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The Death Eaters kill Scrimgeour and replace him with Pius Thicknesse.
The Ministry begins arresting and persecuting Muggle-born witches and wizards.
It is the sequel to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and is followed by the concluding entry, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
The story follows Harry Potter, who has been tasked by Dumbledore with finding and destroying Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality – the Horcruxes.
Death Eaters also attack during Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding.
Kingsley Shacklebolt's patronus charm forewarns the wedding party, and most escape.
The locket around his neck strangles Harry, but Ron arrives and rescues him.Lovegood explains to them that the symbol represents the Deathly Hallows, three magical objects that can make a wizard master of Death.Hermione reads the story of the Hallows, after which the trio awkwardly attempt to leave but are stopped by Lovegood.The Order of the Phoenix escort Harry to safety using Polyjuice Potion.During their flight, they are ambushed by Death Eaters who kill Mad-Eye Moody and Hedwig, injure George Weasley, and incapacitate Rubeus Hagrid.