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Harry Potter's Fate to be Discovered Tonight

Harry Potter's Fate to be Discovered Tonight

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Mary Richards and Amanda Butterfield ReportingFinally, millions of fans can find out what happens to Harry Potter. Tonight at midnight the final book goes on sale.

Even though his fate is a secret, there are lots of theories as to what happens to the boy wizard in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Let's tackle the biggest question right off the bat, what happens to Harry Potter?

"Well, one theory is that Harry will be killed," said Richard Frost, the owner of Frost's Books in Salt Lake City. He adds that he really hopes it's not true.

"I guess the theory is that his last, dying breath saved all his friends. I could live with that," he said.

But what about the prophecy revealed in book five? The Dark Lord Voldemort and Harry cannot live while the other one is alive. Author J.K. Rowling has only said two main characters will die, and the ending is not obvious.

Fans around the nation have been telling their theories: Some say Harry will live, others that he will die. Another theory is that Snape is one of the good guys. Some even think Dumbledorf will somehow return. claims Rowling said Dumbledorf is dead.

Whatever the ending, Frost says don't ask him to peek at it. "Well, I'm very tempted, but we have signed heavy legal documents saying that we won't."

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume in the schoolboy wizard's saga, has a print run of 12 million in the United States alone, and Internet retailer Amazon says it has taken 2.2 million orders for the book. That's 47 percent higher than the pre-order for the sixth volume, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

The U.S. Postal Service said it would deliver 1.8 million copies. In the last decade, 325 million copies of the books have sold worldwide in 65 languages. A third of the sales occurred in the U.S.

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