The boy who lived is no longer a boy but a man of 34 years, his once jet black hair showing ?threads of silver? in it. He bears other scars in addition to the lightning bolt-shaped one on his forehead, indicative of his job as an auror in the Ministry Of Magic. Ginny Weasley works with the Daily Prophet, much to Rita Skeeter?s discernment and she wastes none of her typical scorn in telling us how Ginny just gets it easy being the wife of Potter.
Harry?s closest friends Ron and Hermione are spoken about as well. While it comes as a mild surprise that Ron decides to quit the ministry and join his brothers at Weasley?s Wizarding Wheezes (a joke shop) , nobody is shocked that Hermione, the brain of the trio is rising to further heights in the ministry. I was personally glad Rowling did not succumb to the influence of the movies here- though the stunning Emma Watson hardly has a shock of curly hair after the first couple of movies, Skeeter makes it a point to assert Hermione isn?t picture perfect.
The rest of the Weasley family- Percy, Bill, Charlie, Fred and George, and others from Harry?s year at Hogwarts are doing well, we learn as Rowling employs Reeta?s tone as the perfect tool to describe our characters in all their crankiness and glory. Rumours of a romance brewing between Lupin?s son, Ted (who has blue hair, reminding one very heartbreakingly of Tonks) and Bill and Fleur Weasley?s daughter Victoire provides a perfect ending to a story that could serve as a perfect epilogue to the Potter series- or a key to future stories.