From the Author
The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter
is a published record of my lectures on the deeper meaning of the Harry Potter novels. These presentations were given at the Babel Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Baton Rouge, LA (2007 and 2008), the PORTUS 2008 Harry Potter Symposium in Dallas, TX, the Con du Lac Science Fiction Convention in Lake Charles, LA (2009), and the AZKATRAZ 2009 Harry Potter Symposium in San Francisco, CA. After numerous requests from Harry Potter fans and convention attendees to publish my work, I decided to write The Lord of the Hallows.
I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It has certainly been a labor of love.