A Tolkien Virgin

A Tolkien Virgin: The Return of the King – Book VI – Chapter 9 – The Journey ENDS!

“When it’s all said and done, I find myself staring at the last words on the last page in silence, awash in emotion, wondering ‘how can it end?’…”

A Tolkien Virgin: The Return of the King – Book VI – Chapter 7 – The Journey Continues

“I’ll say it’s odd for the story to go on so long. I know Frodo needs to get back to the Shire before the story will come to a close, but in the Hobbit there was a summary–and Bilbo had various other adventures–and a brief conclusion with him returning to the Shire in the nick of time. Here, after the climax there’re chapters left to go. It’s not bad, of course, it’s just odd…”

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A Tolkien Virgin: The Return of the King – Book VI – Chapter 6 – The Journey Continues

“‘Many Partings’ indeed!! What a sad chapter. Tying up ends here and there, leaving others loose. I forgot how many people we’ve met along the journey, how many people there are to say good-bye to. But, as they work backwards along the once perilous road, we’re reminded of just how much they’ve done and endured. It’s almost unbelievable that the fear and doom, the nightmare, it’s all gone with the ring…”

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