The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

by J.R.R. Tolkien

In Brief

In Middle-earth an ancient evil is on the rise. The elves are leaving for distant shores; the kingdoms of men are too weak to face the armies of the Dark Lord alone. The last hope rests with the hobbit Frodo and his fellowship of companions, who embark on a perilous journey to destroy the Dark Lord's Ring of Power. They face great dangers along the way, but the real threat lurks in the Ring's sinister power to corrupt all who behold it.

Why you should read it

This is the book that gave root to the entire modern fantasy genre: it has influenced countless authors, musicians and artists, and inspired movies, games, radio plays, musicals and more. One of the most detailed and most lovingly constructed otherworlds ever created, Tolkien’s Middle-earth is an incredible achievement brought vividly to life.

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