The Pyre of Denethor
Chapter Information
Title The Pyre of Denethor
Number 7
Location Minas Tirith
Characters Gandalf, Pippin, Denethor, Faramir, Beregond
Previous The Battle of the Pelennor Fields'
Next The Houses of Healing

The Pyre of Denethor is the seventh Chapter of the first book of The Return of the King.


Denethor goes mad and tries to burn Faramir alive (believing him to be dead); he is saved by Gandalf; Denethor then sets fire to himself. They discover that Denethor has been using a Palantir.

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