The thrilling final book in the seven-part saga of J. K. Rowling receives as sumptuous a production treatment as its story, with a special slipcase and art exclusive to this Deluxe edition.
Beyond the excitement of the Book 7 text itself, the Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive insert featuring... close-scale reproductions of the interior art of Mary GrandPré, as well as unprecedented full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom slipcase is foil-stamped and contains a full-cloth case book which was blind-stamped on the front and back cover with foil stamping on the spine. The book includes full-color endpapers featuring the trade edition jacket art, as well as a wraparound jacket featuring art created by Mary GrandPré especially for this issue.
The repeated tactic of deus ex machina (without a deus) has a deplorable effect on both the plot and the dialogue. The need for Rowling to play catch-up with her many convolutions infects her characters as well.
What I think is most magical about the writing is its ability to grasp anybody, no matter what age, and turn them into a bookworm. They simply cannot put it down. There is not a page with a dull moment. I think a big contributor to this is chapter length.
Rowling has done her damnedest to round up events and minor characters from all the earlier books. Her child fans are notorious for their delight in Potter-trivia, and Rowling has conscientiously done justice to their intricate knowledge of her earlier books.
So when I am asked about Deathly Hallows, what do I say? What stays with me? Is it the adverbs and the cloying epilogue? Or is it the way Harry grew up, the way Rowling made me cry, the answers that were there all along in a careful reading? The books could never have ended any other way.