For my mother-in-law, brothers and anyone else who doesn’t want to be spoiled, read no further.
Was I correct about everything? Not really.
Did I divine the secret of the horcruxes and the hallows exactly. No, not exactly.
Here, in the order in which they were destroyed (and by whom) are Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes:
- Tom Riddle’s Diary – Harry
- Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring – Dumbledore
- Salazar Slytherin’s Locket – Ron
- Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup – Hermione
- Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem – Crabbe
- Harry Potter – Lord Voldemort
- Nagini – Neville Longbottom
So I left out Nagini, but I thought the snake might still be a Horcrux. Everyone naturally thought that LV knew about Harry Potter (or suspected as much) but, ultimately, LV’s arrogance of many things magical was his ultimate downfall.
So, yeah, I’m done and I feel like I had a pretty good read on the way things would turn out.
My one disappointment is that Neville didn’t kill Bellatrix Lestrange, but his courage in facing LV and killing Nagini was a great scene.
Anyhow, I loved the book and I’m glad it’s finished so I can re-read from the beginning with all the knowledge I now have.