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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Chapter Five:
Fallen Warrior

Notes by Michele L. Worley
Page editor Belinda Hobbs

U.S. hardcover edition: pages 63 - 85
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 58 - 75
Timeframe: July 27, 1997 [Y17]

In which the survivors make their way to the Burrow, learning that Mad-Eye was killed in the fight and George Weasley severely hurt, while Mundungus fled. Harry then has a vision of Voldemort torturing Ollivander, seeking to know why using Lucius Malfoy's wand did not solve the problem of being unable to defeat Harry Potter.

illustration by Mary Grandpré

Interesting facts andnotes about the text of this chapter:

To come...

Characters introduced in this chapter:

  • Tonks, Andromeda
    Looks a lot like her sister Bellatrix at first glance. Light brown eyes.
  • Tonks, Ted
    Fair-haired, big-bellied.

Characters returning in this chapter:

  • Delacour, Fleur
  • Granger, Hermione
  • Hagrid, Rubeus
  • Lestrange, Bellatrix
  • Lupin, Remus
  • Potter, Harry
  • Shacklebolt, Kingsley
  • Tonks, Nymphadora ("Dora")
    Was Mad-Eye's protégée at the Ministry of Magic.
  • Weasley, Arthur
  • Weasley, Bill
  • Weasley, Fred
  • Weasley, George
  • Weasley, Ginny
  • Weasley, Molly
  • Weasley, Ron

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

  • Black, Sirius
  • Dumbledore, Albus
  • Dursley, Dudley (mentioned as "the Dursleys")
  • Dursley, Petunia (mentioned as "the Dursleys")
  • Dursley, Vernon
  • Fletcher, Mundungus ("Dung")
  • Hedwig
  • Lestrange, Bellatrix
  • Lestrange, Rodolphus
  • Malfoy, Lucius
  • Moody, Alastor ("Mad-Eye")
  • Ollivander
  • Pettigrew, Peter
  • Pigwidgeon
  • Potter, James
  • Riddle, Tom (as Voldemort, You-Know-Who)
  • Shunpike, Stan
  • Smith, Zacharias
  • Snape, Severus
  • (surname not given) Molly's Auntie Muriel

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

  • Burrow, the
  • Tonks' parents' place - back garden with muddy pond

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

  • Azkaban
  • Auntie Muriel's place (not far from the Burrow)
  • number four, Privet Drive
  • Downing Street
  • France

Exceptional character moments:

  • George's first reaction on waking up with a missing ear is to crack a bad joke.


  • protective charms on the Tonks' house
  • Dark Magic (mentioned, curse that removed George's ear)
  • Avada Kedavra (mentioned)
  • Disapparition
  • Expelliarmus (referred to by verb Disarm)
  • Imperio (referred to by verb Imperiused)
  • Stupefy (referred to by verb Stun)
  • Voldemort being able to fly
  • (reference to making gold flames appear)
  • wandless magic of small children

Links and Resources:

  • Bestiary (giants, grindylow, owls, thestrals)
  • Death Eaters
  • dragon eggs
  • Dumbledore's Army
  • food (brandy, firewhisky)
  • items and devices

    • broomsticks
    • motorbike
    • Portkey (silver-backed hairbrush, bent coat hanger)
    • wands

  • Knight Bus
  • Legilimency
  • medical magic - regrown missing tooth, can't replace an ear that's been cursed off
  • Ministry of Magic - Aurors
  • Occlumency
  • Order of the Phoenix, the
  • Polyjuice Potion

Memorable lines:

  • "Pathetic," he told George. "Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humor before you, you go for holey?"

Strictly British:

  • blimey
  • goner (don't think this is strictly British)
  • mate
  • rucksack


Same day as the previous chapter, so it is 27 July.


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