The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings. 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). The Ring eventually passes to Bilbo's young nephew, Frodo Baggins. The fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for the Ring. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore, the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful friend, Sam. With a small band of companions to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed, Mount Doom, in the very center of Suaron's dark kingdom.
:3| Posted August 03, 2012
This book was easier to follow than the Hobbit, but i also read it after seeing the movies. Some parts made me glad to read the book because they were excluded from the movie. Other scenes I liked better in the movie. When i got near the end it I was so excited, but then i was disappointed that Boromir didn't get shot yet so now I have to read the next book. Which will take me another 5 months because I get too distracted
awesome.| Posted April 11, 2011
what an incredible book! read it after watching the movie and still in awe of the magical details and how Tolkien makes the book come alive. i especially like how you can see resemblances to things of the Bible.
A review...| Posted May 09, 2009
This is my favorite part in the whole LOTR trilogy. I especially like the part with Tom Bombadil and the adventure in the Old Forest. I've read it at least up to that part about 7 times. After that I seem to lose interest. But the whole trilogy is very good.
all of the above and...| Posted June 29, 2008
this book is great even if you're not already a LotR fan! how else to become one? besides watching the movie... so it starts out a little... well, there's a lot about hobbits and stuff in the beginning... i guess the word is "boring". once you get past that, it's good. in my opinion, anyway... of course, i saw the movie first, so i already had somewhat of an idea what was going on when i read the book. but i'd recommend it.