The Final Chapter of Harry Potter

This was the only time in my life so far that I actually waited outside in the cold for a book to come out at midnight and really it was worth it.  It was a fun experience and worth the wait when J K Rowling finally came out with the last book of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows a couple years ago (and now the first part of the last movie will be coming).  After that long wait I torn through that book like there was no tomorrow and still I read this book with a lot of enthusiasm again and again.  If you have not read the first book what are you waiting for!  And second there are some spoilers on what happens in the book.  So stop at the summary and don’t read further.

The Plot of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows:

“Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with.

In this final, seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion the answers to the many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding, richly woven narrative, which plunges, twists and turns at a breathtaking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling, whose books will be read, reread and read again.”  Found in Fantastic Fiction.

Honestly this book was the one that I was anticipating, the movie as well which is coming out this November which is very exciting.  After reading these books over and over, and watching the movies again and again you get attached.  I really wanted to know how the book ended and I have read this book plenty of times to know exactly.  The movie I hope will be worth the wait but all of them are fantastic.

In the book I love how the story is about Harry, Hermione and Ron’s journey to find the Horcrux’s and to at last defeat Voldermort.  Well, that last part is really for Harry.  I found that the items for the Horcrux’s were strange with how he decided to choose them.  But the items all seemed to hold a significance that was sometime in the past.

The mission I thought was well thought out.  The dynamic of the three of them and mission was fantastic because it was not perfect.  Ron will get out of the mission temporarily and all hell will break loose.  They reach very hard times where it looks that all hope is lost and nothing is going right, and still then things are not going their way.  It was great to see because you do not want all happy endings throughout the book.  You want to see them struggle and make their way to the end of their journey with all the cuts and bruises.

One thing I loved was the beginning with Harry at his house.  This was his goodbye to the Muggle world and the only family he had.  But the part that I loved was how they came and got Harry.  Have seven identical Harry’s was a very cool idea to confuse the bad guys.  The book started out with action in Rowling’s traditional style.

The wedding was a nice touch to the book because it was a nice thing to have before the three of them would leave their family.  Also you got to read about all of the Weasley’s which is the family I love.  All of them where there and I hope in the movie they have all of them because they seem to think that Bill and Charlie are not important enough but really they are.

The characters I felt had all finally grown up, and grown up in dangerous times but it had to be done.  I love to see how Neville was able to come into his own and how Ron was now confident in himself.  Then there is Harry who understood what he needed to really do at the end.  His quest would come to an end because he understood that he needed to die in order to really defeat Voldermort.  This was an amazing concept that I was blown away by.

The concept of the Deathly Hallows was also a cool little twist.  That is what this story came down to.  Harry was going to wield the Deathly Hallows and become the true master, this was something that Dumbledore was tempted by.  But Harry was stronger than Dumbledore.

There was one part with Snape as he met his end you finally found out the truth.  Snape truly was a good man but only because of Lily Potter who was the love of his life even though he never had a chance with her.  Snape was a very interesting character who I loved to read about and I was so happy to see that he truly was good.  I would have hated it if he was part of the villains.  Harry now understood why Snape did what he did and changed his view on his Professor.

The final battle was truly an epic battle.  I was enthralled by the battle.  The students who were of age fought, all of Harry’s friends fought and it was amazing.  I loved how Rowling wrote that last scene.  You could see everything that was happening.  But as with all battles there comes tragedies.  Deaths were something the good and bad side both had.  There were three deaths that were so cruel and honestly the first time I was tearing up a little.  I will be interested to see those in the movie and probably cry a little there as well.

Now as the battle is finally done guess who is dead?  Well if you can’t guess…it’s Voldermort!  He was defeated and Harry was able to live.  He was able to become a normal wizard without any part of Voldermort to reside in him, he was free.  And the best thing that followed was when Rowling added in those 19 years later.  That part was needed, a must to have.  As a reader who followed the book since junior year in high school and seven years later is enthralle d with the book the ending was perfect.  19 years was amazing because you got to read about Harry and Ginny, and then Hermione and Ron.  The best part is with their children.  You got to hear about their children and see that after all this time Harry was safe and living life.  I loved the last part and really was truly brilliant of Rowling to add this ending.

So after all this time Harry Potter is still a part of my life, if only in books but I believe this series will be for future generations of children.  It is a truly intriguing world of magic and something that children and adults can get lost in.

J K Rowling is an amazing writer and did very well with her Harry Potter series.  I will be forever a fan.  Read to the series if you have not done so yet.

The Final Chapter of the MacKade Brothers

The first three books of the series MacKade Brothers were fantastic.  The last book, The Fall of Shane MacKade by Nora Roberts was finishing up with the youngest brother.  The brother that had told many he didn’t want to marry.  Also one that is not telling all, he holds a secret.  But this secret is shared with one woman, Rebecca Knight.

“The youngest MacKade, Shane, was a man of the land, so the last woman he expected to catch his eye was a Ph.D. toting academic.  But Rebecca Knight had caught much more than that.  One beautiful lady didn’t mean the fall of Shane MacKade from bachlorhood was a sure thing.  But it was definitely a possibility…”

The story had all the of the MacKade’s along with the spouses and new children.  Shane was the last brother who has not found love.  He has been having a fantastic time with many other women.  That is until Rebecca Knight makes an appearance in his life.  From the moment he saw her at the airport he was baffled.

Rebecca Knight was a bright woman who never had a normal life.  Only academic, nothing else except now.  She was drawn to this place through dreams that she had been having for several years now.  Rebecca has little to no real friends, except Regan but now there was Shane.  She decided to let herself go and enjoy.  Enjoy in the arms of Shane who was trying his best to seduce.

I love the fact that Shane does seduce her but Rebecca is still a little resistant.  She is logical and does not ask or act like a normal women.  This fact drives Shane crazy because he does not know what to do, and before he knows it Shane will be stuck on Rebecca.  But is he brave enough to tell her everything?

I am not sure which book I liked more so I will say all were wonderful to read.  The brothers are an example of brotherly love through ups and downs.  Nora Roberts knows how to write a romance novel that is charming, seductive and a little twist of the supernatural element.

MacKade Series

The Return of Rafe MacKade

The Pride of Jared MacKade

The Heart of Devin MacKade

The Fall of Shane MacKade