The Return of the King

  • Title: The Return of the King
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • ISBN: 9780618574971
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Return of the King The standard harcover edition of the concluding volume of The Lord of the Rings includes a large format fold out map and extensive appendices As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land the Compani
    The standard harcover edition of the concluding volume of The Lord of the Rings includes a large format fold out map and extensive appendices As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan againsThe standard harcover edition of the concluding volume of The Lord of the Rings includes a large format fold out map and extensive appendices As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob but Frodo is still alive now in the foul hands of the Orcs And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.

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    About J.R.R. Tolkien


    1. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army , philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959 He was a close friend of C.S Lewis.Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father s extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle earth within it Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the word legendarium to the larger part of these writings While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the father of modern fantasy literature or precisely, high fantasy Tolkien s writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945 Forbes ranked him the 5th top earning dead celebrity in 2009.Religious influencesJ.R.R Tolkien, was born in South Africa in 1892, but his family moved to Britain when he was about 3 years old When Tolkien was 8 years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life In his last interview, two years before his death, he unhesitatingly testified, I m a devout Roman Catholic Tolkien married his childhood sweetheart, Edith, and they had four children He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in 1976 as The Father Christmas Letters One of Tolkien s sons became a Catholic priest Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of the Jerusalem Bible Tolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing In addition The Lord s Prayer And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil was reportedly present in Tolkien s mind as he described Frodo s struggles against the power of the One Ring.


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    1. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥a rousing climax to the most ravishing love story of the modern age. tempestuous, tormented Frodo at long last learns to accept the love of his lifemate - the loyal and submissive Samwise Gamgee, bottom-extraordinaire. this is truly a tale of love's labour hard-won, and at such a cost! but love conquers all in the end, and even bitter, militantly hetero villain Sauron cannot stand in the heart's path for too long. in this third book of the torrid trilogy, Frodo's love-hate rel [...]

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    2. Tolkien is the master of world building. With his writing comes generations of detailed history and lore. Middle Earth did not simply spring up overnight. Instead it is firmly established with the most thorough groundwork that is simply unmatched. And here his epic trilogy comes to an end. I’ve read it many times over the years, and reviewing it is no easy task. So, like my reviews of the first two books, I’ve picked out ten things I really love about the book. Spoilers ahead. 1.The blade th [...]

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    3. The last stand for the control of Middle-Earth!I WENT TO MIDDLE-EARTH AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CRUMMY RINGThat’s the message in a t-shirt that I got in a tourism travel (and I still have it!). I thought that it was appropiate to begin my review about the third part and final of Lord of the Rings.All that fuzz about a ring that can turn you invisible? You may think, but that was the least of its properties. Its major use was being able to control of the rest of ring-bearers with it, and if you th [...]

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    4. “I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things.”I've just finished a re-read of the trilogy. There is only one lord of classic literature and his name is Tolkien. Sixty years later Tolkien's epic tale of men, hobbits, elves, dwarves, trolls and goblins is still relevant. In my opinion this was the best book of the trilogy. The Return of the King gave me ALL THE FEELS like nothing else, I got pretty choked up at the last chapter. The Return of the King contains a ton of append [...]

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    5. The Return of the King is the last installment of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Can the companions defeat the power of Sauron? Will there be peace in the land of Middle-earth once more, or shall the darkness overpower the world?I want to write an amazing review for this series, because it deserves the best. I don't know if it will be amazing, but I will try. Tolkien made a wonderful world, and an epic journey across the beautiful Middle-earth. How amazing it was to walk side-by-side with the co [...]

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    6. ***NEW LAWSUIT UPDATE BELOW (6-30-11)Lone reviewer continues fight with corporate ASSCLOWNS powers in epic 1st Amendment battle royale.***4.0 stars. FULL REVIEW (hopefully) to follow after resolution of the lawsuit* filed against this reviewer in the District Court of Narnia by, among others: 20th Century Fucks Fox, Lucasfilms, the Tolkien Estate and Robert Van Winkle (aka Vanilla AsshatIce) in order to prevent the release of an allegedly offensive but in reality just knee-slappingly funny PAROD [...]

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    7. Book Review4 of 5 stars to The Return of the King, the third book in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, written in 1955, by J.R.R. Tolkien. After reading the first two books in this series, how can you not finish it with this one? I knocked them back between 9th and 10th grades, loving every minute of the imagination and struggle between good and evil. When I got this this final one, I already knew I'd be sad to say goodbye to all the characters I'd fallen hardcore for over the 1500 pages between [...]

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    8. Ah, The Return of the King. The end of a sweeping epic, one which held me firmly in its grasp as a child and still holds a place in my heart as an adult.Everything is in motion and actually coming to an end almost from the first page of this last book in the trilogy. Frodo is ever so close to completing his quest. Aragon, Gandalf and the others are nearly at the end of their rope. Indeed, the end is nigh! But this is not a quick finish. Tolkien dragged things out. There is a mini-battle after th [...]

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    9. Writers who inspire a genre are usually misunderstood. Tolkien's reasons for writing were completely unlike those of the authors he inspired. He didn't have an audience, a genre, and scores of contemporaries. There was a tradition of high adventure fairy tales, as represented by Eddison, Dunsany, Morris, MacDonald, Haggard, and Kipling, but this was only part of what inspired Tolkien.His writing was chiefly influenced by his familiarity with the mythological traditions of the Norse and Welsh cul [...]

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    10. A Review of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, by Sauron[Oprah Winfrey voice-over]: We all remember him. Sauron, the displaced Lord of the Rings. Once feared by millions, Sauron has been living in relative squalor in what he prefers to remain an undisclosed location. [Video shows unidentified heap of garbage behind a Wal-mart. In front stands a mailbox with the word "Nameless Enemy" printed on the front. The flag is down.][applause]Oprah: Today, we'll be joined by someone that many of you kn [...]

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    11. What else can I say? I enjoyed all these three books included in The Lord of the Rings (5 STARS),(5 STARS) and now(5 STARS). It has the most tight interesting plot, memorable characters and universal unending theme: the triumph of good over evil. In fact, in the closing scene of the book, Frodo gives the book he wrote to Sam, the world's greatest gardener. The title of the book is The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King. The "lord" refers to the evil king Sauron whose di [...]

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    12. Is it even possible to review a legend? To write a review about a completely different and unique world?It is not. It is just not possible. Just imagine writing a review about our world, about all the countries and cities and cultures and all the wars. It would simply be too long and too difficult. What I can say about this book is that the epic journey finally came to an end. The Fellowship had to fight bloody, hopeless fights, it had to survive epic battles and it found friends where friends w [...]

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    13. Well, there really IS no greater compliment

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    14. Well, I've come to the end of the road once more This was my tenth reading of Tolkien's saga of Middle Earth (the first time I visited was in 1986) and it's pointless trying to write a balanced review of my favourite books. Suffice it to say that these books are a part of me; written into my DNA, if you like, and I love them dearly.I'll be back in a year or two, Bagginses, to do it all over againBuddy read with Sunshine Seaspray.-------------------------------------------------And I did come bac [...]

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    15. «درست مثل داستان های معروف ، آقای فرودو. اون هایی که واقعاً مهم بودند، اون هایی که پر از خطر و تاریکی بودن. و گاهی آدم دلش نمی خواست پایان قصه رو بدونه، چون چطور می تونست پایان خوبی داشته باشه؟ چطور دنیا می تونه پر از خوبی بشه وقتی که این قدر اتفاقات بد میفته؟ ولی در نهایت این سای [...]

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    16. "I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil."You know the drill - Sam and Frodo are on their way to Mordor to try and destroy the ring, but not without a companion lurking in the shadows The armies of the Dark Lord are massing in an epic battle for Middle Earth it's all come down to this!And so my journey through Middle Earth has ended *cue hysterical crying*. Revisiting both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings this year was a great decision - I'll be revisiting Hogwarts in a simila [...]

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    17. ‘The Lord of the Rings’: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s three volume masterpiece comprising ‘The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King’ – is quite simply a literary, artistic and intellectual creation and achievement of epic and monumental proportions.The stories that J. R. R. Tolkien has crafted to produce ‘The Lord of the Rings’ feel as though they have been carved out of stone. Tolkien’s creation of another world – Middle Earth, its history, its le [...]

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    18. I’m sure glad Stevie didn’t bother to read this one:Sam and Frodo wake up in some swamp/heath/mountain passFrodo: We’re lost, oh its awful, I’m hungry, we only have 3 pieces of elfin bread leftSam: Don’t worry Frodo I’m here for you, you have the breadSam and Frodo walk around a bit looking dirty and lost and miserableFrodo: oh the ring, it’s so heavy, how will I cope?Golem: Myyy presssciousss [and all that nonsense]Sam: Don’t worry you have a nice sleep, things’ll look better [...]

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    19. So I loved this book but it really just dragged on. I mean of the Lord of the Rings series, this was probably my least favorite. The climax felt incredibly short, as did the battle and the ring was destroyed less than three-quarters of the way through. There was an incredibly long journey after the destruction of the ring following the hobbits' recoveries and their return home. below are spoilersI also felt like the fight when they returned to the Shire was rushed, and I'm not entirely sure abou [...]

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    20. To me, the whole point of reading the first two books of LOTR is to get to this one, because this is the truly masterful part of the story.One thing I will say is that I really admire how the main heroes of the story, Frodo and Sam, are quite inconsequential in the classic tradition of heroes. They can't fight, they can't cast spells, they can't really do anything except persevere through extreme trial, all so that they can do what they promised to do, to do the right thing. Sam, in particular, [...]

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    21. “What do you fear, lady?", Aragorn asked. "A cage,", Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”Writing this review I have a wild hunger to re-read this series again just to get to feel that excitement and the rush of emotions that these books instill in me.The epic conclussion to it all. The war. The great fight. The way it all ends. The sacrifice. The obsession. The act of overcoming the inredib [...]

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    22. Still 5 stars. Still amazing.

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    23. “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”Four Stars:✰✰✰✰ (I should say that this is less of a review and more of my own musings about the ending and the overall quality of the story. I didn't feel like I needed to reiterate all of my critiques, because all of the things I have to say in my first and second reviews still apply for the most part. [...]

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    24. 2018 Update, Sixth Read:-Imagine your worst experiences in life, the most horrible feelings you've felt, or the most excruciating suffering you've gone through. Multiply that by ten, and you will feel the demonic power of the winged Nazgul bringing "the Black Breath."-Loved the battle with Eowyn and the Witch King of Angmar. She laughed! Imagine that. Such intense, ferocious, adrenaline. You face a winged creature of Mordor with the power of evil and demonic oppression, and the rider leads a gro [...]

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    25. 494. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King: Sauron sends a great army against Gondor. Gandalf arrives at Minas Tirith to warn Denethor of the attack, while Théoden musters the Rohirrim to ride to Gondor's aid. Minas Tirith is besieged. Denethor is deceived by Sauron and falls into despair. He burns himself alive on a pyre, nearly taking his son Faramir with him. Aragorn, accompanied by Legolas, Gimli and the Rangers of the North, takes the Paths of [...]

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    26. Everything that can be said about this has already been said. And yes, this book is by far one of the best things I’ve read, actually the trilogy in general is. A perfect conclusion, strong in its dialogues and confident in its story. Emotional, fast paced and intelligent. ¡un día de la espada, un día rojo, antes de que llegue el alba!El trabajo de toda una vida concluye de manera perfecta. De verdad. El libro tiene una fluidez estupenda, a pesar de que cada personaje tiene su propósito pa [...]

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    27. My First Journey Through Middle-earth Cometh To An End (a.k.a Hey Folks, I Made It There And Back Again!) Wow. I did it! I journeyed over some 1200 pages, met strange creatures, witnessed real magic, wept, gasped, laughed, moaned, yawned (occasionally), and by the end of it all felt as exhausted and grateful as Sam and Frodo dragging their precious, burdensome cargo to Mount Doom.Herewith, as in my reviews of the two previous volumes, are some observations from a Tolkien novice. Please excuse me [...]

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    28. I feel a little unfair giving this book only 3 stars, but that is what I feel it deserves if it is to be judged on its own. There's a lot of good stuff in here, but then there's a whole lot of draggy description and slow movement, and that somewhat overwhelms the book for me. But hey, Arwen actually had a speaking role in this book, so maybe I should give the star back, eh? Nah. Just kidding. There were three different romance lines in this book, PLUS a love triangle of sorts. It's lucky I don't [...]

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    29. "I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things"Here I am, at the end of my third re-read of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. I always feel sad when I get to the end of this masterpiece, whether it be the book or the film. I just never want it to end. Tolkien created this beautiful, enchanting world called Middle Earth, which is full of magic and has had the ability to capture our hearts. I would never have believed, many years ago, when I first introduced to Tolkien, that it would [...]

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    30. yorgunum ve ağrılar, buruklarım var. üzüntülerim, sevinçlerim ve gözyaşım var.hayranlığım var.yorumu detaylandırırmıyım emin değilim geriye söylenecek çok şey yok. detaylandırsam bile nasıl bu kadar geç kaldığıma hayıflanıp dururum sanırım

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