Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Lord of the Rings Part Three: The Return of the King (book review)

The Return of the King, by JRR Tolkien, is the final book in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. In this book, the hobbits Frodo and Sam, take the final step to destroy the treacherous Ring of Power. But it has been a hard journey littered by perils, and Frodo has begun to despair. Can Sam keep their hopes up long enough to complete their journey?

Far away, their hobbit friends Merry and Pippin are fighting a battle of their own. They fight to destroy the power of the evil wizard Saruman. But there is danger at every turn! Will Merry and Pippin live to see the day when Frodo and Sam return?

This book was my least favorite of the series, but it was still a great book! I'm sad to be finishing the series, but I can always read them again. The characters were all very well developed, but there were so many that I sometimes had a hard time keeping track of them!

I give this book 8.5 out of 10 stars!

The Once Upon a Time Challenge: 15 books down, 0 to go! I finished!

My list:
1. The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon (library book)
2. The Lord of the Rings-Part Two-The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Lord of the Rings-Part Three-The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Septimus Heap-Book One-Magyk by Angie Sage
5. Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr
6. The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
7. The Book without Words by Avi
8. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
9. Ragweed by Avi
10. Poppy by Avi
11. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
12. Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler
13. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness: Spirit Walker by Michelle Paver
14. The Chronicles of Prydain: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
15. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman


Jean said...

Okay, I really have to re-read these once what passes for my summer starts. Plus, I guess, The Hobbit. I read the trilogy so long ago that I honestly don't recall how one volume compared to the others. And are you going to watch the movies now? I can't wait to hear what you think of them.

Nymeth said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge, Annie!

Robin said...

Wow! 15 books for the Once Upon a Time challenge...what a great accomplishment, Annie! Congratulations!

Carl V. said...

Great job completing the challenge, Annie! I have so enjoyed having you do this. I hope you join us in September for the R.I.P. (Readers in Peril) Challenge. This will be the second time I have hosted this one and it is all about reading scary, creepy books. It is great fun!!!

Return of the King is my favorite of the three, I think. It is a pretty close tie with The Two Towers.

I am curious, now that you've read the books, what do you think of them compared to the movies?

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