The Return of the King

Our rating: *****

The ending of the Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King is probably the best in the series. All of the events come to a head at the end. Frodo and Sam enter Mordor to destroy the Ring, yet perhaps the Ring has taken too much hold over Frodo. Gandalf brings Pippin to Gondor, where the king is mourning the death of his son Boromir. Aragorn leads Gimli and Legolas through the Paths of the Dead, where he must fulfill his destiny. Merry goes with the Eorlingas.

The Return of the King is the most intense of all the books. You must read it if you want to finish the series (which you will, if you read the other two). My absolute favorite of the whole trilogy. The movie uses the end of The Two Towers as the beginning of The Return of the King. If you watch the extended version, just about everything is there. However, they added a subplot with Arwen not knowing whether she wants to leave Middle Earth with the other elves or not.

2 Responses to “The Return of the King”

  1. I can sum up this book in one word, actually two sounds. Gasp! Sigh. It goes on like that for the whole book. Problem! Taken care of. (or is it?) An absolutely (what I call) experience book. You don’t read it. You experience it, enjoy it, live it, it’s a “not hear what other people are saying because you don’t want to put it down” sort of book. The ending is amazing!

  2. i totally agree! ok i promise this really happened…i was reading it and my dad actually walked up to me and tweaked my nose! i didnt even notice until he did it cuz i was so into the book! its astounding!

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