regulus Black|Regulus Arcturus Black]], the deceased younger brother of his also deceased godfather [[Sirius Black|Sirius]], and a former Death Eater, on a bedroom door. Harry realises that Regulus was the "R.A.B." from the fake [[Horcrux]] locket Harry found with [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], and he, Hermione, and Ron begin searching the house for the real one. They soon surmise that the locket had indeed been in the house, at one time. Unable to find it, they call upon [[Kreacher]], the Black family's house-elf. Kreacher tells the trio that he had helped Voldemort place the real Horcrux in the cave. After Regulus learned of this, however, he had ordered Kreacher to return with him to the cave in order to substitute a fake locket for the real one, as the Black family would have been safer not involved in Voldemort's affairs. Regulus was killed in the process while Kreacher escaped with the Horcrux locket. Kreacher also tells them that [[Mundungus Fletcher]] stole the locket, and they send him to find Fletcher.
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The first morning there, Harry finds the name [[Regulus Black|Regulus Arcturus Black]], the deceased younger brother of Sirius and a former Death Eater, on a bedroom door. Harry realises that Regulus was the "R.A.B." from the faux-Horcrux Harry found with Albus, and he, Hermione, and Ron begin searching the house for the real one. They soon surmise that the locket had indeed been in the house, at one time. Unable to find it, they call upon [[Kreacher]], the Black family's house-elf. Kreacher tells the trio that he had helped Voldemort place the real Horcrux in the cave. After Regulus learned of this, however, he had ordered Kreacher to return with him to the cave in order to substitute a fake locket for the real one, as the Black family would have been safer not involved in Voldemort's affairs. Regulus was killed in the process while Kreacher escaped with the Horcrux locket. Kreacher also tells them that Mundungus stole the locket, and they send Kreacher to find him.
   
===Chapter 11: The [[Mundungus Fletcher|Bribe]]===
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===Chapter 11: The [[Horcrux|Bribe]]===
 
{{Quote|I dunno, some Ministry hag... Little woman. Bow on top of ’er head... Looked like a toad.|Mundungus, describing Umbridge.}}
 
{{Quote|I dunno, some Ministry hag... Little woman. Bow on top of ’er head... Looked like a toad.|Mundungus, describing Umbridge.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_11.jpg|thumb|left|Lupin at Grimmauld Place.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 11.jpg|thumb|left|Lupin at Grimmauld Place.]]
While waiting for Kreacher, the trio are visited by Order member [[Remus Lupin]]. He explains more of the situation: the Voldemort-controlled Ministry and Death Eaters are searching for Harry, claiming that he had a part in Dumbledore's death, and the Ministry is now openly persecuting [[Muggle-born]] wizards and witches. He then offers to join the trio in their quest, not wanting to remain with his wife [[Nymphadora Tonks]], who is pregnant with their child, because he fears the child will be a werewolf like him. Harry calls him a coward for abandoning his son, and Lupin angrily storms off. Later, Kreacher brings Fletcher back to 12 Grimmauld Place, but he has already given away the locket to [[Dolores Umbridge]] as a bribe.
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While waiting for Kreacher, the trio are visited by Remus. He explains more of the situation: the Voldemort-controlled Ministry and Death Eaters are searching for Harry, claiming that he had a part in Albus' death, and now openly persecuting [[Muggle-born]] wizards and witches. He then offers to join the trio in their quest, not wanting to remain with wife Nymphadora, who is pregnant with their child, because he fears the child will be a werewolf like him. Harry calls him a coward for abandoning his son, and Remus angrily storms off. Later, Kreacher brings Mundungus back to 12 Grimmauld Place, but he has already given away the locket to [[Dolores Umbridge]] as a bribe.
   
 
===Chapter 12: [[Magic is Might monument|Magic is Might]]===
 
===Chapter 12: [[Magic is Might monument|Magic is Might]]===
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_12.jpg|thumb|Hermione taking Phineas Nigellus's painting.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 12.jpg|thumb|Hermione taking Phineas Nigellus's painting.]]
 
{{Quote|But if my wife were accused of being a Mudblood,” said Yaxley, “— not that any woman I married would ever be mistaken for such filth — and the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement needed a job doing, I would make it my priority to do that job, Cattermole. Do you understand me?|Yaxley, to Ron (as Cattermole).}}
 
{{Quote|But if my wife were accused of being a Mudblood,” said Yaxley, “— not that any woman I married would ever be mistaken for such filth — and the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement needed a job doing, I would make it my priority to do that job, Cattermole. Do you understand me?|Yaxley, to Ron (as Cattermole).}}
After a month of spying on the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], the trio [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrate]] it in order to retrieve the Horcrux from Umbridge. They ambush three employees and use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate them with Hermione taking on the appearance of [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], Ron looking like [[Reginald Cattermole]], and Harry impersonating [[Albert Runcorn]].
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After a month of spying on the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], the trio [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrate]] it in order to retrieve the Horcrux from Dolores. They ambush three employees and use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate them with Hermione taking on the appearance of [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], Ron looking like [[Reginald Cattermole]], and Harry impersonating [[Albert Runcorn]].
   
 
===Chapter 13: The [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]===
 
===Chapter 13: The [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]===
 
{{Quote|Oh yes — an old family heirloom. The S stands for Selwyn... I am related to the Selwyns... Indeed, there are few pure-blood families to whom I am not related... A pity, that the same cannot be said for you. ‘Parents’ professions: greengrocers.’ |Umbridge, about the locket.}}
 
{{Quote|Oh yes — an old family heirloom. The S stands for Selwyn... I am related to the Selwyns... Indeed, there are few pure-blood families to whom I am not related... A pity, that the same cannot be said for you. ‘Parents’ professions: greengrocers.’ |Umbridge, about the locket.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_13).jpg|thumb|left|Moody's eye]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 13).jpg|thumb|left|Moody's eye]]
After being separated, Harry discovers [[Alastor Moody|"Mad-Eye" Moody]] 's magical eye has been taken by Umbridge. Thinking it a disgrace to Moody's memory to keep it stuck in Umbridge's door, he steals the eye, so as to give it a proper burial and the respect it deserves. Once Harry reunites with Hermione, he witnesses the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], set up to convict Muggle-borns of "stealing" magic, at work. Enraged by what he sees, Harry [[Stunning Spell|stuns]] Umbridge and the Death Eater [[Yaxley]], who is now head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]]. Hermione takes the Horcrux, which Umbridge had falsely used to bolster her [[Pure-blood]] credentials, from Umbridge. By the time Harry and Hermione begin freeing the Muggle-borns, the Ministry knows that there are intruders in the building, having discovered Moody's eye missing. Once they reunite with Ron, they encourage the Muggle-borns to flee the country.
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After being separated, Harry discovers Alastor's magical eye has been taken by Dolores. Thinking it a disgrace to Alastor's memory to keep it stuck in Dolores' door, he steals the eye, so as to give it a proper burial and the respect it deserves. Once Harry reunites with Hermione, he witnesses the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], set up to convict Muggle-borns of "stealing" magic, at work. Enraged by what he sees, Harry [[Stunning Spell|stuns]] Dolores and the Death Eater [[Yaxley]], who is now head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]]. Hermione takes the Horcrux, which Dolores had falsely used to bolster her [[Pure-blood]] credentials, from Dolores. By the time Harry and Hermione begin freeing the Muggle-borns, the Ministry knows that there are intruders in the building, having discovered Alastor's eye missing. Once they reunite with Ron, they encourage the Muggle-borns to flee the country.
   
 
===Chapter 14: The [[Gellert Grindelwald|Thief]]===
 
===Chapter 14: The [[Gellert Grindelwald|Thief]]===
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_14).jpg|thumb|The trio at their camp]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 14).jpg|thumb|The trio at their camp]]
 
{{Quote|He read Gregorovitch’s mind, and I saw this young bloke perched on a windowsill, and he fired a curse at Gregorovitch and jumped out of sight. He stole it, he stole whatever You-Know-Who’s after. And I... I think I’ve seen him somewhere...|Harry, telling his dream to Ron and Hermione.}}
 
{{Quote|He read Gregorovitch’s mind, and I saw this young bloke perched on a windowsill, and he fired a curse at Gregorovitch and jumped out of sight. He stole it, he stole whatever You-Know-Who’s after. And I... I think I’ve seen him somewhere...|Harry, telling his dream to Ron and Hermione.}}
They make for the exit, and as they escape, their hiding place is discovered, Ron is splinched, and they are forced to flee to the countryside, where they move from place to place, never staying anywhere for more than a night or two. One night, Harry has a vision of Voldemort interrogating [[Gregorovitch]] and realizes that Voldemort is searching for something Gregorovitch once had but which was stolen by a young man long ago.
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They make for the exit, and as they escape, their hiding place is discovered, Ron is splinched, and they are forced to flee to the countryside, where they move from place to place, never staying anywhere for more than a night or two. One night, Harry has a vision of Voldemort interrogating [[Gregorovitch]] and realises that Voldemort is searching for something Gregorovitch once had but which was stolen by a young man long ago.
   
===Chapter 15: The [[Griphook|Goblin]] 's Revenge===
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===Chapter 15: The [[Griphook|Goblin]]'s Revenge===
 
{{Quote|We take no sides. This is a wizards’ war.|Goblin in the forest.}}
 
{{Quote|We take no sides. This is a wizards’ war.|Goblin in the forest.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_15.jpg|thumb|left|Fugitives goblins at the forest.]]
 
After several weeks of travelling in which they accomplish nothing, they overhear a conversation between [[Ted Tonks]], [[Dirk Cresswell]], [[Dean Thomas]], and the [[Goblin]]s [[Griphook]] and [[Gornuk]], wherein it is revealed that Godric Gryffindor's sword, which had been in Dumbledore's possession, and was then sent to the [[Lestrange Vault]] for protection, is actually a copy. They also mention that the whereabouts of the real sword are unknown. Harry, Hermione, and Ron also overhear that some students attempted to steal the sword from [[Severus Snape]], prior to its removal. Upon hearing that the perpetrators were their friends, the trio worry about the punishment but are relieved to hear that their friends only served detention with [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]. Harry and Hermione hear all this and are heartened, and after questioning the portrait of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]], they discover that the sword had last been used by Dumbledore on another Horcrux, [[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring]]. Hermione realizes that it must be impregnated with [[Basilisk venom]], and therefore can destroy Horcruxes. Ron is discouraged, feeling that with the sword now necessary as well, and out of reach, their quest is becoming hopeless. He argues with Harry and angrily departs claiming that Hermione had chosen Harry over himself when she decides to stay, leaving Harry and Hermione together.
 
   
===Chapter 16: [[Godric's Hollow]]===
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After several weeks of travelling in which they accomplish nothing, they overhear a conversation between [[Ted Tonks|Ted]], [[Dirk Cresswell]], [[Dean Thomas]], and [[Goblin]]s [[Griphook]] and [[Gornuk]], wherein it is revealed that Godric Gryffindor's sword, which had been in Albus' possession and was then sent to the [[Lestrange Vault]] for protection, is actually a copy. They also mention that the whereabouts of the real sword are unknown. Harry, Hermione, and Ron also overhear that some students attempted to steal the sword from Severus, prior to its removal. Upon hearing that the perpetrators were their friends, the trio worry about the punishment but are relieved to hear that their friends only served detention with Rubeus. Harry and Hermione hear all this and are heartened, and after questioning theportrait of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]], they discover that the sword had last been used by Albus on another Horcrux, [[Marvolo Gaunt]]'s [[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring|ring]].
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Hermione realises that it must be impregnated with [[Basilisk venom]] and therefore can destroy Horcruxes. Ron is discouraged, feeling that with the sword now necessary as well and out of reach, their quest is becoming hopeless. He argues with Harry and angrily departs claiming that Hermione had chosen Harry over himself when she decides to stay, leaving Harry and Hermione together
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===Chapter 16: [[Godric Gryffindor|Godric]]'s [[Godric's Hollow|Hollow]]===
 
{{Quote|The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. |Words of Harry parents' grave.}}
 
{{Quote|The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. |Words of Harry parents' grave.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_16.jpg|thumb|The statue of Potter family.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 16.jpg|thumb|The statue of Potter family.]]
Hermione is distraught upon Ron's departure, and Harry is angry, but the two of them realise they will have to continue without him. After many more listless weeks, they make their way to [[Godric's Hollow]] on the off-chance Dumbledore left the sword there for them, with [[Bathilda Bagshot]], author of ''A History Of Magic''. Arriving in Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve, the two first visit the graveyard where both Harry and Dumbledore's families are buried. After sharing an emotional moment and laying a wreath on Harry’s parents' grave, they visit the memorial to Harry's family, and then encounter the historian [[Bathilda Bagshot]], who was an old family friend of the Dumbledores.
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Hermione is distraught upon Ron's departure, and Harry is angry, but the two of them realise they will have to continue without him. After many more listless weeks, they make their way to [[Godric's Hollow]] on the off-chance Albus left the sword there for them, with [[Bathilda Bagshot]], author of ''[[A History of Magic]]''. Arriving in Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve, the two first visit the graveyard where both Harry and Albus' families are buried. After sharing an emotional moment and laying a wreath on Harry’s parents' grave, they visit the memorial to Harry's family, and then encounter the historian Bathilda, who was an old family friend of the Dumbledores.
   
 
===Chapter 17: [[Bathilda Bagshot|Bathilda]]'s [[Nagini|Secret]]===
 
===Chapter 17: [[Bathilda Bagshot|Bathilda]]'s [[Nagini|Secret]]===
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_17.jpg|thumb|left|The Potter's destroyed house.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 17.jpg|thumb|left|The Potter's destroyed house.]]
 
{{Quote|He’s coming! Hermione, he’s coming!|Harry, to Hermione.}}
 
{{Quote|He’s coming! Hermione, he’s coming!|Harry, to Hermione.}}
Harry and Hermione follow her to her old, disgusting home, where they find a picture frame of the [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]], who is Bathilda's great-nephew, and long ago, was Dumbledore's childhood friend. However, Harry and Hermione don't realise that the real Bathilda has been killed and her body has been taken over by Voldemort's pet, (And lately discovered a Horcrux) Nagini. Only Harry can understand the very little that Bathilda speaks as he can speak [[Parseltongue]], and Nagini is a snake.
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Harry and Hermione follow her to her old, disgusting home, where they find a picture frame of Gellert, who is Bathilda's great-nephew and, long ago, was Albus' childhood friend. However, Harry and Hermione don't realise that the real Bathilda has been killed and her body has been taken over by Voldemort's pet and Horcrux [[Nagini]]. Only Harry can understand the very little that Bathilda speaks as he can speak [[Parseltongue]], and Nagini is a snake.
   
Bathilda issues Harry up the stairs, ordering Hermione to stay behind, in order to ambush Harry. Hermione seems reluctant, but Harry thinks that by following her perhaps she may present him with the sword of Godric Gryffindor.
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Bathilda issues Harry up the stairs, ordering Hermione to stay behind, in order to ambush Harry. Hermione seems reluctant, but Harry thinks that by following her perhaps she may present him with the Gryffinder sword.
   
 
Only once Harry is upstairs does Bathilda's body crumble and Nagini flops out, and begins attacking Harry.
 
Only once Harry is upstairs does Bathilda's body crumble and Nagini flops out, and begins attacking Harry.
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As they Apparate, the very second that Voldemort appears, Harry's mind begins to flash back to the [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1981)|night in which his lightning scar on his forehead became so]], and it reveals exactly how Voldemort had killed Harry's parents.
 
As they Apparate, the very second that Voldemort appears, Harry's mind begins to flash back to the [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1981)|night in which his lightning scar on his forehead became so]], and it reveals exactly how Voldemort had killed Harry's parents.
   
=== Chapter 18: [[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]===
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=== Chapter 18: The [[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore|Life and Lies]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]]===
 
{{Quote|He changed, Harry, he changed! It’s as simple as that! Maybe he did believe these things when he was seventeen, but the whole of the rest of his life was devoted to fighting the Dark Arts! Dumbledore was the one who stopped Grindelwald, the one who always voted for Muggle protection and Muggle-born rights, who fought You-Know-Who from the start, and who died trying to bring him down!|Hermione, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|He changed, Harry, he changed! It’s as simple as that! Maybe he did believe these things when he was seventeen, but the whole of the rest of his life was devoted to fighting the Dark Arts! Dumbledore was the one who stopped Grindelwald, the one who always voted for Muggle protection and Muggle-born rights, who fought You-Know-Who from the start, and who died trying to bring him down!|Hermione, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_18.jpg|thumb|Harry looking at his broken wand.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 18.jpg|thumb|Harry looking at his broken wand.]]
Harry was briefly incapacitated following the [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|incident]] in Godric's Hollow, and he and Hermione spend Harry's few days convalescence in the [[Forest of Dean]] where Harry sits down to vindictively read [[Rita Skeeter]]'s book ''[[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]''. He discovers that the boy he saw in [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s mind is none other than Grindelwald and that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had been good friends as teenagers and had shared the idea that wizards should rule over the Muggles. Making this discovery, Harry reaches a new level of disillusionment with his former mentor.
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Harry was briefly incapacitated following the [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|incident]] in Godric's Hollow, and he and Hermione spend Harry's few days convalescing in the [[Forest of Dean]] where Harry sits down to vindictively read Rita's book ''[[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]''. He discovers that the boy he saw in Voldemort's mind is none other than Gellert and that Albus and he had been good friends as teenagers and had shared the idea that wizards should rule over the Muggles. Making this discovery, Harry reaches a new level of disillusionment with his former mentor.
   
 
===Chapter 19: The [[Patronus|Silver Doe]]===
 
===Chapter 19: The [[Patronus|Silver Doe]]===
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron Weasley|I’m sorry, I’m sorry I left. I know I was a — a —|Harry Potter|You’ve sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the sword. Finishing off the Horcrux. Saving my life.|That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was.|Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was. I’ve been trying to tell you that for years.|Harry and Ron, after destroying the locket.}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron Weasley|I’m sorry, I’m sorry I left. I know I was a — a —|Harry Potter|You’ve sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the sword. Finishing off the Horcrux. Saving my life.|That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was.|Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was. I’ve been trying to tell you that for years.|Harry and Ron, after destroying the locket.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_19).jpg|thumb|left|The silver doe]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 19).jpg|thumb|left|The silver doe]]
While Hermione sleeps, Harry resumes the position of keeping watch outside the tent. Not long after a silver doe appears. It is obviously a [[Patronus]], due to the silvery texture and appearance. It was later revealed that the doe was the Patronus of Severus Snape.
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While Hermione sleeps, Harry resumes the position of keeping watch outside the tent. Not long after a silver doe appears. It is obviously a [[Patronus]], due to the silvery texture and appearance. 
   
The doe leads Harry away from the camp sight and to a small, frozen lake, where at the bottom, lay [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]. Harry breaks the ice using Hermione's wand, strips to his underpants and attempts to retrieve the sword. Only when he attempts does Salazar Slytherin's necklace (Horcrux) sense that the sword is near, it wraps itself so tightly around Harry's neck that it actually cuts the flesh.
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The doe leads Harry away from the camp site and to a small, frozen lake, where, at the bottom, lies [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]. Harry breaks the ice using Hermione's wand, strips to his underpants, and attempts to retrieve the sword. Only when he attempts does Salazar Slytherin's locket sense that the sword is near, it wraps itself so tightly around Harry's neck that it actually cuts his flesh, keeps him from getting to the surface for air, and begins to both strangle and drown him. Harry tries to make it back to the surface, but he only kicks himself into the rocky and icy part of the pool. Harry attempts to loosen the locket but his fingers are too frozen. Harry begins to suffocate, and he feels a pair of arms (Harry thinks they belong to Death) wrap around his chest before passing out. 
   
Ron appears in time to leap into the water and rescue Harry, as well as retrieve the sword. Harry dresses himself and lays the necklace on a flat rock for Ron to stab with the sword.
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When Harry comes to, he thinks Hermione has come and saved him again, but it isn't -- it's Ron! Ron was also able to retrieve the sword and cut the locket off of Harry's neck. Ron asks Harry why he didn't take the Horcrux off first, then explains that he'd been looking for him and Hermione all day. Ron also reveals that while running to the pool, he saw something move behind the trees. Harry quickly dresses himself and tells Ron that since he was the one who got the sword out of the pool, he has to be the one to destroy the Horcrux. 
   
Harry speaks Parseltongue in order for the necklace to open and be able to be killed. [[Tom Riddle]]'s eye appears when it opens and a voice begins speaking to Ron, teasing him.
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Harry speaks Parseltongue in order for the locket to open and be able to be destroyed. [[Tom Riddle]]'s eye appears when it opens and a voice begins speaking to Ron, teasing him.
   
''"Least loved, always, by the mother who craved a daughter ... least loved, now, by the girl who prefers your friend ... second best, always, eternally overshadowed ..."''
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From the locket appears two figures: Riddle-Harry, and Riddle-Hermione, who was more beautiful and at the same time more terrible than the real Hermione. They tease him, all the time Harry is telling Ron to stab it; Riddle-Harry saying that Ron's mother would rather have had him for a son than Ron. Riddle-Hermione saying that nobody would ever look to him when Harry was around. She then proceeds to wrap her arms around Riddle-Harry. They kiss romantically, and it is at that moment that Ron almost fails in both spirit and mind. 
   
''-''Tom Riddle's voice speaking to Ron from the necklace.
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He overcomes his weakness and smashes it with the sword, and the Horcrux is destroyed. Harry tells Ron that he has no deep romantic love feelings for Hermione, he loves her like a sister, and that she cried for weeks once he left. They hug and reconcile, and Ron is there to stay. When they head back to the camp, they awake Hermione to tell her of the good news: The Horcrux was destroyed and Ron had returned. She, however, doesn't seem too happy with Ron leaving them. She begins to beat him up. 
   
From the locket appeared two figures: Riddle-Harry, and Riddle Hermione, who was more beautiful and at the same time more terrible than the real Hermione. They tease him, all the time Harry is telling Ron to stab it; Riddle-Harry saying that Ron's mother would rather have had him for a son than Ron. Riddle-Hermione saying that nobody would ever look to him when Harry was around. She then proceded to wrap her arms around Riddle-Harry. They kissed romantically, and it was at that moment that Ron almost failed in both spirit and mind.
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Hermione is furious at Ron for leaving for weeks and then suddenly showing back up. Ron explains that he wanted to come back as soon as he left but he ran into some Snatchers, whom he tricked into thinking he was [[Stan Shunpike]] and escaped with an extra wand. He then tells them that early Christmas morning, he heard Harry and Hermione talking through it (discussing Harry's broken wand). Next, he explains that the Deluminator showed him the way back to them. He tells Harry and Hermione how he saw the silver doe while waiting for someone to show themselves and Harry following it, then explains how he watched Harry jump into the pool and then after a while realized something was wrong and rescued Harry, then grabbed the sword. He and Harry tell her about vanquishing the Horcrux (though they're careful about skipping the part where Riddle-Harry and Riddle-Hermione show up). In the end, Hermione lets him go and goes to bed without another word, while Harry and Ron talk about how she could have been worse. 
 
He overcame his weakness and smashed it with the sword, and the Horcrux was destroyed. Harry tells Ron that he has no deep romantic love feelings for Hermione, he loves her like a sister, and that she cried for weeks once he left. When they headed back to the camp, they awake Hermione to tell her of the good news: The Horcrux was destroyed and Ron had returned. She, however, didn't seem too happy with Ron leaving them.
 
   
 
===Chapter 20: [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]===
 
===Chapter 20: [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]===
 
{{Quote|All's fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both.|Ron, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|All's fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both.|Ron, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_20.jpg|thumb|The Lovegood's House]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 20.jpg|thumb|The Lovegood's House]]
Ron reveals that he was able to find Harry with the aid of Dumbledore's gift, the [[Deluminator]] , which has more powers than they originally thought. He also reveals that Voldemort's name has been "made [[Taboo]] :" anybody saying it can be traced and located, which is how they were found in the café back on [[Tottenham Court Road]] . Hermione, who has recently been pouring over ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' realises their next necessary step. She tells them that they need to speak to [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] and ask him about [[Gellert Grindelwald's mark|Grindelwald's mark]], a symbol which has shown up time and again during their journey. Only days after escaping from Voldemort in Godric's Hollow, the trio begin searching the hills surrounding [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] for the Lovegood residence.
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Ron reveals that he was able to find Harry with the aid of Dumbledore's gift, the [[Deluminator]], which has many more useful abilities than they originally thought. He also reveals that Voldemort's name has been "made [[Taboo]]:" anybody saying it can be traced and located, which is how they were found in the café back on [[Tottenham Court Road]]. Hermione, who has recently been poring over ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' realises their next necessary step. She tells them that they need to speak to [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] and ask him about [[Gellert Grindelwald's mark|Grindelwald's mark]], a symbol which has shown up time and again during their journey. Only days after escaping from Voldemort in Godric's Hollow, the trio begin searching the hills surrounding [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] for the Lovegood residence.
   
 
===Chapter 21: [[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]===
 
===Chapter 21: [[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]===
 
{{Quote|There is nothing Dark about the Hallows — at least, not in that crude sense. One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest.|Xenophilius Lovegood, about the Deathly Hallows.}}
 
{{Quote|There is nothing Dark about the Hallows — at least, not in that crude sense. One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest.|Xenophilius Lovegood, about the Deathly Hallows.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_21.jpg|thumb|left|The Deathly Hallows Symbol.]]At the [[Lovegood House]], Harry, Ron, and Hermione are told that the symbol actually represents the [[Deathly Hallows]]. [[Xenophilius Lovegood|Mr. Lovegood]] then introduces them to ''[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]'', a fairy tale about three men who bested [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] and who received a magical item for it: An unbeatable wand (called the [[Elder Wand]]), a stone which could bring back the dead (the [[Resurrection Stone]]), and an [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] that can hide the wearer from Death itself and never failed with age, unlike most cloaks of that nature. Lovegood tells them that the three items are collectively represented by the symbol, and whoever masters all three artefacts will be the "Master of Death." Harry believes his own cloak to be the legendary Invisibility Cloak and is very excited. They soon discover that Lovegood has betrayed them to the Ministry; [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], his daughter, was taken captive earlier in the year because he was encouraging support for Harry, and he believes that giving them Harry will win her freedom. The trio barely escape from the [[Death Eaters]] sent to fetch them. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape, but also protect Ron's alibi, Hermione throws Harry's cloak over Ron and blasts away the floor. When they are sighted by the Death Eaters, she guides Harry and Ron as they [[Apparition|Disapparate]] away.
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 21.jpg|thumb|left|The Deathly Hallows Symbol.]]At the [[Lovegood House]], Harry, Ron, and Hermione are told that the symbol actually represents the [[Deathly Hallows]]. [[Xenophilius Lovegood|Mr. Lovegood]] then introduces them to ''[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]]'', a fairy tale about three men who bested [[Death (The Tale of the Three Brothers)|Death]] and who received a magical item for it: An unbeatable wand (called the [[Elder Wand]]), a stone which could bring back the dead (the [[Resurrection Stone]]), and an [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] that can hide the wearer from Death itself and never failed with age, unlike most cloaks of that nature. Lovegood tells them that the three items are collectively represented by the symbol, and whoever masters all three artefacts will be the "Master of Death." Harry believes his own cloak to be the legendary Invisibility Cloak and is very excited. They soon discover that Lovegood has betrayed them to the Ministry; [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], his daughter, was taken captive earlier in the year because he was encouraging support for Harry, and he believes that giving them Harry will win her freedom. The trio barely escape from the [[Death Eaters]] sent to fetch them. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape, but also protect Ron's alibi, Hermione throws Harry's cloak over Ron and blasts away the floor. When they are sighted by the Death Eaters, she guides Harry and Ron as they [[Apparition|Disapparate]] away.
   
 
===Chapter 22: The [[Deathly Hallows]]===
 
===Chapter 22: The [[Deathly Hallows]]===
 
{{Quote|[[Support Harry Potter party|'Support Harry Potter' parties]] are unwise in the present climate.|Remus Lupin, on Potterwatch.}}
 
{{Quote|[[Support Harry Potter party|'Support Harry Potter' parties]] are unwise in the present climate.|Remus Lupin, on Potterwatch.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_22.jpg|thumb|Ron picking up a Potterwatch broadcast.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 22.jpg|thumb|Ron picking up a Potterwatch broadcast.]]
 
After hearing the story of the [[Deathly Hallows]], Harry becomes obsessed with finding them, and he begins to neglect his duties as the group's leader as he sits in reverie. With Harry not performing, Ron steps up to lead them as they venture up and down the island checking any place with links to the [[Wizarding world]] for signs of another [[Horcrux]]. After listless weeks, Ron finally manages to tune into a rogue wizard radio broadcast called "[[Potterwatch]]," run by [[Lee Jordan]], which reports the news as it actually happened unlike the ''Daily Prophet''. The broadcast is quite entertaining, and Harry laughs for the first time in months. However, after the programme, Harry accidentally says Voldemort's name, breaking the Taboo, and a group of Snatchers find Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
 
After hearing the story of the [[Deathly Hallows]], Harry becomes obsessed with finding them, and he begins to neglect his duties as the group's leader as he sits in reverie. With Harry not performing, Ron steps up to lead them as they venture up and down the island checking any place with links to the [[Wizarding world]] for signs of another [[Horcrux]]. After listless weeks, Ron finally manages to tune into a rogue wizard radio broadcast called "[[Potterwatch]]," run by [[Lee Jordan]], which reports the news as it actually happened unlike the ''Daily Prophet''. The broadcast is quite entertaining, and Harry laughs for the first time in months. However, after the programme, Harry accidentally says Voldemort's name, breaking the Taboo, and a group of Snatchers find Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
   
 
===Chapter 23: [[Malfoy Manor]]===
 
===Chapter 23: [[Malfoy Manor]]===
 
{{Quote|If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book.|Bellatrix Lestrange, to Ron.}}
 
{{Quote|If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book.|Bellatrix Lestrange, to Ron.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_23.jpg|thumb|left|Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 23.jpg|thumb|left|Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix.]]
Hermione's quick thinking comes in handy when she uses a jinx to disfigure Harry's face so he is not immediately recognizable. They all give false aliases, but the Snatchers soon find out their true identities, albeit a little uncertain. Because of their uncertainy, the Snatchers take the trio to Malfoy Manor.
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Hermione's quick thinking comes in handy when she uses a jinx to disfigure Harry's face so he is not immediately recognizable. They all give false aliases, but the Snatchers soon find out their true identities, albeit a little uncertainly. Because of their uncertainy, the Snatchers take the trio to Malfoy Manor.
   
There, they are taken into the drawing room to have their identities confirmed. The Malfoys' son [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] is home for the [[Easter]] holidays. He is reluctant to identify the trio, but when [[Lucius Malfoy]] is satisfied that the prisoners are indeed Harry Potter and his accomplices, he reaches for his [[Dark Mark]]. At that instant [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], who was with the Malfoys, stops Lucius, because she saw a sword being carried by one of the [[Snatchers]] and believes it to be [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] which was supposed to be in her vault at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]. She singles out Hermione for torture and interrogation to find how the trio acquired the sword, while Ron and Harry are locked in a cellar with Dean, [[Griphook]], [[Garrick Ollivander]] and Luna. Hearing Hermione's cries, Harry locates his broken shard of mirror, sees a flash of blue in it resembling Dumbledore's eye and in desperation begs for help. Upstairs, Hermione lies to Bellatrix, saying that the sword is a copy. Bellatrix sends Draco to fetch Griphook who Harry convinces to corroborate Hermione's story. As Draco slams the door, [[Dobby]] Apparates into the cellar. Harry orders him to take Dean, Luna and Ollivander first and then return for everyone else. When Dobby Disapparates, the noise is heard upstairs, and [[Peter Pettigrew|Wormtail]] is sent to investigate.
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There, they are taken into the drawing room to have their identities confirmed. The Malfoys' son [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] is home for the [[Easter]] holidays. He is reluctant to identify the trio, but when [[Lucius Malfoy]] is satisfied that the prisoners are indeed Harry Potter and his accomplices, he reaches for his [[Dark Mark]]. At that instant [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], who was with the Malfoys, stops Lucius, because she saw a sword being carried by one of the [[Snatchers]] and believes it to be [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] which was supposed to be in her vault at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]. She singles out Hermione for torture and interrogation, although Ron tries and fails to take her place, to find how the trio acquired the sword, while Ron and Harry are locked in a cellar with [[Dean]], [[Griphook]], [[Garrick Ollivander]], and [[Luna]]. Hearing Hermione's cries, Harry locates his broken shard of mirror, sees a flash of blue in it resembling Dumbledore's eye and in desperation begs for help. Upstairs, Hermione lies to Bellatrix, saying that the sword is a copy. Bellatrix sends Draco to fetch Griphook who Harry convinces to corroborate Hermione's story. As Draco slams the door, [[Dobby]] Apparates into the cellar. Harry orders him to take Dean, Luna and Ollivander first and then return for everyone else. When Dobby Disapparates, the noise is heard upstairs, and [[Peter Pettigrew|Wormtail]] is sent to investigate.
   
When he reaches the cellar, Harry and Ron attack him, but Wormtail resists, losing his wand to Ron, but grabbing Harry's neck with his artificial hand. Harry calls upon the [[Life debt]] that Wormtail owes him, and Pettigrew momentarily hesitates, and his [[Peter Pettigrew's silver hand|artificial hand]], made for him by Voldemort three years previous, immediately strangles Wormtail to death for the mercy he has shown. Ron and Harry, helpless to aid him, rush upstairs to save Hermione. They peek through the door to find Hermione passed out on the floor, and Bellatrix questioning [[Griphook]]. When they crash through the door, Ron disarms Bellatrix, and he and Harry begin a fierce exchange of spells with the others in the room. They are forced to stop when Bellatrix threatens to cut Hermione's throat. As Voldemort approaches, Dobby returns and drops a chandelier onto Bellatrix. Ron sprints to pull Hermione from the wreckage as Harry wrests three wands from [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]]; his wand and the wands Ron and Harry had taken during the earlier skirmish. Harry picks up Griphook, seizes Dobby and Disapparates as Ron does the same with Hermione. They escape as Voldemort is close to arriving, but Dobby is struck by Bellatrix's knife as they flee.
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When he reaches the cellar, Harry and Ron attack him, but Wormtail resists, losing his wand to Ron, but grabbing Harry's neck with his artificial hand. Harry calls upon the [[Life debt]] that Wormtail owes him, and Pettigrew momentarily hesitates, and his [[Peter Pettigrew's silver hand|artificial hand]], made for him by Voldemort three years previous, immediately strangles Wormtail to death for the mercy he has shown. At that moment, Hermione lets out a horrible scream of pain. Harry and Ron leave Wormtail's body on the floor and rush upstairs to find Bellatrix questioning[[Griphook| Griphook]] and an unconscious Hermione at her feet.  Griphook tells Bellatrix that the sword is, in fact, a copy. Bellatrix kicks him aside and presses her [[Dark Mark]]. When they crash through the door, Ron disarms Bellatrix, and he and Harry begin a fierce exchange of spells with the others in the room. They are forced to stop when Bellatrix threatens to cut Hermione's throat. As Voldemort approaches, Dobby returns and drops a chandelier onto Bellatrix, who drops Hermione and runs away. The chandelier falls onto the goblin and Hermione and shards of glass fly all over the place. Ron sprints to pull Hermione from the wreckage as Harry wrests three wands from [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]]; his wand and the wands Ron and Harry had taken during the earlier skirmish. Harry picks up Griphook, seizes Dobby and Disapparates as Ron does the same with Hermione. They escape as Voldemort is close to arriving, but Dobby is struck by Bellatrix's knife as they flee. They Apparate to Shell Cottage, Bill and Fleur's house, as Voldemort makes it to Malfoy Manor. As Ron takes Hermione inside,  Harry sees that Dobby has been struck with Bellatrix's sharp knife and that he is dying. Dobby dies in Harry's arms with the final words, ''"Harry...Potter..." ''as Harry is forced to watch helplessly. 
   
 
===Chapter 24: The [[Garrick Ollivander|Wandmaker]]===
 
===Chapter 24: The [[Garrick Ollivander|Wandmaker]]===
 
{{Quote|Wandlore is a complex and mysterious branch of magic.|Ollivander, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|Wandlore is a complex and mysterious branch of magic.|Ollivander, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_24.jpg|thumb|Dobby buried at Shell Cottage.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 24.jpg|thumb|Dobby buried at Shell Cottage.]]As Harry stares at dead Dobby curled up on the grass, he can't help but remember staring at Dumbledore's corpse the same way. [[Bill]] suggests that he bury him. Harry believes that for Dobby's bravery, he deserves a funeral just as grand, and he refuses to use magic.  He digs Dobby's grave by hand as Hermione and Griphook's injuries are tended to in the house. While digging the grave, Harry does some thinking. He realises that [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] had been right about Dobby and Ron and Pettigrew. He comes to a reaffirmation of faith in his old mentor and loses his burning obsession with the [[Deathly Hallows]]. [[Dean]] takes the injured Griphook inside as Bill tells Harry that Ron has taken Hermione inside and that she'll be alright. 
They arrive at [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]]'s home, [[Shell Cottage]]. Regaining his senses, Harry realises that Dobby is dying. He digs Dobby's grave by hand as Hermione and Griphook's injuries are tended to in the house. The group holds a little [[Funeral of Dobby|funeral]] for the brave elf who saved their lives. While digging the grave, Harry did some thinking. He realises that [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] had been right about Dobby and Ron and Pettigrew. He comes to a reaffirmation of faith in his old mentor and loses his burning obsession with the [[Deathly Hallows]]. When the assembled group head back into the Cottage, Harry questions Griphook about how to break into [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], believing that a [[Horcrux]] is hidden in Bellatrix's [[Lestrange Vault|vault]]. This feeling was based on her reaction when she saw that the trio had [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Gryffindor's Sword]]. Harry then questions Ollivander about the [[Elder Wand]], revealing his deep insight into [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s way of thinking. Ollivander also gives him a lesson on wand mechanics; when a wizard disarms, kills, or otherwise defeats another wizard, they can use that wizard's wand as well as their own. Harry tells Ron and Hermione that Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand as the way to defeat him. While telling them this, he receives confirmation as he has a vision in which Voldemort successfully steals the [[Elder Wand]] from the tomb of Dumbledore.
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Dean and Ron come outside. Ron says to Harry that Hermione is doing better and [[Fleur]] is looking after her. Then Dean and Ron join Harry with digging the grave. The group holds a funeral for Dobby. They provide clothes for him; Harry wraps him in his jacket, Ron gives him shoes and socks, and Dean gives him a hat. Luna says a few words for him, as Harry is too grief-stricken to speak.
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Ron and Dean give thanks to Dobby, and Harry manages to choke out a goodbye as he forces himself not to break down. He asks for some alone time, then finds a large stone and places it, pillowlike, on Dobby's grave with the epitaph "HERE LIES DOBBY, A FREE ELF." He looks at the grave once more and heads back inside.
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Once inside, Harry washes his hands, then tells Bill he needs to talk to [[Ollivander]] and Griphook. He meets up with Ron and Hermione and then questions Griphook about how to break into [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], believing that a [[Horcrux]] is hidden in Bellatrix's [[Lestrange Vault|vault]]. This feeling was based on her reaction when she saw that the trio had [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Gryffindor's Sword]]. Harry then questions Ollivander about the [[Elder Wand]], revealing his deep insight into [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s way of thinking. Ollivander also gives him a lesson on wand mechanics; when a wizard disarms, kills, or otherwise defeats another wizard, they can use that wizard's wand as well as their own. Harry tells Ron and Hermione that Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand as the way to defeat him. While telling them this, he receives confirmation as he has a vision in which Voldemort successfully steals the [[Elder Wand]] from the tomb of Dumbledore.
   
 
===Chapter 25: [[Shell Cottage]]===
 
===Chapter 25: [[Shell Cottage]]===
 
{{Quote|To a goblin, the rightful and true master of any object is the maker, not the purchaser. All goblin-made objects are, in goblin eyes, rightfully theirs.|Bill, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|To a goblin, the rightful and true master of any object is the maker, not the purchaser. All goblin-made objects are, in goblin eyes, rightfully theirs.|Bill, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_25.jpg|thumb|left|Harry thinking at Shell Cottage.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 25.jpg|thumb|left|Harry thinking at Shell Cottage.]]
 
Griphook eventually agrees to help the trio, in return for Gryffindor's sword. Harry reluctantly concedes that he will have to give up the sword but plans to hand over the sword after all the Horcruxes have been destroyed. He tells Griphook he can have the sword after they have broken in to the Bank, but he is very careful not to mention when, as Goblins are notoriously known for going back on their word. The trio spend nearly a month planning in one of the Cottages cramped bedrooms, only seeing daylight or the other occupants of the house at mealtimes. Harry, as well as the other two, comes to strongly dislike Griphook, because the Goblin seems to relish causing pain. During their stay, [[Remus Lupin]] visits them again. Chastened by Harry, he had returned to Tonks by Christmas, and he came to Shell Cottage to tell everyone that she has given birth to a son who does not have his werewolf tendencies, but instead possesses Tonks's [[Metamorphmagus]] abilities. Lupin also gives Harry the honour of being [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]]'s godfather. After many rounds of wine, he departs, and as they are cleaning up, Bill corners Harry and tells him to be wary of Griphook.
 
Griphook eventually agrees to help the trio, in return for Gryffindor's sword. Harry reluctantly concedes that he will have to give up the sword but plans to hand over the sword after all the Horcruxes have been destroyed. He tells Griphook he can have the sword after they have broken in to the Bank, but he is very careful not to mention when, as Goblins are notoriously known for going back on their word. The trio spend nearly a month planning in one of the Cottages cramped bedrooms, only seeing daylight or the other occupants of the house at mealtimes. Harry, as well as the other two, comes to strongly dislike Griphook, because the Goblin seems to relish causing pain. During their stay, [[Remus Lupin]] visits them again. Chastened by Harry, he had returned to Tonks by Christmas, and he came to Shell Cottage to tell everyone that she has given birth to a son who does not have his werewolf tendencies, but instead possesses Tonks's [[Metamorphmagus]] abilities. Lupin also gives Harry the honour of being [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]]'s godfather. After many rounds of wine, he departs, and as they are cleaning up, Bill corners Harry and tells him to be wary of Griphook.
   
 
===Chapter 26: [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]===
 
===Chapter 26: [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]]===
 
{{Quote|Like I said, yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob it.|Hagrid, about Gringotts.}}
 
{{Quote|Like I said, yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob it.|Hagrid, about Gringotts.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_26).jpg|thumb|Gringotts]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 26).jpg|thumb|Gringotts]]
 
After extensive planning, on [[1 May]] the group sets out for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] to obtain the [[Horcrux]]. Hermione poses by way of [[Polyjuice Potion]] as Bellatrix using a lone hair that had been left on her during the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]]. Ron is disguised as a fictional foreign wizard, and Griphook and Harry go under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]]. Through their use of disguises and Harry's repeated use of the [[Imperius Curse]], they manage to gain access to the bank. As they are travelling down the tunnel to the [[Lestrange Vault]], their cover is blown, and the Gringotts' defences are set against them. With Griphook's help, they gain access to the vault and find the Horcrux, [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]]. Harry grabs it, but Griphook betrays their presence and flees with the sword. Many guards begin to pour into the vicinity as Harry, Ron, and Hermione exit the vault. Fighting off the guards, they narrowly escape on the back of a captive half-blind [[dragon]] which is released into the wild following their escape. Gryffindor's sword is kept by Griphook.
 
After extensive planning, on [[1 May]] the group sets out for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] to obtain the [[Horcrux]]. Hermione poses by way of [[Polyjuice Potion]] as Bellatrix using a lone hair that had been left on her during the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]]. Ron is disguised as a fictional foreign wizard, and Griphook and Harry go under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]]. Through their use of disguises and Harry's repeated use of the [[Imperius Curse]], they manage to gain access to the bank. As they are travelling down the tunnel to the [[Lestrange Vault]], their cover is blown, and the Gringotts' defences are set against them. With Griphook's help, they gain access to the vault and find the Horcrux, [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]]. Harry grabs it, but Griphook betrays their presence and flees with the sword. Many guards begin to pour into the vicinity as Harry, Ron, and Hermione exit the vault. Fighting off the guards, they narrowly escape on the back of a captive half-blind [[dragon]] which is released into the wild following their escape. Gryffindor's sword is kept by Griphook.
   
 
===Chapter 27: The [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Final Hiding Place]]===
 
===Chapter 27: The [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Final Hiding Place]]===
 
{{Quote|Well, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts.|Ron, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|Well, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts.|Ron, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_27.jpg|thumb|left|The trio riding the dragon.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 27.jpg|thumb|left|The trio riding the dragon.]]
 
Sitting on the edge of the lake where they dismounted from the dragon, Harry has a vision shortly after their escape in which [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] lists off all the locations of the Horcruxes, now that he realises they are being sought after and destroyed. Voldemort inadvertently reveals that the unknown Horcrux, which Harry suspects to be a relic of [[Rowena Ravenclaw]], founder of [[Ravenclaw]] house, is safe within [[Hogwarts Castle]], confirming a belief Harry had shared with the others to much derision. Harry realises that if they want to get the Horcrux within Hogwarts, they need to do so immediately, before Voldemort finds his other Horcruxes are missing. They immediately Apparate to [[Hogsmeade]] to find a way to sneak into the school.
 
Sitting on the edge of the lake where they dismounted from the dragon, Harry has a vision shortly after their escape in which [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] lists off all the locations of the Horcruxes, now that he realises they are being sought after and destroyed. Voldemort inadvertently reveals that the unknown Horcrux, which Harry suspects to be a relic of [[Rowena Ravenclaw]], founder of [[Ravenclaw]] house, is safe within [[Hogwarts Castle]], confirming a belief Harry had shared with the others to much derision. Harry realises that if they want to get the Horcrux within Hogwarts, they need to do so immediately, before Voldemort finds his other Horcruxes are missing. They immediately Apparate to [[Hogsmeade]] to find a way to sneak into the school.
   
 
===Chapter 28: The [[Two-way mirror|Missing Mirror]]===
 
===Chapter 28: The [[Two-way mirror|Missing Mirror]]===
 
{{Quote|Nice job, I hope? Pleasant? Easy? Sort of thing you'd expect an unqualified wizard kid to be able to do without overstretching themselves?|Aberforth, about Dumbledore's mission.}}
 
{{Quote|Nice job, I hope? Pleasant? Easy? Sort of thing you'd expect an unqualified wizard kid to be able to do without overstretching themselves?|Aberforth, about Dumbledore's mission.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_28.jpg|thumb|Ariana Dumbledore's Paint.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 28.jpg|thumb|Ariana Dumbledore's portrait.]]
 
When they arrive in Hogsmeade, they immediately trigger the [[Caterwauling Charm]] placed on the village alerting the [[Death Eaters]] to their presence. Harry and friends are cornered by the Death Eaters, but are saved by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], Albus's younger brother. Harry also discovers that Aberforth was the one he saw in the mirror at Malfoy Manor. During the ensuing argument, Aberforth urges the trio to flee, but they refuse to give up. Aberforth then tells them the truth about Ariana; She had been a witch, but an attack on her by Muggle boys had left her unable to control her nautral magical abilities. [[Percival Dumbledore|Percival]] attacked the Muggles in retaliation. The family kept Ariana and her mental, magical condition secret, to protect her, with [[Kendra Dumbledore|Kendra]] and Aberforth caring for her the most. However, one of [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]]'s furious outbursts killed Kendra. With Aberforth about to return to school, Albus took over care of Ariana. At this time he was introduced to [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. He began to neglect his duties as he was planning his uprising with Grindelwald, for which he was confronted by Aberforth. Grindelwald, Albus, and Aberforth got into a duel, in which Ariana was accidentally killed in the struggle.
 
When they arrive in Hogsmeade, they immediately trigger the [[Caterwauling Charm]] placed on the village alerting the [[Death Eaters]] to their presence. Harry and friends are cornered by the Death Eaters, but are saved by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], Albus's younger brother. Harry also discovers that Aberforth was the one he saw in the mirror at Malfoy Manor. During the ensuing argument, Aberforth urges the trio to flee, but they refuse to give up. Aberforth then tells them the truth about Ariana; She had been a witch, but an attack on her by Muggle boys had left her unable to control her nautral magical abilities. [[Percival Dumbledore|Percival]] attacked the Muggles in retaliation. The family kept Ariana and her mental, magical condition secret, to protect her, with [[Kendra Dumbledore|Kendra]] and Aberforth caring for her the most. However, one of [[Ariana Dumbledore|Ariana]]'s furious outbursts killed Kendra. With Aberforth about to return to school, Albus took over care of Ariana. At this time he was introduced to [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. He began to neglect his duties as he was planning his uprising with Grindelwald, for which he was confronted by Aberforth. Grindelwald, Albus, and Aberforth got into a duel, in which Ariana was accidentally killed in the struggle.
   
 
===Chapter 29: The [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Lost Diadem]]===
 
===Chapter 29: The [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Lost Diadem]]===
 
{{Quote|Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.|Ron, to Neville.}}
 
{{Quote|Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.|Ron, to Neville.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_29).jpg|thumb|left|Neville greets the trio]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 29).jpg|thumb|left|Neville greets the trio]]
 
After sharing this sad story and being told that his brother regretted that moment to his death, Aberforth opens a secret passageway to Hogwarts, where [[Neville Longbottom]] greets them. The trio learn that Neville, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] had restarted [[Dumbledore's Army]] to resist the regime of [[Severus Snape]], who was made headmaster following Voldemort's takeover of the Ministry and that the members of the reconstituted D.A. have taken shelter in the [[Room of Requirement]] to hide from Snape's forces.
 
After sharing this sad story and being told that his brother regretted that moment to his death, Aberforth opens a secret passageway to Hogwarts, where [[Neville Longbottom]] greets them. The trio learn that Neville, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] had restarted [[Dumbledore's Army]] to resist the regime of [[Severus Snape]], who was made headmaster following Voldemort's takeover of the Ministry and that the members of the reconstituted D.A. have taken shelter in the [[Room of Requirement]] to hide from Snape's forces.
   
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===Chapter 30: The [[Sacking of Severus Snape]]===
 
===Chapter 30: The [[Sacking of Severus Snape]]===
 
{{Quote|We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.|Professor McGonagall, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|We teachers are rather good at magic, you know.|Professor McGonagall, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_30.jpg|thumb|The armour that Snape hides behind.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 30.jpg|thumb|The armour that Snape hides behind.]]
 
She immediately [[Dark Mark|summons]] Voldemort, but she is immediately [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] by Luna. Soon, both [[Amycus Carrow]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] arrive to see what the disturbance is about. When Carrow suggests that they push the blame off onto the students, McGonagall protests, and he spits in her face. In a rage, Harry uses the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on him until he passes out. Telling her that he is on a mission for Dumbledore, Harry asks McGonagall for time to search the castle, but before plans can be made, they come across [[Severus Snape]] in the corridor, and in a fierce duel, Snape is run out of the building.
 
She immediately [[Dark Mark|summons]] Voldemort, but she is immediately [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] by Luna. Soon, both [[Amycus Carrow]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] arrive to see what the disturbance is about. When Carrow suggests that they push the blame off onto the students, McGonagall protests, and he spits in her face. In a rage, Harry uses the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on him until he passes out. Telling her that he is on a mission for Dumbledore, Harry asks McGonagall for time to search the castle, but before plans can be made, they come across [[Severus Snape]] in the corridor, and in a fierce duel, Snape is run out of the building.
   
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===Chapter 31: The [[Battle of Hogwarts]]===
 
===Chapter 31: The [[Battle of Hogwarts]]===
 
{{Quote|I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight.|Voldemort, to the people at Hogwarts.}}
 
{{Quote|I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight.|Voldemort, to the people at Hogwarts.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_31.jpg|thumb|left|The Grey Lady.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 31.jpg|thumb|left|The Grey Lady.]]
 
At midnight, the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] begins. All the while Harry tries to locate the diadem and Ron and Hermione who had gone missing. Thinking that the diadem had not been seen in living memory, he speaks with the [[Helena Ravenclaw|Grey Lady]] and surmises that [[Tom Riddle]] had learned of the diadem's location from her. Shortly after the battle begins, Harry recalls seeing the diadem in the Room of Requirement and meets up with Ron and Hermione, who had disappeared in order to retrieve [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] fangs from the [[Chamber of Secrets]] to destroy the next two Horcruxes. The trio re-enter the Room of Requirement, and Ron remembers all about the [[House-elf|house-elves]] in the kitchens. He does not feel that it is right to order them to die for them, so he makes his thoughts known. With a clatter, Hermione drops all the basilisk fangs she is holding, and she and Ron share a deep, meaningful kiss, completely forgetting that Harry is there and that there is a war going on. After being reminded, they search the Room of Hidden Things, a version of the Room of Requirement that students have used to hide contraband over the centuries. Once they are inside, they are confronted by Malfoy and his cronies [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]]. During a short duel in which Crabbe aims to kill, Crabbe mishandles the [[Fiendfyre]] spell, causing a huge inferno. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Malfoy, and Goyle escape on two old brooms, and the diadem is destroyed by the fire, along with Crabbe. Soon after, Fred and Percy Weasley, who had just reconciled with his family, are seen duelling with two Death Eaters one of whom is [[Minister for Magic]] [[Pius Thicknesse]]. After they defeat them, there is an explosion in the corridor, and Fred is killed, deeply affecting his parents, sister and brothers, as well as Harry and Hermione.
 
At midnight, the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] begins. All the while Harry tries to locate the diadem and Ron and Hermione who had gone missing. Thinking that the diadem had not been seen in living memory, he speaks with the [[Helena Ravenclaw|Grey Lady]] and surmises that [[Tom Riddle]] had learned of the diadem's location from her. Shortly after the battle begins, Harry recalls seeing the diadem in the Room of Requirement and meets up with Ron and Hermione, who had disappeared in order to retrieve [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] fangs from the [[Chamber of Secrets]] to destroy the next two Horcruxes. The trio re-enter the Room of Requirement, and Ron remembers all about the [[House-elf|house-elves]] in the kitchens. He does not feel that it is right to order them to die for them, so he makes his thoughts known. With a clatter, Hermione drops all the basilisk fangs she is holding, and she and Ron share a deep, meaningful kiss, completely forgetting that Harry is there and that there is a war going on. After being reminded, they search the Room of Hidden Things, a version of the Room of Requirement that students have used to hide contraband over the centuries. Once they are inside, they are confronted by Malfoy and his cronies [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]]. During a short duel in which Crabbe aims to kill, Crabbe mishandles the [[Fiendfyre]] spell, causing a huge inferno. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Malfoy, and Goyle escape on two old brooms, and the diadem is destroyed by the fire, along with Crabbe. Soon after, Fred and Percy Weasley, who had just reconciled with his family, are seen duelling with two Death Eaters one of whom is [[Minister for Magic]] [[Pius Thicknesse]]. After they defeat them, there is an explosion in the corridor, and Fred is killed, deeply affecting his parents, sister and brothers, as well as Harry and Hermione.
   
With the cup and diadem destroyed, only one Horcrux remains. Voldemort's snake, [[Nagini]]. The trio fight their way through the castle, as the two armies battle furiously, dodging curses, Death Eaters, and [[Acromantula]]s and saving Draco Malfoy's life again along the way. When they reach the [[Entrance Hall]], they find that [[Giant]]s have joined the battle. Before leaving Hermione spots [[Fenrir Greyback]] trying to attack [[Lavender Brown]] on a balcony and casts a spell that knocks them off. While Lavender "Stirs Feebly" Fenrir tries to get up but [[Sybill Trelawney]] drops a [[Crystal Ball]] on his head and he is knocked Unconscious. It is presumed that Lavender dies later. Trelawney then grabs another Crystal ball and uses her [[Sybill Trelawney's wand|wand]] to throw one with a "tennis like swerve". Once onto the grounds, they come across Voldemort's [[Dementor]]s. Unable to produce [[Patronus]]es, because of the horrors they have witnessed all seems lost, and Harry even welcomes the oblivion that accompanies the [[Dementor's Kiss]]. They are saved by [[Seamus Finnigan|Seamus]], Luna, and [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]], who conjure Patronuses long enough for Harry to summon the will to drive the Dementors away. Then Seamus, Luna, and Ernie run to safety.
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With the cup and diadem destroyed, only one Horcrux remains. Voldemort's snake, [[Nagini]]. The trio fight their way through the castle, as the two armies battle furiously, dodging curses, Death Eaters, and [[Acromantula]]s and saving Draco Malfoy's life again along the way. When they reach the [[Entrance Hall]], they find that [[Giant]]s have joined the battle. Before leaving Hermione spots [[Fenrir Greyback]] trying to attack [[Lavender Brown]] on a balcony and casts a spell that knocks them off. While Lavender stirs feebly, Fenrir tries to get up but [[Sybill Trelawney]] drops a [[Crystal Ball]] on his head and he is knocked unconscious. It is presumed that Lavender dies later. Trelawney then grabs another Crystal ball and uses her [[Sybill Trelawney's wand|wand]] to throw one with a "tennis like serve". Once onto the grounds, they come across Voldemort's [[Dementor]]s. Unable to produce [[Patronus]]es, because of the horrors they have witnessed, all seems lost, and Harry even welcomes the oblivion that accompanies the [[Dementor's Kiss]]. They are saved by [[Seamus Finnigan|Seamus]], Luna, and [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]], who conjure Patronuses long enough for Harry to summon the will to drive the Dementors away. Then Seamus, Luna, and Ernie run to safety.
   
 
===Chapter 32: The [[Elder Wand]]===
 
===Chapter 32: The [[Elder Wand]]===
 
{{Quote|Why doesn't it work for me, Severus?|Voldemort, about the Elder Wand.}}
 
{{Quote|Why doesn't it work for me, Severus?|Voldemort, about the Elder Wand.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_32).jpg|thumb|Voldemort and the Elder Wand]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 32).jpg|thumb|Voldemort and the Elder Wand]]
Harry, Hermione, and Ron finally make it to the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Voldemort is waiting out the battle. They discover him talking to [[Severus Snape]], who wishes to participate in the battle to find Harry, but Voldemort's only concern is that the [[Elder Wand]] doesnot seem to work properly for him. He coldly sets his snake on Snape, believing that the wand cannot serve him while Snape is still alive, as Snape had killed Dumbledore.
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Harry, Hermione, and Ron finally make it to the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Voldemort is waiting out the battle. They discover him talking to [[Severus Snape]], who wishes to participate in the battle to find Harry, but Voldemort's only concern is that the [[Elder Wand]] does not seem to work properly for him. He coldly sets his snake on Snape, believing that the wand cannot serve him while Snape is still alive, as Snape had killed Dumbledore.
 
As he dies, Harry runs out to him, and Snape gives up his memories to Harry, and his last request was to look into Harry's eyes who has the same eyes as his mother Lily. Voldemort then delivers an ultimatum; if Harry does not surrender himself in an hour, he will join the battle, and all in Hogwarts will be destroyed. Returning to the castle, Harry sees the defenders looking for loved ones and counting up the dead, with Lupin and Tonks laying next to [[Colin Creevey]] and Fred. After seeing this, Harry makes his way up to [[Headmaster's office|Dumbledore's office]] to view the memories Snape left him.
 
As he dies, Harry runs out to him, and Snape gives up his memories to Harry, and his last request was to look into Harry's eyes who has the same eyes as his mother Lily. Voldemort then delivers an ultimatum; if Harry does not surrender himself in an hour, he will join the battle, and all in Hogwarts will be destroyed. Returning to the castle, Harry sees the defenders looking for loved ones and counting up the dead, with Lupin and Tonks laying next to [[Colin Creevey]] and Fred. After seeing this, Harry makes his way up to [[Headmaster's office|Dumbledore's office]] to view the memories Snape left him.
   
 
===Chapter 33: The [[Severus Snape|Prince]]'s [[Pensieve|Tale]]===
 
===Chapter 33: The [[Severus Snape|Prince]]'s [[Pensieve|Tale]]===
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Severus Snape|Hide them all, then. Keep her — them — safe. Please.|Albus Dumbledore|And what will you give me in return, Severus?|In — in return? Anything.|Snape taking Dumbledore's side.}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Severus Snape|Hide them all, then. Keep her — them — safe. Please.|Albus Dumbledore|And what will you give me in return, Severus?|In — in return? Anything.|Snape taking Dumbledore's side.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_33.jpg|thumb|left|Snape's memories.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 33.jpg|thumb|left|Snape's memories.]]
It is revealed that Snape was, in fact, a triple agent for Dumbledore, motivated to protect Harry's life at all costs by his lifelong strong and true romantic love for [[Lily Evans|Harry's mother]] and that he had been loyal to Dumbledore ever since Voldemort had decided to go after the Potters. Dumbledore, cursed to die when he placed on the Gaunt family [[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring|ring]], not thinking that the Horcrux would carry a curse, had asked Snape to kill him if the situation demanded it, to spare himself a longer death at the hands of Voldemort's henchmen. It is also shown that Snape had possession of the true Sword of Gryffindor in his Headmaster office and then passed it on to Harry by using his doe Patronous as a way to unknowingly pass it on.
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Harry dives into Snape's memory, and sees a young Severus, Lily, and Petunia. A life time goes past in this collection of Snape's memories, revealing his love of Lily Evans, and concluding that Harry must be the one to die. Dumbledore and Snape's have a conversation on Harry being a horcrux, and everything is clear: "Neither can live, neither can survive."
   
 
===Chapter 34: The [[Forbidden Forest|Forest]] Again===
 
===Chapter 34: The [[Forbidden Forest|Forest]] Again===
 
{{Quote|He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home... But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...|Harry, about Hogwarts.}}
 
{{Quote|He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home... But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...|Harry, about Hogwarts.}}
[[File:Deathly_Hallows_book_Art_(Chapter_34).jpg|thumb|Harry's mother comforting him before his "death"]]
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[[File:Deathly Hallows book Art (Chapter 34).jpg|thumb|Harry's mother comforting him before his "death"]]
Harry also learns from these memories that Dumbledore believed Harry to be a Horcrux and that Voldemort cannot be killed until Harry himself is killed by Voldemort. Now resigned to his fate, Harry sneaks out of the castle under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] and stops to tell Neville to kill Nagini, the other remaining Horcrux, at all costs. Then, before he sacrifices himself to Voldemort, he opens the [[Golden Snitch]] left to him by Dumbledore to reveal the [[Resurrection Stone]]. He uses it to summon the spirits of his parents, of Sirius, and of Remus Lupin, all of whom provide emotional support as Harry walks to his death. He enters Voldemort's camp and shows himself. He tries to betray no fear as he allows himself to be hit with the [[Killing Curse]].
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Harry also learns from these memories that Dumbledore believed Harry to be a Horcrux and that Voldemort cannot be killed until Harry himself is killed by Voldemort. Now resigned to his fate, Harry sneaks out of the castle under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] and stops to tell Neville to kill Nagini, the other remaining Horcrux, at all costs. Then, before he sacrifices himself to Voldemort, he opens the [[Golden Snitch]] left to him by Dumbledore to reveal the [[Resurrection Stone]]. He uses it to summon the spirits of his parents, of Sirius, and of Remus Lupin, all of whom provide emotional support as Harry walks to his death. He enters Voldemort's camp and shows himself. He tries to betray fear as he allows himself to be hit with the [[Killing Curse]].
   
 
===Chapter 35: [[King's Cross Station|King's Cross]]===
 
===Chapter 35: [[King's Cross Station|King's Cross]]===
 
{{Quote|Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?|Dumbledore, to Harry.}}
 
{{Quote|Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?|Dumbledore, to Harry.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_35.jpg|thumb|left|Harry during his "death"]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 35.jpg|thumb|left|Harry during his "death"]]
 
However, Harry finds himself in a sort of dream and meets the deceased [[Albus Dumbledore]] in what appears to be a deserted [[King's Cross Station]]. He appears to be in a [[Limbo]] state in which he can speak to Dumbledore. Here, it is explained he cannot be killed by Voldemort whilst Voldemort lives. Since Voldemort used Harry's blood to recreate his body, Lily's protection over Harry binds the two and therefore tethers Harry to life. Dumbledore then gives Harry a theory on why his wand acted of its own accord: as a result of their encounter in the [[Little Hangleton graveyard]] three years previous, Harry's wand was imbued with some of the qualities of Voldemort's wand and regurgitated some of his own magic back at him. He also discovers that the part of Voldemort's soul he had had inside himself has been separated by the attempted murder and is represented in his vision by a flayed naked child, whimpering in agony and abandoned under a bench, which is Voldemort.
 
However, Harry finds himself in a sort of dream and meets the deceased [[Albus Dumbledore]] in what appears to be a deserted [[King's Cross Station]]. He appears to be in a [[Limbo]] state in which he can speak to Dumbledore. Here, it is explained he cannot be killed by Voldemort whilst Voldemort lives. Since Voldemort used Harry's blood to recreate his body, Lily's protection over Harry binds the two and therefore tethers Harry to life. Dumbledore then gives Harry a theory on why his wand acted of its own accord: as a result of their encounter in the [[Little Hangleton graveyard]] three years previous, Harry's wand was imbued with some of the qualities of Voldemort's wand and regurgitated some of his own magic back at him. He also discovers that the part of Voldemort's soul he had had inside himself has been separated by the attempted murder and is represented in his vision by a flayed naked child, whimpering in agony and abandoned under a bench, which is Voldemort.
   
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===Chapter 36: The [[Duel in the Great Hall|Flaw in the Plan]]===
 
===Chapter 36: The [[Duel in the Great Hall|Flaw in the Plan]]===
 
{{Quote|So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does... I am the true master of the Elder Wand.|Harry, to Voldemort.}}
 
{{Quote|So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does... I am the true master of the Elder Wand.|Harry, to Voldemort.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_36.jpg|thumb|Hagrid carrying Harry's body.]]Back in the forest, Voldemort appears to have collapsed at the same time Harry did. Fearing not all went according to plan, he orders [[Narcissa Malfoy]] to check and see if Harry is dead, and after being subtly notified that her son, [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]], is alive and well inside Hogwarts, she tells Voldemort and the [[Death Eaters]] that Harry is indeed dead, so that she may enter the castle and find him. Voldemort then attempts to desecrate Harry's "corpse" by casting the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on it multiple times, but Harry feels no pain from these curses. Afterwards, Voldemort orders Hagrid to carry Harry back to Hogwarts during the Death Eaters victory march. Voldemort then challenges Hogwarts to surrender but is faced down by Neville. Voldemort proceeds to torture Neville by [[Summoning Charm|summoning]] the [[Sorting Hat]], placing it on his head, and setting it aflame. At that moment, Hogwarts reinforcements appear near the school boundaries and run toward the school, the [[centaur]]s join the side of Hogwarts in the battle, and the battle recommences.
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 36.jpg|thumb|Hagrid carrying Harry's body.]]Back in the forest, Voldemort appears to have collapsed at the same time Harry did. Fearing not all went according to plan, he orders [[Narcissa Malfoy]] to check and see if Harry is dead, and after being subtly notified that her son, [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]], is alive and well inside Hogwarts, she tells Voldemort and the [[Death Eaters]] that Harry is indeed dead, so that she may enter the castle and find him. Voldemort then attempts to desecrate Harry's "corpse" by casting the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on it multiple times, but Harry feels no pain from these curses. Afterwards, Voldemort orders Hagrid to carry Harry back to Hogwarts during the Death Eaters victory march. Voldemort then challenges Hogwarts to surrender but is faced down by Neville. Voldemort proceeds to torture Neville by [[Summoning Charm|summoning]] the [[Sorting Hat]], placing it on his head, and setting it aflame. At that moment, Hogwarts reinforcements appear near the school boundaries and run toward the school, the [[centaur]]s join the side of Hogwarts in the battle, and the battle recommences.
   
In the confusion, Harry covers himself with the Invisibility Cloak. Nagini, the last Horcrux, is beheaded by Neville using Gryffindor's sword, pulled from the Sorting Hat in part of his bravery. Harry fights his way into the [[Great Hall]] casting curses and protective spells from underneath his cloak, where a huge battle is taking place as Hogwarts fighters, Dumbledore's Army, the Order of the Phoenix, and other forces battle the remnants of Voldemort's army. At the height of the battle, Voldemort fights [[Minerva McGonagall]], his old mentor [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], while nearby Bellatrix battles Ginny, Luna, and Hermione. After Ginny narrowly avoids a Killing Curse, [[Molly Weasley|her mother]] takes over and brutally kills Bellatrix in a duel. In his deep fury and anger, Voldemort tries to kill Mrs. Weasley, but Harry reveals himself by casting a [[Shield Charm]] to protect her.
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In the confusion, Harry covers himself with the Invisibility Cloak. Nagini, the last Horcrux, is beheaded by Neville using Gryffindor's sword, pulled from the Sorting Hat in part for his bravery. Harry fights his way into the [[Great Hall]] casting curses and protective spells from underneath his cloak, where a huge battle is taking place as Hogwarts fighters, Dumbledore's Army, the Order of the Phoenix, and other forces battle the remnants of Voldemort's army. At the height of the battle, Voldemort fights [[Minerva McGonagall]], his old mentor [[Horace Slughorn]], and [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], while nearby Bellatrix battles Ginny, Luna, and Hermione. After Ginny narrowly avoids a Killing Curse, [[Molly Weasley|her mother]] takes over and brutally kills Bellatrix in a duel. In his deep fury and anger, Voldemort tries to kill Mrs. Weasley, but Harry reveals himself by casting a [[Shield Charm]] to protect her.
   
 
Coming face-to-face with Voldemort in the [[Great Hall]], Harry is seemingly faced with impossible odds &mdash; Voldemort possesses the [[Elder Wand]] and has murdered who he thought to be its previous master, [[Severus Snape]]. Harry believes differently based on the information he received from Ollivander; as Harry sees it, Draco Malfoy became the true master of the Elder Wand when he [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] Dumbledore against his will, therefore, defeating him. Since Harry had taken Malfoy's [[Draco Malfoy's wand|wand]] at [[Malfoy Manor]], full mastery and control of the wand then passed to Harry, not Voldemort. The two debate this point among the verbal barbs they trade, with Harry revealing that Dumbledore also ''asked'' Snape to kill him if necessary to prevent anyone else from defeating him, but that not all went according to plan. Harry also attempts to save Voldemort, who he is calling by his given name, Tom Riddle, from himself by telling him to feel some remorse for all he had done. This shocks Voldemort more than anything Harry has ever said to him up to this point.
 
Coming face-to-face with Voldemort in the [[Great Hall]], Harry is seemingly faced with impossible odds &mdash; Voldemort possesses the [[Elder Wand]] and has murdered who he thought to be its previous master, [[Severus Snape]]. Harry believes differently based on the information he received from Ollivander; as Harry sees it, Draco Malfoy became the true master of the Elder Wand when he [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] Dumbledore against his will, therefore, defeating him. Since Harry had taken Malfoy's [[Draco Malfoy's wand|wand]] at [[Malfoy Manor]], full mastery and control of the wand then passed to Harry, not Voldemort. The two debate this point among the verbal barbs they trade, with Harry revealing that Dumbledore also ''asked'' Snape to kill him if necessary to prevent anyone else from defeating him, but that not all went according to plan. Harry also attempts to save Voldemort, who he is calling by his given name, Tom Riddle, from himself by telling him to feel some remorse for all he had done. This shocks Voldemort more than anything Harry has ever said to him up to this point.
   
Harry explains all of this to Voldemort, who chooses not to believe him. Just as the sun breaks the horizon, Voldemort attacks Harry. When Voldemort's [[Killing Curse]] from the Elder Wand strikes Harry's [[Disarming Charm]], the Elder Wand flies out of Voldemort's hand into Harry's hand and the Killing Curse is directed towards Voldemort. Harry's theory has been proven correct &mdash; the Elder Wand refused to kill its true master. Voldemort, bereft of all his Horcruxes, finally dies and moves on the afterlife at long last.
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Harry explains all of this to Voldemort, who chooses not to believe him. Just as the sun breaks the horizon, Voldemort attacks Harry. When Voldemort's [[Killing Curse]] from the Elder Wand strikes Harry's [[Disarming Charm]], the Elder Wand flies out of Voldemort's hand into Harry's hand and the Killing Curse is directed towards Voldemort. Harry's theory has been proven correct &mdash; the Elder Wand refuses to kill its true master. [[Lord Voldemort|Voldemort]] is bereft of all his Horcruxes, but since his soul is irreparably broken because of the Horcruxes themselves, he does not actually die. He is gone, completely vanquished of power and life, but stuck in the limbo stage between life and death for all eternity.
   
 
In the wake of the battle, major changes begin to occur in the [[Wizarding world]]. [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] is appointed interim [[Minister for Magic]] and the [[Death Eaters]] are fleeing for their lives. Harry takes the time to explain to Ron and Hermione everything that happened as they walk to the [[Headmaster's office]]. Harry is now master of all three Deathly Hallows but chooses to deliberately lose the [[Resurrection Stone]] and hopes to permanently deactivate the tremendous magical power of the [[Elder Wand]] as well. Dumbledore's portrait applauds his decision.
 
In the wake of the battle, major changes begin to occur in the [[Wizarding world]]. [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] is appointed interim [[Minister for Magic]] and the [[Death Eaters]] are fleeing for their lives. Harry takes the time to explain to Ron and Hermione everything that happened as they walk to the [[Headmaster's office]]. Harry is now master of all three Deathly Hallows but chooses to deliberately lose the [[Resurrection Stone]] and hopes to permanently deactivate the tremendous magical power of the [[Elder Wand]] as well. Dumbledore's portrait applauds his decision.
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===[[2017|Epilogue: Nineteen Years Later]]===
 
===[[2017|Epilogue: Nineteen Years Later]]===
 
{{Quote|It's me. I'm extremely famous.|Ron Weasley, to Albus Severus.}}
 
{{Quote|It's me. I'm extremely famous.|Ron Weasley, to Albus Severus.}}
[[File:Books_chapterart_dh_37.jpg|thumb|King's Cross Station - 19 years later.]]
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[[File:Books chapterart dh 37.jpg|thumb|King's Cross Station - 19 years later.]]
In the story's epilogue, taking place nineteen years later, that is in [[2017]], after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], thirty-six-year-old Harry and thirty-five-year-old Ginny had married and bore three children named [[James Potter II|James Sirius]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]], and [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]]. Neville Longbottom has become the [[Herbology]] professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Thirty-six-year-old Ron and Hermione are married and have two children named [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. They all still remain close, best friends. Draco Malfoy is married to a woman (later disclosed as [[Astoria Greengrass]]) and has a boy named [[Scorpius Malfoy|Scorpius]]. He has been spared an imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
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In the story's epilogue, taking place nineteen years later, that is in [[2017]], Harry, Ginny, Hermione, and Ron all meet at King's Cross, preparing to send their children to Hogwarts, where Neville Longbottom has become the [[Herbology]] professor. The four adults have remained very close friends, and their children too are very close.Harry and Ginny are married with three children named [[James Potter II|James Sirius]], their eldest, [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]], starting his first year, and [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]], who complains about having to wait two years to go to Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione are also married and have their own two children named [[Rose Weasley|Rose]], starting her first year with Albus, and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]], who has to wait two more years like Lily. Harry incidentally sees Draco Malfoy with his wife (later disclosed as [[Astoria Greengrass]]) and son [[Scorpius Malfoy|Scorpius]], and is acknowledged with a curt nod. James spots [[Teddy Lupin|Ted Lupin]] kissing [[Victoire Weasley]], interrupts them, and comes running to tell the others. He also teases Albus that he might be sorted in Slytherin. As James gets on the train,[[Albus Potter|Albus]] confides in his father his fear of being sorted into [[Slytherin]]. Harry tells him that he was named after two Hogwarts headmasters, one of whom was a Slytherin and probably the bravest man he ever knew. When Albus is still scared, Harry tells him that the Hat will also take into account his personal preference, as it had when Harry himself was sorted—something he has never shared with any of his kids. As he watches the train pull away, Harry absent-mindedly touches the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, noting that it had not pained him for nineteen years. The story closes with the words, "''All was well.''"
 
They all meet at King's Cross, prepared to send their children to Hogwarts at the beginning of term. [[Albus Potter|Albus]] secretly confides in his father his fear of being Sorted into [[Slytherin]]. Harry tells him that he was named after two Hogwarts headmasters, one of whom was a Slytherin and probably the bravest man he ever knew. When Albus is still scared, Harry tells him that the Hat will also take into account his personal preference, as it had so many years before when Harry himself was sorted — something he has never shared with any of his kids. As he watches the train pull away, Harry absent-mindedly touches the lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead, noting that it had not pained him for whole nineteen years. The story closes with the words, "''All was well.''"
 
   
 
==List of deaths==
 
==List of deaths==
 
This book has the most named casualties of any book in the series. In all, more than 50 people were killed in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
This book has the most named casualties of any book in the series. In all, more than 50 people were killed in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
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Several people were injured, including [[George Weasley]] losing an ear with the Sectumsempra curse in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Here is a list of people killed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in order of death/murder:
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Several people were injured, including [[George Weasley]] losing an ear with the Sectumsempra curse in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Here is a list of people killed in ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' in order of death/murder:
   
 
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|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]
 
|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]
 
|rowspan="3"|[[Killing Curse]]
 
|rowspan="3"|[[Killing Curse]]
|Gathering of [[Death Eaters]] at [[Malfoy Manor]] killed because of what she said about muggles
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|Gathering of [[Death Eaters]] at [[Malfoy Manor]], killed because of what she said about muggles
 
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|[[Hedwig]]
 
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|[[Fred Weasley]]
 
|[[Fred Weasley]]
|Unknown (most likely Rookwood)
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|Unknown spell's explosion, possibly ''[[Expulso]]'' or [[Blasting Curse|''Confringo'']]
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|Unknown spell's explosion (possibly ''[[Expulso]]'' or [[Blasting Curse|''Confringo'']])
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|rowspan="5"|The [[Battle of Hogwarts]]
 
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|[[Remus Lupin]]
 
|[[Remus Lupin]]
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
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|[[Antonin Dolohov]]<ref name="Leaky">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript "A transcript of a web chat with J.K. Rowling"] from [http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/ The Leaky Cauldron]</ref>
<ref name="Leaky">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript "A transcript of a web chat with J.K. Rowling"] from [http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/ The Leaky Cauldron]</ref>
 
 
|Duel
 
|Duel
 
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|[[Nymphadora Tonks]]
 
|[[Nymphadora Tonks]]
|Bellatrix Lestrange<ref name="Leaky"/>
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|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]<ref name="Leaky"/>
 
|Duel
 
|Duel
 
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|[[Colin Creevey]]
 
|[[Colin Creevey]]
|[[Antonin Dolohov]]
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|Unknown
|[[Killing Curse]]
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|Unknown
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|[[Lavender Brown]]
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|[[Fenrir Greyback]]
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|Maimed
 
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|[[Severus Snape]]
 
|[[Severus Snape]]
 
|[[Nagini]]
 
|[[Nagini]]
 
|[[Snake]]bite / exsanguination / poison
 
|[[Snake]]bite / exsanguination / poison
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|The [[Battle of Hogwarts]], ordered by [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] in the [[Shrieking Shack]]
The [[Battle of Hogwarts]], ordered by [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] in the [[Shrieking Shack]]
 
 
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|[[Nagini]]
 
|[[Nagini]]
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==Editions==
 
==Editions==
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File:DeathlyHallowsCover.jpg|Bloomsbury Children's Edition
 
File:DeathlyHallowsCover.jpg|Bloomsbury Children's Edition
 
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File:Hp7.jpg|Scholastic Edition
 
File:Hp7.jpg|Scholastic Edition
 
File:HP7 Scholastic Full.jpg|Full book sleeve Scholastic Edition
 
File:HP7 Scholastic Full.jpg|Full book sleeve Scholastic Edition
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File:Kkhp7-lg.jpg|Scholastic "15th Anniversary" Edition
 
Danish cover vol7.jpg|Danish edition, ''Harry Potter og Dødsregalierne'', published by Gyldendal
 
Danish cover vol7.jpg|Danish edition, ''Harry Potter og Dødsregalierne'', published by Gyldendal
 
libro7highrw4.jpg|Italian edition, ''Harry Potter e i doni della morte'', published by Adriano Salani Editore
 
libro7highrw4.jpg|Italian edition, ''Harry Potter e i doni della morte'', published by Adriano Salani Editore
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harry_potter_heiligtuemer.jpg|German edition, ''Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes'', published by Carlsen Verlag
 
harry_potter_heiligtuemer.jpg|German edition, ''Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes'', published by Carlsen Verlag
 
Finnish Book 7 cover.jpg|Finnish edition, ''Harry Potter ja kuoleman varjelukset'', published by Tammi
 
Finnish Book 7 cover.jpg|Finnish edition, ''Harry Potter ja kuoleman varjelukset'', published by Tammi
Normal books bookcover france deathlyhallows 01.jpg|French edition, ''Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort'', published by Éditions Gallimard
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Normal books bookcover France deathlyhallows 01.jpg|French edition, ''Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort'', published by Éditions Gallimard
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French T7 (2011 new edition).png|French edition, ''Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort'', published by Éditions Gallimard (2011 new edition)
 
77.jpg|Spanish/Latin American edition, ''Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte'', published by Salamandra
 
77.jpg|Spanish/Latin American edition, ''Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte'', published by Salamandra
 
den_sista_harry_potterboken_blir_tva_filmer.jpg|Swedish edition, ''Harry Potter och Dödsrelikerna '', published by Tiden
 
den_sista_harry_potterboken_blir_tva_filmer.jpg|Swedish edition, ''Harry Potter och Dödsrelikerna '', published by Tiden
 
hpk7.jpg|Czech edition ''Harry Potter a Relikvie smrti'', published by Albatros
 
hpk7.jpg|Czech edition ''Harry Potter a Relikvie smrti'', published by Albatros
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Ukainian edition.jpg|Ukrainian edition, ''Гаррі Поттер і смертельні реліквії'', published by А-БА-БА-ГА-ЛА-МА-ГА
 
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==Future books==
 
==Future books==
Rowling has said that she will not write any more books about Harry. However, she has also said that she may publish some of the 'background' information which she has created during the seventeen years she has been writing the books. When questioned about possible future books about Harry, she jokingly suggested ''Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis''. This background information will be released, all 18,000 words, on her new Harry Potter website, ''[[Pottermore]]. Pottermore'' will contain 18,000 words of never before seen background information about the going on's at Hogwarts, the characters and many magical creatures. ''Pottermore'' was released to the public in April, 2012
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Rowling has said that she will not write any more books about Harry. However, she has also said that she may publish some of the 'background' information which she has created during the seventeen years she has been writing the books. When questioned about possible future books about Harry, she jokingly suggested ''Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis''. This background information will be released, all 18,000 words, on her new Harry Potter website, ''[[Pottermore]]. Pottermore'' will contain 18,000 words of never before seen background information about the going on's at Hogwarts, the characters and many magical creatures. ''Pottermore'' was released to the public in April, 2012.
   
 
Otherwise, following the publication of ''Deathly Hallows'', Rowling has published two additional Harry Potter-related works: ''[[Harry Potter Prequel]]'', a short story that was written for charity in 2008, and ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'', a book published at the end of 2008.
 
Otherwise, following the publication of ''Deathly Hallows'', Rowling has published two additional Harry Potter-related works: ''[[Harry Potter Prequel]]'', a short story that was written for charity in 2008, and ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'', a book published at the end of 2008.
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==Film adaptation==
 
==Film adaptation==
 
{{Main|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Main|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
The book was also adapted into a film, continuing the ongoing film series. The movie is split into two parts,'' [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. Part 1 was released on [[19 November]], 2010 and Part 2 was released [[15 July]], 2011. David Yates has directed both parts, and all the major cast members have returned.
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The book was also adapted into a film, continuing the ongoing film series. The movie is split into two parts,'' [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. Part 1 was released on [[19 November]], 2010 and Part 2 was released [[15 July]], 2011. David Yates directed both parts, and all the major cast members returned.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In some American versions of this book, on page 126, the chapter is called Chapter One instead of Chapter Seven.[[File:Photo_4.jpg|thumb|The Will of Albus Dumbledore - Chapter One A Mistake (pg. 126)]]
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*This book is noted for its profanity, as [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] called the three Muggle children who attacked his sister, [[Ariana Dumbledore]] "bastards", [[Hermione Granger]] called [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] an "arse", [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] called [[Draco Malfoy]] a "two-faced bastard" and, most notably, [[Molly Weasley]] called [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] a "bitch". The series covers such profanities, such as when [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] insulted [[Severus Snape]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] in [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|the third book]] (Chapter 9, Grim Defeat), it did not reveal the words Ron used, and when [[Lee Jordan]] insulted [[Draco Malfoy]] for playing foul in [[Quidditch]], the word was not revealed either (Chapter 15, The Quidditch Final), and when [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] told Draco to "go and do something that Harry was sure he would have never said in front of Mrs. Weasley". Other books had used light profanity, but had never delved beyond "damn" or "hell" (although this book uses both with a much higher frequency than the first 6 books). Book six similarly used more swearing, but not as much as this book. For example, Morfin calls Merope a "slut" for marrying a Muggle.
*This book is noted for its profanity, as [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] called the three Muggle children who attacked [[Ariana Dumbledore|his sister]] "bastards," [[Hermione Granger]] calls [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] an 'arse' and, most notably, [[Molly Weasley]] calling [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] a "bitch." [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] calls [[Draco Malfoy]] a "two-faced bastard" when he sees him trying to convince a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] he is on their side. The series covers such profanities, such as when [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] insulted [[Severus Snape]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]] in [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|the third book]] (Chapter 9, Grim Defeat), it did not reveal the words Ron used, and when [[Lee Jordan]] insulted [[Draco Malfoy]] for playing foul in [[Quidditch]], the word was not revealed either (Chapter 15, The Quidditch Final), and when [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] told Draco to "go and do something that Harry was sure he would have never said in front of Mrs. Weasley". Other books had used light profanity, but had never delved beyond "damn" or "hell" (although this book uses both with a much higher frequency than the first 6 books). Book six similarly used more swearing, but not as much as this book. For example, Morfin calls Merope a "slut" for marrying a Muggle.
 
*In the [[United States|American]] and UK editions, when [[Selwyn]] and [[Travers]] arrive at the [[Lovegood house]] (in Chapter 21) and torture [[Xenophilius Lovegood]], one of the pair refers to the [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]] as a Crumple-''Headed'' Snorkack.
 
*In the Icelandic version, the book is only dedicated to only six people; Neil, Jessica, David, Kenzie, Di, and one for you, if you have watched Harry from the beginning. Anne is left out.
 
 
*The Three Peverell brothers are connected to Harry Potter, Severus Snape and Lord Voldemort due to the way they die. Lord Voldemort and Antioch Peverell die for power. Severus Snape and Cadmus Peverell die for love. And Harry Potter and Ignotus Peverell greet Death as an old friend and depart that life for good. It is stated that Lord Voldemort is distantly related to Cadmus, as is Harry to Ignotus.
 
*The Three Peverell brothers are connected to Harry Potter, Severus Snape and Lord Voldemort due to the way they die. Lord Voldemort and Antioch Peverell die for power. Severus Snape and Cadmus Peverell die for love. And Harry Potter and Ignotus Peverell greet Death as an old friend and depart that life for good. It is stated that Lord Voldemort is distantly related to Cadmus, as is Harry to Ignotus.
*In chapter seven, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] quotes that "it's not as if I'm going to marry her!" to [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] about Ginny. Ironically, he is married to her in the epilogue.
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*In chapter seven, [[Harry Potter|Harry]], while discussing Ginny with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], says "It's not as if I'm going to marry her!" Ironically, he is married to her in the epilogue.
*In a similar sort of irony, one man complains about there being too much protection in the Ministry of Magic, asking (rhetorically) who they think wants to break in, and replying (jokingly) Harry Potter. The person who he is talking to at that time is Harry Potter disguised with Polyjuice Potion.
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*This is the only book of the series with no [[Quidditch]] matches.
*Just before the epilogue Harry says if he dies a natural death, the Elder Wand's power dies with him. In truth, he just has to be disarmed or beaten, which is fairly common for Aurors, unless there's something about the wand we do not know about, since Dumbledore agrees.
 
 
*In the episode of iCarly (''iFence''), Sam Puckett can be seen reading the American version of the 7th book because of the red page and the cover if the sleeve is removed. Freddie Benson betted her to read "The Penny Treasure", a fake cover was used to disguise the book in this episode.
 
*In the episode of iCarly (''iFence''), Sam Puckett can be seen reading the American version of the 7th book because of the red page and the cover if the sleeve is removed. Freddie Benson betted her to read "The Penny Treasure", a fake cover was used to disguise the book in this episode.
 
*[[Angela Biola]] was the manufacturing director for the American edition of this title, [[Karyn Browne]] was the managing editor and [[Cheryl Klein]] was the continuity editor.
 
*[[Angela Biola]] was the manufacturing director for the American edition of this title, [[Karyn Browne]] was the managing editor and [[Cheryl Klein]] was the continuity editor.
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*When [[David Tennant]] played the 10th incarnation of the Doctor on the long running series Doctor Who; he said that he cried when he read book 7. Coincidentally, David Tennant portrayed Barty Crouch Jr., a main antagonist, in [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] .
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*The contents of the book were treated with the utmost secrecy prior to its release, such that not even a basic preview summary was released, unlike past ''Harry Potter'' titles. The book was marketed with the simple phrase "We now present the seventh and final installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter."<ref name="levine">[http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/book.asp?bookid=130 Arthur A. Levine Books - ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'']</ref>
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Attribution
Author

J. K. Rowling

Cover artist
Publication information
Publisher
Release date

21 July, 2007

Pages
  • 759 (US)
  • 610 (UK)
Chronology
Preceded by

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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US cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Mary GrandPré

"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 favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series."
J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It was released on 21 July, 2007 at 00:01 am local time in English-speaking countries.

The title was first released to the public through a hangman game posted by J. K. Rowling on her official website on December 21, 2006. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed by the publishers. Rowling left a note, written on a 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 11th Jan 2007". On her website she said, "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." She has previously said that although all the books carry on the story, Deathly Hallows is more a continuation of the story in the previous book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, than has been the case with any other book in the series. It is the fastest-selling book of all time, selling 20 million copies in the first 24 hours[citation needed].

DedicationEdit

The dedication of this book is split seven ways.
To Neil
To Jessica
To David
To Kenzie
To Di
To Anne
And to You
If you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

The "seven-way split" refers to some of those with whom Jo has shared her life while writing Harry:

  • Dr. Neil Murray is Jo's husband.
  • Jessica, David, and Mackenzie are her children.
  • Di is Jo's younger sister, Dianne.
  • Anne is Jo's mother, who died at 45 of MS. (Although Jo's mother did not know of the books since she died early on, Jo has said her death had a profound influence on how the series was written).
  • The final dedication is to all the fans who have made Harry's journey their own.

EpigraphsEdit

Oh, the torment bred in the race,
The grinding scream of death
And the stroke that hits the vein,
The hemorrhage none can staunch, the grief,
The curse no man can bear.

But there is a cure in the house,
And not outside it, no,
Not from others but from them,
Their bloody strife. We sing to you,
Dark gods beneath the earth.

Now hear, you blissful powers underground –
Answer the call, send help.
Bless the children, give them triumph now.
(Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers)

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal. (William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude)

Book descriptionEdit

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 fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

PlotEdit

Chapter 1: "The Dark Lord Ascending"Edit

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The Dark Lord holding Nagini.

"That Potter lives is due more to my errors than to his triumphs... I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans. But I know better now. I understand those things that I did not understand before. I must be the one to kill Harry Potter, and I shall be."
—Lord Voldemort, to the Death Eaters.

The seventh and final book begins with Voldemort and his Death Eaters having a meeting at Malfoy Manor. They are beginning to plan out how to kidnap Harry Potter during his evacuation from 4 Privet Drive when he will be vulnerable. After "borrowing" Lucius Malfoy's wand in order to annhilate Harry once and for all — Voldemort does so in a way that indicates Malfoy has no choice — Voldemort kills his captive, Charity Burbage (the Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts) for teaching the subject and penning an article suggesting that Muggles should be treated as equals to Pure-bloods.

Chapter 2: "In Memoriam"Edit

"Stripping away the popular image of serene, silver-bearded wisdom, Rita Skeeter reveals the disturbed childhood, the lawless youth, the lifelong feuds and the guilty secrets Dumbledore carried to his grave."
—Description of Rita Skeeter's book about Dumbledore's life.
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Harry looking at the shard of the Two-Way Mirror given to him by Sirius Black.

Harry, meanwhile, is rummaging through his school trunk, sorting what he will need to take with him from what will be left behind. While taking a break, he reads some articles about Albus Dumbledore. One is sympathetic, the other critical. In those obituaries, it is revealed that Albus' father Percival supposedly hated Muggles and had attacked three Muggle boys, earning himself imprisonment in Azkaban, where he later died. The other article is an interview by Rita Skeeter, concerning a forthcoming biography of Albus entitled The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, in which she hints that Albus was responsible for the death of his younger sister Ariana, and that he was, at one time, a wizarding supremacist with Gellert Grindelwald.

Chapter 3: "The Dursleys Departing"Edit

"I don't think you're a waste of space."
—Dudley, to Harry.
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Dudley thanks his cousin for saving his soul.

Harry is beginning to have regrets about not having asked Albus more about his past, but this is soon forgotten as he leaves his home that night. He convinces Petunia, Vernon, and Dudley Dursley that they need to leave as well to avoid being captured by the Death Eaters. Eventually Order of the Phoenix members Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones arrive to escort them to an undisclosed location. Before leaving, Dudley admits that he cares about Harry and thanks him for saving his soul during the Dementor attack of 1995, and they shake hands. Petunia burst into tears saying what a gentleman her son was, yet Hestia objected, saying he didn't really say, "Thank you."

Chapter 4: "The Seven Potters"Edit

"Even You-Know-Who can't split himself into seven."
—Moody, to Harry.
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The Seven Potters.

Soon after, the Order of the Phoenix arrives with a plan to sneak Harry away from his house and avoid being captured by Voldemort. After initially opposing the plan, Harry acquiesces, seeing that he has no choice, and Ron, Fred, and George Weasley, along with Hermione Granger, Fleur Delacour, and Mundungus Fletcher, take Polyjuice Potion to make themselves look like Harry, in order to act as decoys for Voldemort. Each depart with a different Order member (Ron with Nymphadora Tonks, Fred with his father Arthur, George with Remus Lupin, Hermione with Kingsley Shacklebolt, Fleur with Bill, and Mundungus with Alastor Moody) to protect them while riding on broomsticks or Thestrals, while Harry leaves with Rubeus Hagrid in a side-car attached to Sirius Black's motorcycle. However, the plan goes badly wrong as the group is attacked by Death Eaters almost immediately after taking off, during which Hedwig is killed. Harry fights off Death Eaters by firing curses and hexes at them, while Rubeus uses a number of gadgets the motorcycle is now equipped with a deployable solid brick wall, a net, and a dragon-fire booster.

Chapter 5: Fallen WarriorEdit

"Pathetic, Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?"
—Fred, to George Weasley.
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The survivors at the Burrow.

The Death Eaters discover the real Harry after he attempts to disarm an imperiused Stan Shunpike. Moments later, Voldemort joins in the pursuit. Hagrid leaps off the bike at another Death Eater, and as Voldemort is about to kill Harry, the latter's wand acts of its own accord and shoots a curse at Voldemort that breaks Lucius' wand. Voldemort attempts to strike again, but at that moment, Harry enters the protective charms of the Tonks' home, and Voldemort and the Death Eaters are unable to follow him. Harry finds that Hagrid has crashed in the garden and he is able to get out a simple "Hagrid?" before he too collapses.

When Harry wakes up, he meets Tonks' parents, Ted and Andromeda, who have been taking care of him and Hagrid. The couple show the two a Portkey, which transports them straight to the Burrow. There, the casualties are counted: Hedwig was killed by a Killing Curse from a Death Eater; George's ear was cursed off by Severus Snape; and Mad-Eye was killed by Voldemort himself.

Harry later has a vision regarding his escape, as a result of a connection between his and Voldemort's minds, in which Voldemort questions Garrick Ollivander, who crafted the wands, about why Harry's wand acted as it did. Garrick is unable to explain.

Chapter 6: The Ghoul in PyjamasEdit

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The Weasley family's ghoul in pyjamas.

"It's like being a house-elf. Except without the job satisfaction. The sooner this wedding's over, the happier I'll be."
—Ron about the wedding preparations

During their time at the Burrow, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are kept busy with preparations for Bill and Fleur's wedding, which Harry suspects is an attempt by Molly Weasley to stop their planning and delay their departure. Nevertheless, they manage to get together and discuss their plans for completing the quest Albus left them, to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes.

Chapter 7: "The Will of Albus Dumbledore"Edit

"I always said he was mental. Brilliant and everything, but cracked. Leaving Harry an old Snitch — what the hell was that about?"
—Ron, about Dumbledore.
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Harry and Ginny embracing in Ginny's Room on Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday.

The day before the wedding, Harry's 17th birthday, he dreams of Voldemort searching for someone known as "Gregorovitch." For his birthday, he receives a number of gifts, the most useful being a new sneakoscope from Hermione. Knowing that Harry was about to leave, Ginny Weasley passionately kisses him as something to remember her by, which Ron "accidentally" interrupts.

Later in the day, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, arrives at the Burrow to give Harry, Ron, and Hermione Albus' personal effects, which had been bequeathed to them in his will:

The sword was withheld because, Rufus claimed, it was not Albus' to give. The three try to discover the purpose of the objects given to them, but are forced to give their attention to other matters, specifically Bill and Fleur's wedding the following day.

Chapter 8: "The Wedding"Edit

"The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming."
—Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus warning.
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Shacklebolt's Patronus, warning the guests that the Ministry has fallen.

Harry disguises himself as "Ron's cousin" Barny Weasley for the wedding to avoid causing an uproar. After the ceremony, while Ron and Hermione are dancing, Harry speaks with Elphias Doge and Ron's great aunt Muriel from whom he learns more less than savory details from Albus' past: Albus had had a sister, Ariana, whose existence had been hushed up by the family and who Muriel believes was a squib. Muriel also thinks that Albus killed Ariana. Elphias is shocked and will not believe Muriel and is brought to tears because of all of the lies. During the wedding celebration, Kingsley's Patronus arrives to warn the attendants that Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic and Rufus has been killed.

Chapter 9: "A Place to Hide"Edit

"Where else is there? We can hardly book rooms at the Leaky Cauldron, can we? And Grimmauld Place is out if Snape can get in there... I suppose we could try my parents’ house, though I think there’s a chance they might check there..."
—Hermione, to Ron.
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The trio Apparate to Tottenham Court Road.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee the wedding, first arriving on Tottenham Court Road in Muggle London. There, they quickly make for a café to settle down and decide their next course of action. Though they think themselves safe for the moment, two Death Eaters suddenly locate them, almost immediately upon their arrival, and attack them. Harry, Ron, and Hermione manage to defeat the Death Eaters, but thinking themselves in danger in public, flee to 12 Grimmauld Place, former Order headquarters, where they hide. Although there was some debate whether Severus could get in, with reinforcement Death Eaters, but their fears were soon realised to be untrue as they reached the dilapidated house.

Chapter 10: Kreacher's TaleEdit

"Kreacher failed to obey orders, Kreacher could not destroy the locket!"
—Kreacher, about Regulus Black's order to destroy the locket.
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The Marauders.

The first morning there, Harry finds the name Regulus Arcturus Black, the deceased younger brother of Sirius and a former Death Eater, on a bedroom door. Harry realises that Regulus was the "R.A.B." from the faux-Horcrux Harry found with Albus, and he, Hermione, and Ron begin searching the house for the real one. They soon surmise that the locket had indeed been in the house, at one time. Unable to find it, they call upon Kreacher, the Black family's house-elf. Kreacher tells the trio that he had helped Voldemort place the real Horcrux in the cave. After Regulus learned of this, however, he had ordered Kreacher to return with him to the cave in order to substitute a fake locket for the real one, as the Black family would have been safer not involved in Voldemort's affairs. Regulus was killed in the process while Kreacher escaped with the Horcrux locket. Kreacher also tells them that Mundungus stole the locket, and they send Kreacher to find him.

Chapter 11: The BribeEdit

"I dunno, some Ministry hag... Little woman. Bow on top of ’er head... Looked like a toad."
—Mundungus, describing Umbridge.
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Lupin at Grimmauld Place.

While waiting for Kreacher, the trio are visited by Remus. He explains more of the situation: the Voldemort-controlled Ministry and Death Eaters are searching for Harry, claiming that he had a part in Albus' death, and now openly persecuting Muggle-born wizards and witches. He then offers to join the trio in their quest, not wanting to remain with wife Nymphadora, who is pregnant with their child, because he fears the child will be a werewolf like him. Harry calls him a coward for abandoning his son, and Remus angrily storms off. Later, Kreacher brings Mundungus back to 12 Grimmauld Place, but he has already given away the locket to Dolores Umbridge as a bribe.

Chapter 12: Magic is MightEdit

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Hermione taking Phineas Nigellus's painting.

"But if my wife were accused of being a Mudblood,” said Yaxley, “— not that any woman I married would ever be mistaken for such filth — and the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement needed a job doing, I would make it my priority to do that job, Cattermole. Do you understand me?"
—Yaxley, to Ron (as Cattermole).

After a month of spying on the Ministry of Magic, the trio infiltrate it in order to retrieve the Horcrux from Dolores. They ambush three employees and use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate them with Hermione taking on the appearance of Mafalda Hopkirk, Ron looking like Reginald Cattermole, and Harry impersonating Albert Runcorn.

Chapter 13: The Muggle-Born Registration CommissionEdit

"Oh yes — an old family heirloom. The S stands for Selwyn... I am related to the Selwyns... Indeed, there are few pure-blood families to whom I am not related... A pity, that the same cannot be said for you. ‘Parents’ professions: greengrocers.’ "
—Umbridge, about the locket.
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Moody's eye

After being separated, Harry discovers Alastor's magical eye has been taken by Dolores. Thinking it a disgrace to Alastor's memory to keep it stuck in Dolores' door, he steals the eye, so as to give it a proper burial and the respect it deserves. Once Harry reunites with Hermione, he witnesses the Muggle-Born Registration Commission, set up to convict Muggle-borns of "stealing" magic, at work. Enraged by what he sees, Harry stuns Dolores and the Death Eater Yaxley, who is now head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Hermione takes the Horcrux, which Dolores had falsely used to bolster her Pure-blood credentials, from Dolores. By the time Harry and Hermione begin freeing the Muggle-borns, the Ministry knows that there are intruders in the building, having discovered Alastor's eye missing. Once they reunite with Ron, they encourage the Muggle-borns to flee the country.

Chapter 14: The ThiefEdit

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The trio at their camp

"He read Gregorovitch’s mind, and I saw this young bloke perched on a windowsill, and he fired a curse at Gregorovitch and jumped out of sight. He stole it, he stole whatever You-Know-Who’s after. And I... I think I’ve seen him somewhere..."
—Harry, telling his dream to Ron and Hermione.

They make for the exit, and as they escape, their hiding place is discovered, Ron is splinched, and they are forced to flee to the countryside, where they move from place to place, never staying anywhere for more than a night or two. One night, Harry has a vision of Voldemort interrogating Gregorovitch and realises that Voldemort is searching for something Gregorovitch once had but which was stolen by a young man long ago.

Chapter 15: The Goblin's RevengeEdit

"We take no sides. This is a wizards’ war."
—Goblin in the forest.

After several weeks of travelling in which they accomplish nothing, they overhear a conversation between Ted, Dirk Cresswell, Dean Thomas, and Goblins Griphook and Gornuk, wherein it is revealed that Godric Gryffindor's sword, which had been in Albus' possession and was then sent to the Lestrange Vault for protection, is actually a copy. They also mention that the whereabouts of the real sword are unknown. Harry, Hermione, and Ron also overhear that some students attempted to steal the sword from Severus, prior to its removal. Upon hearing that the perpetrators were their friends, the trio worry about the punishment but are relieved to hear that their friends only served detention with Rubeus. Harry and Hermione hear all this and are heartened, and after questioning theportrait of Phineas Nigellus Black, they discover that the sword had last been used by Albus on another Horcrux, Marvolo Gaunt's ring.

Hermione realises that it must be impregnated with Basilisk venom and therefore can destroy Horcruxes. Ron is discouraged, feeling that with the sword now necessary as well and out of reach, their quest is becoming hopeless. He argues with Harry and angrily departs claiming that Hermione had chosen Harry over himself when she decides to stay, leaving Harry and Hermione together

Chapter 16: Godric's HollowEdit

"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. "
—Words of Harry parents' grave.
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The statue of Potter family.

Hermione is distraught upon Ron's departure, and Harry is angry, but the two of them realise they will have to continue without him. After many more listless weeks, they make their way to Godric's Hollow on the off-chance Albus left the sword there for them, with Bathilda Bagshot, author of A History of Magic. Arriving in Godric's Hollow on Christmas Eve, the two first visit the graveyard where both Harry and Albus' families are buried. After sharing an emotional moment and laying a wreath on Harry’s parents' grave, they visit the memorial to Harry's family, and then encounter the historian Bathilda, who was an old family friend of the Dumbledores.

Chapter 17: Bathilda's SecretEdit

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The Potter's destroyed house.

"He’s coming! Hermione, he’s coming!"
—Harry, to Hermione.

Harry and Hermione follow her to her old, disgusting home, where they find a picture frame of Gellert, who is Bathilda's great-nephew and, long ago, was Albus' childhood friend. However, Harry and Hermione don't realise that the real Bathilda has been killed and her body has been taken over by Voldemort's pet and Horcrux Nagini. Only Harry can understand the very little that Bathilda speaks as he can speak Parseltongue, and Nagini is a snake.

Bathilda issues Harry up the stairs, ordering Hermione to stay behind, in order to ambush Harry. Hermione seems reluctant, but Harry thinks that by following her perhaps she may present him with the Gryffinder sword.

Only once Harry is upstairs does Bathilda's body crumble and Nagini flops out, and begins attacking Harry.

Upon leaving, Hermione runs upstairs to attempt to help Harry, unfortunately her Blasting Curse rebounds in the chaos and cracks Harry's wand into two.

As they Apparate, the very second that Voldemort appears, Harry's mind begins to flash back to the night in which his lightning scar on his forehead became so, and it reveals exactly how Voldemort had killed Harry's parents.

Chapter 18: The Life and Lies of Albus DumbledoreEdit

"He changed, Harry, he changed! It’s as simple as that! Maybe he did believe these things when he was seventeen, but the whole of the rest of his life was devoted to fighting the Dark Arts! Dumbledore was the one who stopped Grindelwald, the one who always voted for Muggle protection and Muggle-born rights, who fought You-Know-Who from the start, and who died trying to bring him down!"
—Hermione, to Harry.
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Harry looking at his broken wand.

Harry was briefly incapacitated following the incident in Godric's Hollow, and he and Hermione spend Harry's few days convalescing in the Forest of Dean where Harry sits down to vindictively read Rita's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. He discovers that the boy he saw in Voldemort's mind is none other than Gellert and that Albus and he had been good friends as teenagers and had shared the idea that wizards should rule over the Muggles. Making this discovery, Harry reaches a new level of disillusionment with his former mentor.

Chapter 19: The Silver DoeEdit

Ron Weasley: "I’m sorry, I’m sorry I left. I know I was a — a —"
Harry Potter: "You’ve sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the sword. Finishing off the Horcrux. Saving my life."
Ron Weasley: "That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was."
Harry Potter: "Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was. I’ve been trying to tell you that for years."
— Harry and Ron, after destroying the locket.
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The silver doe

While Hermione sleeps, Harry resumes the position of keeping watch outside the tent. Not long after a silver doe appears. It is obviously a Patronus, due to the silvery texture and appearance. 

The doe leads Harry away from the camp site and to a small, frozen lake, where, at the bottom, lies Godric Gryffindor's Sword. Harry breaks the ice using Hermione's wand, strips to his underpants, and attempts to retrieve the sword. Only when he attempts does Salazar Slytherin's locket sense that the sword is near, it wraps itself so tightly around Harry's neck that it actually cuts his flesh, keeps him from getting to the surface for air, and begins to both strangle and drown him. Harry tries to make it back to the surface, but he only kicks himself into the rocky and icy part of the pool. Harry attempts to loosen the locket but his fingers are too frozen. Harry begins to suffocate, and he feels a pair of arms (Harry thinks they belong to Death) wrap around his chest before passing out. 

When Harry comes to, he thinks Hermione has come and saved him again, but it isn't -- it's Ron! Ron was also able to retrieve the sword and cut the locket off of Harry's neck. Ron asks Harry why he didn't take the Horcrux off first, then explains that he'd been looking for him and Hermione all day. Ron also reveals that while running to the pool, he saw something move behind the trees. Harry quickly dresses himself and tells Ron that since he was the one who got the sword out of the pool, he has to be the one to destroy the Horcrux. 

Harry speaks Parseltongue in order for the locket to open and be able to be destroyed. Tom Riddle's eye appears when it opens and a voice begins speaking to Ron, teasing him.

From the locket appears two figures: Riddle-Harry, and Riddle-Hermione, who was more beautiful and at the same time more terrible than the real Hermione. They tease him, all the time Harry is telling Ron to stab it; Riddle-Harry saying that Ron's mother would rather have had him for a son than Ron. Riddle-Hermione saying that nobody would ever look to him when Harry was around. She then proceeds to wrap her arms around Riddle-Harry. They kiss romantically, and it is at that moment that Ron almost fails in both spirit and mind. 

He overcomes his weakness and smashes it with the sword, and the Horcrux is destroyed. Harry tells Ron that he has no deep romantic love feelings for Hermione, he loves her like a sister, and that she cried for weeks once he left. They hug and reconcile, and Ron is there to stay. When they head back to the camp, they awake Hermione to tell her of the good news: The Horcrux was destroyed and Ron had returned. She, however, doesn't seem too happy with Ron leaving them. She begins to beat him up. 

Hermione is furious at Ron for leaving for weeks and then suddenly showing back up. Ron explains that he wanted to come back as soon as he left but he ran into some Snatchers, whom he tricked into thinking he was Stan Shunpike and escaped with an extra wand. He then tells them that early Christmas morning, he heard Harry and Hermione talking through it (discussing Harry's broken wand). Next, he explains that the Deluminator showed him the way back to them. He tells Harry and Hermione how he saw the silver doe while waiting for someone to show themselves and Harry following it, then explains how he watched Harry jump into the pool and then after a while realized something was wrong and rescued Harry, then grabbed the sword. He and Harry tell her about vanquishing the Horcrux (though they're careful about skipping the part where Riddle-Harry and Riddle-Hermione show up). In the end, Hermione lets him go and goes to bed without another word, while Harry and Ron talk about how she could have been worse. 

Chapter 20: Xenophilius LovegoodEdit

"All's fair in love and war, and this is a bit of both."
—Ron, to Harry.
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The Lovegood's House

Ron reveals that he was able to find Harry with the aid of Dumbledore's gift, the Deluminator, which has many more useful abilities than they originally thought. He also reveals that Voldemort's name has been "made Taboo:" anybody saying it can be traced and located, which is how they were found in the café back on Tottenham Court Road. Hermione, who has recently been poring over The Tales of Beedle the Bard realises their next necessary step. She tells them that they need to speak to Xenophilius Lovegood and ask him about Grindelwald's mark, a symbol which has shown up time and again during their journey. Only days after escaping from Voldemort in Godric's Hollow, the trio begin searching the hills surrounding Ottery St. Catchpole for the Lovegood residence.

Chapter 21: The Tale of the Three BrothersEdit

"There is nothing Dark about the Hallows — at least, not in that crude sense. One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest."
—Xenophilius Lovegood, about the Deathly Hallows.
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The Deathly Hallows Symbol.

At the Lovegood House, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are told that the symbol actually represents the Deathly Hallows. Mr. Lovegood then introduces them to The Tale of the Three Brothers, a fairy tale about three men who bested Death and who received a magical item for it: An unbeatable wand (called the Elder Wand), a stone which could bring back the dead (the Resurrection Stone), and an Invisibility Cloak that can hide the wearer from Death itself and never failed with age, unlike most cloaks of that nature. Lovegood tells them that the three items are collectively represented by the symbol, and whoever masters all three artefacts will be the "Master of Death." Harry believes his own cloak to be the legendary Invisibility Cloak and is very excited. They soon discover that Lovegood has betrayed them to the Ministry; Luna, his daughter, was taken captive earlier in the year because he was encouraging support for Harry, and he believes that giving them Harry will win her freedom. The trio barely escape from the Death Eaters sent to fetch them. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape, but also protect Ron's alibi, Hermione throws Harry's cloak over Ron and blasts away the floor. When they are sighted by the Death Eaters, she guides Harry and Ron as they Disapparate away.

Chapter 22: The Deathly HallowsEdit

"'Support Harry Potter' parties are unwise in the present climate."
—Remus Lupin, on Potterwatch.
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Ron picking up a Potterwatch broadcast.

After hearing the story of the Deathly Hallows, Harry becomes obsessed with finding them, and he begins to neglect his duties as the group's leader as he sits in reverie. With Harry not performing, Ron steps up to lead them as they venture up and down the island checking any place with links to the Wizarding world for signs of another Horcrux. After listless weeks, Ron finally manages to tune into a rogue wizard radio broadcast called "Potterwatch," run by Lee Jordan, which reports the news as it actually happened unlike the Daily Prophet. The broadcast is quite entertaining, and Harry laughs for the first time in months. However, after the programme, Harry accidentally says Voldemort's name, breaking the Taboo, and a group of Snatchers find Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Chapter 23: Malfoy ManorEdit

"If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book."
—Bellatrix Lestrange, to Ron.
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Hermione is tortured by Bellatrix.

Hermione's quick thinking comes in handy when she uses a jinx to disfigure Harry's face so he is not immediately recognizable. They all give false aliases, but the Snatchers soon find out their true identities, albeit a little uncertainly. Because of their uncertainy, the Snatchers take the trio to Malfoy Manor.

There, they are taken into the drawing room to have their identities confirmed. The Malfoys' son Draco is home for the Easter holidays. He is reluctant to identify the trio, but when Lucius Malfoy is satisfied that the prisoners are indeed Harry Potter and his accomplices, he reaches for his Dark Mark. At that instant Bellatrix Lestrange, who was with the Malfoys, stops Lucius, because she saw a sword being carried by one of the Snatchers and believes it to be Godric Gryffindor's Sword which was supposed to be in her vault at Gringotts. She singles out Hermione for torture and interrogation, although Ron tries and fails to take her place, to find how the trio acquired the sword, while Ron and Harry are locked in a cellar with Dean, Griphook, Garrick Ollivander, and Luna. Hearing Hermione's cries, Harry locates his broken shard of mirror, sees a flash of blue in it resembling Dumbledore's eye and in desperation begs for help. Upstairs, Hermione lies to Bellatrix, saying that the sword is a copy. Bellatrix sends Draco to fetch Griphook who Harry convinces to corroborate Hermione's story. As Draco slams the door, Dobby Apparates into the cellar. Harry orders him to take Dean, Luna and Ollivander first and then return for everyone else. When Dobby Disapparates, the noise is heard upstairs, and Wormtail is sent to investigate.

When he reaches the cellar, Harry and Ron attack him, but Wormtail resists, losing his wand to Ron, but grabbing Harry's neck with his artificial hand. Harry calls upon the Life debt that Wormtail owes him, and Pettigrew momentarily hesitates, and his artificial hand, made for him by Voldemort three years previous, immediately strangles Wormtail to death for the mercy he has shown. At that moment, Hermione lets out a horrible scream of pain. Harry and Ron leave Wormtail's body on the floor and rush upstairs to find Bellatrix questioning Griphook and an unconscious Hermione at her feet.  Griphook tells Bellatrix that the sword is, in fact, a copy. Bellatrix kicks him aside and presses her Dark Mark. When they crash through the door, Ron disarms Bellatrix, and he and Harry begin a fierce exchange of spells with the others in the room. They are forced to stop when Bellatrix threatens to cut Hermione's throat. As Voldemort approaches, Dobby returns and drops a chandelier onto Bellatrix, who drops Hermione and runs away. The chandelier falls onto the goblin and Hermione and shards of glass fly all over the place. Ron sprints to pull Hermione from the wreckage as Harry wrests three wands from Draco; his wand and the wands Ron and Harry had taken during the earlier skirmish. Harry picks up Griphook, seizes Dobby and Disapparates as Ron does the same with Hermione. They escape as Voldemort is close to arriving, but Dobby is struck by Bellatrix's knife as they flee. They Apparate to Shell Cottage, Bill and Fleur's house, as Voldemort makes it to Malfoy Manor. As Ron takes Hermione inside,  Harry sees that Dobby has been struck with Bellatrix's sharp knife and that he is dying. Dobby dies in Harry's arms with the final words, "Harry...Potter..." as Harry is forced to watch helplessly. 

Chapter 24: The WandmakerEdit

"Wandlore is a complex and mysterious branch of magic."
—Ollivander, to Harry.
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Dobby buried at Shell Cottage.

As Harry stares at dead Dobby curled up on the grass, he can't help but remember staring at Dumbledore's corpse the same way. Bill suggests that he bury him. Harry believes that for Dobby's bravery, he deserves a funeral just as grand, and he refuses to use magic.  He digs Dobby's grave by hand as Hermione and Griphook's injuries are tended to in the house. While digging the grave, Harry does some thinking. He realises that Dumbledore had been right about Dobby and Ron and Pettigrew. He comes to a reaffirmation of faith in his old mentor and loses his burning obsession with the Deathly Hallows. Dean takes the injured Griphook inside as Bill tells Harry that Ron has taken Hermione inside and that she'll be alright. 

Dean and Ron come outside. Ron says to Harry that Hermione is doing better and Fleur is looking after her. Then Dean and Ron join Harry with digging the grave. The group holds a funeral for Dobby. They provide clothes for him; Harry wraps him in his jacket, Ron gives him shoes and socks, and Dean gives him a hat. Luna says a few words for him, as Harry is too grief-stricken to speak.

Ron and Dean give thanks to Dobby, and Harry manages to choke out a goodbye as he forces himself not to break down. He asks for some alone time, then finds a large stone and places it, pillowlike, on Dobby's grave with the epitaph "HERE LIES DOBBY, A FREE ELF." He looks at the grave once more and heads back inside.

Once inside, Harry washes his hands, then tells Bill he needs to talk to Ollivander and Griphook. He meets up with Ron and Hermione and then questions Griphook about how to break into Gringotts Wizarding Bank, believing that a Horcrux is hidden in Bellatrix's vault. This feeling was based on her reaction when she saw that the trio had Gryffindor's Sword. Harry then questions Ollivander about the Elder Wand, revealing his deep insight into Lord Voldemort's way of thinking. Ollivander also gives him a lesson on wand mechanics; when a wizard disarms, kills, or otherwise defeats another wizard, they can use that wizard's wand as well as their own. Harry tells Ron and Hermione that Voldemort is seeking the Elder Wand as the way to defeat him. While telling them this, he receives confirmation as he has a vision in which Voldemort successfully steals the Elder Wand from the tomb of Dumbledore.

Chapter 25: Shell CottageEdit

"To a goblin, the rightful and true master of any object is the maker, not the purchaser. All goblin-made objects are, in goblin eyes, rightfully theirs."
—Bill, to Harry.
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Harry thinking at Shell Cottage.

Griphook eventually agrees to help the trio, in return for Gryffindor's sword. Harry reluctantly concedes that he will have to give up the sword but plans to hand over the sword after all the Horcruxes have been destroyed. He tells Griphook he can have the sword after they have broken in to the Bank, but he is very careful not to mention when, as Goblins are notoriously known for going back on their word. The trio spend nearly a month planning in one of the Cottages cramped bedrooms, only seeing daylight or the other occupants of the house at mealtimes. Harry, as well as the other two, comes to strongly dislike Griphook, because the Goblin seems to relish causing pain. During their stay, Remus Lupin visits them again. Chastened by Harry, he had returned to Tonks by Christmas, and he came to Shell Cottage to tell everyone that she has given birth to a son who does not have his werewolf tendencies, but instead possesses Tonks's Metamorphmagus abilities. Lupin also gives Harry the honour of being Teddy Lupin's godfather. After many rounds of wine, he departs, and as they are cleaning up, Bill corners Harry and tells him to be wary of Griphook.

Chapter 26: GringottsEdit

"Like I said, yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob it."
—Hagrid, about Gringotts.
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Gringotts

After extensive planning, on 1 May the group sets out for Gringotts to obtain the Horcrux. Hermione poses by way of Polyjuice Potion as Bellatrix using a lone hair that had been left on her during the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor. Ron is disguised as a fictional foreign wizard, and Griphook and Harry go under the Invisibility cloak. Through their use of disguises and Harry's repeated use of the Imperius Curse, they manage to gain access to the bank. As they are travelling down the tunnel to the Lestrange Vault, their cover is blown, and the Gringotts' defences are set against them. With Griphook's help, they gain access to the vault and find the Horcrux, Helga Hufflepuff's Cup. Harry grabs it, but Griphook betrays their presence and flees with the sword. Many guards begin to pour into the vicinity as Harry, Ron, and Hermione exit the vault. Fighting off the guards, they narrowly escape on the back of a captive half-blind dragon which is released into the wild following their escape. Gryffindor's sword is kept by Griphook.

Chapter 27: The Final Hiding PlaceEdit

"Well, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts."
—Ron, to Harry.
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The trio riding the dragon.

Sitting on the edge of the lake where they dismounted from the dragon, Harry has a vision shortly after their escape in which Lord Voldemort lists off all the locations of the Horcruxes, now that he realises they are being sought after and destroyed. Voldemort inadvertently reveals that the unknown Horcrux, which Harry suspects to be a relic of Rowena Ravenclaw, founder of Ravenclaw house, is safe within Hogwarts Castle, confirming a belief Harry had shared with the others to much derision. Harry realises that if they want to get the Horcrux within Hogwarts, they need to do so immediately, before Voldemort finds his other Horcruxes are missing. They immediately Apparate to Hogsmeade to find a way to sneak into the school.

Chapter 28: The Missing MirrorEdit

"Nice job, I hope? Pleasant? Easy? Sort of thing you'd expect an unqualified wizard kid to be able to do without overstretching themselves?"
—Aberforth, about Dumbledore's mission.
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Ariana Dumbledore's portrait.

When they arrive in Hogsmeade, they immediately trigger the Caterwauling Charm placed on the village alerting the Death Eaters to their presence. Harry and friends are cornered by the Death Eaters, but are saved by Aberforth Dumbledore, Albus's younger brother. Harry also discovers that Aberforth was the one he saw in the mirror at Malfoy Manor. During the ensuing argument, Aberforth urges the trio to flee, but they refuse to give up. Aberforth then tells them the truth about Ariana; She had been a witch, but an attack on her by Muggle boys had left her unable to control her nautral magical abilities. Percival attacked the Muggles in retaliation. The family kept Ariana and her mental, magical condition secret, to protect her, with Kendra and Aberforth caring for her the most. However, one of Ariana's furious outbursts killed Kendra. With Aberforth about to return to school, Albus took over care of Ariana. At this time he was introduced to Gellert Grindelwald. He began to neglect his duties as he was planning his uprising with Grindelwald, for which he was confronted by Aberforth. Grindelwald, Albus, and Aberforth got into a duel, in which Ariana was accidentally killed in the struggle.

Chapter 29: The Lost DiademEdit

"Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth."
—Ron, to Neville.
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Neville greets the trio

After sharing this sad story and being told that his brother regretted that moment to his death, Aberforth opens a secret passageway to Hogwarts, where Neville Longbottom greets them. The trio learn that Neville, Ginny, and Luna had restarted Dumbledore's Army to resist the regime of Severus Snape, who was made headmaster following Voldemort's takeover of the Ministry and that the members of the reconstituted D.A. have taken shelter in the Room of Requirement to hide from Snape's forces.

Believing that Harry's return meant revolution, Neville summons members of the D.A. who have been forced to leave the school, including Ginny, Luna, and Dean, or those who had graduated previously, such as Fred and George Weasley, Harry's old Quidditch team, and his first girlfriend, Cho Chang. Harry asks them what they know about any artefact that belonged to Ravenclaw, which Dumbledore believed to be a Horcrux. However, the only known relic is Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem, which has been lost for centuries. Wishing to see what the diadem looks like, Harry and Luna venture under Harry's Invisibility cloak to Ravenclaw Tower. He reveals himself to get a closer look at the diadem but is seen by Alecto Carrow who had been stationed to watch the room.

Chapter 30: The Sacking of Severus SnapeEdit

"We teachers are rather good at magic, you know."
—Professor McGonagall, to Harry.
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The armour that Snape hides behind.

She immediately summons Voldemort, but she is immediately stunned by Luna. Soon, both Amycus Carrow and Minerva McGonagall arrive to see what the disturbance is about. When Carrow suggests that they push the blame off onto the students, McGonagall protests, and he spits in her face. In a rage, Harry uses the Cruciatus Curse on him until he passes out. Telling her that he is on a mission for Dumbledore, Harry asks McGonagall for time to search the castle, but before plans can be made, they come across Severus Snape in the corridor, and in a fierce duel, Snape is run out of the building.

Shortly after Harry's arrival, Voldemort discovers that two more of his Horcruxes have disappeared and gathers an army of Death Eaters, Dementors, and his other supporters, in order to assault the school and kill Harry once and for all. After forcing Snape to flee, McGonagall and Kingsley Shacklebolt, who only recently arrived, raise their own army consisting of teachers, students, the D.A, the Order of the Phoenix, and enchanted statues and suits of armour.

Chapter 31: The Battle of HogwartsEdit

"I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight."
—Voldemort, to the people at Hogwarts.
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The Grey Lady.

At midnight, the Battle of Hogwarts begins. All the while Harry tries to locate the diadem and Ron and Hermione who had gone missing. Thinking that the diadem had not been seen in living memory, he speaks with the Grey Lady and surmises that Tom Riddle had learned of the diadem's location from her. Shortly after the battle begins, Harry recalls seeing the diadem in the Room of Requirement and meets up with Ron and Hermione, who had disappeared in order to retrieve Basilisk fangs from the Chamber of Secrets to destroy the next two Horcruxes. The trio re-enter the Room of Requirement, and Ron remembers all about the house-elves in the kitchens. He does not feel that it is right to order them to die for them, so he makes his thoughts known. With a clatter, Hermione drops all the basilisk fangs she is holding, and she and Ron share a deep, meaningful kiss, completely forgetting that Harry is there and that there is a war going on. After being reminded, they search the Room of Hidden Things, a version of the Room of Requirement that students have used to hide contraband over the centuries. Once they are inside, they are confronted by Malfoy and his cronies Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle. During a short duel in which Crabbe aims to kill, Crabbe mishandles the Fiendfyre spell, causing a huge inferno. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Malfoy, and Goyle escape on two old brooms, and the diadem is destroyed by the fire, along with Crabbe. Soon after, Fred and Percy Weasley, who had just reconciled with his family, are seen duelling with two Death Eaters one of whom is Minister for Magic Pius Thicknesse. After they defeat them, there is an explosion in the corridor, and Fred is killed, deeply affecting his parents, sister and brothers, as well as Harry and Hermione.

With the cup and diadem destroyed, only one Horcrux remains. Voldemort's snake, Nagini. The trio fight their way through the castle, as the two armies battle furiously, dodging curses, Death Eaters, and Acromantulas and saving Draco Malfoy's life again along the way. When they reach the Entrance Hall, they find that Giants have joined the battle. Before leaving Hermione spots Fenrir Greyback trying to attack Lavender Brown on a balcony and casts a spell that knocks them off. While Lavender stirs feebly, Fenrir tries to get up but Sybill Trelawney drops a Crystal Ball on his head and he is knocked unconscious. It is presumed that Lavender dies later. Trelawney then grabs another Crystal ball and uses her wand to throw one with a "tennis like serve". Once onto the grounds, they come across Voldemort's Dementors. Unable to produce Patronuses, because of the horrors they have witnessed, all seems lost, and Harry even welcomes the oblivion that accompanies the Dementor's Kiss. They are saved by Seamus, Luna, and Ernie, who conjure Patronuses long enough for Harry to summon the will to drive the Dementors away. Then Seamus, Luna, and Ernie run to safety.

Chapter 32: The Elder WandEdit

"Why doesn't it work for me, Severus?"
—Voldemort, about the Elder Wand.
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Voldemort and the Elder Wand

Harry, Hermione, and Ron finally make it to the Shrieking Shack, where Voldemort is waiting out the battle. They discover him talking to Severus Snape, who wishes to participate in the battle to find Harry, but Voldemort's only concern is that the Elder Wand does not seem to work properly for him. He coldly sets his snake on Snape, believing that the wand cannot serve him while Snape is still alive, as Snape had killed Dumbledore. As he dies, Harry runs out to him, and Snape gives up his memories to Harry, and his last request was to look into Harry's eyes who has the same eyes as his mother Lily. Voldemort then delivers an ultimatum; if Harry does not surrender himself in an hour, he will join the battle, and all in Hogwarts will be destroyed. Returning to the castle, Harry sees the defenders looking for loved ones and counting up the dead, with Lupin and Tonks laying next to Colin Creevey and Fred. After seeing this, Harry makes his way up to Dumbledore's office to view the memories Snape left him.

Chapter 33: The Prince's TaleEdit

Severus Snape: "Hide them all, then. Keep her — them — safe. Please."
Albus Dumbledore: "And what will you give me in return, Severus?"
Severus Snape: "In — in return? Anything."
— Snape taking Dumbledore's side.
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Snape's memories.

Harry dives into Snape's memory, and sees a young Severus, Lily, and Petunia. A life time goes past in this collection of Snape's memories, revealing his love of Lily Evans, and concluding that Harry must be the one to die. Dumbledore and Snape's have a conversation on Harry being a horcrux, and everything is clear: "Neither can live, neither can survive."

Chapter 34: The Forest AgainEdit

"He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home... But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here..."
—Harry, about Hogwarts.
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Harry's mother comforting him before his "death"

Harry also learns from these memories that Dumbledore believed Harry to be a Horcrux and that Voldemort cannot be killed until Harry himself is killed by Voldemort. Now resigned to his fate, Harry sneaks out of the castle under his Invisibility cloak and stops to tell Neville to kill Nagini, the other remaining Horcrux, at all costs. Then, before he sacrifices himself to Voldemort, he opens the Golden Snitch left to him by Dumbledore to reveal the Resurrection Stone. He uses it to summon the spirits of his parents, of Sirius, and of Remus Lupin, all of whom provide emotional support as Harry walks to his death. He enters Voldemort's camp and shows himself. He tries to betray fear as he allows himself to be hit with the Killing Curse.

Chapter 35: King's CrossEdit

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"
—Dumbledore, to Harry.
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Harry during his "death"

However, Harry finds himself in a sort of dream and meets the deceased Albus Dumbledore in what appears to be a deserted King's Cross Station. He appears to be in a Limbo state in which he can speak to Dumbledore. Here, it is explained he cannot be killed by Voldemort whilst Voldemort lives. Since Voldemort used Harry's blood to recreate his body, Lily's protection over Harry binds the two and therefore tethers Harry to life. Dumbledore then gives Harry a theory on why his wand acted of its own accord: as a result of their encounter in the Little Hangleton graveyard three years previous, Harry's wand was imbued with some of the qualities of Voldemort's wand and regurgitated some of his own magic back at him. He also discovers that the part of Voldemort's soul he had had inside himself has been separated by the attempted murder and is represented in his vision by a flayed naked child, whimpering in agony and abandoned under a bench, which is Voldemort.

Dumbledore confides in Harry that he had sought the Hallows, with Grindelwald, for less than noble reasons and that the death of his sister resulted from their association. In Dumbledore's opinion, only Harry is worthy of possessing the Hallows. With all of his secrets in the open, Harry can no longer find himself angry with Dumbledore even after all he has been through. Harry is given the choice of moving on or returning to try to stop Voldemort. Harry chooses to return to life and fight back.

Chapter 36: The Flaw in the PlanEdit

"So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it? Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed? Because if it does... I am the true master of the Elder Wand."
—Harry, to Voldemort.
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Hagrid carrying Harry's body.

Back in the forest, Voldemort appears to have collapsed at the same time Harry did. Fearing not all went according to plan, he orders Narcissa Malfoy to check and see if Harry is dead, and after being subtly notified that her son, Draco, is alive and well inside Hogwarts, she tells Voldemort and the Death Eaters that Harry is indeed dead, so that she may enter the castle and find him. Voldemort then attempts to desecrate Harry's "corpse" by casting the Cruciatus Curse on it multiple times, but Harry feels no pain from these curses. Afterwards, Voldemort orders Hagrid to carry Harry back to Hogwarts during the Death Eaters victory march. Voldemort then challenges Hogwarts to surrender but is faced down by Neville. Voldemort proceeds to torture Neville by summoning the Sorting Hat, placing it on his head, and setting it aflame. At that moment, Hogwarts reinforcements appear near the school boundaries and run toward the school, the centaurs join the side of Hogwarts in the battle, and the battle recommences.

In the confusion, Harry covers himself with the Invisibility Cloak. Nagini, the last Horcrux, is beheaded by Neville using Gryffindor's sword, pulled from the Sorting Hat in part for his bravery. Harry fights his way into the Great Hall casting curses and protective spells from underneath his cloak, where a huge battle is taking place as Hogwarts fighters, Dumbledore's Army, the Order of the Phoenix, and other forces battle the remnants of Voldemort's army. At the height of the battle, Voldemort fights Minerva McGonagall, his old mentor Horace Slughorn, and Kingsley Shacklebolt, while nearby Bellatrix battles Ginny, Luna, and Hermione. After Ginny narrowly avoids a Killing Curse, her mother takes over and brutally kills Bellatrix in a duel. In his deep fury and anger, Voldemort tries to kill Mrs. Weasley, but Harry reveals himself by casting a Shield Charm to protect her.

Coming face-to-face with Voldemort in the Great Hall, Harry is seemingly faced with impossible odds — Voldemort possesses the Elder Wand and has murdered who he thought to be its previous master, Severus Snape. Harry believes differently based on the information he received from Ollivander; as Harry sees it, Draco Malfoy became the true master of the Elder Wand when he disarmed Dumbledore against his will, therefore, defeating him. Since Harry had taken Malfoy's wand at Malfoy Manor, full mastery and control of the wand then passed to Harry, not Voldemort. The two debate this point among the verbal barbs they trade, with Harry revealing that Dumbledore also asked Snape to kill him if necessary to prevent anyone else from defeating him, but that not all went according to plan. Harry also attempts to save Voldemort, who he is calling by his given name, Tom Riddle, from himself by telling him to feel some remorse for all he had done. This shocks Voldemort more than anything Harry has ever said to him up to this point.

Harry explains all of this to Voldemort, who chooses not to believe him. Just as the sun breaks the horizon, Voldemort attacks Harry. When Voldemort's Killing Curse from the Elder Wand strikes Harry's Disarming Charm, the Elder Wand flies out of Voldemort's hand into Harry's hand and the Killing Curse is directed towards Voldemort. Harry's theory has been proven correct — the Elder Wand refuses to kill its true master. Voldemort is bereft of all his Horcruxes, but since his soul is irreparably broken because of the Horcruxes themselves, he does not actually die. He is gone, completely vanquished of power and life, but stuck in the limbo stage between life and death for all eternity.

In the wake of the battle, major changes begin to occur in the Wizarding world. Kingsley Shacklebolt is appointed interim Minister for Magic and the Death Eaters are fleeing for their lives. Harry takes the time to explain to Ron and Hermione everything that happened as they walk to the Headmaster's office. Harry is now master of all three Deathly Hallows but chooses to deliberately lose the Resurrection Stone and hopes to permanently deactivate the tremendous magical power of the Elder Wand as well. Dumbledore's portrait applauds his decision.

Epilogue: Nineteen Years LaterEdit

"It's me. I'm extremely famous."
—Ron Weasley, to Albus Severus.
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King's Cross Station - 19 years later.

In the story's epilogue, taking place nineteen years later, that is in 2017, Harry, Ginny, Hermione, and Ron all meet at King's Cross, preparing to send their children to Hogwarts, where Neville Longbottom has become the Herbology professor. The four adults have remained very close friends, and their children too are very close.Harry and Ginny are married with three children named James Sirius, their eldest, Albus Severus, starting his first year, and Lily Luna Potter, who complains about having to wait two years to go to Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione are also married and have their own two children named Rose, starting her first year with Albus, and Hugo, who has to wait two more years like Lily. Harry incidentally sees Draco Malfoy with his wife (later disclosed as Astoria Greengrass) and son Scorpius, and is acknowledged with a curt nod. James spots Ted Lupin kissing Victoire Weasley, interrupts them, and comes running to tell the others. He also teases Albus that he might be sorted in Slytherin. As James gets on the train,Albus confides in his father his fear of being sorted into Slytherin. Harry tells him that he was named after two Hogwarts headmasters, one of whom was a Slytherin and probably the bravest man he ever knew. When Albus is still scared, Harry tells him that the Hat will also take into account his personal preference, as it had when Harry himself was sorted—something he has never shared with any of his kids. As he watches the train pull away, Harry absent-mindedly touches the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, noting that it had not pained him for nineteen years. The story closes with the words, "All was well."

List of deathsEdit

This book has the most named casualties of any book in the series. In all, more than 50 people were killed in the Battle of Hogwarts. Several people were injured, including George Weasley losing an ear with the Sectumsempra curse in the Battle of the Seven Potters. Here is a list of people killed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in order of death/murder:

Character Killed by Cause of death Circumstances
Charity Burbage Lord Voldemort Killing Curse Gathering of Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor, killed because of what she said about muggles
Hedwig A Death Eater Battle of the Seven Potters
Alastor Moody Lord Voldemort
Rufus Scrimgeour Unknown, presumably Killing Curse Takeover of the Ministry
German Muggle family Killing Curse Voldemort's search for Gregorovitch and the Elder Wand
Gregorovitch Voldemort's search for the Elder Wand
Bathilda Bagshot Lord Voldemort, or on his orders Unknown Body used as a disguise for Nagini
Ted Tonks Snatchers Unknown Attempting to escape persecution by the new Ministry
Dirk Cresswell
Gornuk
Muggle family of five Unknown Death Eater(s) or sympathisers Presumably the Killing Curse Carried out "for sport" during Voldemort's control of the Ministry
Peter Pettigrew His own magical silver hand Strangulation Because he owed a life debt to Harry, he hesitated for a moment while trying to kill Harry, and in the process his silver hand turned on him and took his life.
Gellert Grindelwald Lord Voldemort Killing Curse At Nurmengard Prison
Dobby Bellatrix Lestrange Hit by Bellatrix Lestrange's knife The escape from Malfoy Manor
Unnamed Gringotts goblin Lord Voldemort Killing Curse Punishment for reporting to Voldemort that a cup had been stolen from the Lestrange Vault
Several Death Eaters In a fit of rage after hearing about the loss of the Cup Horcrux
Vincent Crabbe Himself (by accident) Fiendfyre The Battle of Hogwarts, his spell raged out of control, destroying everything in the Room of Hidden Things
Fred Weasley Unknown Unknown spell's explosion (possibly Expulso or Confringo) The Battle of Hogwarts
Remus Lupin Antonin Dolohov[1] Duel
Nymphadora Tonks Bellatrix Lestrange[1] Duel
Colin Creevey Unknown Unknown
Lavender Brown Fenrir Greyback Maimed
Severus Snape Nagini Snakebite / exsanguination / poison The Battle of Hogwarts, ordered by Voldemort in the Shrieking Shack
Nagini Neville Longbottom Beheaded with Godric Gryffindor's sword The Battle of Hogwarts, request from Harry
Bellatrix Lestrange Molly Weasley Duel The Battle of Hogwarts, Bellatrix attacked Ginny Weasley
Lord Voldemort Himself / Harry Potter Rebound of the spell Avada Kedavra Curse, due to Harry having true mastery of the Elder Wand, Harry defeating Lord Voldemort (himself) The Battle of Hogwarts, while duelling with Harry Potter in the Great Hall.

Background to the seriesEdit

The books concern the adventures of Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his struggle against the evil villain of the books, Lord Voldemort. Harry is aided in this by his school friends, notably Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and by various adults including the school's headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Harry, by accident of birth and a prophecy foretelling his importance, has become the centre of all attention by both sides in the long running war between Dumbledore's Order of the Phoenix and Ministry of Magic on one side, and Voldemort's Death Eaters on the other.

The series of books was originally published as a children's book by UK publishers Bloomsbury, and US publishers Scholastic. However, it rapidly became a phenomenal success both amongst children and amongst adults. The books each chronicle one year at school for the characters concerned and follows a long tradition of children serial books about life in schools. Perhaps unlike some of the traditional series of this format, each book has matured and expanded in complexity and scope compared to the last, approximately developing with the age of the principal characters. Although it is reported that the author had comprehensively plotted the entire series of books before the first was published, and that this plot remains unchanged, she has also stated that it has undergone a number of revisions as it has progressed. This may in part reflect the extraordinary success of the book and a need to direct its content more towards the adult market. The books started as relatively slim volumes of 300 pages, but have grown towards 700 pages as the series progressed.

Choice of title and symbolismEdit

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Artwork of the American deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Rowling first announced that she had a particular title in mind in the latter part of 2006. However, she also announced that she had a final choice of three possible titles, before choosing this one. She has declined to explain the meaning of the title, or say what the other two possibilities were, on the grounds that doing so would reveal information about the book. The other titles she had in mind were Harry Potter and the Elder Wand, which became a chapter title, Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest, and Harry Potter and the Hallows of Hogwarts. There were also fan rumours of titles such as "Harry Potter and the Green Flame Torch," "The New Beginning," the "Pyramids of Furmat," "The Forest of Shadows," the "Fortress of Shadows," and others.

Hallows is a word which has fallen into disuse in modern English except as part of some names. It is popular to name churches after saints, and there are a number of 'Church of all Hallows' in Britain, as well as some schools. Similarly the holiday of Halloween is derived from "All Hallows' Eve." This usage of the word refers to saints, relics of saints, or the places where saints have lived or their remains have rested (making those places holy). Part of the mythology of hallows is that the spirit of the saint remains in his relics, and may come to the aid of those who seek it. Thus pilgrims venture to see holy relics or visit shrines hallowed by the saints.

Rowling has chosen to use the word 'deathly' in the title, rather than deadly. These two are similar in sound, and sometimes confused in meaning, but are different. A 'deathly hallow' need not be dangerous, but rather in some way is related to death.

The word 'hallows' has been used in a number of legends to represent important and powerful objects. The Tuatha de Danaan in Ireland possessed six hallows: Manannan's horse, Goibniu's shirt and tools, Lochlan's helmet, Alba's shears, a fishskin belt and Asal's pig bones. These were guarded by four Guardians of the Hallows: Manannan, Lugh, Cumhal and Fionn. As the legend changed, the hallows became four objects: The spear of Lugh, Stone of Fal, Sword of Nuada and Dagda's Cauldron.

The symbolism of four hallowed objects extends into the suits which now appear on tarot cards. These are wands, coins, cups, and swords. In particular the picture card, the Magician, shows a man waving a wand, with a sword, cup, and engraved metal disc on a table in front of him. Sources suggest that the figure depicted may represent Hermes, the same ancient god as the bust which Rowling used to announce completion of the book. Hermes is also considered a messenger in older legends.

The coronation ceremony for monarchs still contains four ritual objects, now represented as the sceptre, sword, ampulla of oil and crown. Similar objects also appear in Arthurian legends where the Fisher King is the guardian of four hallows; the sword, spear, dish and holy grail. Earlier Arthurian legends also refer to a set of thirteen treasures of Britain.

The symbolism in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows does not follow any particular legend, but there are clearly four Hogwarts founders, and Voldemort indicated that he intended to make six Horcruxes.

Harry Potter and the Relics of DeathEdit

Before the book was officially published, it became apparent that many people advertising the book in non-English-speaking countries without being able to read it, were having much difficulty working out what the words "deathly hallows" mean, when translating the title. As a result, Rowling authorized the alternative title "Harry Potter and the Relics of Death" to translate.

EditionsEdit

In the UK, a paperback edition of Deathly Hallows was issued in both children's and adult editions in 2008, roughly a year after the hard-cover. In North America, however, readers had to wait until mid-2009 before a paperback edition arrived. In Canada, only the children's edition has been published in paperback; the Raincoast Books adult edition (which corresponds to the Bloomsbury edition) does not, as of late February 2010, have a scheduled publication date. In 2010, a new UK Bloomsbury edition of the Harry Potter series was issued out, labelled the 'Signature' editions, to introduce the new generation of young readers to the Harry Potter story.

Future booksEdit

Rowling has said that she will not write any more books about Harry. However, she has also said that she may publish some of the 'background' information which she has created during the seventeen years she has been writing the books. When questioned about possible future books about Harry, she jokingly suggested Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis. This background information will be released, all 18,000 words, on her new Harry Potter website, Pottermore. Pottermore will contain 18,000 words of never before seen background information about the going on's at Hogwarts, the characters and many magical creatures. Pottermore was released to the public in April, 2012.

Otherwise, following the publication of Deathly Hallows, Rowling has published two additional Harry Potter-related works: Harry Potter Prequel, a short story that was written for charity in 2008, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a book published at the end of 2008.

In April 2010, Rowling hinted that she might return to the Harry Potter series, but not for another 10 years.

Film adaptationEdit

The book was also adapted into a film, continuing the ongoing film series. The movie is split into two parts, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Part 1 was released on 19 November, 2010 and Part 2 was released 15 July, 2011. David Yates directed both parts, and all the major cast members returned.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • This book is noted for its profanity, as Aberforth Dumbledore called the three Muggle children who attacked his sister, Ariana Dumbledore "bastards", Hermione Granger called Ron Weasley an "arse", Ron Weasley called Draco Malfoy a "two-faced bastard" and, most notably, Molly Weasley called Bellatrix Lestrange a "bitch". The series covers such profanities, such as when Ron Weasley insulted Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall in the third book (Chapter 9, Grim Defeat), it did not reveal the words Ron used, and when Lee Jordan insulted Draco Malfoy for playing foul in Quidditch, the word was not revealed either (Chapter 15, The Quidditch Final), and when Ron told Draco to "go and do something that Harry was sure he would have never said in front of Mrs. Weasley". Other books had used light profanity, but had never delved beyond "damn" or "hell" (although this book uses both with a much higher frequency than the first 6 books). Book six similarly used more swearing, but not as much as this book. For example, Morfin calls Merope a "slut" for marrying a Muggle.
  • The Three Peverell brothers are connected to Harry Potter, Severus Snape and Lord Voldemort due to the way they die. Lord Voldemort and Antioch Peverell die for power. Severus Snape and Cadmus Peverell die for love. And Harry Potter and Ignotus Peverell greet Death as an old friend and depart that life for good. It is stated that Lord Voldemort is distantly related to Cadmus, as is Harry to Ignotus.
  • In chapter seven, Harry, while discussing Ginny with Ron, says "It's not as if I'm going to marry her!" Ironically, he is married to her in the epilogue.
  • This is the only book of the series with no Quidditch matches.
  • In the episode of iCarly (iFence), Sam Puckett can be seen reading the American version of the 7th book because of the red page and the cover if the sleeve is removed. Freddie Benson betted her to read "The Penny Treasure", a fake cover was used to disguise the book in this episode.
  • Angela Biola was the manufacturing director for the American edition of this title, Karyn Browne was the managing editor and Cheryl Klein was the continuity editor.
  • When David Tennant played the 10th incarnation of the Doctor on the long running series Doctor Who; he said that he cried when he read book 7. Coincidentally, David Tennant portrayed Barty Crouch Jr., a main antagonist, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire .
  • The contents of the book were treated with the utmost secrecy prior to its release, such that not even a basic preview summary was released, unlike past Harry Potter titles. The book was marketed with the simple phrase "We now present the seventh and final installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter."[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

See alsoEdit

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
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