Jacket artwork for the seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been released and is already being pored over by the boy wizard's fans in search of clues about the contents - and Harry's fate.
The children's cover for Bloomsbury in Britain is by Jason Cockroft, who illustrated the previous two books, and features Harry, Ron and Hermione leaping out of a circle of gold, surrounded by treasure. Harry himself looks almost unrecognisably grown-up - although the trademark specs remain - and all the intrepid cloak-clad trio look shocked and have cuts and bruises on their arms. The inside front cover features a stag, while the inside back cover has an illustration of a snake inside a silver orb. The adult edition cover pictures a locket, believed to belong to Slytherin.