The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien was the beginning of one of the greatest fantasy series of all time. Keep reading to find out more about the novel why you need to read it!
This novel and series has been read by millions of readers and has inspired thousands of other novels. Tolkien created the blueprint that is used in many books and games and it is a novel that many authors inspire to mimic and aim for. Part of that is the world building and the storytelling of the Fellowship of the Ring.
The Fellowship of the Ring Summary
Frodo, a Hobbit that lives in the Shire is tasked by Gandalf the Wizard to take the Ring of Power away from the Shire. Accompanied by his gardener Sam Gamgee and his cousin Pippin Took, the trio leaves the Shire and leave on foot and start their journey.
The group is pursued by mysterious Black Riders that will do anything to retrieve the ring. On their journey, the Hobbits meet Elves, Dwarves, and humans who aid them on their journey and guide them forward.
But the soldiers of the Dark Lord Sauron are persistent and continue to hunt the group. What is the Ring of Power and what does it do? Battles ensue and the put the Hobbits in danger as they continue their journey. But the Black Riders are not the only ones after the ring. Can the Hobbits destroy the ring before it is too late?
I’ve always been fascinated with magical creatures like elves and dwarves but only after reading The Lord of the Rings I became interested in hobbits. It is a peculiar word and I know little outside of Tolkien’s description of them. Still, they are interesting and only Tolkien can make a leisurely creature like hobbits the protagonist of his series and make it an iconic series.
The plot of the Fellowship of the Rings is simple enough yet it works like magic. Everyone likes the idea of setting off on a heroic journey with their friends. The risks are high and new lands await. It is no wonder why so many people love the series and the world Tolkien has built.
Once I read a few pages of this novel, I knew I was hooked. Just who were these hobbits and how will they destroy the ring? Be on the lookout for the review of the second novel soon!