The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings #3

J.R.R. Tolkien

fiction classics fantasy adventurous emotional slow-paced

512 pages | first published 1955

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Concluding the story of The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien’s own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. The armies...
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Moods

adventurous 98%
emotional 57%
hopeful 45%
dark 40%
inspiring 33%
tense 28%
challenging 24%
sad 18%
reflective 15%
mysterious 12%
funny 9%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Plot: 41% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 38% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 2%

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4.45

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