The Return of the King Paperback – 30 Aug 2012
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‘The story moves on with a tremendous narrative rush to its climax… extraordinary imaginative work, part saga, part allegory, and wholly exciting.’
‘A triumphant close… a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.’
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This is the third part of a 3 book edition in A format paperback which reproduces the complete unabridged text of the three books, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, that together make up The Lord of the Rings. The Appendices and Index are included in The Return of the King. This reset edition contains newly drawn maps by Stephen Raw, based on original maps by Chistopher Tolkien's original maps. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 7 at least !
So it is better to talk of the story as a whole...and a thousand words would never be enough. This third novel then continues an truly epic work which tells the story of a battle of good against evil set in a fantasy world. Your basic premise puts a band of hobbits(small hairy humanoid characters) on a quest to destroy a magical ring which would give the evil lord the power he needs to crush the forces of good. The only way they can do this is to cast the ring itself into the cracks of doom - lava filled chasms deep in the heart of Mordor...the enemy lands.
The Lord of The Rings series may be fantasy novels, but they have a universal appeal. i have never come across anyone who would argue that they didn't enjoy reading them. Tolkein has a way with words which can draw the reader deep into his work, so much so that time will fly past and you'll find yourself reaching the end of the story far too soon and be left gagging for more. You can't ask for more than this offers, and thats the bottom line - five stars isn't enough.
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The Return of the King is a weird one, because I found that at one point it was the slowest of any of the books in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and yet at another point, it was... Read morePublished 16 days ago by SocialBookshelves.com