|Return of the King|
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Series: The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
Review by: CL2 Elinder15
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This book is a must read for any fantasy fan. This book is the last in the brilliant trilogy and tells the final parts of the tale such as, what is going to be the fate of the ring? What is Ameagol going to do? And what happened to the rest of the fellowship? The Lord of the Rings comes to its final and fatal climax in this, the biggest and possibly the best of the trilogy.
The first book in The Return of the King (Book Five) sees sections where the fellowship manages to reveal some of Sauron's plans via the planitir. I won't reveal too much as to spoil it but Gandalf takes Pippin and does the great ride to Minas Tirith to warn Gondor of Morder's attack. The three hunters, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas take a different route to the White City. The mustering of the riders of Rohan begins as well.
The next book, (Book Six) sees the ring, together with its bearer Frodo, Sam his close friend and their guide. The skulking Gollum, all move closer still to Mount Doom. Frodo is held captive in the tower of Cirith Ungol by a bunch of orcs. It is up to Sam - he rescues Frodo. From where they are they can see Mount Doom. But the journey across isn't so easy as Mordor is swarming with orcs and Smeagol is after his "precious".
I would tell you more but just like the last review, it would spoil it for you and you really should read this brilliant book. The battle scenes aren't as brilliant as the film. But then the film lacks that excitement of a Tolkien book. It is a brilliant read no matter who you are. And it is worth mentioning that I would recommend reading the first two before you read this because you will understand it better.
Return Of The King casts the other two in its shadow really because of many great aspects. Don't call me stupid or pathetic or anything but when Sam finds Frodo in Cirith Ungol, it is quite a heart-warming moment. And the fact that it describes places like Minas Tirith in so much detail that you almost feel like you're there.
This is a bit stupid but for full effects people would probably put a Lord Of The Rings CD on. With this book there is no need to do that, as there is so much atmosphere. This book also has a weird kind of thing where each deed one character does saves another's life. I think that works well.
I will have to admit that this book is so big you can only read a section at a time. But it is worth it. I chose Return Of The King to do a review on because of most of what is said above. One last thing I would like to mention is that in the film it has comedy when Legolas and Gimli have a counting contest when killing orcs. You wouldn't think this but the book actually has that comedy too. That's all from me, Elinder15.
Title: Return of the King