The Return of the King by J R R Tolkien is the final instalment of The Lord of the Rings series. After such tragic endings at the end of each book in The Two Towers, it is anticipated that these issues will clear up fast for the ending of the trilogy. Not so fast as expected, however, with more battles to be fought and more groups splitting to emerge victorious at the end. Pippin is off with Gandalf to ensure the safety of the group, heading to Minas Tirith. Aragorn and co. are still with Théoden, although fear grips at the group as they wonder if they'll make it in time to defend Minas Tirith. Then in Mordor, Samwise fears for the life of Frodo as he has been taken away by orcs after being paralysed by Shelob.
It's all looking pretty bad for the different members of the group where we left off. The climactic ending is near but so much is yet to happen. The first book begins with Gandalf and Pippin riding to Minas Tirith. Once they reach their destination, Pippin is warned to act in a certain way so to please Denethor, the ruler of the city. It is clear Denethor is not pleased by Gandalf, but with the Pippin pledging his sword to the steward in honour of Boromir (Denethor's son) and his sacrifice to keep the hobbits alive, Denethor becomes slightly more friendly to the hobbit... but not for long. As any father would be, he is not happy about what has happened to his son, and it becomes clear that his other child, Faramir, is not in such high graces as his brother.
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