Thursday, March 29, 2007

Cover pictures for Book Seven (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

Harry Potter fans will be interested to hear that pictures of the seventh Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, have been released by the publishers.

The US cover is shown on the left, and the UK cover is shown on the right. The US cover gives the impression of Harry working alone using very calm Dumbeldore-style magic, and the UK cover gives the impression of Harry working with Ron and Hermione in a very action-filled setting, with Griffindore's sword and some new-looking creatures.

Even more interesting is the UK adult edition cover, shown below, showing the Slytherin locket that Harry knew he had to find at the end of book six. I predicted in Harry Potter in Torah in the chapter "Everything Happens for a Reason," and others have predicted as well, that this will end up being the locket that he already saw in book five in Serius's old house, which Harry now owns but which may have been stolen.
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Tzipporah said...

Did you see my post about the cover?

Bruce Krulwich said...

Tzipporah, I hadn't seen it, but I did now, and I have to admit I hadn't caught the possible lack of scar.

That said, I don't really like the Harry as Horcrux idea. While we don't really know how horcrux's work, Harry got the scar when Voldemort was trying to kill him, and a baby corpse as horcrux wouldn't be that practical.

Of course, the horcrux spell could have backfired when Harry lived, or something else new, so who knows...