Friday, September 2, 2022

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Return of the King the final book in The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien concludes the adventures of Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Gandalf, the surviving members of The Fellowship as they face Sauron and his orcs in their last struggle. Sam and Frodo are in Mordor, but will they make it to Mount Doom? And will Frodo be able to throw the ring into the lava, or will it completely take over his mind?
And while he and Sam are making their way through Mordor, what is the rest of the fellowship doing? Merry and Pippin, best pals, have been separated. Pippin is in Gondor, and Merry is in Rohan. Legolas and Gimli, despite being from two species that have never really gotten along, have become best friends and have learned to support and appreciate each others' differences. Gandalf the Grey has become Gandalf the White, and has greater powers than before. But for how long? Will they be able to successfully stand against Sauron, or will he defeat them? It all hinges on Frodo getting the ring to Mount Doom! Return of the King was first published in 1955.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Two Towers, the second book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien continues Frodo's journey toward Mordor. Now, separated from his companions, except for Sam and a strange little creature named Gollum, Frodo is still trying to get the ring to Mount Doom. But he can't fully trust Gollum.
And when he meets a strange ranger named Faramir, he isn't sure what to make of the guy and his friends. Meanwhile, the rest of the fellowship is broken apart and strung out across Middle Earth, working to do what they can to stop Sauron from taking over the world. But will they be successful, or will Sauron destroy everything good in the world? The Two Towers was published in 1954.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien, starts off the adventure of Frodo Baggins, the nephew of Bilbo Baggins who once found a mysterious ring on his adventure to fight a dragon and help some dwarves get their home back.
As Frodo discovers, the ring is much more than he realized. It's actually dangerous and needs to be destroyed. It was made by Sauron, and can only be used for evil purposed. And having been made by Sauron, it can only be destroyed by throwing it into the lava in Mount Doom where it was created. So how will little Frodo, a hobbit, get it all the way to Mordor where Mount Doom is? Well, when his friends volunteer to help him, along with a dwarf, an elf, and two humans, Frodo just might have a fighting chance! Fellowship of the Ring was first published in 1954.