The Fellowship Of The Ring is a coming of age story focused on young Frodo Baggins, a 33 year old hobbit (hobbits live for very long periods of time, so 33 is around the teenage area) who, on the day after Bilbo Baggins’s 111st birthday, inherits a ring from Bilbo. When the great wizard Gandalf gives Frodo the ring, it also comes with a warning: use it very sparingly or it will corrupt you. Frodo and his three hobbit companions, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, set out on on a quest to destroy the ring in The Cracks Of Doom in Mordor, and in turn quell the darkness that comes to enslave Middle-earth.
I ended up really enjoying this book. I have some relatives in my family who read the book before me and didn’t finish it on account of it being: “so boring”. However, I disagree. The Fellowship Of The Ring might have been a bit slow at times, but more often than not, I found myself on the inside of the book, and unable to put it down.
Worst – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – Best
I would rate The Fellowship Of The Ring at a 9 out of 10. And if you like it, it is the first installment in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. there are movies for the entire trilogy, and The Hobbit is currently being split into a trilogy, in which the first installment is already out of theaters.
The Lord Of The Rings
1. The Fellowship Of The Ring
2. The Two Towers
3. The Return Of The King
J.R.R. Tolkien also wrote a prequel, focused on the story of how Bilbo Baggins found the ring, called:
1. The Hobbit