Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review of The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel, Fantasy
Intriguing Connections = What Happens Next?: Series (Middle-Earth)

Elaborate Description

From Bilbo’s adventure with the dwarfs to regain the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo found a ring. Many years later, Gandalf’s suspicious of the ring proved true, that the ring was the one ring of power. With the ring found, the forces of Sauron started to move to find the ring. The ring was no longer safe in the Shire. With a covert plan, the adoptive son of Bilbo, Frodo left the Shire with Sam. Merry and Pippin knew of the covert plan, and forced Frodo to accept them in the travels. The ring went to the Rivendell to seek the council of Elrond. The council decided that the ring should be destroyed, and a fellowship of the ring was created to help the ring-bearer get to Mordor, the only place in which the ring can be destroyed.

This book is mostly an adventure book with many events happening in between. There are moments of council where a group provides information and decides what actions to take. There are moments of intense battles. Allies and enemies have various histories and cultures. Situations have vicissitudes which mold depth into the story.


Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0345339703
Pages to read:   464
Publication:     2003
1st Edition:      1954
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          2
Overall           3