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Old 28-03-2007, 04:49   #1
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U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

The new dust cover was revealed this morning. It Harry reaching over his head to his left, looking upwards. Surrounded by what appears to be rubble of ruins,or some type of areana. Voldy is standing behind Harry, either reaching for Harry or reaching for the same object that Harry is. If anyone else saw this, reply and lets see what we make of it. (I still think the ruins are going to be whats left of Hogwarts when the final battle is over.) U.S. release date is 07/21/2007
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Old 28-03-2007, 05:10   #2
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

I haven't seen it yet, I'll look around and see if I can get a link for it. One thing though to remember . . . You can look back on this site, and there is a thread where we posted our thoughts on the release for the cover art for HBP . . . We were in the ballpark with some of it, but didn't get anything exactly right. But, that said . . . bring it on! Lets start guessing!

OK, here they are . . .

US cover - http://www.thesnitch.net/site/images2/dhus.jpg

better US cover - http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotte...lows/index.htm

UK childrens cover - http://www.thesnitch.net/site/images...w_complete.jpg
UK adult cover - http://www.thesnitch.net/site/images...w_complete.jpg
Let the theories begin!
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

OK, after looking closely at all the covers, here is what I see as significant, and what it may (or may not) mean.

US Cover

Neither has a wand. Sadly, this could give the “leak” mentioned in another thread some credibility, unless it was merely a supposition that was based on the cover art to begin with.

They seem to both be facing something.

They appear to be in an arena with people watching.

There is rubble at their feet, but no clue to what it came from.

There are torn curtains on each side as if we are seeing them through a doorway of some sort.

Harry has the locket around his neck.

There is a crack in the arena just to the left of Voldemort’s hand, not sure what that could mean, but I don’t think that the arena is old, as there are no other noticeable cracks, could have been made by what created all the rubble.

They are wearing matching brown robes, but not certain if that is significant.

UK Adult cover

Well, the locket. Looks nice, We knew it would be prevalent in the story, but, is it on the cover because it is found early, or because it ends up being the most elusive?

The text on the cover tells us that Harry will spend some time at the burrow before beginning his hunt.

The text mentions that Harry has never felt so alone, does this mean he will be without Ron and Hermionie?

UK Children’s

Text on the back, says Harry waits at Privet drive for the Order to escort him away without Voldemort knowing. So do we assume he goes to the Dursleys first then to the Burrow?

The artwork here definitely brings up more questions . . .

The trio seem to be coming out of a pipe or tunnel, landing on a large pile of “treasure”, or it could be a vault at Gringots that Harry’s hunt has led him to. this seems to imply that the trio will indeed be on the hunt together, at least for part of the time.

We see chest armor with a snake on the breast, Would Slythierin have ever worn armor?

There is a knights helmet with a dragon on top, would assume it went with the chest armor, but perhaps not.

There is something on Harry’s back, my guess is Dobby, or possibly another house elf, and they are holding what appears to be Gryffindor’s sword.

We see the patronus stag . . . this could mean that Harry has to battle dementors, which isn’t much of a surprise, but could it have some other meaning?

We see a snake in a crystal ball, my guess is that again Trelawney may see or foretell something “real”.

Assuming that the snake is Nagini, this could mean that she was indeed made into a horcrux, and that would be very difficult for Harry to gain access to since she is usually with Voldemort.

At the bottom of the picture of Hogwarts, there is a small black animal, either a dog or cat, difficult to say what it may mean, could be Crookshanks in shadow, McGonagal in her animagus form, or nothing of importance (doubt it )

Hogwarts is pictured, so I am assuming that it does at least play a role in the story even if Harry does not attend, but maybe he will, at least part time.

The trio seem to be bruised and Harry has cuts on his arm and his robe is torn or cut, so they have not had an easy time getting where they are.

Again, the us cover I notice, no wands in any of their hands.

Ron and Hermionie appear to be wearing some rather nice ornate robes that show no tears or damage as Harry’s do.


So now, my overall impression is that The trio will indeed be together for at least part if not the majority of the adventure. Hogwarts come in to play in some way. There will be an adventurous and dangerous hunt for the Horcruxes, Slytherin’s locket seems prominent, either because it is difficult to find or one Harry thinks Voldemort will most redily recognize. Harry will as we know make a visit with the Dursley’s but perhaps, Voldemort has knowledge of them, as there seems to be a need for protection for Harry as he leaves. Harry will be at the burrow for a period of time, presumably for the wedding, which if in August, would mean that Harry leaves the Burrow for his hunt and not for Hogwarts. Harry will face Voldemort (like we didn’t already know that) But it appears that the Brother wands will not be involved in the final conflict. I would almost guess that both Harry and Voldemort will together face a common enemy, perhaps the giants. Will Harry win by actually protecting Voldemort?
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Old 28-03-2007, 12:00   #4
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

Notes from the cover of the English "Children's" edition

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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 Dumbledore has left him with?

Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of the Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable task laid out for him …

In this final, seventh instalment of the Harry Potter series, JK 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.
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Old 28-03-2007, 12:26   #5
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

First off, nice detail work, SPF---very observant! I, however, think the thing on Harry's back in the US children's edition cover looks more like Kreacher than Dobby----there's definitely an evil look about it---that also may explain the cuts on Harry.

I guess this settles the question of whether the locket is a big deal, eh?
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Old 28-03-2007, 13:02   #6
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

Looks a bit like the theatre/arena where the arch and veil were in the ministry. Could this be the view from behind the veil? On the UK childrens version we see only a single archway and trinkets or such that the three are reaching for. Seems as if Ron is the one with Gryffindor's sword.
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Old 28-03-2007, 13:52   #7
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

Agree about the US cover. There seem to be shadows of spectators/combatants looking down. This seems to fit very closely the last battleground where Sirius died. With the magnifying glass the figures seem to be hooded like deatheaters.

The arch in the UK children's edition reminds me of the Chamber of Secrets. Is that where the final clues are to be found?
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

It looks like on the back of the UK children's cover that Hogwarts is on fire. There is also the picture of Harry's stag Patronus on the flap, so that will surely come into play again. The front looks like they go back down into the Chamber of Secrets, but I'm not sure about all the treasure.

The US cover is never what it seems...... but if I had to venture a guess, I'd say that the picture is possibly from Godric's Hollow and that is the destruction that still remains of Harry's house there. It looks like it was a pretty grand place if it is what's left of his house, (but then, since he is the last remaining Gryffindor, he would have lived in a nice place.) Or maybe it's Hogwarts after Voldemort is done with it.... or maybe it's ...... oh well, who knows!
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

First, SPF -- AMAZING! Gosh, you never cease to amaze me. I would add to your reputation, but it insists on my "spreading it around" and I don't want to so there.

Anyway, I think it's interesting (based on what our discussions have been) who/what are NOT on the covers (any of them).
- Snape
- Hagrid
- McGonagal (maybe?)
- Any of the Malfoy's or other DEs

For what is:
I'm going to have to think on these. I need to print them out and think thoroughly, but darnit life is in the way. First thought, I thought of the Trial room in the Ministry or the Circular room FIRST when I saw the US cover. I'll look back at OotP to see what they looked like.

I think the colors are interesting -- lot of gold colors in all three covers.

The UK Children's cover looks like perhaps the trio are being sucked in -- though I can see falling out of something but it's not as clear (I think because of the look on Hermione's face).

I think the "blurbs" on the two UK versions mentioning both Privet Drive and the Burrow is interesting. The Order is picking up Harry (but not Ron and Hermione?) to take him away. He leaves the companionship of the Burrow to go on his quest. That sounds like Ron & Hermione might go to Hogwarts and Harry goes alone, but that's not what they promised. The robes are interesting. They couldn't have been made Head Boy and Head Girl because Percy didn't get fancy robes. I'd say dress robes? We know Ron got some new ones. Dang, I need to print this so I can look.

Anyway, I wanted to look at y'all's thoughts. I was so excited to see the covers. Now for the book! WOO HOO!!!!
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Re: U.S. Book 7 Dustcover unveiled!!!!

Also on the children's cover it has a full moon, hmmm.
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