The Deathly Hallows is an outlier in the Harry Potter series given the vast majority of the story does not take place at Hogwarts. Instead, the final entry in J.K. Rowling’s seven-part fantasy series follows our heroes as they attempt to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes.
Though some of the plot points are slightly contrived (such as Ron's timely arrival in the Forest of Dean), Rowling managed to deliver a strong conclusion for the most part. Sure, the ending is predictable, but it’s also very satisfying.
Furthermore, the overall tone is much darker than the previous six novels, and as such, the book is loaded with suspense and sorrow. Indeed, the amount of major fatalities in the closing stages of the book is remarkably high.
The finale of this book also features a number of key revelations, the best of which occur in ‘The Prince’s Tale’. This particular chapter is the accumulation of years and years of character development and intrigue.
Moreover, despite the fact the adaptation of The Deathly Hallows is split into two parts, there are still plenty of details which are only available in Rowling’s original work…