I finally got a chance to dive into the book in earnest on Sunday afternoon. Needless to say I'm thoroughly impressed with the book so far. A promised I am going to blog my impressions of the final book chapter by chapter. However, I'm not intending to give away any plot twists per se and I don't want to ruin the book for others.
Chapter 1 - The Dark Lord Ascending
Our story begins almost where it left off. This really does feel like Books 6 and 7 are two halves of the same novel. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince really climaxed and ended with the death of Dumbledore at the hands of Severius Snape of its aftermath.
The Deathly Hallows begins with Snape meeting with some fellow death eaters and the Dark Lord himself. I must admit I felt myself loathing Snape with each turn of the page. I thought to myself "so we really get to see the real Snape for the total snake in the grass that I always thought him to be".
This was a bit of a different start to a Harry Potter book. Normally we expect to hear about Uncle Vernon, Dudley and Aunt Petunia and how they've mistreated Harry once again. This time J.K. Rowling is all business. Voldemort is beginning his evil reign of terror once again and I can't wait to turn the page....
In case you missed it check out my Harry Potter blog from yesterday.
Just is case you don't have your own copy of the Harry Potter series. I've listed them below: