Book Report: Lord of the Rings Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring

Hello! I am doing another book report.
This book report is about Lord of the Rings Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring


The LOTR (Lord of the Rings) Series (Movie and Book) List

The author of this series is 
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien also known as J. R. R. Tolkien

Prequel: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring

Book 2: The Two Towers

Book 3: The Return of the King


Setting, Plot, and Summary

The Narrator is J. R. R. Tolkien, of course.

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 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.

The story began as Bilbo Baggins is preparing his hundred and tenth, or eleventieth as the Hobbits call that age, birthday party. He says announcements about what he'll be doing for his life, releases some fireworks, then wears the Ring, disappears, then walks invisibly back to Bag End, his hobbit hole, (Holes that are dug out and turned into a home of a hobbit by covering the floors, ceilings, and walls with wooden planks of all kinds of  Middle-Earth trees in the Shire.) and has a "moment" with Gandalf the Grey, a wizard of the Wise Council and an old friend, to take away the Ring, or Bilbo's "Precious", as he begins to call the Ring, and leave it on the mantelpiece with his will and other documents.

Then Bilbo left Bag End, then Hobbiton, then the Shire, altogether, going to the mountains to some old friends. Frodo, Bilbo's nephew and heir, arrives shortly after Bilbo left. He talks for a moment with Gandalf, who then leaves right away. Then the next day, hobbits crowded at Bag End's front door to claim furniture, and other valuables with notes on them saying to whom they belong, also ending with affirmation that they were written by Bilbo himself. 

So that's what happened at first. To make the long story short, Frodo traveled with Sam Gamgee, Pippin, and Merry. Then they met Strider, whose real name is Aragorn, rightful king of Men, then Gimli, a dwarf, son of Gloin, a dwarf friend of Bilbo, then Legolas, an elven prince and  archer, then Boromir, a human soldier. They all plan what to do at Rivendell the elven kingdom where Bilbo is staying (and for the second time) for good. 

Then they are led by Gandalf to and through the Mines of Moria, then are attacked by an ancient monster, Gandalf grabbed by the monster using its whip to grab him, then they both fall into a chasm. Then they journey to a river, sad as ever, following it downstream, then they are attacked by Orcs, and while trying to protect Frodo, Boromir dies, shot in the heart with a poison arrow of the Orcs. They mourn for Boromir then bury him. They continue their journey downstream, sadder than they ever thought they would be.

 The story ends there.


What I think about this book.

The book is a very wonderful book and a cool fantasy and action series. Magical rings, strange creatures, magical weapons? Kingdoms and shadows, Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarfs are very wonderful indeed. Who knows what sequel series this series has, maybe The Awakening of the Silmaril would be amazing. The Fellowship of the Ring is the meeting and unification of different people with different passions and purposes and personalities. Their unification is vital to defeat Sauron. So come on and read! For me, reading is a source of knowledge.


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