Post Your Post-DH Questions

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Jul 23, 2007

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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As most of you know by now, while an enormous number of questions have been answered in DH, not every last thing about the series has been wrapped up (and we honestly didn’t expect such). Please use comment thread attached to this article this thread in our forum to list the questions you have about the series; we’ll collect them and post them on a new page shortly.

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138 Responses to Post Your Post-DH Questions

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Who was the person to use magic later in life? (Maybe I missed it…I guess that’s what you get for speed reading!)

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I also wondered who did magic later in life, as I don’t remember reading it in the book. Also, how did Neville get the sword—didn’t Gryphook have it?

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I think I missed the magic later in life thing, too. Unless Filch did something when I wasn’t paying attention…

But my big question is how the heck did Voldy get his wand back anyway? Was he really the only person that night at Godric’s Hollow?

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What are the names of Harry’s grandparents (Potters and Evans alike)?

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I don’t think that was ever resolved either. Maybe you had to read between the lines.

Maybe it’s my stupidity but was Snape’s patronus an implication the Lily was a marauder?

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Why did Harry forgive Snape so completely to have named one of his children after him? Yes, Snape was brave, but that was born out of guilt and remorse.

Why didn’t we get any post-war reaction from Harry? We got such a nice service for Dobby but nothing for so many who fell in the battle. I’m not even sure who survived the battle.

Why wasn’t Voldemort shaken by the loss of his (suposedly) last horcrux? The only thing he feared was death, but we didn’t get to see any reaction from Nagini’s death.

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Which Weasley brother does Victorie belong to?

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SPOILER!!! HDH… don’t read if you haven’t read book 7.

I was deeply disappointed with the final installment of the Harry Potter series. I feel that JKR suffered from a lack of her editor’s ability to tell her when she was off track, and the urge to add just one last mystery to the end of the novel. She listened too much to what the fans wanted in the book making it too shallow in it’s depth and not clear in its flow. I feel that this volume looks like a incomplete draft. There were moments when I wondered if she had been planning the conclusion all along or if she had just come up with the idea for the deathly hallows at the completion of book 6. So here is a list of my primary grievances (perhaps JKR will rewrite when she realizes her mistake): 1. Dumbledore turned semi-evil… there was not evidence or hint of that till this volume 2. There wasn’t enough of a build up for the deathly hallows in previous books 3. Harry dies and comes back to life… that completely undermines the sacrifice that he made 4. There was no good investigation leading to the discovery of the horcruxes 5. She did not hint enough about Snape’s feelings toward Lily… or explain his reaction to Harry 6. She didn’t explain how Lily could marry such a prat as James 7. Never told us what it was that Aberforth did with the goats that got him 15 years in Azkaban/ why he would join the order if he didn’t like his brother 8. why was luna in the Malfoy’s house? 9. Why wasn’t Ginny kidnapped in an effort to lure Harry to save her 10. Why wasn’t the Order doing something other than hidding while H/H/R searched… like build up popular resistance to Voldy? 11. What the crap was the 19 years later section about? All it did was tell everyone that yes, H/G and H/R got together had kids. 12. Why didn’t Ted Tonks live as a son in Harry’s home… since he was the Godfather?

There is so much to criticize I don’t know what all to say.

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Sorry I said marauder I meant animagus.

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What were the Potter’s occupations? Why did Regulus turn on Voldemort? Also what happened in that mysterious 24 hours after the James and Lily’s deaths?

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I was a bit dissatisfied with the Epilogue. What happened to the other characters beside Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermoine? What did they become after nineteen years? Obviously, Harry did not become a teacher at Hogwarts, or anyone of the trio for that matter, so what is their profession? I kinda wish Jo had written another chapter just to tie up loose ends before introducing the Epilogue.

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Sorry I said marauder I meant animagus.

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Got several questions I still want answered! ;)

1) I’m with you guys on the magic late in life….

2) What were James & Lily’s jobs? Wasn’t that supposed to give stuff away?

3) The night of Godric’s Hollow…still lots of questions there! Was no one else really there? How did Dumbledore find out and how was Hagrid able to take Harry?

4) Confused about the Peverells…in HBP Marvolo tells Ogden that the ring bears the Peverell coat of arms….we had it explained that he got that part wrong, but he was using it to prove his lineage right? So were the Gaunts from the Peverell line? According to this book Harry is from the Peverell line…if the Gaunts were too then doesn’t that make Harry and Voldie relatives and doesn’t that make Harry also an heir of Slytherin?

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1. What were Lily and James Potter’s occupation (I’m still guessing Unspeakables)?

2. What were the occupations of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny and Draco?

3. What was this significance of Harry’s eyes? (I’m sure this is obvious and I’m just missing this).

4. Did Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts to finish their schooling and take their NEWTS?

5. What happens to the Dursley’s?

I am sure I have more. I will post them tomorrow.

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What are everyone’s careers now? What’s George going to do? EXPLAIN THE VEIL!!! What are the 12 uses of dragon’s blood? Who’s the new Headmaster/Headmistress of Hogwarts? I have more questions, but they’re all pretty significant spoilers…when can I post them?

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Sorry I said marauder I meant animagus.

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What exactly is the veil that Sirius fell through in the Department of Mysteries?

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1) What about the giant squid? 2) WHat happened to the death eaters / Umbridge post-war? 3) Who became Headmaster? (McGonngall)

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Melissa says this is a spoiler zone, already, right?

If the trio can’t apparate out of the Hog’s Head Inn because of the Caterwauling Charm, then how come reinforcements for the battle can apparate in?

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I also wondered how Neville got hold of the sword,was it something to do with the sorting hat and him also being a possibility of the chosen one?? don’t forget it was between him and Harry as to which one voldy went after. what happens to all the teachers and also the evil witch Umbridge?

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I was wondering wether the cat Harry “nearly killed” while riding his toy-broomstick was Crookshanks? I mean it COULD really be him, seeing, as he had recognized Sirius in PoA at once and disliked Pettigrew/Scabbers from the beginning. So what if Crookshanks had belonged to the Potters first?

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I was wondering if I mis-counted but there seems to be an extra horcrux (8 pieces of soul) – we know about: 1 locket, 2 cup, 3 ring, 4 nagini, 5 Voldemort himself, 6 diary, 7 diadem, 8 Harry – what happened to just 7?

How is it exactly that the Elder wand should belong to Draco – he didn’t kill Dumbledore?

Who was Teddy Lupin raised with – I know he’d then be about 19 or 20 but who raised him?

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What did Dudley see when the Dementors attacked him?

What did James and Lily do for jobs?

What happened to the Dursleys after they went their seperate ways from Harry?

What about all the other characters? How is George doing without Fred? What is everyone’s job? Why wait 19 years between the last chapter and the epilogue?

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Was Snape’s picture hanging in the headmaster’s office in the last chapter (I only recall DD’s being behind the desk and Harry chatting with him).

If not, why. . . If so, did he clap with the other headmsters?

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I also wondered how Neville got hold of the sword,was it something to do with the sorting hat and him also being a possibility of the chosen one?? don’t forget it was between him and Harry as to which one voldy went after. what happens to all the teachers and also the evil witch Umbridge?

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Why was there no portrait of former Headmaster Snape?

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I also wondered how Neville got hold of the sword,was it something to do with the sorting hat and him also being a possibility of the chosen one?? don’t forget it was between him and Harry as to which one voldy went after. what happens to all the teachers and also the evil with Umbridge?

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My question is why was Teddy still at Hogwarts “19” years later?

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I was wondering wether the cat Harry “nearly killed” while riding his toy-broomstick was Crookshanks? I mean it COULD really be him, seeing, as he had recognized Sirius in PoA at once and disliked Pettigrew/Scabbers from the beginning. So what if Crookshanks had belonged to the Potters first?

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What was in the locked room at the ministry? What happened to Umbridge? What happened to Luna? What is Harry reaching up for on the cover of the US edition of DH? I thought it was the Ender Wand but he doesn’t have Draco’s wand in his other hand so its very confusing.

Why didn’t Harry go get the ring and destroy it so nobody could use the stone to bring back the dead? How could Dumbledore’s portrait not only speak but also formulate plans? Why did Harry name one of his children after Snape even though Snape made Harry’s school life a living hell? Who did Draco marry? Whatever happened to Lucius?

What happened to Hagrid and Grawp? Why didn’t the merpeople help battle in the war? Where was the giant squid? Why didn’t Charlie bring dragons to help with the war?

What the heck was up with the VAIL???

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What was it that Dudley saw when the dementors went 4 him? i probs missed it or something but anywayy but also i would like to know the answers to the other questions by other people.

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I also wondered how Neville got hold of the sword,was it something to do with the sorting hat and him also being a possibility of the chosen one?? don’t forget it was between him and Harry as to which one voldy went after. what happens to all the teachers and also the evil witch Umbridge?

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What did Dudley see when the Dementors attacked him?

What did James and Lily do for jobs?

What happened to the Dursleys after they went their seperate ways from Harry?

What about all the other characters? How is George doing without Fred? What is everyone’s job? Why wait 19 years between the last chapter and the epilogue?

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- Who was the person who was supposed to show magic later in life?

- What was Dudley’s worst memory?

- Who were the two people JKR killed and who was the person she spared?

- Where did they put Snape’s body?

- Where was Snape’s portrait in the Headmaster’s office when Harry went back in the last scene?

- What (physically) is in the locked room in the department of mysteries?

- What were Harry’s parent’s jobs?

- Do the Trio ever take their N.E.W.T.s and get into Auror school?

- What are the Trio and Ginny’s jobs and where do they all live?

- How did Regulus Black find out about the Horcruxes?

- Who is Draco Malfoy’s wife?

- What was the spell Dumbledore was trying to cast on Voldemort in OOTP?

- Where did Teddy go live with both parents dead? Did he stay with his grandmother Andromeda a la Neville?

- Is the Room of Requirement destroyed?

- How did the Potters and Longbottoms thrice defy Voldemort?

- Why does Hermione have a hard time with the Patronus Charm?

- What are the eleven other uses of dragon’s blood?

- Do any of the other Hogwarts professors have spouses and immediate family?

- Did Dumbledore mend Hagrid’s wand with the Elder Wand? (it seems implied)

- How does the Wizarding world recover so “quickly”? Although the epilogue is a very very small slice of that, essentially the Ministry of Magic was wrecked, loads of people dead and families grieving, escaped Death Eaters still to take care of, castle in ruins, integration issues with magical brethren, because even if they all banded together against Voldemort, that was out of urgent necessity, there’s still centuries of repression and prejudice to work out. It seems like the goblins would be least happy, after Gryffindor’s magic overruled theirs and took back the sword, after the wizarding world’s most famous wizard just broke in and attacked them all, and they hold all the money, which basically controls the economy, during a time period when the entirety of wizarding society needs to be rebuilt. History shows a volatile relationship with goblins with all those rebellions, and the happily-ever-after seemed a little too cookie-cutter for me.

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What was in the locked room at the ministry? What happened to Umbridge? What happened to Luna? What is Harry reaching up for on the cover of the US edition of DH? I thought it was the Ender Wand but he doesn’t have Draco’s wand in his other hand so its very confusing.

Why didn’t Harry go get the ring and destroy it so nobody could use the stone to bring back the dead? How could Dumbledore’s portrait not only speak but also formulate plans? Why did Harry name one of his children after Snape even though Snape made Harry’s school life a living hell? Who did Draco marry? Whatever happened to Lucius?

What happened to Hagrid and Grawp? Why didn’t the merpeople help battle in the war? Where was the giant squid? Why didn’t Charlie bring dragons to help with the war?

What the heck was up with the VAIL???

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DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED!

Loved the book, but wanted more. I would have read another 100 or so pages….... Didn’t want it to end.

Did I miss it? Why wouldn’t JK talk about the teacher’s spouses?

I agree that I wish we knew more about everyone’s futures. What happened to Luna? What are everyone’s professions? Why aren’t any of the kids called Fred? I guess Ted lived with his Grandmother, but why not with Harry?

Would have liked more on what happened to Lupin and Tonks.

Would have liked more of a confrontation between Severus and Harry, although the Penseive stuff was good.

Possible answers….

I think Victoire is probably Bill and Fleur’s daughter, because of the French name.

I guess the green eyes made Snape upset then angry every time he saw them?

It’s possible that Marvolo was related to the Peverells on one side and Slytherin on the other.

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Who was the person who was supposed to do magic late in life? What happened at Godric’s hollow after Voldemort blew the place up? Who survived the battle and who didn’t?

(Also to the person above: I’m guessing Victoire would be Bill and Fleur’s, although I didn’t even make the connection between Victoire and Weasleys or anyone else for that matter on my own… it was all very difficult to follow)

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I, too, missed the person who did magic later in life. Still confused about that bit….and, because I’m a hopeless romantic, I wish we had seen Harry & Ginny actually get together after the big war, rather than just an “oh, and 19 years later they were married and squeezed out some kids” kind of ending. It seemed an afterthought. However, overall I was very happy with the book.

Just to answer a few questions from here that were in the book: Snape’s reaction to Harry was based on his hatred of Harry’s dad, James. Despite that, though, because he loved Lily so much, he agreed to do everything he could to help protect the boy. Luna was in the Malfoy’s house because she was being held prisoner in order to get her father to cooperate with the Death Eaters. It was explained that she was taken off the Hogwarts train on her way home on a break. The Order was trying to build up popular resistance against Voldy, but they were also well known (mostly) and so were forced into hiding to protect their lives. They did keep up the fight through their pirated wireless (radio) station. I believe that little Teddy Tonks didn’t live with Harry because, if you remember, at the end of the book, Harry was only 17. Hardly old enough to raise a baby himself, or even later with Ginny. Plus, he still had his grandmother, Andromeda, to live with, so there was no need for him to live with the Potters (though it was said he was over there all the time, anyway). Just because Aberforth disliked his brother didn’t mean he wouldn’t willingly join in the fight against Voldemort – I think one has priority over the other. Not to mention that he worked in Hogs Meade, right next to Hogwarts, so obviously he didn’t have that big a problem being in such close proximity to his brother. Lastly, I believe that Ginny wasn’t kidnapped because Bill had already gotten her home to the Burrow, where she was then transferred over to Aunt Muriel’s with the rest of the family, in an effort to keep the family safe.

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I wonder if Hermoine’s parents ever return? I am guessing, but I think Victorie must be Bill & Fluer’s kid based on the spelling of the name? Who did Teddy end up living with? Tonks’ mother? I want to say I loved the book – loved it. She answered enough questions to leave me feeling satisfied w/outcome. Of course, would have relished considerably more information about how others fared and details of them all later in life. Maybe if we beg and plead, Ms. Rowling will provide another book tying up such details!!! Like, did Neville marry? How was Percy’s re-entry into the family? Who became Headmaster/Headmistress of Hogwarts? Did the seeming Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher curse break when Voldemort died? So many little questions that don’t influence the final outcome but would be fun to know!!!

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Thank you, I thought I was the only one that missed who had done magic late in life! That’s my first question. #2. Were did the Order take the Dursley’s? #3. What was under the creaky stair in Privet Drive? #4. What happened to the letter DD left for Aunt Petunia to give to Harry or at least the infor for him? Inquiring minds want to know. #5. I was very, VERY disappointed in the last chapter. Sure, I liked the happy ending, BUT I wanted details of who had what jobs, were, and who belonged to whom (i.e. who’s child IS Victoria?). JKR has “hinted” that she might write and encyclopedia of sorts with all the back ground Harry Potter material. All the money it generates would go to charity. Maybe we will get our answers then because I have many more questions than you all have time to read. Beside, you have thought of them yourselves. Thanks for reading this. Happy Harry.

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who’s child is victoire ???

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::Warning, spoilers::

The eyes: I read the signifigance of Lily’s eyes as strengthening Snape’s determination to help DD “protect” Harry. When Snape died, he wanted Harry to look at him. Meaning, he wanted to see Lily’s eyes on last time. If Harry acted like James and didn’t have Lily’s eyes, I doubt Snape would be so gung ho on serving DD’s request to help guide young Harry.

Harry’s Family Tree: With the rest of the clues we’ve been given, if we really want to know more on Harry’s lineage, I think it’d be wise to search the Black family tree and really search the text. Rowling’s left us clues to ALOT of things, we just need to take the time to look.

As with everything else, I am sure we just have to look. The answers are there, as I have stated. But the unanswered questions, that were said to have been answered, or information that was said to be included, may have just not fit into the story for some reason. I don’t doubt Rowling may one day relveal the answers. If asked in an interview, she will probably tell us, or play with words and give us proper hints towards that right answer.

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Agree with the general sentiment of disappointment.

Big question: so Voldemort asks Slughorn about splitting his soul into 7 parts, with the idea that 7 is a powerful magical number. But is aware only of splitting his soul into 6 parts—i.e. he doesn’t know that Harry contains a part of his soul. Wouldn’t he have made another horcrux under the (albeit false) belief that he had to split himself into 7 parts. (Perhaps, it could be said he didn’t have time before he tried to kill Harry when he was a baby, but wouldn’t this have been a priority once regenerated?) Put another way, if Dumbledore was working on the assumption that V. split himself into 7 parts but didn’t know about HP being one, why is everyone content with having destroyed 5 horcruxes, the part of V in HP, and V? Is that the cheap set up of the worthless epilogue, i.e. the scar hasn’t hurt for 19 yrs so all is well…but maybe not… Dumb.

Another disappointment, I suppose the Deathly Hallows search had some metaphorical purpose in preparing HP to sacrifice himself, but not a compelling one or one that really was played out in the book. While HP’s final triumph has him displaying an understanding of wands at the end, that didn’t require the DH to work out. Nor really was it nearly as important as his self sacrifice, right? Seems like a silly detour from the search for the Horcruxes.

Snape: Ok he loved Lily. Seems like a slender reed for so much trust by Dumbledore. No unbreakable vow, just counting on Snape’s remorse—i.e. counting on the remorse of someone D says is contemptible to begin with. Not too convincing.

Magic later in life—I didn’t see it either.

Lily’s eyes: way overplayed before the book came out.

V. regeneration from HP’s blood: overplayed and didn’t make much sense. So HP can’t be killed while V lives because of the regeneration. Why isn’t the converse true too?

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I’m wondering what Dudley’s bad memory was, and also What happened to the Dursleys after the Order fell apart.

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Agree with the general sentiment of disappointment.

Big question: so Voldemort asks Slughorn about splitting his soul into 7 parts, with the idea that 7 is a powerful magical number. But is aware only of splitting his soul into 6 parts—i.e. he doesn’t know that Harry contains a part of his soul. Wouldn’t he have made another horcrux under the (albeit false) belief that he had to split himself into 7 parts. (Perhaps, it could be said he didn’t have time before he tried to kill Harry when he was a baby, but wouldn’t this have been a priority once regenerated?) Put another way, if Dumbledore was working on the assumption that V. split himself into 7 parts but didn’t know about HP being one, why is everyone content with having destroyed 5 horcruxes, the part of V in HP, and V? Is that the cheap set up of the worthless epilogue, i.e. the scar hasn’t hurt for 19 yrs so all is well…but maybe not… Dumb.

Another disappointment, I suppose the Deathly Hallows search had some metaphorical purpose in preparing HP to sacrifice himself, but not a compelling one or one that really was played out in the book. While HP’s final triumph has him displaying an understanding of wands at the end, that didn’t require the DH to work out. Nor really was it nearly as important as his self sacrifice, right? Seems like a silly detour from the search for the Horcruxes.

Snape: Ok he loved Lily. Seems like a slender reed for so much trust by Dumbledore. No unbreakable vow, just counting on Snape’s remorse—i.e. counting on the remorse of someone D says is contemptible to begin with. Not too convincing.

Magic later in life—I didn’t see it either.

Lily’s eyes: way overplayed before the book came out.

V. regeneration from HP’s blood: overplayed and didn’t make much sense. So HP can’t be killed while V lives because of the regeneration. Why isn’t the converse true too?

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I loved it. Questions Heck yeah… But as for the book those questions by far do not disappoint me in the book. It was the best one. Read it with my mom and we ( I am over 30 here so 2 grown women here…) My husband and I bought the books at 12:30am on 7/21 and mom and I read until 2am on 7/22. (My Husband is finally reading it :) We would read and talk about it read and cry and read and laugh a bit and read and CRY CRY CRY… We both loved it and both had questions. I know you need to put them else where but I have been dying to put my thought on the book out here and have had the worse time getting on so forgive me I will try not to put any spoilers out there. I feelReally strong about that so if I slip please forgive me.

As for magic late in life it was agreed by mom and me… that it was in the end fight and was an older lady who had done magic for us before but never to the degree she was doing it in that part. :) can you get that meaning. Wobble is a clue. half of it.

Questions for us would be the whole what happen to… Jobs of those that made it. We heard one job only of one.

Who is the Head Master of Hogwarts now. I have a guess but I felt it should be changing to some one that survived that went into the Office at the end. It seemed they were rightful to get that job soon. (Well in the the last chapter….)

I guess I really want that Hogwarts a history or a book with all family trees and Jobs and Awards that would and should have been given out after that. (maybe that rumor could happen after 2yrs 5 I would even wait 7… It would be hard but make since to have the answers to these few questions and tons of curiousities left.)

Also the part that she read in the latenight reading in London. The first chapter… I really wanted to know the connection of the person :) that died. We finally get a name and that was it. I felt there was something else there. or why beg plead as she did…to that person. Why do that if they were there…what you knew so far… Ughhhhh…I can’t ask this with out spoiling so I will wait… Maybe some get that.

Petunia…. I wanted one little bit more info from that… just one small thing more…

I guess this will do till we can really talk about it. It is getting a bit to hard to ask with out spoiling…

Anyway I loved the book was not disapointed in the least even with the questions. I hate to say this but out of any of my favorites from classics that are out there… Harry Potter is by far the best books ever written. It has brought so much joy and imagination to so many and I believe so many more years to come that it is just my personal favorite. (Which book is my favorite out of the series is just too hard to say but this is right up at the top…)

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who’s child is victoire ???

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Too many events stuffed into one book, that’s the one thing I can say. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Deathly Hallows very much, was practically shivering every time a thrilling part came by (like Voldy’s confrontation). However, because of the many events happening in the book, JKR obviously left out some highly important question unanswered like what happened to the dursleys? Did Harry have any kind of relationship or contact with them in the 19 years that have passed? What was Harry’s aunt very significant role exactly? Why was the similarity between Harry’s eyes and those of his mother’s so important? Did the trio finish their education and what careers did each of them choose?

Also another thing that I thought was cramped into the book was the Deathly Hallows, it’s as though the book shouldn’t have had that name because up until now neather of two objects (other then the clocke) played any role in previous books.

Well there are probably more things that Jo did not attend to in this final book but I cannot quite make a perfect list just yet.

So, did I like DH – YES! Was it what I wanted or expected? NOT REALLY Is it the best in the series? Definately not but it’s one the top ones.

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So this is where we comment on the book, right? And not discuss loose ends?

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So: I was definitely satisfied. I do admit, I found the epilogue disatisfying. I though the book should have ended with the final chapter, or that the epilogue should have been more complete instead of just proving that Ron and Hermione, Ginny and Harry got married and had lots of kids. Since they all lived, this was obvious. I thought. Way to go Neville! He was awesome. I was so happy to see how he really shined in this book and took command. I was wondering if his huge leap forward in confidence and magical ability was what JKR had been hinting at with someone having magical powers later in life. He always had magical powers, but he fully assumed them and out did himself here. There was a question about Neville and the sword: Neville was totally loyal to the school and he pulled it out of the sorting hat, just like Harry in CoS. Did any one spot an inconsistency with Ted Tonks, Tonks’ father? He’s a muggle, right? And he dies because he is a muggle. However, in the beginning, when Harry arrives at their home, Ted tells him that he had fixed his tooth, arm, ribs, etc. How? He is not a wizard? Is he a dentist and orthopedist? The wife was with Hagrid. I understand that Ted knows all about the wizarding world, having a witch wife and a witch daughter, but … this was unclear to me. Kreacher’s turn around was interesting. Teddy Tonks, JR… I was under the impression that he was just returning to platform 9 and 3/4—not that he was going to school. He had clearly graduated, but was visiting and saying goodbye to a love interest (that’s how I read it, Michelle). But who raised him? Did his grandmother? Harry was the godfather. I really liked the added depth to Dumbledore’s character. I don’t think characters should be black and white. Dumbledore’s flaws early on made him the man he is/was. The Prince’s tale chapter was well done. I always knew Snape was even more complicated than he seemed. The Malfoy families turn was well-done. I liked that. I also that the cat might be Crookshanks. Snape might have had a portrait, but there was no list of all the portraits hanging, so we can just guess. And I assume that Dumbledore would have seen in the Mirror of Erised his family, alive and happy. I could probably say so much more, but I will not—at least, not right now.

Oh: there was one comment earlier about the number of Horcruxes. Voldemort knowingly made 6, which meant he thought his soul was in seven parts. Dumbledore explains that Voldemort (or Riddle, as Harry begins to call him—which is a nice homage to Dumbledore)unknowlingly transfered a bit of his soul into Harry. This means that there were 6 Horcruxes and that Voldemort’s soul was in 8 parts.

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So this is where we comment on the book, right? And not discuss loose ends?

SPOILER

So: I was definitely satisfied. I do admit, I found the epilogue disatisfying. I though the book should have ended with the final chapter, or that the epilogue should have been more complete instead of just proving that Ron and Hermione, Ginny and Harry got married and had lots of kids. Since they all lived, this was obvious. I thought. Way to go Neville! He was awesome. I was so happy to see how he really shined in this book and took command. I was wondering if his huge leap forward in confidence and magical ability was what JKR had been hinting at with someone having magical powers later in life. He always had magical powers, but he fully assumed them and out did himself here. There was a question about Neville and the sword: Neville was totally loyal to the school and he pulled it out of the sorting hat, just like Harry in CoS. Did any one spot an inconsistency with Ted Tonks, Tonks’ father? He’s a muggle, right? And he dies because he is a muggle. However, in the beginning, when Harry arrives at their home, Ted tells him that he had fixed his tooth, arm, ribs, etc. How? He is not a wizard? Is he a dentist and orthopedist? The wife was with Hagrid. I understand that Ted knows all about the wizarding world, having a witch wife and a witch daughter, but … this was unclear to me. Kreacher’s turn around was interesting. Teddy Tonks, JR… I was under the impression that he was just returning to platform 9 and 3/4—not that he was going to school. He had clearly graduated, but was visiting and saying goodbye to a love interest (that’s how I read it, Michelle). But who raised him? Did his grandmother? Harry was the godfather. I really liked the added depth to Dumbledore’s character. I don’t think characters should be black and white. Dumbledore’s flaws early on made him the man he is/was. The Prince’s tale chapter was well done. I always knew Snape was even more complicated than he seemed. The Malfoy families turn was well-done. I liked that. I also that the cat might be Crookshanks. Snape might have had a portrait, but there was no list of all the portraits hanging, so we can just guess. And I assume that Dumbledore would have seen in the Mirror of Erised his family, alive and happy. Olivander told Harry that one does not need to murder to acquire the Elder Wand (Dumbledore didn’t kill Grindelwald), but just win it from that person. Draco disarmed Dumbledore before Snape murdered him. And Harry disarmed Draco at the Malfoy mansion. I could probably say so much more, but I will not—at least, not right now.

Oh: there was one comment earlier about the number of Horcruxes. Voldemort knowingly made 6, which meant he thought his soul was in seven parts. Dumbledore explains that Voldemort (or Riddle, as Harry begins to call him—which is a nice homage to Dumbledore)unknowlingly transfered a bit of his soul into Harry. This means that there were 6 Horcruxes and that Voldemort’s soul was in 8 parts.

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How did Neville get the sword? I thought the goblin still had it.

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who’s child is victoire ??? how did dumledore know what was happening with harry, (when and how he was to be moved from privet drive)when he was dead and could only talk to the headmaster of hogwarts from he’s picture

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First off I would like to say that I loved the book (yes, this includes the epilouge), it was great and overall I was satisfied.

Although I do have the same questions as the others (Who did magic in later life? What did the Potters do for a living? Etc.), my main one (and I’ll be content if I just get this one answered is). How is George? I know he’ll obviously never recover from his brother’s death, but will he continue to be his same joking self? Is he going to continue with the joke shop?

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I was also wondering about the person that did magic later in life. I was wondering, like someone else said, if Filch did some during a busy scene and I missed it. (I’m going to start rereading today! I know there are some things I missed the first time!)

Neville pulled the sword out of the Sorting Hat, but I had to go back and re-read that, too, because I wasn’t sure after I finished.

I think Victoire must be Bill and Fleur’s daughter because of the French-sounding name…someone asked why Teddy was still at Hogwarts if he was 19 or 20, but it said that Teddy was there to “see her off”, not that he was going on the train. (And speaking of Weasley kid’s names, I was surprised Ron and Hermione didn’t have a “Fred” instead of a “Hugo”.)

As for Harry’s eyes, as Snape lay dying, his last words were “Look…at…me,” which I took to mean that he wanted Lily’s eyes to be the last thing he saw on earth. (By the way, I love how Jo let us think Snape was evil until almost the end!)

I don’t think there would be a portrait of Snape in the Headmaster’s office because he wasn’t a “true” headmaster, right? After all, there’s not one of Umbridge, who was appointed by the Ministry just like Snape was, and there wasn’t one of McGonagall that we know of, even though she served as interim headmistress after Dumbledore’s death. Perhaps I’m wrong and you have to be dead to have a portrait.

And I think the reason that there were actually 8 Horcruxes, including the portion inside Voldemort, was that the part that rebounded and became a part of Harry was not created on purpose by Voldemort—Dumbledore said Voldy didn’t realize that it had happened that way. In other words, Voldy intended to have 7 and did, but he created one extra unbeknownst to him.

I know we’re not supposed to review the book in this thread, but I can’t resist! I loved it, loved it, loved it! Can’t wait to hear what Jo’s been up to since Saturday morning and how she is feeling now that the book is out and the megafans have finished it. I’m still holding out hope that she’ll sit down for a monumental Pottercast! I’m amazed that she could surpass my expectations even though they were sky high! What a genius!

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I am operating from the assumption that in the “Kings Cross” chapter Harry is at the literal spiritual crossroads between life and death—that being said… Is the Dumbledore that appears to Harry the REAL Dumbledore or a creation of Harry’s mind? Yes, he provides “answers” that Harry didn’t have and which seem to tie up loose ends, but they also redeem Dumbledore in Harry’s mind- something I suspect is essential for Harry to be okay with the fact that he was always a means to an end for Dumby, whom he loved. It seems just as possible to me that Harry created the entire experience in his own heart and mind to give his experiences a context which allowed him to summon the strength to return to life and fight Voldy. This is more of a cannon conundrum than an unanswered question. My husband and I have been debating it since finishing the book—I think it’s a figment, he thinks it’s the real deal. Thoughts?

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Was it good? I’m about to start the book, after reading the series again. Frankly, JKR can have half the book about the trio camping around the British countryside and I’ll be happy with it.

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What was that thing…that crying baby-like think in “heaven” (for lack of a better term) after Harry dies and meets with Professor Dumbledor?

What was that thing? Any idea anyone???

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Is Lavander Brown now a werewolf?

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I think the magic late in life person was CRABBE.

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To answer some questions already posted and then a few more:

1) Gryphook did take Godric’s sword and was in possession of it. However, Neville being a TRUE Gryffindor was able to pull the sword from the Sorting Hat just as Harry had previously done. Help will always be given at Hogwart’s to those that ask for it. 2) Luna was at the Malfoy house being held captive because her father had been defying the death eaters and they took her captive as a bargaining chip. 3) The Elder wand belonged to Draco because he successfully “disarmed” Dumbledore. Just because it took murder in previous cases to get the wand did not necessarily make is a requirement. Death usually occurred because the wizard in possession of the Elder wand would fight to the death to keep it. This is partly explained when Harry is talking with Olivander. The simple act of disarming someone will win the wand’s allegiance. 4) Harry’s eyes being just like his mother’s was pertinent in the relationship he had with Snape. I’m certain every time Snape looked into Harry’s eyes he saw Lily and therefore strengthened his resolve to protect Harry at all cost because of his love for Lily. Also it may have strained their potential relationship since Harry reminded Snape of Lily’s sacrifice every time he saw “her” eyes. And obviously Snape could never have treated Harry kindly in front of everyone or it would have blown his cover with Voldemort.

My unanswered questions mostly have to do more with the future also. What is everyone doing now? Where do they all live? What is George doing now, still the joke shop? What is Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, and the other DA’s professions? Who is MoM now? Who was put in charge of Hogwarts?

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I only have 2 questions for Jo. . . .

1) Who raised Teddy Lupin? 2) Why didn’t Harry call upon Kreacher for help at any point?

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That was quick!

The baby was Horicrux in Harry, Neville was able to pull the sword out of the hat because he’s a true Griff. (showed immense courage) and I think Fawx brought the hat (right?) because he showed true loyalty to Dumbledore. I’m with the others who are figuring Victorie is Bill&Fleur’s.

My question was (and forgive me if this was answered in the heaven or pensive part, I must have missed it) how could Harry be a Horicrux if Voldimort’s soul couldn’t survive in Harry, as we’ve seen before? Voldemort’s experience with Harry-posession ruled out the Harrycrux theory for me.

As for you complainers, maybe you were expecting too much. I thought the ending was most satisfying. Sure I would’ve liked a bit more info after the climax (most particularly the recovery of the wizarding world and Harry’s part in it), but would you really have been happy if JKR made the ending like Animal House?

Let’s face it, she’s going to make an encyclopedia type book (I’m hoping Hogwarts a History) and we’ll be able to find out who had what occupation and what George became famous for inventing (wizarding bionics: discoverd after accidentally grafting an extendable ear to his missing-ear hole), Harry’s accomplishments as an Auror, what his parents did for a living, and maybe even who did magic later in life (stumped by that one too) so keep your shirts on.

I felt it only got a little stale around the middle (when they’re camping around and Harry starts doubting himself) but overall I think it was a great book providing just the right balance of “I knew it”’s, “that’s why”’s, and just the right amounts of “oh really”’s.

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I read the whole book but I am getting confused when people keep on asking ” who was the person to do magic late in life?” where and when was this indicated? Also, if harry sacrificed himself for everyone else then howcome he is alive and his mother is dead? The whole him coming back to life was a little too unreal. Wish she could have provided more reasonale explantion for that. Also wish she could have elaborated on the future.

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1. When Harry got the sword in Chamber of Secrets, it was because he had shown such loyalty to Dumbledore (“Dumbledore is the greatest wizard who ever lived” or something along that line). Neville has just said something similar “long live Dumbledore’s Army” so I think he got the sword because he showed such loyalty to Dumbledore. And, didn’t Dumbledore say in CoS that only one who had shown him such loyalty could have pulled that sword from the hat?

2. Who was the person to use magic later in life?

3. What did Dudley see when the dementors came after him?

4. If Teddy would be roughly 19 years old, why is he at Hogwarts? I thought your last year at Hogwarts was when you were 17 (or maybe 18 for some).

5. Weren’t we supposed to learn something about the veil that Sirius passed thru? Did I miss it?

6. I totally thought that cat was Crookshanks too!

7. I think the significance of Harry’s eyes was that when Snape said “Look at me” when he was dying he wanted to see “Lily’s eyes” one last time before he died.

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Re Victoire: I’m assuming that she is Bill and Fleur’s daughter, as that is a french name meaning, obviously, “victory.”

My unanswered question: How did Voldemort get his wand back after he killed Lily and James? ARe we to assume that Wormtail was there also and scooped it up and then hid it somewhere for 12 years? I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t more explicit detail about that

Overall, I was very pleased with the book. I’m going to reread the end with the sword because I’m not remembering it that way…I thought the hat came afterwards, when the V-man summoned it from inside the castle.

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the person to learn magic later in life was Dudley. It wasnt obvious or a smack in the face. Jo meant it to be a metaphor. The magic was Dudley’s ability to love Harry in the end or to accept him.

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what did the dementors make dudley see?

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1. What exactly did spoiled, rotten Dudley see when the Dementors attacked in OP? Where did the Dursleys go after leaving 4 Privet Drive? Did the Death Eaters catch up with them?

2. Did Harry, Ron, and Hermione ever go back to school to finish?

3. What are the occupations of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny?

4. What happened to Umbridge?

5. I’d really like to know what they did with Voldemort’s body.

6. Who else died? Who was the person JKR gave a reprieve?

7. Exactly why was it nineteen years later? What happened in the intervening nineteen years?

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I think the book needed aleast 3 more chapters but because of size limit of the book (JKR wanted this book shorter than OoTP) I think alot of stuff was cut or just left out. I was almost like there should have been one more chapter before the Epilogue.

I think Dudley was the one who performed magic late in life after somewhat making up with Harry but I guess it was cut out of the book, that would make Dudley atleast a squib.

I think book seven should have been afew chapters longer or a 2 book deal for year 7. There was just too much information for one book and still have a good and detailed ending. JKR can write another book to give us the answers, like what happened to the rest of the school year and did they go back to Hogwarts the following year since the Trio and muggleborns missed the whole year, Luna missed half a year and Ginny missed afew months.

Maybe a book 8? No Voldie but there are still afew deatheaters and dark creatures around or maybe a goblin uprasing, Binns needs some new stuff to teach in History.

Harry and Voldie are both descendants of Peverell brothers but since most purebloods are related if you go back far enough other could be too. Did the Peverell brothers die before or after Hogwarts was created and could have the founders been descendants of the brothers?

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During HBP Voldemort was guarding against Harry having access to his thoughts. Why did he suddenly stop protecting his mind from Harry and the connection? Why did Harry have such open access to Voldemort’s thoughts?

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” If Teddy would be roughly 19 years old, why is he at Hogwarts? “

Ted Tonks Jnr was seeing Victoire off, Jk didn’t write that he was actually attending Hogwarts.

I would have liked to have known more about the futures of other characters although it was a very well written book.

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I didn`t really get the reason why Petunia felt so obliged to raise Harry in her house (even if she and her family were awful to him, they still raised him all those years). She obviously felt frustrated by not being a witch like her sister and the only correspondence between her and Dumbeldore was in response to her application to Hogwarts. Even as Dumbeldore was very kind to her, he still gave her the bad news that she couldn’t attend Hogwarts. Wouldn’t that add up to her resentment?

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” If Teddy would be roughly 19 years old, why is he at Hogwarts? “

Ted Tonks Jnr was seeing Victoire off, Jk didn’t write that he was actually attending Hogwarts.

I would have liked to have known more about the futures of other characters although it was a very well written book.

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I didn`t really get the reason why Petunia felt so obliged to raise Harry in her house (even if she and her family were awful to him, they still raised him all those years). She obviously felt frustrated by not being a witch like her sister and the only correspondence between her and Dumbeldore was in response to her application to Hogwarts. Even as Dumbeldore was very kind to her, he still gave her the bad news that she couldn’t attend Hogwarts. Wouldn’t that add up to her resentment?

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SPOILER WARNING…............................

I was worried at first because DH started so differently than the rest, but then was taken in by the constant action and worry about who would be lost. Hedwig’s demise floored me. I also kept wondering when Harry learned the spells he was able to perform in book 7, but they were in class quite a bit for the previous 6 years in DADA. Jo could have written 1000 more pages on this but she did ann absolutely fantastic job with the whole series. I thought it was extremely clever that DD was able to bring out the power that Voldemort didn’t posess, the power of love and self sacrifice that HP exhibited by marching to his death,(DD knew/suspected that Harry would survive as He was a Horcrux himself) but Harry couldn’t have this assurance if his power was to sustain him. 19 yrs later was OK but there were many more interesting little tidbits about the remaining members of the DA that we longed for. That’s all for now

Bravo JKR

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DON’T READ THIS COMMENT IF YOU DID NOT READ THE BOOK PREVIOUSLY !

I’ve read your comment, Rachel Lennon, and I quite agree with you : this book was not really good, and it looks like the Deathly Hallows were made up by JKR at the last moment. The Horcruxes were found by quite pure luck. Harry looks too brainy in that book : just from the fact that bellatrix looked mad, he guessed that there was a Horcrux in her vault, and he managed to remember the old tarnished diadem he had put on the statue’s head.There are many unanswered questions, which, for my part, I have put on my skyblog about this 7th book (http://hpotter7e.sky…). But some of your questions are not, excuse me, intelligent.

Some of us guessed Snape loved Lily. Some of us, including myself, though of jealousy towards Snape.

There’s no need to explain why Lily married James : he was not a Dark Wizard, he was gifted, arrogant but intelligent, and they were in love. You cannot calculate Love, you cannot say who is worthy to be married and who is not.

Aberforth did not like his brother, but he was kind, he helped the persecuted Hogwarts students. So why on earth should he stay aside from the Ordrer, or more generally those who fight Voldemort ? Pride ? Contempt ?

Luna was dragged to the Malfoy’s house. It is said in the book that she was on her way to spend Christmas at home, but she had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters because her father kept supporting Harry. Xenophilius thought she was in Azkaban, but in fact she was at the Malfoys’.

I don’t remember how many they were in the Order, but not as many as the Death Eaters. People were afraid to put their families in danger, and some chosed the easier way : cooperate. You cannot expect all the people to take the right decision when they’re scared. And bear in mind that the information on the prophet was tightly controlled, so that people could not be sure whether things were going good or bad, even though they figure it out. It was difficult for the Order to move when the mere Ministry was pretending that Voldemort was not alive, but here how can the Order move when the Ministry is all mastered by the Dark Lord and his followers ?

The Death Eaters did not know Harry fancied Ginny.

I’m quite agree with you, JKR should not have made this epilogue. But for your last question : Teddy was 19, and maybe he has already left Harry’s house…or just left it earlier in the morning. There was no indication about where he lived.


To muggle mommy : Harry did not take in count his school life, but what Snape had done for him since his birth, without knowing it. And could you expect Charlie to bring foreign dragons when the castle is assieged (?) in less than an hour ?


And to everybody who has not understood yet : HARRY’S EYES WERE ONLY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SNAPE DIE “HAPPY”. He says “Look…at…me…” because he wants to see Lily’s eyes ! Isn’t it obvious ?


Now, my own questions :

1. Why did Maugrey have 2 Invisibility Cloaks that Harry recognized as alike his own, if his Cloak was to be unique ? Like his, those Cloaks were silvery etc.

2. What did Petunia want to say before departing ?

3. What did Dudley recall when he was attacked by the Dementors ?

4. Where is gone the Ford Anglia ?

5. How THE HELL did Dumbledore’s painting know about the B plan to transfer Harry safely to the Burrow ? It cannot have been planned for long, or Snape would have known and the Order would not have done it. Has Dumbledore been able to visit another painting of himself in the new (and unknown) HQ of the Order and listen into the plan ?

6. How could Harry be the owner of the Elder Wand ? Draco was its owner, but never had it ; the wand Harry took from Draco was not the Elder Wand, but Draco’s first wand…

7. Who is Draco’s wife ? Let me kill her and take her place ! ^^ loves Draco… & Snaaaaaaaaaape !


I guess I have more questions, but… Now I’m going to mourn Snape. The One Helped Harry Survive. The one I trusted whatever happened. T_T It’s so unfair !

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sorry for my little mistakes, I’m sure you’ll understand what I meant.

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What are the Ron & Harry’s jobs?

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Does anyone know if the ‘last chapter’ that Jo wrote in 1990 is the Epilogue or The Flaw in the Plan? The question has come up on other forums and no one seems to know for sure. Thanks!

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I thought we were going to learn what Harry’s parents did for a living (how did they have so much gold)? I might have missed it or something, but I don’t think that it was there.

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So good to be able to talk with you all. I am so unhappy with the epilogue. The queen of detail just left us hanging. What is with 19 years? What was everyone doing? What did the children look like? Who did Teddy Lupin grow up with, and is Harry still his godfather? Who are Victoire’s parents? I would have just as soon she left it at Hogwarts than that lame ending. Also things I don’t understand (I am re reading it, slowly this time). Where did Neville get the sword??!!! What happened to the Dursley’s??!!! Many other things, but give me the rest of the week. Good new’s—My faith in Snape was rewarded. I just would have liked a more heroic end.

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I would like to know which character is the one she decided not to kill off. Also, if you watch the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD, in her interview she says that Alfonso Cuaron unknowingly foreshadowed something that gave her chills. What was that? After rereading the series before book 7 came out and watching the movies again, I think it might be where Buckbeak protects Harry and Hermione from werewolf Lupin, which doesn’t happen in the book. In Half Blood Prince, Buckbeak protects Harry from Snape as he’s fleeing the castle.

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Wow. I’m glad I’m not a miserable crab like someone I know who posted a long list of stupid complaints about HPDH, which was brilliant! Why the heck would JKR rewrite when there is no need. And the question about luna, well, it’s obvious, you just obviously don’t get it. And the idea about ginny? don’t expect jo to use these random plots that you come up with! I love HPDH, and your arguments are weak. So there!

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Lori asked: “Which Weasley brother does Victorie belong to?”

I think it was Victoire, which is French for victory, so I reckon it was Fleur’s daughter.

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i really loved Deathly Hallows. I know not everything was answered, and I didn’t exactly like how the U.S. cover was misleading…however, it still looks awesome. I’m not sure if this hs been asked…weren’t we suppossed to see the Flying Ford Anglia again?

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I think the character JKK “spared” was probbly Hermione, since she was in the grip of Greyback at one point.

The 2 she killed, though, is open. Fred, obviously, but then there are Dobby, Lupin, Tonks, Snape, lots, really. I reckon that was more of a red herring than a spoiler

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Question on the doing magic late in life thing

I think Mrs. Weasley did major magic late in life, defeating that horrible woman. But I missed the reference in the text – where did it mention someone who would do magic late in life?

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How can Snape’s claim (made in HBP) that he helped cause the death of Emmeline Vance be reconciled with his loyalty to Dumbledore? And how can we admire him if the one reason for his promise to Dumbledore was his love for Lily? True, his role as doubleagent required great courage but can that make up for being a Deatheater?

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I don’t think Snape was meant to be a pure character. I like that he’s both good and bad, a struggle.

can anyone explain where all these questions about someone using magic late in life are coming from? where is that reference in teh book? thanks

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How was Draco Malfoy and friends waiting in the Hidden Room? doesn’t the room of requirement only work if all the people have left the previous room? and if so, how were all the kids leaving via there then to Hogsmeade?

Overall, well done JK, loved every minute of it

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If harry was hit by the killing spell how did he come back to life without any affects.

IF it was because he sacraficed himself how come his mom and dad werent able to return from the dead.

IF Albus was dead how was he in King’s Crossing with harry and the whimpering thing.

And as every one else has said what happened to all the other extremley important characters in the books

And i think this is just somthing i missed by how did an expelliarmus spell reflect a killing spell.

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Bottom of page 687 (US edition), in “The Prince’s Tale.” Dumbledore and Snape are talking, Harry’s watching them through the pensieve. Dumbledore just told Snape that Harry must die and questions whether Snape has grown to care for Harry.

Where did Snape send his patronus? (NOT to lead Harry to the sword, obviously.) Was there something in a previous book I don’t recall?

Also, I don’t understand why Dumbledore then asked, “After all this time?” and Snape replied, “Always.” What did I miss?

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If harry was hit by the killing spell how did he come back to life without any affects.

IF it was because he sacraficed himself how come his mom and dad werent able to return from the dead.

IF Albus was dead how was he in King’s Crossing with harry and the whimpering thing.

And as every one else has said what happened to all the other extremley important characters in the books

And i think this is just somthing i missed by how did an expelliarmus spell reflect a killing spell.

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Did they finish their education? Did they ever take N.E.W.T.s? Did Harry ever take his apparition test?

Where do they live exactly? Did Harry decide to live in Godric’s Hollow?

What do they do as far as their occupations? The only one we know about is Neville.

What happened right after the defeat of Voldemort as far as Harry’s fame? Did Rita write a book about him too?

After what happened to Fred, how is George? Twins have such a strong connection, did he handle it alright?

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Skillage – JK mentioned that a character would learn magic later in life in an interview that she did either right before or right after OOTP came out. Didn’t someone at Leaky start an archive of old interviews she’s done?

JC – I think when Snape was trying to prove to DD that he still loved Lily he produced his patronus just to show him it represented Lily. I don’t think it went anywhere. And then DD says still after all this time (that Snape hasn’t gotten over her)

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if the killing spell killed the horcrux insinde of harry and he lived why couldnt the other horcruxes be destroyed with the same spell. I was under hte impression that only a few things could destroy one.

FInally how did a killing spell allow a horcrux to be made, i thought it was a difficult and complicated thing to do, so how did a simple spell that almost all can cast make a horcrux.

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What does Snape see when he is close to dementors? Lily dead i guess.

What exactly did Dumbledore see in the Mirror of Erised?

What hints in the Azkaban film were foreshadowing Deathly Hallows?

Why was it important that JK couldn’t comment on teachers having spouses? Was she referring to Snape’s love of Lily?

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I still don’t understand why people are saying that Harry is Horcrux … if Voldemort intended to kill Harry, which is why he went to Godric’s Hollow, he wouldn’t have made him a horcrux. He would have had a solid object to transfer his soul into to store it and keep it safe i.e. a founders relic or something significant. From what I understood in DH, I believe the transfer to Harry of a bit of Voldy’s soul was unintentional by the spell backfiring. I have so many questions I could write a book but my main one – being a Sirius fan – what the explanation for the arch and veil in the Department of Mysteries? Looks like it will stay a mystery …

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I still don’t understand why people are saying that Harry is Horcrux … if Voldemort intended to kill Harry, which is why he went to Godric’s Hollow, he wouldn’t have made him a horcrux. He would have had a solid object to transfer his soul into to store it and keep it safe i.e. a founders relic or something significant. From what I understood in DH, I believe the transfer to Harry of a bit of Voldy’s soul was unintentional by the spell backfiring. I have so many questions I could write a book myself but my main one – being a Sirius fan – what the explanation for the arch and veil in the Department of Mysteries? Looks like it will stay a mystery …

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I still don’t understand why people are saying that Harry is Horcrux … if Voldemort intended to kill Harry, which is why he went to Godric’s Hollow, he wouldn’t have made him a horcrux. He would have had a solid object to transfer his portion of soul into to store it and keep it safe i.e. a founders relic or something significant to LV. From what I understood in DH, I believe the transfer to Harry of a bit of Voldy’s soul was unintentional by the spell backfiring. I have so many questions, I could write a book myself just with my questions, but my main one – being a Sirius fan – what is the explanation for the arch and veil in the Department of Mysteries? Looks like it will stay a mystery …

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I’d just like to point out that i’m positive Harry did NOT die and was ressurected. He never died in the first place. he was hit by the killin curse which destroyed the Horcrux. He was then either knocked out and imagined King Cross and Dumbledore or he was taken to a metophorical crossroads leading too death. But he never passed into death, he had he choice to go back, he never actually died (because of his mother’s protection tied him to earth in Voldemort’s veins). No magic can raise the dead – JK said so, therefore Harry never actually died.

And, as someone asked, why didn’t it work the other way? Well Harry’s mother sacrifice was only to protect Harry, i believe it to be that simple.

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I’d just like to point out that i’m positive Harry did NOT die and was ressurected. He never died in the first place. he was hit by the killin curse which destroyed the Horcrux. He was then either knocked out and imagined King Cross and Dumbledore or he was taken to a metophorical crossroads leading too death. But he never passed into death, he had he choice to go back, he never actually died (because of his mother’s protection tied him to earth in Voldemort’s veins). No magic can raise the dead – JK said so, therefore Harry never actually died.

And, as someone asked, why didn’t it work the other way? Well Harry’s mother sacrifice was only to protect Harry, i believe it to be that simple.

Other questions – who got the reprieve? I think Hagrid. And which pair died instead? I think Lupin and Tonks.

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what about luna? percy? charlie? george? krum? how does neville get the sword? what about griphook? how does the dursleys finally react with harry? seems like dudley becomes better… does harry become an auror? or what? (i mean, how does he live?) yeah what is the baby-like thing? does death eater ‘dead’ as vold dead? is there no attempt to rebuild the organisation? how does it reach ‘peace and happily ever after’?

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1) Will Snape be the next wizard of the month on the JKRowling website? He deserves it.

2) Is Snape happier now? Did Lily meet him when he arrived in the afterlife?

3) Can Harry, Ron and Hermione spend the next three years in Auror Training/Healer Training/Job Training while finding a cure for werewolves and getting rid of Greyback for good? Hint, hint… many of us want more books!

4) Will JKR write that Potter encyclopedia? Will it fill in what the epilogue left out… jobs, the others, fate of the remaining Death Eaters?

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Oh my goodness everything about Snape was soo sad

Who was it who cast magic later in life? And was the second battle of Hogwarts on the cover of Deathly Hallows?

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What jobs did Hermione and Ginny have? Did Hermione become Minister of Magic after Kingsley’s term?

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  • What “worst memory” did Dudley experience when he was attacked by dementors in Order of the Phoenix?

It’s unclear, but assuming from his reactions to Harry not being a “waste of space”, it could be that his worst memory/fear was thinking about him and his parents dying.

  • Is Bill Weasley a full werewolf? No
  • What lies beyond the veil in the Department of Mysteries?

The world of the dead

  • If Dumbledore and Petunia were in contact before Harry was taken to Privet Drive, then what were they discussing in their letters? Thanks, T.M. Howard (maybe? is this to do with her apply to hogwarts?)

Well, there’s the letter Tuney had asked DD if she could attend the school … and later on, probably about Harry’s future at privet drive.

  • What were Lily and James’ occupations? Don’t know
  • Where did Fawkes go at the end of Half-Blood Prince? He disappeared
  • How exactly did the Potters and the Longbottoms “thrice defy Voldemort”? Thanks, Kyle Don’t know
  • If Voldemort lost his body at Godric’s Hollow, then who retrieved his wand? Thanks, Matt It was left there, and Wortail summoned it for him.
  • What’s behind the locked door in the Department of Mysteries? Thanks, Kayleigh Don’t know
  • What did Dumbledore actually see in the Mirror of Erised in the first book? Thanks, Vanessa Well this is really left up to interpretation. HArry doesnt specifically say. What do you all think he saw?

I think he saw who truly killed his sister. That was his desire, to see if it was either himself or Grindelwald that had killed Ariana.

  • What happened in the period of time between baby Harry’s rescue from the ruins of Godric’s Hollow and being left the NEXT DAY at the Dursley’s doorstep? Thanks, Invidia

Nothing particular happened?

  • In Chamber of Secrets, Lockhart says that he transformed a werewolf back into a man using the “immensely complex Homorphus Charm.” Now we know that Lockhart didn’t actually do this, but he did steal the story from another wizard. So, is there a way to cure Lupin? Thanks, Jessica

It could be Lockhart just being full of it … or a continuity error.

  • Did Dumbledore mean anything significant when he said that the Dursleys had “mistreated Dudley”? Thanks, Beatrice

He meant that the mistreatment the Dursleys had inflicted on Dursley was spoiling him rotten so that he turned out to a ‘dumb’ extremely overweight and spoiled bully.

  • Assuming Hogwarts stays open, will the curse that Voldemort presumably placed on the DADA position ever be lifted? Thanks, Kunal

Yes, after he was killed

  • What are the twelve uses of dragon’s blood that Dumbledore discovered? Will these discoveries be important to the story in any way? Thanks, Alena

Don’t know, unimportant.

  • JKR said that someone will manage magic very late in life in Book 7: who will it be? Filch, perhaps? Thanks, Melissa

Unsure. Probably not important anymore?

  • Did Hagrid have to be able to see thestrals in order to train them? If so, whose death did Hagrid witness? Thanks, Jo

Didn’t Hagrid witness his dad die?

  • Is there any significant reason that wizards come of age at age 17? Thanks again, jme

Probably not. Just like 18 in the US means we’re “legal adults”, 17 in the wizarding world means they’re “legal wizards”?

  • What was the potion that Dumbledore had to drink in the cave? Thanks, Joesephine A potion made by Voldemort, that brings back terrible memories, and causes extreme pain
  • If Hogwarts is opened again in the seventh book, who will be Head Boy and Head Girl? Thanks, Sukhraj

If they had stayed, probably Ron and Hermione.

  • Do we know the full reason that Voldemort decided to try to kill Harry instead of Neville? Thanks, S.M.R.
  • How did Neville get the sword—didn’t Gryphook have it?

That’s a question I liked answer too, but I’m basing this off assumption that perhaps the Sorting Hat can summon the Gryffindor Sword for any “true” Gryffindor that needs it under valour and chivalry?

It’s already been explained in book 5. He saw Harry as more of a threat because he identified with Harry’s blood-lineage than Neville’s. As Harry was a half-blood like Voldemort, himself, he viewed Harry as his ‘equal’ – the one that was more of a threat than the Pureblood.

  • How did Hagrid retrieve Harry from the ruins of his parents’ house if he was not told the location by the secret-keeper? Thanks, Natalia

This is based on the assumption that Dumbledore also knew where their location was but they decided to ask Wormtail to be their secret-keeper.

  • Is there more to the curtain that Sirius fell through in Order of the Phoenix? Thanks, Matt No
  • Where did the Potter family’s wealth come from? Thanks, Sara Don’t know, probably not important, but I guess we can only assume that it was handed down over generations of careful book-keeping from the Perevells(sp?)
  • My question is why was Teddy still at Hogwarts “19” years later?

He wasn’t. Reread the section. James clearly says that Teddy is seeing Victoire off to Hogwarts. We can assume that he is giving her a goodbye kiss.

  • Was Snape’s patronus an implication the Lily was a marauder?

No. It just meant that Lily’s patronus was a doe and because of his love for her, his patronus was also a doe. Kinda like how Tonks in HBP was pining for Lupin, so her patronus was slowly changing more ‘doglike’

  • Why did Harry forgive Snape so completely to have named one of his children after him? Yes, Snape was brave, but that was born out of guilt and remorse.

I think Harry named his child’s middle name after Snape because it was Harry’s way of forgiving Snape. Harry understood love conquers all and that despite Snape bullying him, he did it because Harry’s existance was a constant reminder to Snape what he had lost to James Potter. But because Snape still loved Lily, he was willing to do ‘anything’ for Lily’s son. I think Harry realized that not all things are black and white but that he needed to see the shades of grey in people.

  • Why didn’t we get any post-war reaction from Harry? We got such a nice service for Dobby but nothing for so many who fell in the battle. I’m not even sure who survived the battle.

Because Harry was too exhausted from the battle. He says that with every step he took he was reminded by the sharp pangs of Fred, Remus and Tonk’s deaths. He just wanted to sleep and hopefully one day, happiness will return to him. It’s pretty much left to our assumption that there was a post war service. But Harry definitely had a post-war reaction, and that was still pangs of guilt, horror and denial to the people that had died for him.

  • Why wasn’t Voldemort shaken by the loss of his (suposedly) last horcrux? The only thing he feared was death, but we didn’t get to see any reaction from Nagini’s death.

We did. Voldemort screamed of anger and tried to kill Neville, but luckily Harry casted a protecting charm. Also, assuming I know Voldemort’s character, he felt superior in his dueling skills compared to Harry’s or the others. He didn’t think he’d lose in a duel, even after losing his horcruxes. Like Dumbledore said, Voldemort didn’t realize the magnitude of what the horcruxes had done to his soul. Which is why he didn’t feel Harry, Dumbledore, Ron, Hermione, etc destroying his horcruxes, because he had maimed his soul too much.

  • Dumbledore turned semi-evil… there was not evidence or hint of that till this volume

First and foremost, Dumbledore is not semi-evil. In his youth, he was just caught up in his own brilliance and future, and ashamedly felt burdened by his own family. Of course when he grew older, he came to regret and realize his flaws. I do think it was hinted in the previous books, Dumbledore’s flaws. Such as continual refusal to be Prime Minister, what he saw in the mirror or erised, how he kept Harry in the dark about his past, etc.

  • There wasn’t enough of a build up for the deathly hallows in previous books

Erm, well, if you say it like that, there was not build up for the Triwizard Cup until book 4, but hey, no one complained. Jo always plants clues of things that will happen in future books in earlier books for this purpose. Harry’s always had one hallow with him, in book 6 we are introduced to another one and from books 1 through 7, dumbledore’s always carried the elder wand. It was just up to the readers to connect the dots while reading book 7.

  • Harry dies and comes back to life… that completely undermines the sacrifice that he made.

Not necessarily so. Harry was ready to die. Ready to give up his life for everyone else. Which is precisely why the protective ‘charm’ that Lily’s old magic had saved Harry, saved everyone else. Harry’s sacrifice was the very thing that protected him and everyone else. He never died. Voldemort only destroyed the horcrux in Harry.

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- Where do Harry and Ginny and their kids live? I think it could be interesting if they transformed Grimmaul Place into a loving home at last…

- Does Kreacher remain in Harry’s ownership?

-Have Harry and Ron ever passed their apparition test?

- Now that we know that the Invisibility Cloak is a hallow and protects from spells, why are Draco and Dumbledore able to cast the full-body bind on Harry in book 6? Is it because they already know he was there so the cloak’s magic didn’t work? And of course I guess the Elder Wand might hold some power over the cloak…

-How about the Hogwarts teachers’ spouses?

-Who is the new headmaster? McGonagall?

- Does Kingsley become the “permanent” minister for magic?

Then of course the standard questions that most people have mentioned: What does everybody do for a living? What were lily and james’s jobs? what did dudley see when the dementors attack him? What happens to Luna? Etc.

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PLEASE YOU WHINERS, can you STOP for 2 seconds! Any of you even know what an epilogue is? Plz, you all wanted another book out of it! Read below, an extract of TLC’s &MGN’s interview:

JKR: ...Also I think people will continue to theorize about the characters even at the end of Book 7 because some people are very interested in certain characters whose past lives are not germane to the plot – they’re not central to the story – so there is big leeway there still for fan fiction, just as there is, I mean – Jane Austen, I’m a huge Jane Austen fan and you wonder about the characters lives at the end of the story. They still exist, they still live; you’re bound to wonder, aren’t you? But I am as sure as I can be currently that 7 will be the final novel, even though I get a lot of really big puppy dog eyes. “Just one more!” Yeah, I think it will be seven.

ES: Seven books is a long series.

JKR: Yeah, exactly, I don’t think they’re going to say you wimped out, come on!

MA: If you were to write anything else on the Harry Potter series, would it be about Harry Potter himself or another character or a reference book?

JKR: The most likely thing I’ve said this a few times before, would be an encyclopedia in which I could have fun with the minor characters and I could give the definitive biography of all the characters.

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What did Dudley see when the dementors attacked him? What did Dumbledore mean when he said that Harry had at least escaped the damage the dursleys had inflicted on Dudley? Was Snape’s portrait hanging in the Head’s office when Harry speaks to Dumbledore? What was the gleam of triumph? What ultimately happens to the Dursleys? What is the significance of forwarding the story 19 years??? Why not more or less? What happened to Draco’s parents? Did Neville get married? How come the remaining Death Eaters didn’t react after Harry defeated Voldemort? There are more…but I’ll post them as I read the book again…more slowly this time…

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SPOILER WARNINGDO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T YET FINISHED READING DH!!

We know Harry’s second son was named Albus Severus, was his first son James’ middle name Sirius? I sincerely hope it was!

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In response to the question about what Dumbledore saw in the Mirror of Erised, I think he implied that it was having his family alive and around him again, which is why he felt so much sympathy for Harry and what he saw.

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After letting the book sink in for a while I’m ok for now with the Epilogue. I have hopes that more questions will be answered in a future encyclopedia of the Wizarding World. I believe that the purpose of the epilogue was to show that life did go on. It would have taken years to recover, so the reason for the 19 years later. I have questions that I would like to have answered, but I hope there will be a time in the future either through interviews with JK or with the encyclopedia that this will happen. It’s something to look forward to in my HP obsession. Thank you Jo for a wonderful ride!!!

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I think Book 7 was the most EPIC, magnificent, exhilerating, thrilling, terrifying, morally strong, and ultimately satisfying conclusion to the greatest fantasy series ever. Absurdly this book was like a cross between Schindlers List, A Fistfull of Dollars (or any spaghetti Western) Lord of the Rings and Die Hard!! The revelations were part shocking, poignant and sad but so fitting. Snape was always the most intriguing character in any book I have read and this books elevates that status to the most fascinating and most tragic character ever.

Characters who have rocked! :

Professor Mcgonagal – Wish I had a headmistress as fearless and cool and as someone you do not want to make angry if you are a pupil.

Nevilles Grandmother – Whoaaaa – who wouldve guessed what a baddass she would turn out to be!!!

Hagrid – although clumsy but his stunts with the motorbike and JUMPING OFF IT onto a DEATHEATER on broomstick was – WHAT A WAY TO GOOO!(only to find that he actually survived, which was even cooler – DIE HARD HAGRID)

Neville Longbottom – the DA’s acting leader who it looked like was dying at Voldermonts curse but in true Aragorn fashion unleashes the Sword of Griffindor and with one swing takes the head of Naginni – and starts the final battle of Hogwarths – What a moment!

And finally, the boy who lived, Harry – as he walks in deliberation to his death for his love of all others was absolutely heartbreaking and then shortly after becomes the Wizard world’s new Dumbledore only even more pure of heart and calmer as he he addresses the madly murderous Voldermont as Tom Riddle in classic spaghetti Western face off – Magnificent

There was so many heart thumping moments, and emoton.

Biggest surprise is the fact that the Veil did not play any part whatso ever!!!

This book was so frightening in its scenario which mirrors the evil Nazi occupation in Europe with small pockets of resistance with the whole Ministry of Magic chapter the most disturbing

I have read great fantasy such a Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials. Sure they have imagination and perhaps better command of English but none comes close to compelling page turning, heart and soul, emotional impact and sheer brilliance of story telling as the Harry Potter books.

Thank you Jo (hope you become Dame Jo soon!) and thank you Leaky for giving us this outlet to express our joy of reading and talking about this greatest of stories by agreat storyteller.

I guess I need to change my name now though since harry does not become a Professor ;) or maybe he does at some point, so I’ll keep it :)

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One thing I was concerned about, was Dora’s dad muggle or not? He referred to “muggle contraptions” making him seem magical, but then he is also called mudblood by Bellatrix. Which is it? AND why is Ted still on the Hogwarts express at 19 years old? Who did magic “later in life?” Why did she have to destroy our image of dumbledore to make him so selfish? It seems like this book was just WAY rushed. Like JKR didn’t really think things through when writing it. Things don’t fit. How did Neville get the sword when GRiphook had it? Why did it take almost no searching to find the horcruxes? What was the big deal about the hallows? They didn’t seem significant except to tell what Voldy was looking for, and even then it could have just been a wand. Seems like a waste. Normally I would read it again and again, but I think once is enough for me on this one.

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Lots of my questions already stated previously (glad to know I’m not the only one). But what the heck? If Voldemort was able to exploit the psychic connection with Harry in order to lure him to the DOM in Book 5, why did he never seem to do it again? Wouldn’t that have been the most direct route to Harry? And with his supersize-ego, surely Voldemort would have presumed he could have controlled it to his advantage. And if Harry’s getting psychic flashes all thru DH, then why wasn’t Voldemort?

I’m betting Hagrid was the one who was spared, and Tonks and Lupin were the two killed off. Makes no sense to me, Hagrid should have bitten it in the fall from the bike, and what set of new parents would abandon their infant to go fight?

AND, why couldn’t the kids use accio to get food? Made no sense to me.

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Hagrid did magic late in life with his pink umbrella. Harry went back to school after the battle. Remember he was looking forward to climbing into his own bed and maybe Kreacher bringing him a sandwich. Obviously, McGonagal would be the new headmistress. Neville pulled the sword out of the sorting hat as a “true Griffindor” just like Harry did. I think Dudley saw his own selfishness or the way he had treated Harry when he was attacked by the dementors.

What happened to Fauks? I thought Harry was supposed to get a new pet in the last book. Or was that supposed to be Kreacher?

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Thanks Amyn

OK, another one. When Ron left the tent, Harry said or thought something to teh effect that there was no way he’d be able to find his way back again, what with all the protections and so on

So how did Ron happen to run across him in the woods the one time he left the protection, chasing the doe patronus?

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I wonder which happened first? A. Snape promised Dumbledore that he would kill him. B. Snape made the Unbreakable Vow that he would help Draco kill Dumbledore.

Both happened in the summer break between school years. I have a guess, but want a “second opinion.”

(Thanks also to amyn for answering my question last night-I didn’t realize there was a connection between Lily and a doe.)

GREAT story, that I can nitpick little details like this, go back and read several chapters over again, many events and characters still stuck in my brain, when I technically “finished” it two days ago!

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I still want to know who was the new leader of the order of the phoenix. With Dumbledore gone who was in charge? I get the feeling that it was Moody before he um…fell off his broom. As far as people’s questions about the Sword getting to Neval, I believe it was said that the sword had the ability to magically come and go as needed by a gryffndoor.

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Hagrid had already done magic. Remember hagrid was a student at Hogwarts meening he was magical at an appropriate age to be a student.

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My second comment! I agree with most of the criticism above! The Book is really good and fantastic. But I should agree with the comment – “could have read 100 or so more pages” – A sudden sack from Harry’s world when I needed to see what happens, when I craved to be part of the celebrations and griefs was what I felt at the end of the book. It was like being forced to watch a movie’s end when you were right in and for it … frustration!

This might sound a bit or very crazy! But if I should be true to my heart, I would beg JKR to edit it a bit, and add another chapter between the now-last one and the Epilogue.

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My second comment! I agree with most of the criticism above! The Book is really good and fantastic. But I should agree with the comment – “could have read 100 or so more pages” – A sudden sack from Harry’s world when I needed to see what happens, when I craved to be part of the celebrations and griefs was what I felt at the end of the book. It was like being forced to stop watching a movie’s end when you were right in and for it … frustration!

This might sound a bit or very crazy! But if I should be true to my heart, I would beg JKR to edit it a bit, and add another chapter between the now-last one and the Epilogue.

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Don’t read if you haven’t finished!

I loved the book but thought it was rather rushed in the end, why not write another 50 pages or though to really wrap it up. How was the wizarding world put back to order? Why not describe how Ginny and Harry got back toghether and how they took special care in raising Ted who supposedly lives with his grandma? What happend to all the other characters and maybe a little more about the trio. Herminone’s parents, George did he continue his shop by himself or did Ron jump in for that matter.

I would like it if there would be a special epiloge on JK Rowling’s hompage which is way longer and is for everybody who wants to know MORE even though it may not have had the room in the book. I actually had to read this one twice before I got all the children straight. :-)

Excuse the English I am not a native speaker, sorry.

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the 7th book was kinda hard to follow. also i have some contradctions i would like to point out. harry saw threstles for the first time in book 5, correct. but did he not see death when he was 1? because he keeps remembering the green flash in the books. harry could have seen the threstles in book 3 the earliest, for he did not take the carriges to the castle in book 1 and 2.

also in book 2, in the deathday party, it was nearly headless nick’s 500th deathday party, true. and on the cake shaped as a tombstone it said that he died on holloween night in 1492. so 500 years after 1492 is 1992. in book 2, harry was 12, so his birthday would be 7/31/1980, correct. so he would be 27 now. minus 19 years from the epilogue is 8, but in book 7, harry was 17. but Jo has been using the past tense in all of her books. i dont get it.

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I have a ?, as well as an answer. First the Baby crying in Kings Cross was what was left of Volderots soul. When Harry sacrifised himself he saw what was left of his soul. That is why V was startled when Harry said “Remorse”. Harry said he had seen it. V rembered reading about remorse when he read about the making of Horcrues. Is it possible that D. was already the master of the Elder wand prior to Grindelwald stealing it. Possibly besting someone but never taking the wand. Which explains why he was able to beat Grindelwald when they were suppost to be so eveny matched. The wand wouldn’t work well against it’s proper master. Why Grindelwald said “he never had it”. Meaning he never mastered it. Wich alows it to come full circle explaining why it passed to Draco, then to Harry. It is my belief that named his son after Severus becuase, it wasn’t remorse, That made him do the things he did it was love. He lived a life of total lonleyness. Death eaters, he despised for what they reminded him of, no-one else trusted him, the things he did risks he took, without any glory or credit, the opposit of what is looked for in Slytherin house, and yet he never stopped loving her. Another ? Since 7 is the most magical # did V’s spoil being splitt into 8 parts instead of 7 make him weaker? The epiloge was written 17 years ago, J.K. Stated from the begining it had been written and only recently did she say that “scar” would not be the last word. If you look at the style of writing in the Epiloge it is very simalar to PS. Everyone goes on about they wanted more then this breif epiloge… The stories are about Harry’s time at school. It just lets you know that life still goes on, he may very well be driving the nite bus, it doesn’t matter.

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Harry can have spells cast against him, it is the cloak that can’t be harmed by spell’s

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how did draco become the master of the elder wand?

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i only had one question about the book. When Harry and Hermione go to godrics hollow and see harry’s parents grave it says that they died in 1981. If the books take place present day Harry would be 26 years old. i also considered the 19 years later and it stll doesn’t add up. So I guess my question is do they really take place in the present day or do they take place almost 10 years ago?

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Draco was the master of the elder wand because he was the one who disarmed DD at the end of book 6

I think the person who did magic later on in life doesn’t exist, Jo was only explaining in theory, answering a question in an interview

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I was extremely disappointed with this book. I felt it was hard to believe character motivation such as the reason why they decided to WEAR an evil horcrux. I just didn’t buy it. There wasn’t enough character development of the Malfoys, nor of Snape’s motivation for not trying to protect himself in his death scene for that matter (another part I had a hard time believing).

Rowling turned Voldemart into a narrowminded, stupid person instead of the highly intelligent foe we have come to know. I honestly expected him to start drooling at any time.

Also, I didn’t see the earlier JK Rowling in this book. It seemed too happy ever after, not the painful “live with it for the greater good” we have come to expect. The ending especially was gaggingly sweet. I had to laugh when I saw the names of the children. Too much! Overkill!

I feel Rowling’s dropped the ball, and I’m saddened by that fact. The world she created in her previous books was such a interesting idea; however, her last book just didn’t have enough of her soul in it (or believability). I wouldn’t recommend buying it unless you want to complete the set.

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How was Mad Eye able to see through the Invisibility Cloak? It was so special because it was one of the Deathly Hallows and supposedly completely impenetrable.

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The one person who got a reprieve was Mr.Weasly she killed Tonks and Remus in exchange for him

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what was that crying thing in “heaven”? i dont even know what the magic late in life thing is about at all. i think luna might have married dean just because of how close they seemed at the end. and, as for the headmaster and such, it probably could have been just about anybody, even someone not in the books. why not? its not like there is a law that one of the main characters had to be headmaster, wouldnt that make the ending too corny. and, i think harry came back to life because he was in possesion of the three hallows, therefore, master of death…right? i WAS dissapointed at how little three was about ginny and harry in the book

ONE MORE THING!!!!

give JK a break, she COULDNT write a whole lot in the epilogue! the way she did it, she left space for more books to be written by other people, she also left it to be imagined(as corny as it sounds, its true) in what ever way the reader liked best. if harry became headmaster, or minister, there would alsways be a group of people who didnt like it that way. IT IS THE ENDING TO THE GREATEST SERIES IN HISTORY!!!! if she made the ending really final and defnate, the story wouldnt be able to go on. i loved the book

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another thing, i think wizardds live longer. actually, i cant explain it because i dont fully understand it…but they must if people like olivander and, i dont know, a lot of wizards are known for being around for an abnormal amount of time. but i dont think JK could have elaborated on it. it doesnt make sense. btw, im talking about wizard myth in actual history, not in harry potter.

did anybody think it odd that hermione was all “its impossible, the three hallows CANT exist”....HELLO!!!! when she was 10, MAGIC didnt exist, now she could do something as unexplainable as making someone levitate!

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what was that crying thing in “heaven”? i dont even know what the magic late in life thing is about at all. i think luna might have married dean just because of how close they seemed at the end. and, as for the headmaster and such, it probably could have been just about anybody, even someone not in the books. why not? its not like there is a law that one of the main characters had to be headmaster, wouldnt that make the ending too corny. and, i think harry came back to life because he was in possesion of the three hallows, therefore, master of death…right? i WAS dissapointed at how little three was about ginny and harry in the book

ONE MORE THING!!!!

give JK a break, she COULDNT write a whole lot in the epilogue! the way she did it, she left space for more books to be written by other people, she also left it to be imagined(as corny as it sounds, its true) in what ever way the reader liked best. if harry became headmaster, or minister, there would alsways be a group of people who didnt like it that way. IT IS THE ENDING TO THE GREATEST SERIES IN HISTORY!!!! if she made the ending really final and defnate, the story wouldnt be able to go on. i loved the book

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i think the reason harry didnt see the thestrals until book 5 is as foolows:

when he was a baby and voldy attacked, lilly was trying to protect harry as much as possible, therefore, sheilding him from sight entirely, that is why harry didnt see his mother’s death. one would than assume that harry would have seen voldimort die than, right? well, either he was still out of sight in his crib and didnt see anything, or because voldy’s soal didnt die, it didnt count

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