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The Return of the King

First Prize

The latest book I read is the The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is the third and final part of the legendary The Lord of the Ring series. It was first published in 1955 by George Allen and Unwin and later by Harper Collins. When the evil Lord Sauron’s armies dominate Middle Earth, men, dwarves and elves unite their forces to battle against him. Meanwhile, Frodo and his companion Sam travel further into land to destroy the ruling king. At the same time, Aragorn and his brave men rise against evil Orc’s armies for freedom and justice with the help of the Kingdom of Gondor. With the rising of Aragorn, the long lost heir to King Elessar, both good and evil kingdoms get ready for the final battle which decides the future of Middle Earth.

This devastating conclusion of The Lord of the Ring is among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the 20th century. It is, however, impossible to convey to a new reader about all of the books good qualities. But it mostly highlights its epic, heroic, monstrous, diabolical qualities with a wide range of scenes. Also, this book has the ability to keep the reader engrossed until the end.

Liyen Dinal Gunawardana,

Grade 11,

Central College,

Bandarawela.

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