The Fellowship of the Ring

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HarperCollins, 2008 - Adventure stories - 531 pages
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Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

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It's an exceptional piece of writing. - Goodreads
Descriptions were tedious, fight scenes were tedious. - Goodreads
good intro into this type of genre. - Goodreads
A great read from beginning to very long ending. - Goodreads
Great story, great heroes great villians. - Goodreads
It can be hard to read for some kids. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

When The Fellowship of the Ring was first published in 1954 it was, profoundly, a story way ahead of its time. Or possibly it shaped the the course of time by its sheer cultural resonance alone? Read full review

Review: JRR Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Middle-Earth Universe)

User Review  - E Hypes - Goodreads

Dry in parts but all together an amazing read. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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