THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIMEThe Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the ...
ake the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King.
This book was easier than the Fellowship and I actually understood more. The best part is, I have not seen the movies for these so for me to interpret it and understand it is a very good achievement. I found the way the book was made up is very
..."up is very adventurous and mysterious. This is a very original idea and wonderful fantasy world. The medieval era was a wonderful time to write about and include the best magical and adventuresome elements in written history.
The ending of this book was so surprising and left me with a stunned feeling. I must know what happens and how it all turns out.Continua...Nascondi
I know there are several more reviews, more qualified reviews, but I would like to point out that I found that dividing the story into two parts (one with Frodo/Sam/Gollum, and the other with Aragorn/Legoloth/Gimli) was much more effective than
..." intertwining them. I found TTT to be easily the weakest in the film series, but a very important piece to the literature trilogy. Regardless of you opinion on the film, you'll like this book. A much read for everyone! Note: read HOBBIT and FELLOWSHIP first, of course.Continua...Nascondi
'[...]But our path is laid.''Yes, that's so,' said Sam. 'And we shouldn't be here at all, if we'd known more about it before it started. But I suppose it's often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used
... used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually — their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect that they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten. We heare about those as just went on - and not all at a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. You know, coming home, and finding things all right, though not quite the same - like old Mr. Bilbo. But those aren't always the best tales to hear, though they may be the best tales to get landed in! I wonder what sort of tale we've fallen into?' 'I wonder', said Frodo. 'But I don't know. And that's the way of a real tale. Take any one that you're fond of. You may know, or guess, what kind of a tale it is, happy-ending or sad-ending, but the people in don't know. And you don't want them to.'Continua...Nascondi
Aragorn looked at the pale stars, and at the moon, now sloping behind the western hills that enclosed the valley. 'This is a night as long as years', he said. 'How long will the day tarry?''Dawn is not far off', said Gamling, who had now climbed up
...ed up beside him. 'But dawn will not help us, I fear' 'Yet dawn is ever the hope of men', said Aragorn.Continua...Nascondi