“The motorbike sped up, sucked toward the earth. Face level with the handlebars, Harry could see nothing but distant lights growing nearer and nearer: He was going to crash and there was nothing he could do about it. Behind him came another scream, ‘Your wand, Selwyn, give me your wand!’
He felt Voldemort before he saw him. Looking sideways, he stared into the red eyes and was sure they would be the last thing he ever saw: Voldemort preparing to curse him once more —
And then Voldemort vanished. Harry looked down and saw Hagrid spread-eagled on the ground below him. He pulled hard at the handlebars to avoid hitting him, groped for the brake, but with an earsplitting, ground-trembling crash, he smashed into a muddy pond.”
~ J. K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Welcome to the final installment of the magical Harry Potter series.
I can’t believe how quickly Emerson and I tore through all of them—particularly this one.
We begin with the seven Potters escaping the Dursley’s home, immediately getting ambushed by awaiting Death Eaters. And the thrills never cease.
We lose our heroes Mad Eye Moody and Dobby. Celebrate Lupin and Tonks’ wedding and baby boy, meet the mysterious silver doe Patronus, break into Gringotts and track down the secrets of the Peverall brothers and their Deathly Hallows. (Get a copy of the book here.)
As always, the book is as packed with wisdom as it is with a fantastic story. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!
P.S. Although the Notes on Rowling’s wizards will end with this book, Emerson and I have continued the wizard fun with Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts, and Quidditch through the Ages. So fun. Hope you enjoyed our time with Harry!
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