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5.0 out of 5 stars The end of the Third Age, February 2, 2000
This review is from: The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings ) (Paperback)
The Return of the King is the final part of The Lord of the Rings. In this last part the feeling of good versus evil reaches its pinnacle in LOTR. Tolkien gave incredible detail describing the War of the Ring, as it spanned several chapters. All of the characters are developed further, and for most of the TROTK, the story remains a two way split. TROTK has an amazing conclusion, and that is partly bad. Upon finishing the novel, I was sad that it was over, and I didn't want it to be over, because Middle-Earth is a great place to get lost in. You go on the journey that the Fellowship undertook, and feel everything that each member of the party felt. This is possible because throughout LOTR, Tolkien wrote vivid passages describing the regions of Middle-Earth, the characters, and what they were thinking. I read TROTK more slowly, because I wanted to stay longer than what the novel would allow. The four hobbits of the Fellowship become harden warriors, a trait that was virtually absent from their kind. Even though the novel finally came to a complete finish, it felt like it left room for more. It's to bad that there is no direct sequel, and while it answers most of the questions left from the end of The Hobbit, the reader can come up with plenty more questions upon finishing LOTR. Professor Tolkien did a work that was unexpected in its depth. He invented several REAL languages and writing systems, a complete history to back the novel, and created a wonderful world filled with diverse races and environments. Some fantasy authors may have tried to reach Tolkien's level in fantasy literature, but I am certain the The Lord of the Rings will never be duplicated. The Return of the King stands as the incredible conclusion of the greatest epic ever written. My only regret was that it ended.
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Initial post: Dec 31, 2010 5:54:17 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 7:41:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2011 7:41:27 PM PDT
Oh, quit preaching, Mr. San Miguel.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 8:33:49 AM PST
dude, bibles been disproven by the new religion already, quit living in the past judas

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 11:18:15 PM PST
What new religion are you referring to?
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