… edge of success, and chose to assume the power for himself. The decision ultimately destroyed his life, and left the Black Gate open for Sauron and his orc army to return. Aragorn, the heir to the throne, is haunted by the image of failure. When he is introduced into the story, he sits in a historical archive, surrounded by the paintings and scrolls which tell of his fathers triumph. Yet he is unwilling to take up the sword himself because of his fear of his father failure. He faces the depth of his fathers limitations within his own soul, and …
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