The Return of The King Author:J. R. R. Tolkien In this final installment of "The Lord of the Rings," the quest to destroy the One Ring is concluded and the power of the Dark Lord finally defeated. Tolkien's attention to detail shines here, both in his descriptions of the battle scenes, and in the attention to the struggles of Sam and Frodo. In the end, you almost feel as if you've lived thro... more »ugh the war yourself.
Tolkien has a message here. While he clearly considers war to be an evil, it is equally clear that he feels that it is sometimes necessary for good people to sacrifice everything to fight the forces of evil. Tolkien wrote these books in the aftermath of two World Wars, and that influence is almost palplable in this book. Above all, this is a story of courage and sacrifice, about standing up and fighting for what is good against those that would destroy it.« less