The End of the Third Age
|The End of the Third Age|
Houghton Mifflin (US)
|Preceded by||The War of the Ring (1990)|
- I. "The Story of Frodo and Sam in Mordor"
- II. "The Tower of Kirith Ungol"
- III. "The Land of Shadow"
- IV. "Mount Doom"
- V. "The Field of Kormallen"
- VI. "The Steward and the King"
- VII. "Many Partings"
- VIII. "Homeward Bound"
- IX. "The Scouring of the Shire"
- X. "The Grey Havens"
- XI. "The Epilogue"
- Appendix: Drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow
From the publisher
The End of the Third Age is comprised of the first section of the hardcover volume published as Sauron Defeated, the ninth volume of The History of Middle-earth. It completes Christopher Tolkien's account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings begun in the earlier volumes, The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, and The War of the Ring.
The End of the Third Age begins with Sam's rescue of Frodo from the Tower of Kirith Ungol, and giving a very different account of the Scouring of the Shire, this part ends with versions of the hitherto unpublished Epilogue, in which, years after the departure of Bilbo and Frodo from the Grey Havens, Sam attempts to answer his children's questions.
The book is illustrated with changing conceptions of Kirith Ungol and Mount Doom, as well as previously unpublished drawings of Orthanc and Dunharrow.
Publication history and gallery
- UK Editions
- HarperCollins paperback (1992), pp. 159. ISBN 0261103806 (cover art by John Howe)
- HarperCollins paperback (1993), ISBN 0261103806