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This is pretty much the pinnacle of the series. The last two books are actually quite good, but I found them slightly disappointing when compared to PHOENIX.
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Wow...this book was amazing...as I have come to expect by this point.

I can't believe that Sirius is dead...I figured somebody would die, but I kind of hoped it would be one of the Order members that was introduced in this book. I also really wanted Bellatrix to bite the big one at the hand of her cousin.

I absolutely loved this book and I was on the edge of my seat the majority of the time...but it did annoy me how nobody believed Harry/the Ministry was ignorant for the majority of the book.

I despised Umbridge...and I'm bitter that Sirius had to die, but then the centaurs neglected to kill that wench. I hope she doesn't recover!!

I loved the ease with which Dumbledore rounded up the Death-Eaters when he arrived at the Department of Mysteries. I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty mad though when they all conveniently escape from prison right under the Ministry's nose in book 6 or 7 (probably 6). I am glad that now Fudge at least knows the truth and can stop trusting freaking Lucius Malfoy.

My only complaint is the Grawp storyline...I thought it could have been left out completely from the story and it wouldn't have lacked anything.

I also really enjoyed Harry's emotions in this one...you start to see it in book 4, but in this one he's really not the sweet, innocent little wizard boy anymore. I couldn't believe it when he tried to use the Cruciatus curse on Bellatrix. Part of me was cheering and the other part was thinking, "?! Harry, NO!!"

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of part 5 of this wonderful series...however, I think overall I didn't like it quite as much as 3 and 4...maybe I'll update my final opinion on that when I've finished the series and see what happens next...I doubt it though. I think part of the reason is that (in general) storylines where the people in power are ignorant to the truth and are blaming the wrong people for evil usually tick me off to some degree.

Currently reading: The Shack by William P. Young

Just Finished:Odd Hours
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So, I've got a few questions...hopefully you guys will want to discuss with me even though you've all read this a while ago.

1. What was the veil thing that Sirius fell into and where did he go?

2. Do you think there were religious undertones here? The prophecy about Harry and Voldemort and Voldemort trying to kill Harry when he was a baby, etc, etc. That part was very King Herod and Jesus.

3. Dumbledore deflected Avada Kedavra? I thought you couldn't do that?

4. Why was Voldemort able to escape? It seems to me that if he and Dumbledore were face to face Dumbledore should have been able to finish him off...kill him...restrain him...something? Did Dumbledore do it just because he knew about the prophecy??
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Grawp was my least favorite part, but still awesome. How about those thestrals? I was amazed by that storyline. I kept thinking over and over what the heck were they and why does Harry only see them! So much fun. I absolutely love stories where blame goes to the wrong people, etc. But I really loved it when Umbridge asked Snape for that potion and he said he was all out. So, according to the prophecy, Harry and Voldemort can't live while the other survives. Sounds interesting. You have some amazing reading ahead of you yet, I can't wait to hear your thoughts.
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Originally posted by Einsteingooddog Einsteingooddog wrote:

So, I've got a few questions...hopefully you guys will want to discuss with me even though you've all read this a while ago.

1. What was the veil thing that Sirius fell into and where did he go?

2. Do you think there were religious undertones here? The prophecy about Harry and Voldemort and Voldemort trying to kill Harry when he was a baby, etc, etc. That part was very King Herod and Jesus.

3. Dumbledore deflected Avada Kedavra? I thought you couldn't do that?

4. Why was Voldemort able to escape? It seems to me that if he and Dumbledore were face to face Dumbledore should have been able to finish him off...kill him...restrain him...something? Did Dumbledore do it just because he knew about the prophecy??


1. Veil, no clue really. Maybe the barrier between this world and the next?

2. Not too sure, but Rowling has admitted to being religious and having doubts about aspects of her religion.

3. You can. It's probably hard to do though. It's just that if you get hit by it you automatically die. You can actually dodge it just by moving out of the way. Kinda cheap, but that's how it works.

4. You'll find out more later. Dumbledore is powerful, but Voldemort is also as well, so it's not surprise that he could escape. In a duel he wouldn't win, but running is a possibility.
"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
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