Book Reviews

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.”


I Sit Beside the Fire and Think (Tolkien)

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been