The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien

The conclusion to The Lord of the Rings, the Return of the King might be short but a lot happens and the appendices are invaluable to anyone who wants to dive deeper into Middle Earth. The final book digs deep into the psyche of each character revealing their true self. The appendices open many parts of Middle Earth developing the languages, cultures and histories beyond the scope of the stories and are as interesting to read as the trilogy itself.