The Return of the King
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The Return of the King


The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, 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 alive--in the hands of the Orcs. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing. J.R.R. 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 detail.

Title:The Return of the King
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:490 pages

    The Return of the King Reviews

  • mark monday
    Apr 05, 2011

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥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 S...

  • Alejandro
    Jul 31, 2014

    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 t...

  • Ana
    Oct 22, 2012

    “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 ...

  • Alex Farrand
    Nov 30, 2016

    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 ...

  • Stephen
    Jun 05, 2010

    ***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 resoluti...

  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 22, 2008

    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 ...

  • Kane
    Feb 09, 2011

    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...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 28, 2009

    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 contemp...

  • K.D. Absolutely
    Aug 23, 2009

    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 u...

  • Liz
    Nov 26, 2012

    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 th...

About J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

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 lan