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Lord of The Rings Volume 3 – The Return of The King

“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.”

It’s been a while since I’ve finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy but I held off in writing the review for the last book. Mostly because it took me so long to read it. I could not read more than a few pages and I had to put the book down. It was heavy going. It was slow. It was dull. But it was totally worth it as towards the end the action picks up again and we’re presented with a massively well made social commentary about war and fear.

“What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked.
“A cage,” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

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Lord of the Rings Volume 1 – The Fellowship of the Ring

It’s been a long time waiting but it’s finally happened. I’ve started reading Lord Of The Rings and I can’t be happier! The books are epic and there is so much more in them compared to the movies. I have watched all three movies, extended editions, multiple times and I have had marathons over the weekends spanning more than 12h of content. But I’ve never read (so far) the books that made it all possible.

So let us go on this journey together and I can tell you why this book is by far one of my favourites to date.

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“Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.” 
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Loop (Book 3, The Ring Trilogy)

See how the trilogy ends with this gripping sci fi!
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Spiral (Book 2, The Ring Trilogy)

spiralSpiral is written as a stand-alone work; for Ring fans, its’ a sequel that redefines the word.
Mitsuo Ando, a pathologist, lost his son in a drowning accident before the novel opens. His wife has left him. He conducts an autopsy on an old colleague and packs the corpse’s gut cavity with old newspaper, then discovers a slip of paper bearing six numbers protruding from the corpse’s belly. There follows a series of mysterious deaths, seemingly from a form of smallpox. These lead Ando to search for a videotape, the content of which kills the subject seven days after they’ve watched it, but not before infecting the victims with a mutated DNA virus. Even a transcript of the tape is able to transmit this virus. The very future of the human race as we know it hangs in the balance.

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The Ring (Book 1, The Ring Trilogy)

Seeing the tape and not making others watch it can kill you in just 7 days. Read the novel that brought The Ring Movie to existenceABE-6368868018