Harry Potter series began nine years ago with €œHarry Potter and the Soccerror`s Stone and now the final saga, €œHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows` will be released on July 21.
The seventh and final book in the series will hit bookstores just 8 days after the release of the fifth movie €œHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
J.K. Rowling posted a brief announcement on her website and it`s driving the fans wild. JK Rowling official site mentioned that ‘Deathly Hallows’ is her favourite, and that she is simultaneously heartbroken and euphoric.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , The Final Chapter
It’s official! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series, will be released on July 21, 2007. In the February 1 announcement from the book’s publisher, Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Children’s Books, said, “We are thrilled to announce the publication date of the seventh installment in this remarkable series. We join J.K. Rowling’s millions of readers–young and old, veterans and newcomers–in anticipating what lies ahead.” Save the date, and let the countdown begin!
Deluxe Edition Details
The Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive insert featuring near-scale reproductions of Mary GrandPrÃ©’s interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and contains a full-cloth case book that has been blind-stamped on front and back cover with foil stamping on the spine. The book includes full-color endpapers featuring the jacket art from the trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring art created especially for this edition by Mary GrandPrÃ©.
Here’s the diary entry on JK Rowling official site mentioning it will be the last Harry Potter book series.
Charles Dickens put it better than I ever could:
‘It would concern the reader little, perhaps, to know how sorrowfully the pen is laid down at the close of a two-years’ imaginative task; or how an Author feels as if he were dismissing some portion of himself into the shadowy world, when a crowd of the creatures of his brain are going from him for ever.’
To which I can only sigh, try seventeen years, Charles…
I always knew that Harry’s story would end with the seventh book, but saying goodbye has been just as hard as I always knew it would be. Even while I’m mourning, though, I feel an incredible sense of achievement. I can hardly believe that I’ve finally written the ending I’ve been planning for so many years. I’ve never felt such a mixture of extreme emotions in my life, never dreamed I could feel simultaneously heartbroken and euphoric.
Some of you have expressed a (much more muted!) mixture of happiness and sadness at the prospect of the last book being published, and that has meant more than I can tell you. If it comes as any consolation, I think that there will be plenty to continue arguing and speculating about, even after ‘Deathly Hallows’ comes out. So if you’re not yet ready to quit the message boards, do not despair…
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.