The Return of the King Author:J. R. R. Tolkien In Book 3 (of 3), the courageous hobbit Frodo Baggins completes his heroic quest. This part of the saga open with furious preparations for the coming attack on Minas Tirith in Gondor by Sauron's dark forces. With the strategies of the wizard Gandalf and the timely aid of soldiers from Rohan?particularly Eowyn, the woman warrior?the remnants of t... more »he Fellowship and the soldiers of Gondor are able to vanquish Sauron's troops and even kill the Lord of the Dark Riders. But another, bloodier battle awaits them outside Mordor's Black Gate.
The second part of the book focuses on Frodo's journey. It begins with the unfortunate ringbearer a prisoner of evil Orcs and the ring in the hands of Frodo's servant, Sam. With Sam's help, Frodo escapes and reaches the heart of Sauron's realm?the fiery Mount Doom, where he disposes of the ring at last. Chaos ensues, but Sauron is overthrown. Frodo and Sam are heralded as heroes; it seems their odyssey has finally ended and that they have only to return to their simple and idyllic lives in the Shire. But much has changed in the time they've been gone and Frodo finds that restoring peace to his home and heart may prove his most difficult test of all.« less