It was the moment Harry Potter fans had been waiting for. The seventh and final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has been unveiled simultaneously across the world. Some had queued for days to be among the first to get their hands on a copy. 500 lucky children were treated to a midnight reading by author J.K. Rowling. It was the same story in Australia as readers rushed to find out the young wizards fate.
Many impatient young fans went sneakily straight to the last page. The book has so far only been released in English but that didn’t stop a similar frenzy in Paris. The French version is not out until late October. Not everyone was happy though. One German girl said the last book was bad and is glad there won’t be an eighth. But despite the odd critic, plot leak and language barrier, the publishing wizards behind Harry Potter VII may well have made it the fastest-selling book in history.