Fellowship of The Ring
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
In the land of Middle Earth, A specter of evil is looming over Middle Earth as the Dark Lord, Sauron, seeks to consolidate his already immense power, by reclaiming the One Ring that he has lost. Most of his power is held in this ring. With this power, he can enslave Middle Earth and unleash an incredible evil with little opposition. In the story of The Hobbit, a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins has stolen the ring from a hideous creature named Gollum. Somehow, this ring ends up with Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's nephew and all of a sudden, Frodo is at the center of this epic drama involving the ring that he knows very little about.
The wizard, Gandalf, warns Frodo that he should leave the shire and keep the ring out of Sauron's hands. They meet a fellow named Tom Bombadil, who helps them get out of trouble when they are faced with the Nine Black Riders. Later, they meet Aragorn and they continue safely to the country of the elves. Frodo recuperates from a wound and he is healed by Elrond. At the Council of Elrond it is decided that the ring must be destroyed at the Cracks of Doom. This is many miles away, deep inside the evil lands of Mordor. The Fellowship of the ring is established, including nine people in all.
Gandalf meets his end on the Bridge of Khazad-dum, attempting to defend the company from the EVIL Balrog. The group must continue without him, heading south, into Lorien, a forest of elves. Here, the Lady Galadriel, offers comfort and security for a time. Frodo grows in knowledge and maturity and he becomes more resolved to fulfill his mission. His resolve is further tested when Boromir, tries to steal the ring from him. In the end, Frodo knows that he must fulfill his duty but he does not want to endanger his friends any further, nor does he want to solicit their opinions for he knows that they will change his mind. In the end, Frodo continues alone - though Sam soon finds him and refuses to do anything but accompany him, heading towards the evil land of Mordor.
- "Not all those who wander are lost"
- "I wish it need not happened in my time' said Frodo 'So do I' Said Gandalf 'and so do all who live to see such times. Bout that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do when that time is given to us."
- "I wish the rind had never come to me, I wish this all had never happened"-Frodo Baggins
- Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul (Translated: One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.)
The age range for this book (According to Common Sense Media) is ages 12+.
Grade level is 6th+
Pages in this book = 423
Published by: Random House Publishing Group
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