Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Now published again in B format, J. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

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The Lord of the Rings 3 , Middle-earth Universe. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Povratak kralja , please sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I still don't know why Frodo had to leave Sam, Merry and Pippin the ending?! Dear Linh, I have a possible answer. Namely, in heroic literature, such as the Lord of the Rings, and in classic literature in general, authors always …more Dear Linh, I have a possible answer.

Namely, in heroic literature, such as the Lord of the Rings, and in classic literature in general, authors always strive towards some kind of moral symmetry. Sins must be atoned for, and the proper form of atonement for the gravest sins is a hero's death.

Boromir had to die for his sins, and if you've read the Hobbit so did Thorin Oakenshield. Frodo committed serious sins by the end of the story, as the ring overpowered him and he coveted it for himself and himself alone.

However, it seems that Tolkien could not simply kill him off. Not because he is the main protagonist, but because he is such an unlikely protagonist - a hobbit willing to go into the very mouths of hell to save his friends - and if in this he was overpowered - so what! So, we cannot just kill him off. However, the "Undying Lands", while not death in fact, the opposite do represent a departure from this world.

So, for Frodo the atonement is not merely complete, it is actually transformed in to a reward. He sinned, but the burden was not meant for him, and in taking it on voluntarily and playing a large part in quite literally saving the world he went farther than anyone could have expected.

The departure must take place, that is the way of things, and the scales of justice must find balance in all things, but for Frodo, punishment is turned into reward - and this reward must be accepted, or the scales will not find their balance. Please tell me what you think of this interpretation! Is it necessary to read the appendices at the end? Ethan It is not necessary to read them but it provides much backstory and also what happens after the books.

I would suggest that you do read them. See all 10 questions about Povratak kralja…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Povratak kralja Gospodar prstenova 3. Ryan's 3rd P Readers also enjoyed. Science Fiction Fantasy. About J. He was a close friend of C. Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.

These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings , form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it. Between and , Tolkien applied the word "legendarium" to the larger part of these writings.

While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or more precisely, high fantasy. Tolkien's writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.

In , The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since ". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning dead celebrity in Religious influences J. Tolkien, was born in South Africa in , but his family moved to Britain when he was about 3 years old.

When Tolkien was 8 years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life.

He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in as The Father Christmas Letters.

Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of the Jerusalem Bible. Tolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.

In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self-sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing. In addition The Lord's Prayer "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" was reportedly present in Tolkien's mind as he described Frodo's struggles against the power of the "One Ring.

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