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As anticipation of the final Harry Potter book intensifies, a debate is raging among fans about what’s in store for Harry and the rest of the gang at Hogwart's. In this book, the experts at present a wide range of hard facts and bold predictions about the most popular storylines, favorite characters, and final outcome of the Harry Potter saga. Drawing on their intimate knowledge of the previous six books, as well as tips and suggestions made by millions of fans (not to mention a personal interview with J.K. Rowling), the authors offer answers to the burning questions of Harry Potter readers everywhere: Will Hogwart's School be open for Harry’s final year and will Harry even be in attendance? Will Harry’s quest for the remaining Horcruxes be rewarded? Where do Severus Snape’s true loyalties lie? And, most importantly, will Harry survive the final battle with Lord Voldemort?

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ISBN-13: 9781569755839
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 10/19/2006
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love, and How Will the Adventure Finally End?
By Ben Schoen Emerson Spartz Andy Gordon Gretchen Stull Jamie Lawrence Laura Thompson

Ulysses Press

Copyright © 2006 Ben Schoen and Emerson Spartz
All right reserved.

Chapter One

Book 7 Basics

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

On December 21, 2006, after a year and a half of eager fan anticipation, J. K. Rowling finally released the official title of the seventh and final Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. When first published this book (two months before J.K.R.'s announcement), we predicted that she might call Book 7 Harry Potter and the Hallows of Hogwarts. Though we weren't right on the money, we weren't far off. We'll give ourselves half a point for that one. But just what is J.K.R. referring to by the "Deathly Hallows," and what does this title mean for Book 7?

The moment J.K.R. disclosed the title, a million different theories sprang up on discussion forums worldwide as to what the Deathly Hallows could be. Within the maelstrom, one idea emerged that stands head and shoulders above the others. That theory concerns the Hallows of the Holy Grail, from the legend of King Arthur. In this story, the Grail (the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper) is one of the Four Hallows, which are all sacred holy relics. The Hallows are:

The Holy Grail The Broken Sword The Stone, or The Dish, or The PentacleThe Spear of Destiny

Arthur and his knights set out on a quest to find the Holy Grail and prove themselves worthy of it. One of his knights (Gawain, Perceval, or Galahad, depending on the version you read) finds it at a castle in the middle of a wasteland, guarded by a man known as the Fisher King, who also holds the other three Hallows. The Fisher King is chronically injured, and the legend states that when one worthy of the Grail arrives, his wounds would heal, and with him would heal the wasteland of his kingdom.

So how does all of this link into the final installment of the Harry Potter series? The theory runs that the Deathly Hallows are four relics synonymous with the Hallows of the Fisher King:

Hufflepuff's Cup represents The Holy Grail Gryffindor's Sword represents The Broken Sword Slytherin's Locket represents The Stone/Dish/Pentacle Ravenclaw's Wand represents The Spear of Destiny

Dumbledore told Harry that Voldemort sought out a relic from each of the Hogwarts founders to turn into Horcruxes [HBP, p. 505]. These are Voldemort's "Hallows," the items that are sacred to him. It seems that he didn't manage to get them all, as Dumbledore was confident that the Sword at least had remained untainted [HBP, p. 505]. The nature of Ravenclaw's relic is also unconfirmed, but if the Hallows theory is correct, the evidence points toward it being Rowena's wand that Voldemort obtained.

So these are the Hallows, but why are they Deathly? Simply because they contain pieces of Voldemort's soul, and it is Harry's task to destroy each of the Horcruxes. If Harry should succeed in his quest for the Hallows, then Voldemort will be mortal-and subject to the force of death-once again.

Another clue could come from the way J.K.R. chose to reveal Book 7's title-through a game of hangman on her website. Hanging symbolism crops up in several places throughout the series: villagers discussed the Riddle murders in The Hanged Man pub [GOF], the village itself was named Little Hangleton, the Weasley twins sold a hangman game in their shop. The real significance of this idea comes from the tarot. Each suit of the Minor Arcana (cups, swords, pentacles, and wands) derives from the Hallows, and one of the Major Arcana cards is the Hanged Man. One interpretation might be that someone sacrifices his position to gain insight, and risks becoming an outcast (perhaps a reference to Snape). The Hanged Man could also represent a hero so committed to his cause that he will die for it. The relationship of the card to other cards usually involves personal loss for a greater gain, and this could indicate Harry's fate.

All of this is only conjecture, of course, and it is based on nothing but a presumed link between existing legends and the title of Book 7. But it sounds pretty convincing to us. However it turns out, though, everything discussed above has a clear association with death, and we can safely assume that Deathly Hallows is not going to be a cheerful book.

How long will Deathly Hallows be?

In September 2006, the Daily Mirror, a U.K. tabloid, reported that J.K.R. had written 750 pages and was only halfway through writing. J.K.R. later refuted the claim [J.K.R website, Rubbish Bin section], and we'll certainly take her word over that of some gossip rag. Besides, there's simply no way the book would be 1,500 pages long. J.K.R. has already said she thinks that Deathly Hallows will be shorter than Order of the Phoenix (though she wouldn't guarantee it) [ITV Report, 2005]. But assuming the book will be shorter than OOTP, which weighed in at a whopping 870 pages, she's still given herself room to write a respectable 869-page tome. And with all the loose ends she needs to wrap up, don't be surprised if Deathly Hallows comes in close to that length. After all, there are no more books for her to fix errors or include information she wished she had included before. So she will be checking this book twenty times over to make sure she has addressed every remaining issue.

When will Deathly Hallows finally hit the shelves?

Only J.K.R. and her publisher know the exact release date of Deathly Hallows. And they're not telling. If this information somehow got leaked, heads would roll. So for now, "mum" is the word. There are a few telling clues, however, that allow us to speculate on when we'll see Book 7 in the stores. One popular theory is that the book will be released on July 7, 2007, or 07/07/07. Seven is the most powerful and magical number in the Harry Potter series, after all, and Harry himself was born at the end of July, the seventh month. The last three Potter books have all been released on Saturdays (in order to allow fans to attend midnight releases the night before), and 07/07/07 conveniently happens to fall upon, you guessed it, a Saturday. Furthermore, all six previous Potter books have had their world premiere in the U.K. in either June or July. It certainly seems like all the stars have aligned for July 7, 2007.

But despite all of these clues, we find this publication date highly unlikely. Why? Because the Order of the Phoenix movie will be released on July 13, 2007. The Harry Potter films are big business for Warner Brothers and J. K. Rowling. Fans around the globe will be eagerly anticipating the release, and Warner Bros and J.K.R. won't want to divert the excitement for either the movie or the book by pitting one against the other. What's more, July 7, 2005, saw a vicious suicide bomb attack in London, the only such event that has ever occurred in the U.K. Fifty-two people were killed and over 800 injured, and it is unthinkable that the final Harry Potter book would be released on the anniversary of this atrocity. So we can say goodbye to the 07/07/07 theory.

The earliest release date we think is possible for Deathly Hallows will be late 2007 or early 2008. Many people assume that the announcement of the title of Book 7 means that a 2007 release is likely. We can't really glean too much from the timing of this announcement, however. While the title of HBP was revealed almost exactly a year in advance, the title of OOTP was made public in October 2000, and the book didn't see the light of day for nearly three years afterwards. By contrast, the title of GOF wasn't announced until just over a week before it came out. Therefore, just because we know the title doesn't mean we know when the book is coming out.

Late 2007 is always a possibility, but a summer 2008 release looks more likely for several reasons. J.K.R. revealed in August 2006 that she "wasn't even close to finishing" the book [J.K.R website, Rubbish Bin section]. Thus she still has an awful lot to write and finalize. Even after she finishes writing, she still has to send it off to her publisher for editing, promotion, and Americanizing, all of which can take six months to a year. Furthermore, every previous Harry Potter book has seen its world premiere in either June or July, and every previous Harry Potter book has been enormously successful. So if it ain't broke, why fix it? And since summer 2007 is out of the question, then summer 2008 seems like the clear choice.

But like everything in this book, these are merely educated predictions. Only J.K.R. knows the true answers and she is closely guarding all of her secrets. On a recent flight back from New York, increased airport security meant there was a risk that she would be parted from her manuscript. J.K.R. wouldn't be parted from it, however, and after much pleading, security allowed her to take it on. She mentioned that if they hadn't let her board, she would have probably jumped on a boat and sailed the entire way back home [J.K.R website, News section]. So rest assured, fellow Potterites, even though everything about Deathly Hallows is hush-hush, the manuscript safely remains in very good hands.


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kidsilkhaze on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book written by some hard-core Potter fans. So, out of the two questions they give their predictions on that have already passed (when will the book come out and what will it be called) they were totally wrong, BUT! their evidence is solid and their arguements well thought out.Such questions they debate are is Dumbledore really dead? Is Harry a Horcrux? What is Neville's Destiny? and the role of prophesies. The great thing about this book is that even though the authors clearly state a side in the debate, they do offer both sides of the arguement. The authors think that Dumbledore is really dead (which I agree with) but they also make the most convincing arguement I've ever seen that Dumbledore lives.I don't agree with all of their predictions and I think they ignore some crucial evidence. I really respect the book for sticking to a very strict set of sources-- the books, and interviews with J. K. Rowling. Also, they never present their conclusions as given fact, they are always very explicit about what their opinions are and what we know for sure.A good book for people who can't wait until July 21.
Runa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the book, even though many of the things mentioned had already been discussed to death by the MuggleCasters, and I did disagree with a lot of what was said (Snape being good, implications of something between Lily & Snape, etc), but overall, it was a good read. It was very well written, especially considering that it was written by teenagers for the most part. The bits of humor that were sprinkled throughout the book were amusing. Well done, MuggleNetters, and just a few more months of waiting till we see how many of those predictions come true!
Joles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A most interesting read. If you can manage to wait to read Harry Potter 7 until after you've read the speculations that are given in this book DO. Masterfully written, giving both sides of each argument. It was equally interesting to go back through the book with Deathly Hallows and jot down which theories were correct and which were not.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this interesting and a good review. While I don't obsess, I am interested in the outcome of the series. (IMHO, Snape is a good guy, and Dumbledore is not dead!)
bookappeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Mugglenet crew takes on almost every unanswered question in the Harry Potter series in this preview of what *might* happen in Book 7. You may not agree with all their conclusions but, with quotes from the books and from interviews with the author, they always make a compelling case. This book also serves as a nice overview of the previous 6 books and brings together in one place the clues and themes that JK Rowling carries from one book to another.HP fans love to speculate and will find much to agree with and argue about in this book! Surprisingly well written, by the way.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
This book covers everything that the editors of believe is going to happen in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS. It is literally a book of well thought out predictions. If you are a HUGE Harry Potter fan, like I am, then you should definitely read this!

Everything that needs to be explained in the 7th book is here in WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN HARRY POTTER 7. From who they think is going to die, who falls in love, if Dumbledore is really dead, if Harry is a Horcrux, to what percent chance the main characters have of living. There is not one thing that is not questioned -- even if the Mirror of Erised comes back!

I had a lot of fun reading and theorizing with this book. If you, like me, have a long-running debate with someone about if Harry is a Horcrux or not, read this book! Totally fun! I will have this book nearby when I finally get to read the seventh book to see how good the predictions are!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing. but most of what they say in it is right so it ruins the 7th book for you
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I'm a big Harry Potter fan who loves to speculate about what will happen in Book 7. If you think Harry Potter is okay, this book will probably seem useless. However, if you are one of the hardcore fans, this is a great way to get ready for Book 7 (in addition to rereading the other 6 books, of course). This book is a great way to have a whole bunch of Harry Potter theories collected in one place. I was very impressed by how meticulously the author's have looked up quotes to support the theories. Any fan could go and find the quotes in the books very easily. One of the things that got me interested in this book is that it is written by the people of MuggleNet, which is my favorite Harry Potter website. There are so many Harry Potter books out there, and I'm sometimes hesitant to buy them. From a quick glance, it seems that many of those books just contain generalizations about the Harry Potter series and that the authors may or may not be fans of the acutal series. While some are written by people who may like the books, some may just be written by those trying to make some money on the 'Harry Potter' name. The authors from Harry Potter are actual fans who are just as excited about book 7 as the fans who will buy this book, and that is what encouraged me to buy it. I'm very glad I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because I am dying to see Order of the Phoenix and read the last book. There are so many great theories and suggestions in this book that I will look at the last book a little differently. These guys from Mugglenet have done their research--ideas on whether or not Snape is evil, what will happen to Draco, who will die, etc. I couldn't put it down and had to go back and read parts of Order and Half Blood to read it with my own eyes. Buy it if you are bored and can't wait for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a harry potter fan and you are dying to read the final book, this book is for you. Really, it is amazing how 'harry potter nerdy' the writers are. they pick up all the clues through out the harry potter series that can lead to predictions for the final book and put them in this book right here. so if you are pumped up for the seventh book, read this as an appetizer to get you blood flowing. It is such an exciting read and you will think totally different about book 7 when you are done. also go to and read the latest news and other stuff as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obviously, if you are not one that likes to speculate from the many clues throughout books 1-6, this book is not for you. Why pick it up if you have no interest in knowing the possibilities of book 7? (In other words, don't give it a bad rating if you had no interest in the first place...pick another book!) On the other hand, if you are like millions of us who are engrossed in the wildly fun mystery behind all of these clues and hints offered by JKR, this book certainly satisfies. The authors are quite fair in offering each opposing theory with the evidence available and then stating why they choose one outcome over another. They site not only quotes from the prior books, but quotes from JKR herself. Simply put, this is a fun guessing game for all of us, and this book adds its own share of ideas and theories to the already large speculation arena.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To all those Potter-Heads out there, this is the book for you! The books tells you stuff from who has a chance of dieing to who will fall in love in the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter books 7). No one can help theirself to this juicy information to fill up in. You can never know to much. but for the other half of the world, to want the seventh books to be a surprise! For those people who want to have the book all at once most people ugree too!! Someone can think ' What if we use our money to find out what happens, but none of this does! It will be like trowing money away!' You can just buy the real thing! Either you are the one to find out the information, or the one waiting, i would think that you should try reading this book. Like i said, it fills you up with alot of information!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Browsed through it at the store, found it wanting - won't be buying it. Surprised that something like this was published.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book for anyone who likes to think about what is going to happen in Harry Potter 7. I don't agree with everyting that is said in the book but that is part of what makes it fun. I definitly recomend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excelent! They have very good theries on the seventh book but don't get confused with the actual facts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's fun to read. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that the authors tend to lean on their own theories instead of fairly presenting that both sides may happen (they do present both sides but then they conclude with what they think, or possibly want, to happen). Some theories were presented as if that's what the authors WANT to happen in the last book because they have no hard facts to support their speculations (They have supporting evidences in some of their theories but not where it matters, that's why I wasn't convinced with a lot of the theories, esp the ones about what Snape and Wormtail will do at the end). And most of the theories presented in this book are known already (can be read at the editorials in, so I was a little disappointed that I didn't read any interesting new theories in this book. But still, I have no regrets that I bought this book and would recommend it to all Harry Potter fans. But if you've just started reading the series and have not yet fully appreciated the Harry Potter Universe (in other words, you're not yet a full- pledged Harry Potter FANatic), it would not be advisable to buy this book as it may just confuse you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I wasn't gonna read it, but then I did! And I'm glad!!! Because now, all my friends are peppering me with questions, like 'Hey, what happens in the final Harry Potter book?' or 'Does Harry Potter DIE? No way, it can't be!!' To which I simply say, 'I know the answers, dudes, but I'm not tellin. You'll just have to wait foer the book to come out in July - or BUY THE MUGGLENET book right now!!!' Seriously, the fine people behind mugglenet have scored a big one with this pre-HP7 companion book that is seriously clued in to all the best specs and theories about the soon-to-be-beloved final HP book. I hope they will go back and put out companion books for each book in the series!!!! to quote the wizard dumbledorf, 'For Every Little Companion, Help Indulge This, Harry Potter!!!!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is helpful to any Harry Potter fan.It is good if you want to know all the little details.Good job Muggelnet!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the books,, or the podcast mugglecast, then this is the book for you! The theories are intriguing, thought provoking, and left me itching for book 7! It'll be interesting to see how many of the authors' theories turn out to be correct in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a Mugglenet fan, buy it. If you are not, buy it anyway. They provide outstanding theories in an easy format. Well done guys - you did Mugglenet proud!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book that all true Harry Potter fnas must have. Find out what the chances are of everyone living and dying. Great!! Now I can't wait for book 7.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it was fantastic. It talked all about the events and hidden things in all the HP books. I reread the series and did not see it the same way again, as well as noticed things that I had not before. It is a must read for any and all Harry Potter fans.