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Ippin captured by Orcs escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents Gandalf returned miraculously and defeated the evil wizard Saruman Meanwhile Sam and Frodo progressed towards Mordor to destroy the Ring accompanied by SmEagol Gollum still obsessed by his 'precious' After a battle with the giant spider Shelob Sam left his master for dead but Frodo is still ali. For like a shaft clear and cold the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach It s over I have finally finished reading The Return of the King the third and final part of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien This means that I am officially done with Tolkien s main novels in The Middle Earth universe and I m proud of myself for it I ve read plenty of epic fantasy series difficult and lengthy than this trilogy you might be confused why I m so proud of this However as I ve mentioned in detail in my review for The Fellowship of the Ring after continuously putting the first book into my DNF pile completing this trilogy felt immensely satisfying Plus no gatekeepers despite how many fantasy books I ve read would be able to accuse me of you re not a fantasy fans unless you ve read The Lord of the Rings any And to be honest if someone said this to you you should just ignore them That being said now that I ve finished this series I will have to admit that Tolkien certainly earned his fame The writing may not hold up too well for modern fantasy readers reading this for the first time now but this being published than sixty years ago Truly amazingPicture Road to Mount Doom by Donato GiancolaThere s something magical and timeless in the themes told in The Lord of the Rings and The Return of the King is the conclusion of it all It is keeping the fire of hope burning even in the persisting and overwhelming darkness Often we see underdogs and farmboys story as a clich now but as I repeatedly say they became a clich because they worked a LOT of times In the end it always depends on the execution of the narrative to make us care about the journey and characters of the story but themes of hope and friendships among many others are extremely strong I think we occassionally forget one very important thing about Frodo and Sam and that is the fact that they are underdogs and unlikely heroes I am glad you are here with me Here at the end of all things Sam Really ponder about it again these Hobbits are unlikely heroes small and bereft of any physical abilities except to eat so many times in a day trying to do their best in the name of good friendship loyalty Aragorn Legolas Gimli Theoden Eowyn and all the other warriors too despite being separated from the Ring bearers believed with all their hearts that they will do what s right Everything about it is so inspiring and honestly the friendship between Frodo and Samwise Gamgee is still one of the best friendships portrayed in a fantasy series In addition to these The Return of the King also put Eowyn into the spotlight of the narrative and I LOVED it Tolkien has created one of the most iconic scenes in fantasy with what Eowyn achieved in this book But no living man am I You look upon a woman owyn I am omund s daughter You stand between me and my lord and kin Begone if you be not deathless For living or dark undead I will smite you if you touch him I also think that both The Towers and The Return of the King were far easier and engaging to read than The Fellowship of the Ring The dialogues excluding their constant use of odd Good bye and outdated words between characters were compelling filled with unforgettable passages and the songs were much fewer too Most importantly though there s no Tom Bombadil despite many fans love for this character which I don t think I ll ever understand I seriously found Bombadil to be so out of place in this trilogy There s one thing in this book that I wish newly released fantasy books would still include in their final installment long epilogue I love reading long epilogue or after the battle chapters Obviously I don t mean for an epilogue chapter to be as long the Scouring chapter near the end was so bizarre as the one featured in this book but I m actually surprised that many people hate long epilogues Personally after so many battles and destructions I would love to know about the characters fate after the conflict ended rather than just saying bye bye then immediately in one or two short chapters Sometimes it feels like the story ended before I even got to say goodbye to the characters It is not our part to master all the tides of the world but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set uprooting the evil in the fields that we know so that those who live after may have clean earth to till What weather they shall have is not ours to rule In my opinion the most disappointing elements from this trilogy were the action seuences I ve said this before in my review of The Two Towers Tolkien really didn t focus his writing on the action seuences As someone who utterly loved the movies and the epic battles the battle scenes in these books were inferior and too short to my liking I enjoyed reading the build up and preparations for the battles but I didn t get the explosive impact from reading the war scenes themselves The battle seuences in the films and the officialfan arts conjured out of the moviestext are by far superior to the prose version in my opinion In the movie adaptation the Battle of Helm s Deep in The Two Towers and the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in The Return of the King were stunningly incredible and jaw dropping I can t say the same about the books I ve read a LOT of fantasy books that have better battlewar scenesPicture The Witch King by Chris RahnAfter all said and done I think the answer to whether I love the books or the films is crystal clear The Return of the King is a classic and wonderful conclusion to Tolkien s legendary series I will not deny the importance of Tolkien and this series in shaping and popularizing the fantasy genre that would be insane The Lord of the Rings is a great trilogy but I think the writing is a bit outdated now for modern fantasy readers reading this for the first time I definitely loved the movies and I do believe that The Children of Hurin is Tolkien s best and darkest story I m glad to have read The Lord of the Rings but I doubt I ll ever reread them in the future As for the movies I will rewatch them again and again and again and again I will not say do not weep for not all tears are an evil Series review The Fellowship of the Ring 45 stars The Two Towers 45 stars The Return of the King 45 stars The Lord of the Rings 1215 stars You can order the book from Book Depository Free shippingYou can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Special thanks to my Patrons on Patreon for giving me extra support towards my passion for reading and reviewingMy Patrons Alfred Alya Annabeth Devin Hamad Jimmy Nutts Joie Mike Miracle Nicholas Zoe

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The Return of the King

Ve in the hands of the Orcs And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labeled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction By turns comic and homely epic and diabolic the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detai. The end of an epic The Return of the King brings a conclusion to the wonderful Lord of the Rings trilogy and is one of the most satisfying conclusions to a long tale that has ever been writtenIn this book we leave Frodo and Sam in Mordor and rejoin Pippin and Gandalf Merry and Theoden and Aragorn Legolas and Gimli as the suspense builds towards the final battle Gandalf has a hard time explaining the death of Boromir to the grieving father Denethor who will have a sad ending himself as things turn out Definitely Denethor was one of the characters I liked the least Denethor s daughter Eowyn falls in love with Aragorn who is unfortunately already betrothed to an Elf princess and thus not fair game but wishes to fight Shall I always be chosen she said bitterly Shall I always be left behind when Riders depart to mind the house while they win renown and find food and beds when they return What do you fear lady Aragorn asked A cage she 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 p 767 note that the page numbers are from the single volume edition of LOTR This is perhaps an attempt by Tolkien to excuse his male centric story and express his sympathy for the cause of women s euality Indeed one of the greatest moments in the entire trilogy is when Eowyn rises above her station and becomes the uniue female hero of the saga as she strikes down the Night King But no living man am I You look upon a woman It was truly a fantastic and inspiring moment Galadriel was an interesting female character too but other than glowing in the dark and handing out cool swag to passers by she was just a pretty hood ornament compared to EowynI found it curious how they call Sauron The Nameless One notably a source for Rowling having various HP characters use this moniker for her bad guy Unforgettable as well as moments of suspense when the Lord of the Nazg l seems about to strike Gandalf as Rohan arrives on the theatre of battle changing the momentum p 811 After the battle there is a beautiful moment on the city walls as Eowyn and Faramir are united just as the Ring is destroyed It is as scene of romance and yet Tolkien pulls it off without it becoming too sentimental and yet remaining epic Fantastic writing neither wind nor voice nor bird call nor rustle of leaf nor their own breath could be heard the very beating of their hearts was stilled Time halted And as they stood so their hands met and clasped though they did not know it And still they waited for they knew what notA sounds like a sign went up from all the lands about them and their hearts beat suddenly again p 945After the battle there is another nature moment where we see a seedling of Galathilion Eldest of Trees already it had put forth young leaves long and shapely dark above and silver beneath and upon its slender crown it bore one small cluster of flowers whose white petals shone like the sunlit snow p 950 Few writers capture a love of nature with such poetic precision as TolkienOn the trip back as folks peel off like leaves of corn we cross a broken but not toothless as shall be seen Saruman in a comic scene p 960 961 But when all that is left are the hobbits they arrive to find the Shire changed and under the terror of a violent band of ruffians the remnants of the armies of Saruman and Sauron Symbolically I believe that the Scouring of the Shire represents both the lost idealism in Europe after World War I as well as the horrors of World War II which was raging as he was writing the original text He edited the final draft for years before finally publishing in 1955 as well as the damage to the idyllic environment by the Industrialization of England in the XIXe century Perhaps Tolkien couldn t resist describing a last piece of bitter loss before ending his epic with the fantastically beautiful sending off from Grey Haven They ve cut it down cried Sam They ve cut down the Party Tree He pointed to where the tree had stood unde which Bilbo had made his Farewell Speech It was lying lopped and dead in the field As if this was the last straw Sam burst into tears p 993 Personally I think that this was a result of Tolkien s personal disillusionment during the Battle of Britain seeing bombs falling from the sky hitting buildings and trees he loved in and around Oxford Beautifully however Sam uickly turns his frown upside down and sets out to rebuild what is left of the Shire We then get one last ride together as Elrond Galadriel Frodo Bilbo and Frodo all ride off on boats literally into the sunset in probably the most beautiful literary sendoff that I have ever read p 1006 1008 The Third Age was over and the Days of the Ring were passed and an end was come of the story and song of those times The Elves were leaving Middle Earth for good an image and homage to our childhood dreams retreating into our memory as we become adults and shed our infancy Sam arriving to his house with his wife Rose firmly rooted in his earthly life ends the book thus He drew a deep breath Well I m back he saidLOTR is hard to summarize in words because all of it is so over the top so epic and so deeply influential on all fantasy literature in the seven decades since it was written We are all highly indebuted to Tolkien for his beautiful and youthful text If only we had all collectively paid attention to his ecological message and preserved our environment to the same degree that we extended his storytelling legacy Fino s Tolkien ReviewsThe HobbitThe Fellowship of the Ring LOTR 1The Two Towers LOTR 2The Return of the King LOTR 3Lord of the Rings 1 3 General Comments and ObservationsRaymond Edward s Tolkien biography

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Alternate cover edition hereThe Companions of the PDF #180 of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as The Return PDF or the uest continues Aragorn revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West Return of the Epub #223 joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg Merry and P. EXTENDED EDITION MOVIES MARATHON TIME my place at 5 am Bring snacks Note there are much scholarly reviews available out there so if that interests you I would refer you to reviews like this one the official Tolkien Society being said I hope my layman approach is enjoyable for most Aragorn For FrodoHoly Gimli son of Gl in I loved this book Tolkien is a demigod when it comes to worldbuilding and storytelling You would be hard pressed to find any fantasy novel that reaches the level of his imagination and literacy I wouldn t say the book is perfect but the races he includes with their various languages expressed in song and poem and the references to internal lore of past events can make you forget that you re reading high fantasy instead of a true historical retelling of an epic pastWhenever I read a narrative story I consciously try and suspend all disbelief to fully live inside the world presented which can often result in disappointment But when a novel is well written and believable well there s no better way to experience a book in my view Tolkien doesn t disappoint and at no time did he pull my attention away from my uest through middle earth as an integral member of the Fellowship of the RingEven darkness must pass A new day will come And when the sun shines it ll shine out the clearer Those were the stories that stayed with you That meant somethingWho could ask for a better loyal friend than Sam But when developing characters how do you keep them from becoming too perfect Well Sam would definitely fit into the too perfect category if it weren t for the masterful way in which his strengths and flaws eualize We all love Sam because he has the ualities of superhuman friendship and devotion we all wish for yet he lacks confidence in his own decisions which makes us empathize with himDespite his weaknesses through the novels Sam becomes the focus of the story as Frodo fades into a singular mentality of resisting the ring In the act of protecting his master he finds within himself the inner strength to make difficult decisions of protection He staves off Golumn for some time carries the ring and saves Frodo from the Tower of Cirith Ungol and even carries Frodo up the side of Mount Doom at the end of their uest By the conclusion of the novel Sam is a true hero after the Battle of Bywater and is elected Mayer of the Shire for seven consecutive years We see the hero s journey not as much through Frodo as through Sam I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone I should mention the return of the king since this book is in fact titled The Return of the King StriderAragorn who we all know and love unlike the movies accepts his true calling from the beginning as becoming future King of Gondor He is honorable and fearless in fighting for good and comes into his calling when needed Plus he gets to marry his one true love Arwen which is like the greatest love story of all timeThe Battle of the Pelennor Fields which is the battle at Minas Tirith was better in the movie than in the book as the battle in the book was relatively short and unsatisfying in comparison to an epic CGI final battle seuence but this is just my opinion Most often action in movies is a disappointment without an engaging accompanying storyline and even then I just tend to endure them But some movies hit the sweet spot and it changes my whole perspective The battles in the LoTR movies did just that creating realistic epic battle seuences bolstering the books Bravo Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema for a job well done Go in peace I will not say do not weep for not all tears are an evil Conclusion Gandalf Legolas Bilbo Gimli Saruman Galadriel Elrond Peregrin Meriadoc Golumn and many other characters were left out of this review who are just as important and interesting as the ones mentioned Some people find the books tedious which I can agree with at some points but there is still an appreciation that can be found through each section alongside the exciting elements The level of detail in each individual description of the world around the travelers and knowing that everything is consistent with the overarching lore can be appreciated as no small feat So I m just saying give the books their due diligence or risk missing out on one of the greatest epics of all time

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    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥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 extr

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    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 unmatche

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    EXTENDED EDITION MOVIES MARATHON TIME 😍😃😃😃 my place at 5 am Bring snacks❗️Note there are much scholarly reviews availa

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    “For like a shaft clear and cold the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach” It’s over I have finally finished reading The Return of t

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    The last stand for the control of Middle Earth I WENT TO MIDDLE EARTH AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CRUMMY RING That’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

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    494 The Lord of The Rings The Return of the King JRR TolkienThe Return of the King Sauron sends a great army against Gondor Gandalf arrives at Minas Tirith to warn Denethor of the attack while Theoden musters the Rohirrim to ride to Gondor's

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    I was living with my uncle 20 years ago and he is a vast reader in many genres I was looking for something new to read when he told me to read this series He had these beautiful hardback books with fold out maps

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    The Return of the King takes about a hundred pages to sink one's teeth into but persevering is worth it for the glint of sunrise on a victorious maiden's hair for the show of willpower against all odds in the eleventh hour and for the golden bloom of a happy ending

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    The end of an epic The Return of the King brings a conclusion to the wonderful Lord of the Rings trilogy and is one of the most sat

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    Well I've come to the end of the road once This was my tenth reading of Tolkien's saga of Middle Earth the first time I visi