Fantasy - "The Return of the King" is the worthy climax to J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, the fantasy that created the genre as we know it today. The story opens where "Two Towers" left off. Gandalf has ridden to the city of Gondor with Pippin (partly to keep him out of trouble), where the forces of Mordor are attacking. There is upheaval in the city itself, as the steward of Gondor is going nuts. Merry pledges his service to King Theoden of Rohan, not knowing what is ahead for the king and his relatives. And Aragorn is seeking out allies to fight Sauron on a military scale, even if they can't defeat him unless the Ring is destroyed. His search will take him to tribes of forest-dwellers, to Gondor - and even to summon an army of the dead. In Mordor, the unconscious Frodo has been captured by Sauron's orcs, and taken to the fortress of Cirith Ungol. Sam is desperate to free his friend, but knows that he can't take on an army, and that Frodo would want him to finish the quest. Sam manages to free Frodo from captivity, but they must still brave more dangers before they can come to Mount Doom, the only place where the Ring can be destroyed. As they travel Sam sees Frodo slipping further and further into the Ring's grasp. Will Frodo be able to destroy the Ring?
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Following THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING and THE TWO TOWERS, a third title in the epic fantasy sequence THE LORD OF THE RINGS, in which men, dwarves, elves and ents come together to do battle against the Dark, while Frodo and Sam push further into Mordor in order to destroy the One Ring.Review:
‘The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.’ Sunday Times
‘A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.’ New Statesman
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’ Evening Standard
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 48231142