Anticipation at Boiling Point as Release Date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows NearsRowling that officially went on sale at a. Saturday, sold a record 8. That exceeded the 6. The figures seemed to show that numerous leaks before the official release, including photos of every page of the book that circulated on Internet file-sharing services last week, had done nothing to dent the enormous pent-up demand for the books. View all New York Times newsletters. The series is published by Bloomsbury in Britain. Many of the books sold are priced at a substantial discount.
Record First-Day Sales for Last ‘Harry Potter’ Book
July 16, , was the day the wait finally ended for millions of Harry Potter fans, as J. Rowling's sixth novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , finally hit shelves and readers worldwide held marathon reading sessions. Once each of the book's pages had been eagerly devoured, the wait began again. Since that time, fans have learned that the seventh installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , will be the final Harry Potter book, and that two characters will die. Other than these two facts, further details on the book have been few and far between, only adding to the anticipation as the release date nears.
Final Harry Potter novel has many questions to answer
It was released on 21 July , at am local time in English-speaking countries. It is followed by a sequel to the original series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The title was first released to the public through a hangman game posted by J. Rowling on her official website on December 21, Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed by the publishers. On her website she said, " While each of the previous Potter books has strong claims on my affections, Deathly Hallows is my favourite, and that is the most wonderful way to finish the series. It is the fastest-selling book of all time, selling 20 million copies in the first 24 hours [ citation needed ].
Rowling 's novel of the same name and features an ensemble cast. The story follows Harry Potter , who has been tasked by Dumbledore with finding and destroying Lord Voldemort 's secret to immortality — the Horcruxes. The Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry remains strong despite Lord Voldemort gaining power and the Death Eaters committing mass killings of Muggles and infiltrating the Ministry. Voldemort commandeers Lucius Malfoy 's wand, due to his own wand sharing the same core as Harry's and therefore being unable to kill him. Arriving at The Burrow , Harry has a vision of the wand-maker Ollivander being tortured by Voldemort. The next day, Scrimgeour arrives with Dumbledore's will.
Rowling and the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. The book was released on 21 July , ending the series that began in with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Deathly Hallows shattered sales records upon release, surpassing marks set by previous titles of the Harry Potter series. It holds the Guinness World Record for most novels sold within 24 hours of release, with 8. Throughout the six previous novels in the series , the main character Harry Potter has struggled with the difficulties of adolescence along with being famous as the only person ever to survive the Killing Curse , Avada Kedavra. What the wizarding community found most impressive, was that he was just a baby when this curse was inflicted The curse was cast by the evil Tom Riddle , better known as Lord Voldemort , a powerful evil wizard, who had murdered Harry's parents and attempted to kill Harry as a baby, in the belief this would frustrate a prophecy that Harry would become his equal.