The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings

Book - 2012
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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.

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.

To celebrate the release of the first of Peter Jackson s two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, this first part of The Lord of the Rings is available for a limited time with an exclusive cover image from Peter Jackson s award-winning trilogy."

Publisher: London, England :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2012.
Edition: Film tie-in ed.
Copyright Date: ©1966
ISBN: 9780007488308
Characteristics: xxvii, 531 pages :,maps ;,18 cm.

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green_zebu_65
Nov 14, 2017

THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!! My family has read this book and they all said it was good, so I read it. Also if you've seen the movie, but haven't read the book, you need to read it. While the movie is good, the book is better. 5 STARS.

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 14, 2017

Describing this book is quite simply impossible. The story itself was written as six novels, with depth given to even the trees and shrubs so that the reader could really imagine what Tolkien himself was. I highly recommend this book. It is a high fantasy classic for a reason. Character development is first rate among all genres. No clear use of deus ex machina like in most fantasy stories. Every step feels full and heavy. Many parts of the story really have you believing you can no longer read another line (in a good way) while a certain character feels he can't take another step. It is filled with wisdom. Do yourself and those around you a favor and read this book. If you hate fantasy, you will love this. If you love fantasy, you will be bewildered at the amount of thought that is placed at each step, and the connection you feel with the story. ...no, the movies are not better, but they could not have been done any better to represent such a masterpiece.

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Gwen7154
Aug 02, 2017

'The Fellowship of the Ring' was probably the best instalment in the three-book series of 'The Lord of the Rings'. It is by far not as depressing, complicated, monotonous, and gruesome as the third book. I enjoyed reading this immensely. Legolas is my favourite character, followed by Gimli and Sam.

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hobbit_crazy
Jul 31, 2017

just to good

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clairelisabeth
Jul 19, 2017

This is a great book for all ages.

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darcyhudjik
Apr 12, 2017

Tolkien's writing is so easy to visualize in this book. I enjoy his writing style.

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Samuel Qiao
Apr 05, 2017

I borrowed this book from the library and I kind of liked this book. This book contains lots of adventure and action. This book is written by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book is about the main character (Which is Frodo) protecting the ring, which is an ancient treasure. My favorite character is Frodo because he is the bravest of the pack and fiercely protects the Ring, and he also does the most fighting. The pack is Frodo, Merry, Legolas, Gandalf, Strider (AKA Aragorn), Sam, and Pippin. Together they help Frodo Protect the Ring. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars because this book contains lots of adventure and action.

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Book13worm27
Jan 16, 2017

I borrowed this audiobook with the hopes of listening to one of my childhood favorites while on the way to and from work (I have a long drive). I was sorely disappointed because this is not the book and I was frustrated that this dramatization does not even follow the story. It changes what I believe to be a crucial story plot point within the first half hour of listening.

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Racqu3l
Oct 06, 2016

Quite a long read, and dragging at some parts. But I still enjoyed it.

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kelsmar
Aug 01, 2016

Loved reading this as a child, love reading it as an adult.

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red_gerbil_78
Nov 02, 2017

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Gwen7154
Aug 02, 2017

Gwen7154 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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mihin7
Jun 29, 2017

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ThePistachioKing
Jun 08, 2017

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picklepepper26
Jun 24, 2014

picklepepper26 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

gdanu Jan 20, 2014

gdanu thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and under

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Sep 25, 2013

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Perenelle
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ThePistachioKing
Jun 08, 2017

'None here can do so,' said Elrond gravely. 'At least none can foretell what will come to pass, if we take this road or that. But it seems to me now clear which is the road that we must take. The westward road seems easiest. Therefore it must be shunned. It will be watched. Too often the Elves have fled that way. Now at this last we must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril - to Mordor. We must send the Ring to the Fire.'

me_tis_awesome May 01, 2016

Otho: ... I insist on seeing the will. (reads will) foiled again, and after 60 years, spoons!

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bella_77
Aug 05, 2015

I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened. -Frodo

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BookWorm4Eva_101
Jul 12, 2015

Not all those who wander are lost

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BookWorm4Eva_101
Jul 12, 2015

All that is gold does not glitter

Laura_X Apr 13, 2015

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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hippogriff28
Jul 12, 2014

"Bombur was now so fat that he could not move himself from his couch to his chair at table, and it took six young dwarves to lift him.”

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picklepepper26
Jun 24, 2014

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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green_horse_2312
Jun 06, 2014

"Not all those who wander are lost"
-Bilbo

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Christine98
Jan 29, 2014

"I will come and see them, if ever I can," said Frodo. "How surprised Bilbo would have been to see all the changes In the Desolation of Smaug!"

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cardona99a
May 28, 2013

frodo now has the ring , he is in danger but he has friend to help . Gandalf .

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twilightmom
Jun 29, 2012

In the first installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the young hobbit Frodo Baggins is given the task of bearing the One Ring to the elf city of Rivendell. Once there, he teams up with a fellowship of men, elves, dwarves, and hobbits and begins the long, perilous journey to Mount Doom, also known as Orodruin.

Here in the first book of the Lord of the Rings we meet the fellowship of men, hobbits, an elf, a dwarf, and a wizard. Their mission is to take the one ring to be destroyed at Mt.Doom. In this first part we see how hobbits live, the chase of the ringwraiths, and meet a demonic creature deep in the mines of Moria.

lms May 27, 2008

"Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out to deliver the one ring of power to the dark land of Mordor in order to destroy the ring on the forge of its creation." (Novelist Review)

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picklepepper26
Jun 24, 2014

Violence: This book does not describe the violence graphically like the movie does, and that is because you are seeing the movie. But Tolkien does not use graphic descriptions so I think it's fine.

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twilightmom
Jun 29, 2012

Violence: This book includes some battle sequences, all between human and nonhuman creatures.

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GZZ
Apr 27, 2012

Other: The Lord Of The Rings was intended to be a single novel. Not three seperate books. Hence the Part 1, 2 and 3. :)

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