Title:  Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Finished: March 11, 2010
Pages: 398
Published: 1954
Format: Paperback

It helped reading this book that I have seen the films that correspond. Tolkien has created such a diverse and interesting world that is all his own, and fantasy is not my strong suit, that it was better that I had something to correspond to the book while reading.

The Fellowshup of the Ring is the first book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It begins years after where The Hobbit left off, with Bilbo planning his big birthday party, with plans of escaping the shire forever. What he doesn’t realize is that by leaving, he is starting a chain reaction that will endanger his friends and family.

Frodo becomes the new ring bearer and sets out on a journey with his friends to take the ring as far away from the shire as possible, finding new companions and new troubles along the way. He finds himself torn before the life he used to lead and saving himself and others from doom.

It’s hard to write a synopsis or review of this book, or the series, without making it extremely long. Most people seem to be familiar with the series or have seen the movies. I really enjoyed the first book – I listened to most of it and read portions along the way. I’ve already started the Two Towers and it is proving to be just as good.

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