All the world has been abuzz about this book. Fans who have followed the story for years are very anxious about how it all turns out. I was possessed with a strong mixture of anticipation and dread. I could not wait to read it for myself before someone spoiled it. But I was also afraid that the immense pressure might overcome J.K. Rowling's considerable tallent resulting an a big fat disappointing slug of a conclusion. I need not have feared. I can not say yet if it is my favorite of the series or not. But I can say that The Deathly Hallows, like the other 6 books, is some of the best fantasy writing since Tolkien. Now commences another long wait to see what Ms. Rowling will pen next.