In The Return of the King, the final book of J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, The Lord of the Rings, the courageous hobbit Frodo Baggins completes his heroic quest. This part of the saga opens with furious preparations for the coming attack on Minas Tirith in Gondor by Sauron's dark forces. With the strategies of the wizard Gandalf and the timely aid of soldiers from Rohan - particularly Eowyn, the woman warrior - the remnants of the Fellowship and the soldiers of Gondor are able to vanquish Sauron's troops and even kill the Lord of the Dark Riders. But another, bloodier battle awaits them outside Mordor's Black Gate. The 2nd section focuses on Frodo's journey beginning with the unfortunate ringbearer, a prisoner of evil Ores and the ring in the hands of Frodo's servant, Sam. With Sam's help, Frodo escapes and reaches the heart of Sauron's realm - the Fiery Mount Doom, where he disposes of the ring one and for all. Chaos ensues, but Sauron is at last overthrown. Frodo finds, in the final pages of the trilogy, that restoring peace to his home and heart may prove his most difficult test of all. As C.S. Lewis wrote of the trilogy after the final volume was published in England in 1955, "This book is too original and too opulent for any final judgment on a first reading. But we know at once that it has done things to us. We are not quite the same."