Duty in Times of War


I don't know if I'm going to get much sleep tonight.

In the Return of the King, dark forces are gathering.  Oppression is heavy in the hearts and minds of the people and though they want to flee, steadily they are preparing instead for war. Leaders gather together as many different "people" groups as they can muster to come and fight their common and very powerful enemy.  They know there is little hope.  They view it as a war that will most likely be lost and yet they prepare and yet they go.  

There are times in this world when it seems that evil is given free reign.  Times when wicked men or women rise up and try to exalt themselves above all else, even above God Himself if it were possible.  And so it is for our characters now, as they find themselves in a situation where the balance is shifting and evil is gaining strength and good is striving to hold on.  

Once again our friends are forced to split up their group as urgency demands their attention in different ways and in different regions.  We are let into their struggles with fear, loneliness, duty, and honour.  And we hope they will be okay.  We hope they will win the war. That they will conquer evil and return to their homes and that they will remain happy to the end of their days, to quote Bilbo Baggins. But I'll have to wait to find out what happens as I continue on with this book.

Like I said, I don't know if I'm going to get much sleep tonight.