I finished the 759-page final installment in the Harry Potter series the day after I purchased it from Borders. Without giving anything away that you can already find on Wikipedia, I’ll say it’s an engrossing read from start to finish. And in the ending, we finally realise who truly is “Master of Death”.
There are a lot of deaths, but some are suprisingly not very dramatic. And I’m sure die-hard fans will want to know a lot more details than J.K. Rowling provided. But all the important questions were answered, and the principal characters all were fleshed out even more. Although I will say I was a tad disappointed by Hermoine and Ron’s near non-existence in the last 60 pages or so, and by the very small amount of information provided by the epilogue.
And with plenty of suspense, Dumbledore’s backstory and Snape’s true loyalties finally revealed, we got everything we could ask for. And the final battle was nothing short of breath-taking.
All around, a tremendous read. I just hope the film makers don’t screw it up.