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Judging a book by its cover

by David Haber

We finally have images of the covers of the American and British versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and if these covers are anything like previous Harry Potter book covers have been, these new covers potentially tell us a lot of what is going to happen in Book 7.

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the amphitheatre is not the ly hallows, JK clearified that ly hallows refers to the horcruxes. This eliminates alot of our theories but gives rise to new ones. By the way, can anyone else believe theyre a little under a month until the book comes out?

Posted by Dvin from GLendale, CA on June 15, 2007 8:05 PM

if the dragon is norbert, then i suppose hagrid could have given it to the trio. to my knowledge, none of the trio know how to fly a dragon and if someone would teach them how to, it would definitely be hagrid. Ron & hermoine are in school robes. could it be that hagrid is teaching them to ride a dragon in the care of magical creatures class at hogwarts, in the same way he let harry ride buckbeak?

Posted by mubeen from pune ,maharashtra ,India on June 16, 2007 07:43 AM

Class on How To Ride A Dragon:

Step 1: Climb up.
Step 2: Hold on.

Class dismissed.

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on June 16, 2007 08:32 AM

The thing is that neither Hermione nor Ron, not even Harry, attend Hagrid's classes anymore.

Posted by Prongs from Athens,Greece on June 16, 2007 4:23 PM

I had no idea that Jo said that ly hollows refers to the horcruxes. So, my theory of dethly hollows being the souls of the people who Voldemort ed in order to made his horcruxes could be correct. As I posted some weeks ago, maybe those people (souls) help Harry to Voldemort or maybe to destroy the horcruxes.

Posted by Karina from Chile on June 16, 2007 9:35 PM

i think that this dragon is trained by charlie weasley to help the trio or maybe the order of phoenix.

Posted by hassan from pakistan on June 17, 2007 01:12 AM

And since dragons can't be tamed, and you normally can't ride them, there wouldn't be a class for it.

Posted by Claudia on June 17, 2007 03:15 AM

i've said before that Charlie may have a very significant part in this story, because of the latin Hogwarts motto, which translates "Never tickle a sleeping dragon".

so, my theory is that the dragons, on both the uk children's book (the helmet under harry) and the deluxe us edition is a reference to Charlie Weasley.

Posted by Ayoub from Kuwait on June 17, 2007 09:56 AM

Also, more things i think may have a great significance.

If you look at the back cover of the uk children's edition, you note two things:
(i) The moon appears to be full. could this be foreshadowing Remus Lupin's (or even Fenrir Greyback's) significance in DH? Of course, it could be in reference to Bill Weasley's wedding (bright moon, for a bright occasion. Also, the castle looks very much more pleasant and inviting).
(ii) There is a lot of fog on the castle grounds. we know these aren't clouds because the sky is completely clear of clouds near the top right of the back cover. Could this be in reference to dementors?

SECONDLY: The little village depicted on the Deluxe US cover. Even though i agree this could be Godric's Hallow, i also think it might be a picture of Great Hangleton. if you recall, Hangleton was located in a valley.

THIRDLY: finally, on the US version of HD (the normal one, not deluxe):
(i) the curtain on the left isn't bound by anything. the one on the right, however, is bound by what appears to be a rope. it could also be a snake.
(ii) about a locket around Harry's neck, this is almost definitely the fake horcrux, because at the end of HBP, harry wears it, not as a talisman, but as a reminder of what it had cost and what remained still to do.

Posted by Ayoub from Kuwait on June 17, 2007 10:30 AM

I really do think that the dragon is Norbert.

I also agree the cover of HBP is not dumbledore's pensieve, but it's them in the center of the lake.

Posted by John BOY from MO on June 17, 2007 12:42 PM

In the special deluxe art work, on the Dragon's back, the back two people, "Ron and Hermione", don't look anything like the normal Ron and Hermione. The male has blond hair instead of red and the girl looks like either, Luna or Ginny, (maybe someone else). But, I could be completely wrong.

Posted by Peter from N-Ireland on June 17, 2007 1:35 PM

Well, if a dragon can't be tamed maybe you could imperius it.

Posted by John BOY from MO on June 17, 2007 5:06 PM

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