Record First-Day Sales for Last ‘Harry Potter’ Book - The New York TimesRowling '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. Scrimgeour reveals that Harry was also bequeathed the Sword of Gryffindor , which has gone missing.
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Rowling 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.
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 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.
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Twelve years ago today, on July 21, , the last book in the 7-book series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , was released. Due to the immense and ever-growing popularity of the books and films, bookstores and cinemas had taken to holding midnight release parties for the books and midnight screenings for the movies. New fans have the luxury of obtaining all of the books and films at once—instant gratification. But for those of us in the first generation of Harry Potter fans, we had to wait several years between releases, our heads full of questions that spilled onto websites , podcasts , chatrooms, discussion fora, and even real life conversations with fellow fans. The speculation raged relentlessly until we got our answers in the next book, which brought new questions and another round of speculation. With Deathly Hallows that was all going to end. No more wondering if Harry was a horcrux or which side Snape was on.