The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien


4 Responses to “The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien”

  1. Anthony R. Says:

    Summary: The Fellowship of the Ring follows the story of Frodo Baggins, the nephew of Bilbo Baggins, the old hobbit from the shire who went on a great adventure. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo mysteriously disappears and leaves to Frodo a magic ring with great power held inside. The mighty wizard Gandalf the grey comes to visit Frodo in the shire and tells him of the great power the ring possesses. Frodo, joined by his friends, embarks on his amazing adventure as his uncle Bilbo did before him in the most incredible tale you will ever have the pleasure of reading.

    Response: This is an amazing book, and I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. I would highly recommend everyone read this tale of adventure!

    Rating: 5/5

    Recommendations: A Child Called “it”, Fight Club, The Hobbit

  2. Adam P. Says:

    Summary – At Bilbo Baggins’ eleventy-first birthday, he disappears mysteriously. We find that he used a ring to do this that he found awhile back. He reluctantly leaves the ring to his nephew Frodo, when he leaves on a vacation. Gandalf the Grey returns to the Shire later to inform Frodo that he has to get out of there, because the ring is Sauron’s, and he is looking for it intently. If the ring falls back into the hands of Sauron, he will become extremely powerful, so Frodo must meander towards Mount Doom to destroy it.

    Response – Great book, the writing is interesting enough while being easy enough. Awesome fantasy read.

    Rating: 5 stars.

    Recommendations: Fahrenheit 451, Anthem, LotR: The Return of the King.

  3. Jacob L. Says:

    After the fellowship of the ring breaks, hobbits Frodo and Sam continue the journey to mount doom to destroy the ring of power alone. The other two hobbits that had set out with them, Merry and Pippin, were captured by evil orks. The rest of the disbanded fellowship- Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, hunt down these orks of Isengard to save the hobbits. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam run into the creature Gollum on the way, and he reluctantly becomes their guide. The novel culminates in a battle- Merry and Pippin convince them to help fight against Isengard. The three others fight alongside the men of Rohan against this same evil force. Frodo, Sam, and Gollum continue their perilous journey throughout.

    4/5 stars

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good epic fantasy/adventure story, as long as they’re okay with the book being written in older English.

    The Inheritance series is a sequence of books that I’ve enjoyed that are fairly similar to this one, except that they’re more recent, so they’re written in more modern language.

  4. Valerie C. Says:

    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


    Summary- Bilbo Baggins has a splendid birthday party for his nephew, Frodo, and himself. He disappears without warning, using a magic ring he found many years ago. His friend, the wizard Gandalf, convinces him to leave the ring behind with his nephew before he leaves. Years later, Bilbo has not returned and Gandalf calls on Frodo to tell him what he has learned about the ring: the wielder is given ultimate power and Sauron, the harbinger of destruction, is searching for it endlessly. The ring is ancient and was ripped from Sauron many generations before, only to be lost by the victors. It was found by a wretched being named Gollum, from whom Bilbo acquired it. Frodo accepts the task of bearing the ring to a council in the east. His friend Sam, and his nephews, Merry and Pippin, elect to accompany him. Then the Fellowship of the Ring is created at this council as they move towards destroying the ring at Mt. Doom.

    Response- I thought this was a really fun and easy book to read. If you’re totally into fantasy books, this is definitely a book for you. It has a fast paced plot and compelling story line.

    Recomendations: Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Old Man and the Sea, Huckleberry Finn

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