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Book Review: The House of Hades

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by otakujade

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This book started exactly where the last one (The Mark of Athena) left off – with Percabeth (that’s Percy and Annabeth) falling together down to Tartarus and Percy giving last minute instructions for the others to find the Doors of Death from above ground while he and Anabeth will search for it from within Tartarus and seal them from both sides to prevent the vanquished monsters from returning.  Important Note: If you haven’t read the previous book, you’re not supposed to be here otherwise this might ruin the experience for you.

The mission was simple enough – Find the Doors of Death. However, it’s not that easy to accomplish.

On board the Argo II the others, meaning Jason, Leo, Hazel, Frank, Piper, and Coach Hedge set out on the quest – well several quests really. Aside from searching for the Doors of Death those on the Argo II also had to return the Athena Parthenon to its rightful place in the ancient lands, something the Roman contingents aboard have a lot of misgiving considering that the ancient lands are forbidden to them. Add to the difficulty the impending war between the Romans and the Greeks, with the Roman demigods led by Octavian closing in on Camp half-Blood and as if that wasn’t enough they also have to fight all the monsters Gaea sent out to kill them.

Meanwhile, Percy and Anabeth fell for what seemed like an eternity down to Tartarus, as the reached the end of the tunnel. Upon seeing the ground with a river running through it, Anabeth told Percy to try to control the water to cushion their fall. Percy managed that but was surprised at the amount of effort he had to exert to do it. The river did cushion their fall but it was the river Cocytus, the River of Lamentation, and as soon as they plunged into to it they were over come with sorrow and hopelessness. It was again Anabeth who realized what the river was and urged Percy to fight back. They fought their way towards the shore and collapsed. They were both injured from the fall and from the shards of glass which made up the shore of the River Cocytus. Anabeth remembered that the River of Fire had healing properties and so they set out to find it and drank the scalding water from the river to heal themselves.

There in Tartarus the couple was forced to face off once again many of the monsters and Giants they have previously defeated. They were weakened and near the end of their wits when Bob/Iapetus came to their aid. Having lost his memory when Percy pushed him on the River Lethe, he was still convinced that his name is Bob and Percy is a friend. Honestly, Percy and Anabeth wouldn’t have survived the journey without him, and so he is one of my favorite characters in this book.

There were also plenty of character developments that took place in this new installment of the series. Hazel discovered that she has the power to control the mist and we were also given additional information about her lineage. I’m not exactly a huge fan of Hazel but I am very much interested in her background and I’m looking forward to finding out more about her past and her family line. The book also gave us a premier seat on Frank Zhang’s transition from the clumsy, kind-hearted hero into a powerful warrior. He’s still in with Hazel though 🙂

However, to me the biggest revelation was Nico’s secret, it was completely unexpected but it was also a welcome development. Here we see Rick Riordan’s sensitivity and his effort to make his stories more applicable to the times. I won’t tell you what Nico’s secret is though – you will have to read that for yourself. ;-D

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Ligo na u; Lapit na Me by Eros Atalia

Posted in Books, Uncategorized on November 29, 2012 by otakujade

Tagalog ang lengwahe ng librong ito, kaya minabuti kong Tagalog din ang gamiting lengwahe sa blog ukol sa librong ito. Pero tulad ng una, pasensya na kung mahahaluan ito ng English kasi nga tulad ng una ko nang sinabi mas comportable ako sa lengwaheng iyo sa pagpapahayag ng mga nasa isipan ko.

First and foremost, I just want to say that I liked the book very much. Medyo may parte nga lang sa unahan na mabagal (sa aking opinion lang naman yun at wala akong balak na mangumbinsi ng ibang tao) pero mabilis din naming napawi at na remedyuhan iyong ng author.

Maganda at maayos ang pagkakasulat ng akda, malinaw at madaling maintindihan ng magbabasa. May konti mga typos ang libro pero ano ba, kahit naman mga English novels eh mga typos. Human error yun at di na dapat pang bigyan ng malaking importansya. Na-mention ko lang naman sya dahil minsan nagiging isyu ito sa critique ng mga foreign novels pero sa akin ok lang, di naman affected yung pagbabasa ko o yung ganda ng akda eh.

As for the story itself, it is very realistic. I am actually glad that someone actually decided to take on this topics here and now. Yung topic kasi ng story ay isang bagay na talaga namang nangyayari sa tunay kaso nga walang gusting umamin ng may mentalidad na ganito ang ibang kababaihan. Maraming mapupupulot na aral mula sa libro, maraming masaya, makakatuwa at makakahalakhak na pangyayari ang talaga naming makaka-relate ang mga mambabasa. Madalas sa pagbabasa ko ng akdang ito nangingiti akong mag-isa, minsa’y nagtatawang mag-isa na ikikagugulat ng mga kasama sa bahay, at kung minsan nama’y magbubuntung-hininga dahil sa panghihinayang.

The film adaptation of the book with the same title was released in 2011 through Cinemalaya, however, as can be expected only a few have heard of the film (probably, mostly fans of indie films) and had the opportunity of watch it.

The story of the book revolved around the life and struggle of one ordinary looking and economically challenged college graduating student, Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos.  I’m sure kung talaga bang sanay lang ako sa mga pangalang kakaiba pero as much as the author tried to evoke woe on the character being burdened with such a name…sa akin wala lang. Okay lang naman yung mahaba nyang pangalan.

Buhay at pag-ibig sama ang hinanakit ito ni Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos na na-in-love sa classmate nyang si Jen. Parang beauty and the beast ang story with a little twist. Si Karl normal na estudyante, di pangit pero di din naman hunk at tulad ng maraming estudyante laging kapos sa pera. Si Jen naman (walang apelyido) school beauty, mayaman at pantasya ng bayan pero obvious na may malalim na problema sa buhay. Two very different people who ended up together in a relationship na di naman sila pero parang sila – sa wikang English ang makabagong tawag dito eh “Friend with Benefits” at sa parte ni Karl…what a benefit! May fucking buddy na sya, libre pa ang lahat. Pero hwag naman isiping nagte-take advantage sya (di naman masyado) kasi kahit papano marunong pa rin syang mahiya (kay Jen). Kaya nga pag may extra pera sya pa rin ang sumasagot ng pambayad dun sa lugar na tahimik at malamig.

Ilang buwan ding ganito ang sitwasyon nila Karl at Jen hanggang sa bigla lang kailangang matigil. Bakit? Well, you will have to buy the book or watch the film for that. Pero ito lang ang masasabi ko, masalimuot pero maganda ang istorya nito. Makatutuhanan in the sense that nandun yung tunay na human emotions tulad ng confusion, galit, amazement, guilt, regret at love. Mga emosyong tunay mong makikita sa ganitong relasyon lalo pa nga at biglang dapat matapos ang lahat. Higit sa lahat the author was brave enough to delve on the subject na di lang mga sa foreigners uso ang ganitong relasyon. Marahil bihira or baka naman talamak na di lang alam ng marami pero nangyayari ito maging dito sa atin at dito papipilitan ang mambabasang mamulat sa realidad ng ating bagong henerasyon.

Bob Ong and Eros Atalia: Great Authors of a New Genre

Posted in Books, People with tags , , on November 28, 2012 by otakujade

I don’t read a lot of Filipino written works. Di naman yun dahil ako’y coño or anything to that effect medyo mas comfortable lang talaga ako sa English. Sabihin na lang natin na I can explain and express myself better on that language. Pero nakabasa na naman ako ng ilang akda sa Tagalog, una karamihan mga klasikong akda lang tulad ng Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo at yung Ibong Madaragit ni Amando Hernandez. Highschool pa ako nun pero dun ko umpisang na-appreciate ang mga tagalog master pieces. Tapos natuto akong bumasa ng mga alternatibong akda ni Lualhati Bautista, halos nga ata lahat ng librong sinulat nya nabasa ko.

Then out of the blue, inabutan ako ng ex-boyfriend ko (na ngayo’y asawa ko na) ng ibang librong gawa ni Bob Ong…at yun ang nagging umpisa ng mahaba-haba ding istorya ng pagsunod ko sa mga librong gawa ng misteryosong author nay un. Misteryoso kse walang nakakakilala sa kanya (maliban na lang siguro sa kanyang publisher).  Until now naman I still follow Bob Ong, tuwing may bagong libro na gawa nya bili naman ako. (Sorry kung mukhang pa-sosyal  ang dating ng huling sentence na yun, if it means anything ako rin mejo na artehan sa dating nun pero sabi ko nga mas comfortable ako sa English so panigurado Tag-lish ang labas ng blog na ito). Sana walang maasar…hehehe!

Anyways, a few months ago I learned that there’s another author that writes almost the same way as Bob Ong, at this time tahasang nakabalandra ang tunay na pangalan ng author. Not that it would make any difference to me as a reader, wala lang gusto ko lang i-mention, bakit ba?

So the author is Eros Atalia. Tuwa ako sa pangalan nya kasi mahilig din ako sa Greek myth at unang nakatawag sa akin yung pangalan nya. Sa Greek kasi sa ilang di nakakaalam Eros means Love. Si Eros ay anak ni Aphrodite or mas kilala silang mag-ina sa tawag na Cupid (Eros) at Venus (Aphrodite). Oh ayan, tapos na ang Greek myth lesson. Anyways, curious ako sa akda nitong si Eros Atalia…lalo pa at yung unang nakita kong libro nya eh yung “Ligo na U, Lapit na me”. Oh di ba, very wholesome ang dating? Hehehe! Pero promise, di sya ganun ka-wholesome!

Maganda yung libro, masaya at makatutuhanan ang istoryo. Isa sa pinaka-gusto ko sa mga ganitong akda eh yung pagiging makatutuhanan nya. Galit kung galit at malaswa kung malaswa ang lengwahe but that’s what makes them so different from other authors out there. They were bold enough to go against the norms and I love that. Sa akin lang, more power to both Bob Ong and Eros Atalia for the genre they chose.

Ang pinag-iba nga lang ng dalawang author na ito eh yung kanilang phasing. Si Bob Ong yung tipong author na iga-grab agad ang attention mo, mag-lull ng konti sa gitna only to pump up the interest once again at the end of the book. Actually, it’s a good things since it keeps you interested and keep you coming back for more. Mahilig din si Bob Ong nga clip hangers at the end of each chapter.  At the end you feel content with what you’ve read.

Si Eros Atalia naman, picks up the phase slowly but as you read along it gets better and better and really grab you at the middle and carry you through to the end. The end result is that you feel the closure of the story. Pwede di masaya, pwedeng nakaka-disappoint but at the end of it that’s what makes a book good (in my humble opinion lang naman) kasi nga it evokes a feeling on the reader. May naiiwan sa iyong emosyon at di lang ang pakiramdam na tapos ang libro – ano ngayon?

Di ko masabi kung sino ang mas gusto ko, di ko rin gusting i-try nai-decide. Basta I like them both, mas sanay nga lang ako sa mga akda ni Bob Ong sa ngayon kasi mas matagal ko na syang sinusunda, pero malay natin ilang libro pa at pantay na sila ni Eros Atalia sa isipan ko. Wide reader naman ako, I can like them both at the same time and be complete happy with that fact.

Advice ko lang kung gusto mo si Bob Ong, safe din i-try yung mga akda ni Eros Atalia…you will enjoy it. Promise.

Review – Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena (Book 3) by Rick Riordan

Posted in Books with tags , , , , on October 30, 2012 by otakujade

As expected the 3rd installment on Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series is a complete and total success! Mark of Athena was everything fans of the series, like me, wanted…. and then some.

First and foremost and wonderfully so…we get Percy back! I mean, sorry to all Jason fans out there but you have to admit Percy is the big star here…the one that’s first in the billing, so to speak. I know, I know it’s supposed to be a series for the Heroes of Olympus but as much as Riordan tried to give each character equal exposure it’ll always be Percy’s gig. Undeniably, Percy is the strongest demigod of the lot irregardless of the fact that Jason is supposed to be the son of Jupiter himself.

Of course all the usual stuffs we’ve come to expect from Riordan’s books were there…the monsters, the spoiled and most of the times useless gods and goddesses of Olympus, and of course the brave and witty heroes. I was also thrilled to see Annabeth and Percy back together. As one who have followed these characters from the very first book (The Lightning Thief) it was wonderful to see how well they’ve developed as demigods, as a team and as a couple.  In this book, the reader is given an insight to the depth of their relationship and for the first time we are given a chance to know what they meant to each other. To a certain extent, their relationship seems way more mature than most real life relationship and yet if you’ve read through the Camp Half-Blood series and now the Heroes of Olympus it is all believable considering all the stuffs these two have been through.

“It’s okay,” he said. “We’re together.” He didn’t say you’re okay, or we’re alive. After all they’d been through over the last year, he knew that the most important thing was that they were together. She loved him for saying that.”  – Annabeth

When I read these lines, the realization hit me that, yes, Percy and Annabeth were at their best when they work together. As reader who’ve been with them from the very beginning I personally feel better when they are together, it’s like no matter what the Gaea or any Titan does they will always breeze through it, if they’re together. *blush* I guess I’ve always been a huge PercyBeth shipper.

Here we are also given a chance to get to know the other demigods better. Leo was outstanding and so cool. He was smart and almost as witty as Percy.  I’m really looking forward to seeing more of him in the next books.

“I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts” – Leo Valdez”

Another character which I am interested to know more about and see more in action in the next couple of books is Frank Zhang. I like the combination of being the son of Mars and the legacy of Poseidon in him. I am interested to see what his role will be in the next two books.

Now, since there should be seven demigods who had to do this quest – the last two of the lot are Piper McLean from the Greek side; the daughter of Aphrodite, and Hazel Levesque, who is a daughter of Hades. Piper has the ability to charm speak, in the book we saw Piper using her ability to get them in a couple of tight situations but I am guessing that she is yet to show her real strength. Hazel like her brother Nico di Angelo has the ability to find her way underground, she can feel things buried in the earth and has the ability to raise gems from the ground. I don’t know how that ability will be used in later books but I am optimistic the author will have great plans for these girls.  I am guessing that Hazel’s power will be quite useful once they go down to the underworld, maybe she will compliment Nico in the next book. However, I am not really sure how Piper will use her charm speak, maybe it will grow stronger in the next book such that she can even control monsters with it though I am doubtful since Aphrodite was never known to be able to control anyone by mere suggestions, though she can use deceit quite well.

One thing is certain though, Nico di Angelo will play a big role in the next book, he will be a key player in the events in the next book and maybe we will be treated to more information about him. If there’s a sexy, mysterious guy character in this series that would be Nico…hehehe! I mean, we’ve known Nico since the first series and yet little is known about him – his past or even his character aside from the fact that he had a twin sister who died in the Camp Half-Blood series and that he’s always kept to himself but help out the other demigods when he’s needed.

And as to be expected from Rick Riordan’s books, this one ended pulling with it a lot of anticipation for the next one. Aside from the obvious action packed events to come there were also plenty of unanswered questions that needed to be resolved which makes for a good book 4.

“Percy, let me go” she croaked. “You can’t pull me up.”
His face was white with effort. She could see in his eyes that he knew it was hopeless.
“Never,” he said. He looked up at Nico, fifteen feet above.
“The other side, Nico! We’ll see you there. Understand?”
Nico’s eyes widened. “But-”
“Lead them!” Percy shouted. “Promise me!”
“I-I will.”
Below them, the voice laughed in the darkness. Sacrifices. Beautiful sacrifices to wake the goddess.
Percy tightened his grip on Annabeth’s wrist. His face was gaunt, scraped and bloody, his hair dusted with cobwebs, but when he locked eyes with her, she thought he had never looked more handsome.
“We’re staying together,” he promised. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.”
Only then did she understand what would happen. A one-way trip. A very hard fall.
“As long as we’re together,” she said.
She heard Nico and Hazel still screaming for help. She saw sunlight far, far above- maybe the last sunlight she would ever see.
Then Percy let go of his ledge, and together, holding hands, he and Annabeth fell into the endless darkness.”

With an ending like that, how can the reader not be impatient for the next book which according to Rick Riordan himself will be titled “Son of Hades”. Yikes!

47 Ronin and Rurouni Kenshin: A Dual Review

Posted in Anime, Books, Movies with tags , , , on August 17, 2012 by otakujade

It’s rare that I would blog a movie that hasn’t been shown and in that effect I haven’t seen – that’s because I don’t like shooting my mouth off on topics I don’t fully understand or personally know. But I am making an exception for these two movies.

RUROUNI KENSHIN

Like most anime fanatics (otaku) I have been anticipating the release of this movie for about a year now. It was announced that the film will be released on August 25, 2012 (so far no announcements to the contrary as of yet) but that date will soon be upon us and sad to say that none have seen any ad relating to this film. Usually if the film will be shown internationally, especially something this big, you would see ads about it months ahead. Oh we have seen countless trailers and that’s what makes it even more painful…having seen the trailer and not knowing if you’ll be able to watch it in the big screen.

Rarely has a live action film about an anime character been this much anticipated, so what makes this film so different? It’s because the film is a Live Action Adaptation of an anime character made and produce by the Japanese. And from the looks of the trailers the people behind the film had respected the character such that they have retained most of what the anime has – and most importantly they have respected the plot of the anime. So YES, we are so looking forward to this. I only hope we will be privileged enough to see it within months of its Japanese release..and on the big screen. HOPEFULLY!

 

47 RONIN

The next film I would like to talk about is one that slated to come out next year and one that as a lover of Japanese films and stories, am very apprehensive about. The story of the 47 Ronin is legend in Japan and in any person that places a high regard for loyalty. Personally, it’s my favorite piece of Japanese historical story and I am so afraid that Hollywood will ruin all again, like they did so many Asian stories (the Ring, DragonBall, Blood – the last Vampire, the Grudge, Street Fighter and so many others).  What I am most concerned about was that this is a piece of history and I am afraid to what extent Hollywood will take artistic license on the story.

True from what I read, they have decided to make this a fictional story about a man who joined the 47 ronin in that revenge…for what reasons I have no idea. I mean what reasons could you have as a foreigner to join a mission of revenge such as what the 47 ronin undertook. The lead role will be played by actor Keanu Reeves and he will be working with a number of big Japanese artists too. My friends will be thrilled to know that Jin Akanishi will be in the film also.

However, I think the producers of this film are trying to replicate the success of ‘The Last Samurai’. Unfortunately, I do believe they are going about it all wrong. The Last Samurai didn’t play around with real and historical story..it was an original story about a foreigner who realized and came to love the ideals of the samurai that he actually joined them in their fight to reserve their way of  life. Yes, the plot happened in Japan and during a real historical event but aside from the background story that plot of the film was a stand alone. This 47 Ronin film was entirely different because the foreigner will be joining the key players of an event in history.

Aside from that…just the fact that Hollywood will be doing this brings thrills to my bones. I am so, so nervous about this.

Heroes of Olympus (Book 2): The Son of Neptune

Posted in Books, People, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by otakujade

The Son of Neptune is the second in the series of the Heroes of Olympus in which Rick Riordan has graciously given us back the characters we have come to love and feared we will miss after the end of the final book of the Camp Half Blood series – the Last Olympian.

If there was one thing I realized after reading Son of Neptune – its the fact that I am a bonafide Percy Jackson fan! *blush* I have read the five books of the first series and then moved on to read the first book of the Kane Chronicles – the Red Pyramid. Sadly, I found out that I actually refer Greek myths to Egyptian myths, it’s probably because I like the free-spirit and independent Greeks to the stoic and comformist Romans, I’m not sure; and that I like Percy Jackson over and above all the characters Rick Riordan created.  I guess it must be because of all his characters Percy was the one with the most developed personality. He did have 5 books behind him, more than enough time for Rick Riordan to fully develop him into a believable character. Add to that the fact that among all his characters Percy seemed have that solid combination of smarts, a bit of teenage angst and humor.

I read book one of the series, The Lost Hero, but even though I am, as a reader, is reunited with Grover and Annabeth and the book was exciting in its own way but even then you always feel like you want to know where Percy. I mean, I personally, kept expecting a clue to appear as to Percy’s whereabouts. I mean, even if he was not in the book the title still feels like it was referring to him, right? Although, now I realized it might also refer to Jason Grace as he was lost too, but whatever to me it means Percy being lost.

So needless to say that I thoroughly enjoyed book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus series..and I can’t wait for the next installment which unfortunately won’t be coming out until next year. Hmp! It’s like I’m back to waiting for Harry Potter again.  I must admit that as a character Harry Potter was better developed and a lot darker than Percy Jackson but somehow..Percy is filling the void that Harry left behind. I still miss Harry and I really wish there would be more books written about him or relative to the Potter series…BUT that’s a completely different story and blog all together. For now allow me to stick to Percy Jackson.

Book 2 (Son of Neptune) began almost exactly where book 1 left off. Almost because, in the first chapter of the book we were informed of what had happened to Percy in the last 8 months. While Jason Grace was running around with Grover and Annabeth trying to stay alive while the forces of Gaea came after them; Percy was asleep. Yes, he was put to sleep by Hera in her personality as Juno in order to keep him alive and when he woke up he had lost some of his memories (again a work of Juno) in order for him be open enough to the training by Lupa. After training for some time with Lupa, Percy was allowed to leave the wolf’s haven and go out in search of himself. Apparently, the lost of his memory was actually to keep him safe, and the same thing was done to Jason Grace however Jason was not put to sleep. I do not understand yet the reason for the difference in their treatment but what was clear what that it had to be done so that they would be safe from the other camp.

It was all Hera/Juno’s master plan. The exchange of heroes was need to unite the two forces and in turn have them help to save Olympus. Apparently, the Greek camp and the Roman camp hate each other with a vengence and that a member of the opposing camp would most probably be harmed if they happen to come across members of the other camp which was sure to happen considering that Percy was taken to the San Francisco where Camp Jupiter is and Jason Grace was taken to New York where Camp Half Blood is.  It is important to note here that the gods and goddesses seemed to be a lot more mellow and rational and less whimsical in their Roman state than in their Greek persona. Ares actually made a point of talking to Percy and he actually cared about his children as Mars; and  Hera was able to set her hatred aside and determined to help Percy in any way she can in her persona as Juno.  Percy naturally was apprehensive of the changes and continued to be so until the end of the book.

Now as we saw Jason team up with Anabeth and Grover, Percy the amiable guy as ever was able to team up with two exciting (or were they exciting because they were with Percy?) in any case he teamed up with Hazel (daughter of Hades) and Frank Zhang (the son of Mars). Both characters have very interesting and dark backgrounds which only add to the allure of the book. I am be getting ahead of myself here but it just seemed like Riordan seemed to write more exciting scenes when he write with Percy than with his other characters. Honestly, Red Pyramid nearly put me to sleep.

I will go into details of what happened in the book as I would really like whoever is reading this review to go out and read the books for themselves. However, I will say that it was an exciting and beautiful ride. The ending was satisfying enough as all the major issues in the book was resolved but it left some one bigger issues that needed to be resolve in another book. I mean, you feel contented and yet you can’t wait for the next installment. At least that’s how I feel.

The Deathly Hallows…explained

Posted in Books, Movies with tags , , , , on July 22, 2011 by otakujade

The story of the Deathly Hallows was told in the Tales of Beadle the Barb.

The Deathly Hallows were three powerful objects given by Death himself to the Peverell Brothers. According to the story, hundreds of years ago at twilight the three brothers – Antioch, Cadmus and Ignotus – were travelling the countryside when they came upon a turbulent river and were unable to cross. Being wizards they created a bridge over the river to enable themselves to cross. Death was angered that he had been cheated of three victims and so avenge himself to the brothers he pretended to congratulate them on being so clever. To show his appreciation he offered to give each of them anything they so desired.

Antioch being a proud and competitive man wanted to be invincible to battle and so asked for a wand that can never be defeated. Death broke a branch from a nearby tree and made the Elder Wand, a wand more powerful than any in existence.

Cadmus wished to resurrect his lost love, and so Death took a stone from the riverbed and created for him the Resurrection Stone, a stone capable of bringing the dead back to the living world.

Ignotus, the last brother was wary of the gifts, he realized the danger of the situation and requested a means by which Death could not find him. Grudgingly Death took the cloak off his back and gave him the Cloak of Invisibility, a cloak that hides its wearer and never lost its power through curses or age.

Thus, the three brothers received the Deathly Hallows.

In time the brother went their separate ways. Antioch Peverell travelled to a wizarding village where he boasted of the Elder Wand in his possession. His throat was sliced in his sleep by a wizard hoping to take the Elder Wand for himself.

Cadmus travelled back home and used the Resurrection Stone to bring back the woman he loved, but was dismayed to find that it was only a pale imitation of her: the dead did not truly belong in the living world. In the end, Cadmus committed suicide by hanging himself so he could truly join her.

Ignotus used the cloak to remain hidden from Death for a long time. When he was an old man, he passed the cloak onto his son, greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him to the next world. The cloak continued to be passed on from father to child among Ignotus’ descendants over the years.  The Peverell name was lost over the years through the male descendants but it continued to be passed on through family members. Harry Potter without knowing it was in possession of one of the Deathly Hallows as early as the age of 11. He was a descendant of the Peverell family from the line of Ignotus.

The Resurrection Stone too was being passed on to descendants of the family and was lost for ages until it resurfaced in the possession of the Gaunt family. It was later made into a ring, however, neither Marvolo nor Tom Riddle (Voldemort) knew of the value of the stone and Voldemort even made it into a horcrux. This was later destroyed by Dumbledore and then passed the stone onto Harry inside the snitch as one of the objects he bequest upon his death. Harry later used the stone to talk to his parents, Sirius and Tonks and Remus before he went off to face Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest. After which he dropped the stone in the forest floor and didn’t anyone except the portrait of Dumbledore in the headmaster’s office so no one will seek to fight it.

The wand however changed hands in the most violent ways. It was passed on to from wizard to wizard almost always through murder; for whoever snatches the wand from its over becomes its new master. Gregorovich, a Bulgarian wand maker used to own the wand until it was stolen by the young Grindelwald. Voldemort fought and defeated Grindelwald and so he took possession of the wand. Later, at the Astronomy Tower he was disarmed by Draco Malfoy and so Malfoy became the master of the wand but he never really physically possessed the wand. When Harry later disarmed Draco, even though Draco had a different wand in his hand at the time, the magic in it caused it to recognise Harry as its new master. Severus kept the wand in safekeeping, and it was laid to rest with the Headmaster’s body.

It eventually stolen by Voldemort at Dumbledore’s tomb but because he was not able to attain the wand by killing or over-powering its master he could not fully utilized its powers.

Possession:

The Deathly Hallows was never really in one person’s possession ever before ….until Harry.

Dumbledore was again to gain all of them but not all at the same time. Harry had them all in his possession and would have been invincible except that he chose to lose the Resurrection Stone, and broke the Elder Wand. The only one he kept was the Cloak of Invisibility which he might someday passed on to one of his children.

I’m betting it’ll be Albus Severus, the 2nd son.