and the Deathly Hallows
by J. K. Rowling
Publication date: July 21, 2007. (Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Raincoast,
Bloomsbury Cover Art (children's edition)
Fanged snake in what appears to be a crystal ball or orb. Reflections in
the glass appear to be either open doors or windows.
Nighttime (full moon!) scene with a storm of some sort rolling in
from the left. There is a castle with tree consistent with
depections of Hogwarts and the Whomping Willow, however the castle is
either icy or silver, and the tree has no leaves. This is odd because
the grass in front of the castle is green. All the windows are lit and
a large doorway is open with warm yellow light shining through.
Equilateral triangle that appears to be carved into marble. The triangle
contains a circle; both are bisected vertically.
Stone arch the frames the trio and quite a lot of treasure. Harry, Ron
and Hermione seem to be either jumping through the arch or being sucked
into it; Harry is almost completely horizontal. Harry has wounds showing
through his torn clothing; Hermione also has wounds on her arms. On Harry's
back is a small, pale creature with long fingernails and pointed ears
holding a dagger with a ruby pommel.
The trio all seem to be having different
reactions. Ron (wearing embroidered green robes) is focused off to the
left and has his mouth open as if surprised or frightened. Hermione
(wearing purple embroidered robes) is focused off to the right and seems
to be screaming or shouting. Harry (wearing a plain black t-shirt or
sweater) appears to be speaking, his hands are in a warding or conjuring
gesture. His eyes are focused straight ahead and something
bright is reflected in his glasses. Golden treasure is flying all around:
coins, gemstones (all rubies), silvery armor (snake on front?), glass
flagons or vials, plates, goblets, a ewer, a helmet with a dragon and
rubies on it, and possibly a Celtic torc. No one is holding a wand.
Silvery stag consistent with descriptions of Harry's Patronus. It is lifting
its head up and almost looks like it is smiling.