Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Book Cover Revealed

The book cover for the last book in the series, "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows," revealed this morning live on the Today Show. The illustrator, Mary GrandPre, is the same illustrator for the other books in the Scholastic publisher series in the U.S. The book is scheduled to be released one minute past midnight on July 21, 2007.

Read the MSN Press release.

Read the Press release.

See the wraparound cover and comments with Arthur Levine, the co-editor of the Harry Potter series, in the Today Show's blog.

See the British book covers for the children's edition, with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a house elf (Dobby? Kreacher?) battling in a room full of treasure, and the adult edition, with a picture of Slytherin's locket.

See the parody from

Friday, February 23, 2007

Harry Potter Must Die

Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. But JK Rowling is going to finish the series of seven books, and there aren't going to be any more -- not from her, nor from any other authors who want to jump in and take the reins if JK Rowling is unwilling to stay in the saddle. If she kills off Harry, no author can use him as the protagonist in future books. And more importantly, to finish the series with the same type of tragedy that began the series, the self-sacrifice of Harry to save the ones he loves most, his friends, will have to occur. I have no doubt that Voldemort will be vanquished and perish in the end, too, but Harry's demise is coming whether or not we fans approve of such an unfortunate outcome.