Impression of the Lord of the Rings: Return of
May 25, 2003
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If you are one of
those people who likes to go on an enchanting adventure to an imaginary
place, where extraordinary things happen, Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King, is for you! This book takes you on a wonderful
ride through the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The author, J.R.R.
Tolkien, writes the book with such detail that you can picture all the
creatures that he depicts. It brings you into the world of Middle-earth
to watch all the events that are happening. This is a great book that
people of all ages should read, even if that means having it read to
In the book, each of the characters play an important part. It is
the third part of a trilogy about an evil ring that needs to be
destroyed. The young hobbits, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, are on
a quest to destroy the “One Ring.” They must go into the dark land
of Mordor and cast the Ring into
the pits of Mount Doom,
to destroy it. All this while being hunted by the Dark Lord’s minions.
A seemingly impossible task, done by the most unlikely people.
While the hobbits are doing this, others in the story are making
a difference in their own way. The man Aragorn goes on a quest to the
city of Minas Tirith,
where an attack is expected to happen. The dwarf Gimli and the elf
Legolas follow Aragorn and help him in his quest.
near Minas Tirith, the other hobbit, Merry, fights in the early stages
the battle. He helps by killing a Nazgûl that brings the hopes of
victory closer. In Rohan, Merry helps King Théoden and becomes
friends with him. There are many other characters that play a minor
that you learn about when you read the books. For now, the above
are the only ones I will be mentioning.
This book uses
great detail and is one of the most well-written books ever. It tells
the adventures of many different characters; Tolkien manages to pull
all the characters together to meet again. You see how they can be
split so far away, and then come so close, without even knowing it. It
truly weaves its way together.
The details in this book are outstanding; you can see the creature you
are reading about in your mind. You can see the danger that the hobbits
are in, and what the others are facing on the battle-field. Pg. 911
“With a last despairing effort Frodo raised himself on his hands, and
struggled on for maybe twenty yards. Then he pitched down into a
shallow pit that opened unexpectedly before them, and there he lay like
a dead thing.” Sensory verbs equal a good book, and this book has
plenty of detail that describes everything. Even if the reader is not
looking for a lot of detail in a book, this book has enough to please
someone that wants to be able to see what is happening in their mind,
and one that doesn’t want to be confused with too much detail.
This book is also quite a page
turner; it leaves you wanting more when you put it down (if you can put
it down). It leaves you wanting to go on to the next chapter when you
finish a chapter. For example the quote on pg. 894 “… Far up above in
the darkness it was answered. Out of the black sky there came dropping
like a bolt a winged shape, rending the clouds with a ghastly shriek.”
And it continues in the next chapter about what happened. In some of
the “less popular” books, a chapter ends by something like, “…and read
to the next chapter to see what comes up!” This actually has a
cliff-hanger that leaves you dying for more.
The adventures that the characters go through are amazing. The
characters go from a seemingly impossible situation, to a happy “fairy
land” and back to a horrible world. This book goes from bad to worse
in the situations the characters go through. They eventually get out of
all them, but it is a trip to see them overcome them.
genius in this book is amazing; the ability to create so many
out-of-this-world creatures is astonishing. Tolkien comes up with so
many creatures that no one has ever heard of, and describes them in a
way that it seems you have know about them and seen them since you were
two years old. It would be impossible, maybe even for Tolkien himself,
recall all the creatures, places and special items that were in this
book. Although you may not want to read a book that has so many
details, this book teaches you to appreciate detail.
The book, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, is
truly the best book ever. With a reading and maturity level of high
school, it reads like a smooth piece of rock. It is highly recommended
and is fun and exciting to read. With all the key elements of a great
book, it promises a wonderful time. With all the exciting characters
and creatures, you will find yourself accidentally calling your friends
by one of the names in the book. This book is great and makes the
reader want to jump into the book and experience all the adventures the
characters are experiencing. If you have not read this book, or don’t
want to, you are missing out!