The Last One

This is the final trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which releases either July 15th or 17th.

I can say in all honesty that the hair on the back of my neck stood up through all of this video.

I am about 100 pages from finishing this book for about the sixth time. I think this book is so good because it marks the end of a major part of the series. Until the end of book 6 and the beginning of book 7, Harry could always rely on Dumbledore to act as his guide post. This part of the story ends with the “lightning struck tower” and Dumbledore’s death. It is from this point forward that Harry must figure out his path for himself. This culminates with the chapter at Shell Cottage in book 7 where Harry has to come to a final decsion while burrying his fallen friend, Horcruxes or Hallows?

I just finished the chapter last night in which Dumbledore is imploring Harry to see that he does not need to have great power to defeat Voldemort. Harry replies that the Prophecy states that one of them must die, and Dumbledore responds that Harry continues to put too much store into the prophecy, that had he never heard the prophecy he would still want to see Voldemort killed, and would want to be the one to do it.

At the end of the chapter, Harry thinks to himself that walking into the arena facing his own death is much better than being dragged into it, and that made all the difference.

It is in this realization that we see the seeds being planted for Harry’s ultimate decision to face his own death by walking back into the forest, along side his parents, Sirius and Lupin near the end of book 7. I can’t wait for this movie.

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