The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings Part One

By J. R. R. Tolkien

As Bilbo Baggins grows old, he adopts a son: Frodo, son of his cousin, Drogo Baggins. At Bilbo’s 111th birthday (and Frodo’s 33rd), Bilbo disappears and leaves most of his belongings in Frodo’s possession; among them sits the One Ring, made by Sauron. Frodo, along with three other hobbits, takes on a quest to destroy the One Ring. They meet up with a stranger, Strider, at the Inn of the Prancing Pony. They happen upon some of Sauron’s most evil minions at Weathertop, the Ringwraiths. They have trouble with Ringwraiths along the way, at fords and paths, up until the House of Elrond. At the House of Elrond, the group gets expanded to nine: four Hobbits, two Men, a wizard, a Dwarf, and an Elf. From the House of Elrond, they travel to Moria and beyond.

I liked this story because of the great action and plot. One of the best parts of the book happened when the Orcs of Moria tried to destroy the Fellowship in Moria, and Legolas (the Elf) shot two in the dark, in the middle of the skull. Soon after, the Fellowship tried to run and got pursued by legions of Orcs and an Elf bane, a Balrog. They escape and make it to the forest of Lorien, where Elves treat them kindly. Along with GREAT action, this book had excellent description and vocabulary. I recommend this book for all good readers who don’t get scared by violence.

Reviewed by Will


6 responses »

  1. teachergirl says:

    Excellent review, Will (and no dead verbs!). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of my favorite series. Have you seen the movies? How do you think they compare to the book?

  2. My family read this series together and then watched the movies. It’s a moving tale and quite an adventure. We read the Hobbit too, and can’t wait for the movie.

  3. Will says:

    I love this series and want to read it over and over. I want to see the-1movies sooooooooooooo badly. Lord of the Rings rules!

  4. Colindude says:

    Nice review Will! The series is really awesome.

  5. ross says:

    I love this book!

  6. alipie says:

    I just saw the movies- they’re really good!

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