The Return of the King is a subtheme of Lord of the Rings and the third book in the series, set to be released in June 2012.

Plot SummaryEdit

In the beginning of the third film Aragorn, Gandalf, and company, then proceeded to Isengrad, where they met Merry and Pippin. Pippin found a strange orb, and after seeing a vision of Sauron's plan in it, Gandalf and Pippin rode to Gondor to warn the people of an impending attack. Elrond gives Aragorn the ancient sword of Andúril, with which to win the allegiance of the Army of the Dead. The orcs proceeded to attack Gondor, and a mighty battle took place, with the assistance of the Rohirrim cavalry, but even then, the city was only saved by the timely intervention of Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and the army of spirits. The victorious army then proceeds to the Pelennor fields, outside Mordor, in the hopes of distracting Sauron, so that the hobbits can complete their mission.

Frodo, Sam, and Gollum reach the Black Gates of mordor, but cannot enter, as they are too heavily guarded. Gollum leads them up through a secret path into Mordor, but, after Sam grows suspicious of his action, tricks Frodo into abandoning him.

The destruction of the ring also caused Sauron to explode, creating a massive earthquake, that eradicated most of the enemy forces at the Pelennor fields. The remainder of the fellowship was thus reunited, and the hobbits returned to the Shire. Frodo wrote about his adventure in the remaining pages of the book about Bilbo's story, but, eventually, set of with the Elves, Gandalf, and Bilbo to the Undying Lands, and left Sam to finish the story.He then leads Frodo into the lair of Shelob, a gigantic spider, in the hopes that, once the spider killed Frodo, he could take the Ring. Sam fended off Shelob, but she still managed to inject him with venom and cocoon him, which put him into a comatose state. Orcs arrived and brought Frodo to their tower, forcing Golum to flee. Sam arrived at the orc's lair, finding most of them dead at their own hands, after arguing over the ring. Sam then freed Frodo, and, together, they finally reach Mount Doom. Frodo was about to destroy the ring, but, realised that he couldn't. The ring's power over him was not too strong. It was at that point when Gollum ambushed them. Gollum took back the ring by biting of Frodo's finger, but overbalanced on the edge of the cliff leading into the volcano's fiery interior, and perished, along with the ring.


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