Written by JK Rowling
We’ve finally come to the end.
I’ve never read through a book series as fast as I have re-read this one, and that’s probably because they’re the best books I’ll ever read. In any case, this isn’t a review of the series, it’s only a review of the last book.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is completely different to the six preceding books, because it isn’t set in Hogwarts. It’s much more than that. After finding out about the Horcruxes that split and hold pieces of Lord Voldemort’s soul, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to find the remaining four and destroy them, all while previously unknown secrets about Albus Dumbledore are unfurling, and there’s a certain tall tale about three ‘Deathly Hallows’ slowly taking shape and starting feel not so much like a tall tale.
Right there, in the synopsis, I’ve mentioned one thing that I love (even though it’s everything) about this book, and that would be how much it did to enlighten the reader about Albus Dumbledore, whose past we had little to no insight upon, and painted the character as one that nobody would have ever thought him to be, and a character that is so deeply layered, he’s arguably the most important character of them all.
Intriguing as it may be, the title of the book and the theme of Horcruxes heading into it combine together well, and it’s pretty clear that the story is as thought out as can be, with not one loose end, and virtually every character having some sort of subplot about them.
It’s pretty hard to talk about this book without spoiling things, and I don’t like spoilers in my reviews, even if they are for a book that most people have already read. But I will say this.
Everything that led up to this book pales in comparison to the scope and delivery of this narrative. It separates itself from the rest because it’s much more mature, dark, and heart-pounding, and it shouldn’t have been anything less. There were parts like this in other books, but this whole book is like this, and that would be because death is always around the corner. The symbolism, twists and answers for everything in the series really are perfect, and there’s no other way that this story could have been done without being of a quality lesser than what it is.
So, much like the rating of every other Harry Potter book, I can’t give this one any less than I am going to, because it would be an insult to the book, the series, the author and myself if I did.
On a scale where M is the lowest, and R is the highest possible rating, with the highlighted letter being the rating:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: MIHIR