Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Publishing Facts and Information:

UK Book Info

  • First British Printing: July 21, 2007
  • Paperback July 5, 2008
  • Pages (hardcover): 608
  • Price (Hardcover): £17.99
  • Price (paperback): £8.99

US Book Info

  • First U.S. Printing: July 21, 2007
  • Paperback: July 1, 2009
  • Pages: 784
  • Price (Hardcover): $34.99
  • Price (Paperback): $14.99

Dedications (US):

The Dedication of this book is split in 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.

Summaries from the back of the books

(from back of UK book)
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety , and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him!

(from back of UK Adult book)
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 fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with?
(from back of US book)


  1. The Dark Lord Ascending
  2. In Memoriam
  3. The Dursleys Departing
  4. The Seven Potters
  5. Fallen Warrior
  6. The Ghoul in Pajamas
  7. The Will of Albus Dumbledore
  8. The Wedding
  9. A Place to Hide
  10. Kreacher’s Tale
  11. The Bribe
  12. Magic is Might
  13. The Muggle-born Registration Commission
  14. The Thief
  15. The Goblin’s Revenge
  16. Godric’s Hollow
  17. Bathilda’s Secret
  18. The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore
  19. The Silver Doe
  20. Xenophilius Lovegood
  21. The Tale of the Three Brothers
  22. The Deathly Hallows
  23. Malfoy Manor
  24. The Wandmaker
  25. Shell Cottage
  26. Gringotts
  27. The Final Hiding Place
  28. The Missing Mirror
  29. The Lost Diadem
  30. The Sacking of Severus Snape
  31. The Battle of Hogwarts
  32. The Elder Wand
  33. The Prince’s Tale
  34. The Forest Again
  35. King’s Cross
  36. The Flaw in the Plan
  37. Epilogue

The Deathly Hallows

Three objects, or ‘hallows’, which, if united, will make the possessor master of Death, the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. The three brothers who originally got these hallows from Death himself, as according to’The Tale of Three Brothers’, are actually the Peverell Brothers; Antioch, Cadmus and Ignotus ( Ignotus Peverell is Potters ancestor).

The Elder Wand:

  • Was given to the first and oldest brother, who wanted a wand ìmore powerful than any in existence: a wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered Death!î
  • Death took a branch from an elder tree on the banks of a river and made a wand out of it for him
  • The wand is passed down to who ever defeats the owner of it
  • The core of the elder wand is a Thestral hair

The Resurrection Stone:

  • Was given to the second brother, who wanted to humiliate death, so he asked for something with the power to recall others from Death
  • Death took a stone by the river bank and said the stone would have the power to bring back those from the dead
  • Though it brought the people back, it left them in a state of cold and sadness, separated from the real people by a veil. Even though they weíre back in the mortal world, they would not truly belong, simply there and suffering

The Invisibility Cloak

  • Was given to the youngest brother, who did not trust death so he asked for something that would allow him to leave without death following, so death, most unwillingly, gave the boy his very own cloak, and invisibility cloak
  • It was only when he aged old, he took the cloak off, and gave it to his son, and greeted death gladly
  • Many invisibility cloaks exist, but with the delusional charm set on it, or carrying a bedazzling hex or woven from demiguise hair, but this cloak is a true cloak of invisibility which endures eternally, giving constant concealment, and makes wearer completely invisible

The Story

There were once three brothers who were travelling along a lonely, winding road at twilight. In time, the brothers reached a river too deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved their wands and made a bridge appear across the treacherous water. They were halfway across it when they found their path blocked by a hooded figure, and Death spoke to them. He was angry that he had been cheated out of three new victims, for travellers usually downed in the river. But Death was cunning. He pretended to congratulate the three brothers upon their magic, and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him.

So the oldest brother, who was a combative man, asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence: a wand that must always win duels for its owner, a wand worthy of a wizard who had conquered Death! So Death crossed to an elder tree on the banks of the river, fashioned a wand from a branch that hung there, and gave it to the oldest brother.

Then the second brother, who was an arrogant man, decided that he wanted to humiliate Death still further, and asked for the power to recall others from Death. So Death picked up a stone from the riverbank and gave it to the second brother, and told him that the stone would have the power to being back the dead.

And then Death asked the third and youngest brother what he would like. The youngest brother was the humblest and also the wisest of the brothers, and he did not trust Death. So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from the place without being followed by Death. And Death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibilityî

Death stood aside and allowed the three brothers to continue their way and they did so, talking with wonder of the adventure they had had, and admiring Deathís gifts.

In due course the brothers separated, each for his own destination.

The first brother travelled on for a week or more, and reaching a distant village, sought out a fellow wizard with whom he had a quarrel. Naturally, with the Elder Wand as his weapon, he could not fail to win the duel that followed. Leaving his enemy dead upon the floor, the oldest brother proceeded to an inn, where he boasted loudly of the powerful wand he had snatched from Death himself, and of how it made him invincible. That very night, another wizard crept upon the oldest brother as he lay, wine-sodden, upon his bed. The thief took the wand and, for good measure, slit the oldest brotherís throat.

And so Death took the first brother for his own.

Meanwhile, the second brother journeyed to his own home where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned thrice in his hand. To his amazement and his delight, the figure of the girl he once hoped to marry before her untimely death, appeared at once before him.

Yet she was sad and cold, separated from his as by a veil. Though she had returned to the mortal world, she did not belong there and suffered. Finally, the second brother, driven mad with hopeless longing, killed himself so as truly to join her.

And so Death took the second brother for his own.

But though Death searched for the third brother for many years, he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that the youngest brother finally took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son. And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life.

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