Book Reviews

Book Review: Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).

What is the book about?

The first in a fantastic fantasy series that will most likely remain completely epic throughout the ages. The Fellowship of the Rings is the beginning of what can only be described as a journey to end it all. We are introduced to a species called Hobbits or halfling as they are often known as. These amazing creatures have their own sort of magic, being able to withstand evil influences better than most races in middle earth.

Frodo a hobbit from the Shire, becomes a central character when he inherits a long lost ring from his uncle Bilbo and finds himself in danger he and his friends, Samwise, Pippin, and Merry had never believed were possible. With help and instruction from several friends, they manage to travel to Rivendell, where the Fellowship of the ring is born.

The Fellowship consists of members of a variety of races. Legolas the Elf, Gi mi ti the Dwarf and even Gandalf who at the time is a wizened old grey Wizard. This mismatched bunch start out on the journey that will end a time of evil by taking the Ring to mount Doom to be destroyed.

What is the book about?

I would have to say that the the most interesting and enjoyable sections to read revolve around the Hobbits and their flight from the Shire. It is during this journey that Sam’s loyalty to Frodo comes to the surface. Particularly when Sam speaks of Strider, the stranger met at Bree.

What I didn’t like about this book


I have to admit I have enjoyed book one of the Lord of the Rings series. It has everything required in an epic fantasy novel with th much more depth than I thought possible. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre. overall, I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.

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