Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Fellowship of the Ring
Series: The Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Stars: 5

Blurb: In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young Hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-Earth to the Crack of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord’s evil dominion.

Frodo Baggins is currently in possession of the One Ring. Unbeknown to Bilbo, he left it to Frodo as part of his inheritance. Frodo must now make the risky and difficult trek to Rivendell. Accompanied by his faithful Sam as well as Merry and Pippin and aided my Aragorn (introduced to him as Strider), Frodo makes the perilous journey to Rivendell, stalked and hindered for much of the way by the nine Nazgul. Once at Rivendell, Frodo is healed of the wound he received from the Morgul blade and the council decide what is to be done with the One Ring. The Fellowship is formed and together the nine companions (Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin now rejoined by Gandalf. Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir) set out of their deadly journey to the Cracks of Doom.

How do you write a review for one of the most well known and beloved books ever written? Whether or not you think Tolkien was an innovator of fantasy you can not deny that he was an excellent wordsmith with an imagination to boot. The tales he wove, The Hobbit was originally written for his children with no intention to publish, then LOTR written as a sequel due to expectation, has now become one of the most loved stories of all time.

“The Engligh-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them”
~Sunday Times

Which category do you fall into?


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