The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien

Character List


Frodo Baggins

Samwise Gamgee

Peregrin (Pippin) Took

Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck

Bilbo Baggins


Gandalf the White


Saruman the White

Gríma Wormtongue









Barliman Butterbur



Elrond Halfelven

Arwen Evenstar

Elladan and Elrohir






Aragorn: Let the Lord of the Black Land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!

The Mouth of Sauron: My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome. Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?

Gandalf: We do not come to treat with Sauron, faithless and accursed. Tell your master this: the armies of Mordor must disband. He is to depart these lands, never to return.

The Mouth of Sauron: Ahh, old Greybeard. I have a token I was bidden to show thee.

[Pulls out Frodo's mithril vest and throws it at them]

Pippin: [whispers] Frodo...

Gandalf: Silence.

Merry: No!

Gandalf: Silence!

The Mouth of Sauron: The halfling was dear to thee, I see. Know that he suffered greatly at the hands of his host. Who would've thought one so small could endure so much pain? And he did, Gandalf, he did.

[pause; Aragorn rides towards the Mouth of Sauron]

The Mouth of Sauron: And who is this? Isildur's heir? It takes more to make a King that a broken Elvish blade...

[Aragorn cuts off the Mouth of Sauron's head with one stroke of Anduril]

Gimli: I guess that concludes negotiations.


The dark armies are gathering as the ring draws closer to the Cracks of Doom, the Companions have been separated. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and they encounter the Ents. Aragorn, revealed as the heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces Isengard, and takes part in the battle of the Hornburg. Gandalf has returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead and a battle against Shelob , the giant spider; but Frodo is still alive and now in the hands of the Orcs. And all the while, Shadow of Mordor grows across the land.


I feel that this novel is a great book for the common adventurer. The one thing that caused me the most trouble when I was that I kept getting the characters mixed up. Besides that I love the book and I wish that there were more books in the series. I hope that all of you have a good of time as I had while I read this book.


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