RE: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Informal review of “The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King”-
The series of Lord of the Rings, written by JRR Tolkien, comes to a dramatized end in the final book in the trilogy: The Return of the King. The book was published in 21 July 1954 and October 1955. The publisher of the book is Allen and Unwin, and Australian based publishing company.
This book is the final book that sums up the Lord of the Rings’ tale. The story that had started in the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, about a young hobbit Frodo who is given the task to destroy an evil ring that belongs to the dark lord Sauron. The story unravels itself as Frodo advances to a volcano where the ring can be destroyed. There are many wars, adventures and thrills in between. Finally, Frodo destroys the ring and brings peace to the lands of Middle Earth. That is pretty much the end of things. Frodo is happy, Sam (his companion) is happy, and the tale concludes.
Above, I have tried to summarize a beautifully thick and majestically entertaining tale into a paragraph. Do not go onto my shoddy recount of the story; Tolkien’s one is absolutely pleasurable and mysteriously exciting. Return of the King is a book that requires the readers undivided attention as its plot has a multi-faceted as it has tough language used in it.
I will recommend the book to readers who can cooperate with lengthy books and many complications at once in a story. Personally, at some parts, even I got a little sick of the lengthy and slow explanations. Or perhaps it is just that I am not a big fan of slow moving fantasy in the first place.
This book is suitable for readers over 13, as it may be a bit a bit hard for younger audience to comprehend. However, this book does not hold many new ideas and is like a typical fantasy-violence story where good triumphs over evil. Sometimes, I don’t see why one needs three books and a whole different world to narrate that punch line. One who has read enough fantasy stories may not find too much new ideas in this book.
On the whole, Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King is a good book that I recommend to all audience that want a piece of JRR Tolkien’s skill in fantasy. I will, personally give this book 4 out of 5.