Snippet from Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry is desolate at the loss of his wand, and frightened. Now that his wand is ruined, Harry feels unprotected. Harry is filled with anger toward Dumbledore, who failed to tell him what he needed to know to complete his quest, and who left him no clue how to find the sword. Harry flips through the book, looking at the pictures, and discovers that the young man who stole the wand from Gregorovitch—the man Voldemort is now searching for—is Gellert Grindelwald. This fact is astounding to Harry and Hermione, because Grindelwald is the Dark wizard whom Dumbledore defeated in a duel decades earlier, yet in the photographs in the book, the teenage Grindelwald and Dumbledore seem to be the best of friends. Harry and Hermione look for an explanation in the text of the book, and we see the excerpt they read.
Harry Potter excerpt
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry said, "No," but Ron and Hermione said, "Yes. Potter, the whole thing starts with 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' I have a copy somewhere He glanced vaguely around the room, at the piles of parchment and books, but Hermione said, "I've got a copy, Mr. Lovegood, I've got it right here.
Banned Books Week 2012: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Read-Out
A printable version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is available. Once again we join Harry Potter as he enters what would be his seventh year at Hogwarts. The book is written from the point-of-view of the now year-old Harry as he prepares to complete the mission set for him by Dumbledore at the end of the previous year. Arguably the darkest book in the series, this volume shows Lord Voldemort tightening his grip on the Wizarding world as he remolds it into his own pure-blood design. While the series progressively covers seven years in Harry Potter's life, the first five volumes are largely self-contained stories.