For my February classic favorite, I chose The Return of the King, the third book in the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R Tolkien. Over Christmas, I rewatched the three movies and decided to read The Return of the King once more.
An epic fantasy novel, it never disappoints as I once again enjoyed a world full of men, elves, dwarves, evil creatures, and, of course, hobbits.
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The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
4 thoughts on “Favorite Friday Fiction: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien”
I’ve seen the movies, but never read the books. I’ve never read the Narnia books either and am sorely lacking.
The Lord of the Rings is a tough read but if you read them, start with The Hobbit. The Narnia books are so good. Buy the set and read them in order. They’re an easier read…☺
Maybe I should put the time in and read those books!
You should. Thanks for stopping by, Joyce 🙂