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Review: Last Time's the Charm

Author Elizabeth Hand calls "Deathly Hallows" a "miraculous book" that is definitely worth the wait.
» Transcript: Elizabeth Hand on 'Hallows'
» 'Hallows' Breaks Sales Record
» A Look at Potter Fan Fiction

Bewitched and Besotted

Fans are overcome with joy as the final Harry Potter book arrives.
» Video: A Potter Party
» Photos: Potter Mania

More 'Potter' Coverage

Spoiler Frenzy
An early mailing of "Deathly Hallows" got the spoiler pot boiling.

The Magical Truth
Did the Harry Potter books really change the publishing world?

Next Harry Potter?
Christian fantasy books become popular as alternative to Rowling's novels.

The Wizard Leaks
Pages from "Deathly Hallows" -- both fake and real -- showed up on the Web.

The Seven Questions
Young Potter fans say these are the things Rowling must answer in her final tome.

Potter and Death of Reading
Despite the Potter craze, interest in fiction continues to plummet. | Essay: Potter Pride

Your Vote

Which character is most likely to die in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"?

Harry Potter
Hermione Granger
Ron Weasley
Ginny Weasley
Severus Snape
Draco Malfoy
NOTE: This is an unscientific survey of readers.

Blog: Closing the Book

How are you coping with the demise of the beloved book series.
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Potter Thoughts
Transcript: Melissa Anelli, editor of the Leaky Cauldron fan Web site, discussed Potter predictions.

The Series

'The Sorcerer's Stone'
The first adventure "zestily mixes humor, suspense and action."
'The Chamber of Secrets'
The book "is a perfect summer novel for any 9- to 12-year-old."
'The Prisoner of Azkaban'
The Post did not review this book, but the film is "complex, frightening, nuanced."
'The Goblet of Fire'
The lengthy fourth book "is just as absorbing as its celebrated predecessors."
'The Order of the Phoenix'
The 870-page tome showcases Rowling's "ability to conjure a rich, teeming, utterly believable alternative world."
'Half-Blood Prince'
J.K. Rowling infuses the story with "bone-cracking and blood-spattering" in the penultimate installment of the series.

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