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Final "Harry Potter" Book gets a title

By Karl Schneider     December 21, 2006
Source: AP

J.K. Rowling has released the title for the upcoming Harry Potter book and it is: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Though the title has been released, the book is not yet finished according to Rowling: "I'm now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years or even more," she wrote. "I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation can possibly know how this feels: I am alternately elated and overwrought. I both want, and don't want, to finish this book (don't worry, I will.)"

No publication date has been announced as of yet, but the Summer of 2007 is the target release.

I hope they get the book out before the movie, as then we can deal with Potter mania all summer, and who doesn't love that!  I'll be buying the book and seeing the movie at a midnight sneak, so maybe I should be quiet.

In any event, I like the title, sounds eerie.

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muchdrama1 12/21/2006 2:28:29 PM
Eerie title indeed. Ominous, too. Possibly my favorite book series of all time (LOTR comes to mind as well).
noblenonsense 12/21/2006 2:55:01 PM
I can't believe I'm gonna nitpick...but I will. It's Hallows not Hollows. I imagine she'll get the book out two weeks prior or after the movie. I won't be here for it. :-/
snallygaster 12/21/2006 3:39:53 PM
I can't believe I'm gonna nitpick a nitpick... but I believe you meant to say "It's Hollows, not Hallows". I like the title. Of course, I thought "The Phantom Menace" was a title with a lot of promise when I first heard it.
DarkJedi_home 12/21/2006 6:09:43 PM
And I guess I'll just say theres no reason to nitpick at all here since the title of the next book is: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(exactly as the article above says). If you dissagree with me, go to JKrowling's official site and play around. The confirmation is there.
scoundrel 12/21/2006 6:32:06 PM
It's a good title. Dark and foreboding. I like it better than the half-blood prince.
Cullenlover42 12/21/2006 6:32:25 PM
I really could care less how its spelled, I just want to read it! The title has definately caught my attention...more so then the rest of the series...Im so excited!
bdd 12/21/2006 6:49:14 PM
They should just call it Harry Potter: He dies in the End!
snallygaster 12/21/2006 7:14:07 PM
So it 'tis "Hallows" after all! Reuters was reporting it as "Hollows" earlier today.
karlschneider 12/21/2006 9:55:15 PM
Various locations were reporting it as Hollows earlier in the day, but the correct spelling is Hallows. It threw me for a while as well, the initial column spelled the title Hollows, but I changed it when it was confirmed the other way.
DarkJedi_home 12/21/2006 10:23:02 PM
Yep, there's been confusion on some of the reporting sources of the spelling, especially since the word "Hollow" could fit into whatever title was created.. After all, the book is supposed to start in Godric's Hollow if you go by the ending of Book 6. As for what "Deathly Hallows" could mean, here's my take on it... Dictionary hal·low1 /ˈhæloʊ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[hal-oh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –verb (used with object) 1. to make holy; sanctify; consecrate. 2. to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield. There's no doubt that Voldemort considers his horcruxes as "holy" or "sacred" in his eyes because they propel his immortality. Deathly Hallows could be as simple an explanation as describing Voldemort's horcruxes. It could have double meaning considering who has left Harry Potter to travel his path to destiny alone(minus his childhood friends).
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