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“The Return of the King” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Return of the King” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Back of the Book:

Having vanquished Sauron’s troops and killed the Lord of the Dark Riders, heroic hobbit Frodo Baggins and his band of soldiers now face another, bloodier battle outside Mordor’s Black Gate. The concluding volume of Tolkien’s masterful trilogy.

From Daily Telegraph:

“The story moves on with a tremendous narrative rush to its climax… extraordinarily imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.”

Pages: 507

Published: 1955

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=5.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is when the giant eagle rescues Frodo and Sam. Why the hell didn’t Gwaihir just help them destroy the ring in the first place? There’s even a youtube video (see below) that covers this.

The very best thing about this book is when Frodo fails at the last step and Gollum saves the day, so to speak.

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the Lord of the Rings Read-Along.

Occasionally Important Information:

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