he Return of the King
marks the third volume of the collection of books making up The
Lord of The Rings and draws the epic adventure to a close. As Tolkien
himself said if there is one critical issue with the book it is that
it is too short.
Millions of readers across the world agree and The Return of the King
along with it's sister books is second only to the Bible in retail sales.
The multiple strands of adventures that our heros encounter in The
Two Towers are drawn inexorably back slowly together as Middle-Earth
prepares for war. Isengard is unleashed, the ents of Fangorn forest
are stirred and a great battle is looming for the Men of Gondor.
All the while Frodo and Sam inch ever forward towards their goal -
the Cracks of Doom in Mordor, lair of Sauron and mustering point for
his hoards of Orcs, goblins and fell men. The adventure leaps from the
pages immediately and the reader is carried on to the calamitous end.
The Return of the King comes complete with maps based on those originally
drawn by Christopher Tolkien, of the Western parts of Middle-Earth.
Along with The Fellowship of the Ring and The
Two Towers it makes up one of the greatest books of all time.