Let the rampant plot speculation begin! As reported by the AP, U.S. publisher Scholastic Inc. today revealed the cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series. According to the word picture painted by the AP, the cover features "a dramatic gold-and-orange sky and a teenage boy in eyeglasses reaching upward."
The book, which will be released to clamoring mobs on July 21, has Harry looking a bit disheveled and gaunt, if I do say so myself. To be sure, that's quite purposeful:
"The structures around Harry show evident destruction and in the shadows behind him, we see outlines of other people," David Saylor, Scholastic's art director, said in a statement.
What do you guys think about the new cover? It looks a bit lackluster to me, but I'd be interested in hearing what clues you think it imparts about what's inside.