Harry Potter and the Mistress of Death

By Kenneth Larsen
August 28, 2007

From the Bada Bing! to Hogwarts, this has been the summer of final chapters for two long-standing and equally long-running stories of subterfuge, dark secrets, and, yes, even death. HBO’s The Sopranos left its viewers to imagine the ultimate fate of Tony Soprano and his family. How well did author J. K. Rowling fare among her millions of fans with her long-awaited, seventh and final novel in the unbelievably successful Harry Potter series? Associate Editor Kenneth Larsen takes a look back and reflects on his reading experience and coming to terms with the fate of some of his favorite characters from the Rowling canon in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

WARNING: This article contains specific references to plot elements and story lines contained in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you have not yet read the book, you may learn more than you want to know by reading this article.

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