10 years ago, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' was released. Feel old yet?Rowling and the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. The book was released on 21 July , ending the series that began in with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Deathly Hallows shattered sales records upon release, surpassing marks set by previous titles of the Harry Potter series. It holds the Guinness World Record for most novels sold within 24 hours of release, with 8.
How Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Was Kept Secret - Harry Potter History
10 years ago, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' was released. Feel old yet?
Rowling's website Pottermore confirmed that the script of the new stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will be released as a book on July 31 , the day after the play's world premiere and, fans will note, Harry's birthday. The Cursed Child is officially the eighth book in the Harry Potter canon and will be released in two versions: a Special Rehearsal Edition using the script performed in the play's previews, before being replaced later by a Definitive Collector's Edition. The news will be a relief for fans worldwide who are desperate to join in the new chapter of Harry, Ron and Hermione's wizarding adventure, but unable to get tickets to the play, which at the moment has only been confirmed to show in London. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ended 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, as Harry waved his two eldest children off to the wizarding school. The Cursed Child will pick up from that moment, focusing on Harry as a frazzled Ministry of Magic civil servant and his middle child Albus Severus, who is struggling under the weight of the family's legacy.
July 16, , was the day the wait finally ended for millions of Harry Potter fans, as J. Rowling's sixth novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , finally hit shelves and readers worldwide held marathon reading sessions. Once each of the book's pages had been eagerly devoured, the wait began again. Since that time, fans have learned that the seventh installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , will be the final Harry Potter book, and that two characters will die. Other than these two facts, further details on the book have been few and far between, only adding to the anticipation as the release date nears. Unlike past novels, fans prepare for The Deathly Hallows knowing that a number of essential questions must be answered. The most pressing one, of course, is "who will live and who will die?
Rowling 's novel of the same name and features an ensemble cast. The story follows Harry Potter , who has been tasked by Dumbledore with finding and destroying Lord Voldemort 's secret to immortality — the Horcruxes. The Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry remains strong despite Lord Voldemort gaining power and the Death Eaters committing mass killings of Muggles and infiltrating the Ministry. Voldemort commandeers Lucius Malfoy 's wand, due to his own wand sharing the same core as Harry's and therefore being unable to kill him. Arriving at The Burrow , Harry has a vision of the wand-maker Ollivander being tortured by Voldemort.