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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

by: J.R.R. Tolkein
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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Author :J.R.R. Tolkein
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel, The Lord of the Rings. Among many academic positions, he was a professor of Anglo-Saxon language at the University of Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and of English studies. Tolkien was a close friend of C.S. Lewis, with whom he shared membership in the literary discussion group, The Inklings.

  1. Samara Prabhakar, G7

    The Lord of The Rings essentially is one book, however, since it is so profoundly long, for the sake of the readers, the book is divided into a trilogy. This review will discuss the first part of the trilogy, The Fellowship of The Ring. Being completely honest, going into reading this book, I was excruciatingly intimidated by the sheer size of the book, and if you are at the same place I was, deliberating reading this because of the magnitude, don’t. Just read the book and you will experience first hand what a good fantasy novel should feel like and how transporting, cohesive and interesting the book really is. Normally, one would assume that books that are on the longer side tend to drag, but I did not find this to even have a trace of truth in JRR Tolkien’s novel. Furthermore, the fact that it is fantasy and so intricately designed makes one wonder, ‘is it possible that this is real?’ There is a map provided at the front of the book (excruciatingly in-depth) and the chapters describing Frodo’s journey coincide with the map exactly. Moreover, the book truly is so descriptive that even if I wouldn’t revisit the book for a year, I would still be able to describe Lorithien, the Elves Realm, and the Nazgul, the Ring Wraiths. This is what I find so captivating about the book, and if you are exploring fantasy as a genre, I would definitely recommend TLOTR, The Fellowship of the Ring to start off with.