Mini Review – Return of the King

Title: The Return of the King

Author: J.R.R Tolkien

Series: The Lord of the Rings

3.5 stars

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

From Goodreads:

This edition is from the four volume, deluxe pocket boxed set containing The Hobbit and the three volumes of the Lord of the Rings series. The books are soft leatherette bound with a stamped titles and come together in a matching box.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggled deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron’s power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the accursed Ring of Power had to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way was impossibly hard, and Frodo was weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring, he began finally to despair.

My Thoughts

I have finally finished Lord of the Rings. After years of attempting I started reading the trilogy and failing to get past book one I decided this year is the year. I got through book 1 and 2 with ease, then I started Return of the King!

I adored the first half (book 5) of of this book. I loved following Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli in their adventures and Pippin serving the Lords of Gondor. So, when the tale switches (start of book 6) back to Frodo and Sam’s perspective I lost interest and put the book down. It took me 6 months to pick it back up again but I did and I finished it. I do find the Sam and Frodo aspects a bit tedious in end as to be honest not all much actually happens too them while they are within the walls of Mordor. I wanted to go back and find out what was happening with the rest of the fellowship and I just wasn’t as invested in Frodo and Sam’s side of the story. However I am so happy I actually finished it and I do love the story overall. I am just bias towards Aragorn and company.

I think now that I have conquered the books I i’ll do a re-read at some point and maybe then Sam and Frodo will endear themselves to me.


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Happy Reading!

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