The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

What an end to an amazing trilogy! I am so glad that I finally sat down and read this whole trilogy.

Even though I’ve been used to other, more modern fantasies, Lord of the Rings will always be at the top.

Blurb: In the third volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the good and evil forces join battle, and we see that the triumph of good is not absolute. The Third Age of Middle-earth ends, and the age of the dominion of Men begins.

Compared the first two books, this final book had a lot going on and a lot of action happening. There were the parts where we’re following Frodo and Sam’s journey further into Mordor after getting away from the spider and some orcs.

We follow Aragorn and his companions as he races to Minas Tirith with backup. We follow Rohan as they also race a different way to get to the battle in time. We have Gandalf’s part and Merry and Pippin’s. There’s a lot to follow, but I didn’t find it hard to do so.

There’s a lot of tension in the scenes at Minas Tirith, the black gate, and in Mordor itself. While I felt it and could imagine it all happening, there were some parts that felt too quick and some parts that felt just slightly too drawn out.

Regardless, as I’ve said in my reviews for the other two books, this ending book was still very enjoyable.

What were your thoughts on the third and last Lord of the Rings book?

One thought on “The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. When you read books written so far back, it is best to take I to considération the time period they were written in.
    I read Tolkien’s trilogy as a teen and I have loved it ever since.

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