Some observers, having taken a bit of romantic license, compare the conditions of contemporary times to those situations the classic fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien created in his Lord of the Rings trilogy. This highly successful series was written as a sequel to his first “Middle Earth” novel The Hobbit but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. 
The evil dark Lord Sauron, the principal antagonist of the story, had in a past era created one ring to rule all the rings of power he had given to the kings, human, Elf, and Dwarf alike; this was his plan to one day conquer all of Middle Earth by controlling the minds and desires of those wearing the aforementioned rings.
In the final installment, The Return of the King, all seems to be lost as Sauron’s armies largely comprised of Orcs—nightmarish, malevolent, Goblin like monstrosities created by Sauron’s Wizard—have overrun the land and appear to have no obstacles standing between them and the ultimate victory of destroying human kind and establishing Sauron’s kingdom. It is at this point that the rightful heir to the throne of Gondor realizes that to save mankind he must leave his self imposed exile and rally the remaining forces opposed to Sauron.
Those observers first mentioned above, use this story of Tolkien’s as an Continue reading