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The End of the Third Age (The Lord of the Rings: Seven Book Editions #6)

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Part of the Millennium Edition boxed set

For the first and last time, The Lord of the Rings is presented in seven volumes, one for each of its six parts plus a seventh volume of appendices.

Originally intended by J.R.R. Tolkien for publication as a single volume, The Lord of the Rings grew in the telling such that its publishers had to split it into three volumes for the sak
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Hardcover, Millennium, 182 pages
Published 1994 by Houghton Mifflin and Co. (first published 1954)
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Nina
I have given all the books in the series four starts, except one. So an overall four star rating seems just about right.

Where to start, where to start...

I thought the battle of Gondor and Pelennor was excellent, so what comes after necessarily pales in comparison. But even had it not come straight after, I think Frodo and Sam's journey into Mordor would still have been a bore. Sam rescuing Frodo in the tower was exciting, if a bit too easy. It was a stroke of luck to arrive just after the orcs
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Chris Lemmerman
The finale of the Lord of the Rings story, this volume kind of peaks in the middle, as Frodo and Sam's journey to Mount Doom comes to an end, and the battle with Mordor is over. The rest of the book then feels a little anti-climactic as the Fellowship goes its separate ways, with a redeeming chapter at the end as the hobbits return to the Shire only to find that all is not well. Despite the fact that half of the book is tidying up loose ends, it is still very enjoyable, and I can easily see why ...more
Jackie
I am done. Thanks to Phil Dragash I couldn't have read this book otherwise.
Troy Rodgers
As many times as I read The Lord of the Rings, it's still quite possibly the most cathartic book I know. It just never gets old.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English langu
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