The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Pt. 1 (Vol 1)

Book 1 of 3 in the The Lord of the Rings Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12Grade 7n/a6.1177227
Oversized illustrated hardback edition of the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, fully reset and featuring full-page watercolour paintings by award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on September 16, 2002 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
ISBN-10: 0007136595
ISBN-13: 9780007136599
55 Book Reviews
  • pianist360
    pianist360about 5 years
    I still think it is a good idea of a bunch of rings and and all of thoses species and thing like that. I beileve this book has been studied many times in religious classes in high schools or colleges. They compare this books characters to certain religions.
    • 42mineturtles
      42mineturtlesover 5 years
      I love this book. It's an amazing Series and I reccomend it to anyone whose looking for a challenge.
      • cheetahluver
        cheetahluverover 5 years55 starsFeatured
        The Fellowship of the Ring is the sequel to the Hobbit, but is technically the first book in the three-book series, the Lord of the Rings. This story takes place in Middle- Earth, a unique fantasy land that is filled with magical creatures. There's a lot of background information, but at present, a hobbit named Frodo is given an ancient ring, forged by evil, which he must destroy in a far-off land. He is accompanied by a Fellowship (group). And so begins a magical story brimming to the top with adventure, excitement, and danger! This book is great, except it's pretty hard to understand and uses large vocabulary (even I was confused at some parts!). But don't let that stop you from reading it! This is one of the great classics that is not-so-classical, which I believe everyone should read at some point. If you like fantasy and action, this is a must- read!
        • starwarsjedi
          starwarsjediover 5 years55 stars
          This book is awesome. I'd read it when I'm about 13 if I were you because It can get confusing like the politics.
          • bookchamp
            bookchampalmost 6 years44 stars
            nice addition to the hobbit. although parts lost my attention still a cool story.
            • smiley4
              smiley4almost 6 years44 stars
              I loved this book that was full of adventure! I loved this book and I recommend this book to anyone that loves fictional books! It all begins when a hobbit ( read th book "The Hobbit") named Bilbo Baggins finds a ring that if worn makes the bearer invisible. When Bilbo turns 111 he has a big party where he mysteriously disappears by putting on the ring and leaves the Shire ( were hobbits live) and leaves the ring to his cousin Frodo before he leaves. When Frodo receives the ring little does he realize that the ring has powers that are dark. An old wizard named Gandalf reveals the powers that the owner the Dark Lord put in it. Frodo and his friends go on an adventure to try to get rid of the ring, he meets new friends that will help him on the way but also meets enemies that will make the journey tough. Read the Fellowship of the Ring which is a series to find out more!
              • davidn621
                davidn621almost 6 years
                It's a great book you should definetly read it, I recomend it for anyone who likes, action, adventure, and of course lots of supernatural things
                • cocoMBover 6 years
                  This book is a legend because J.R.R.TOLKIEN is a master of a author he made the Middle earth trilogy and the hobbit I think every one should read this master of a book.
                  • Leroyover 6 yearsFeatured
                    This is the second book to ever be written in the land of Middle Earth. As we find out from The Hobbit, Bilbo gets a magic ring after a game of riddles with Gollum. This ring is The One Ring, forged in Mount Doom by the dark lord Sauron, with an inscription: One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to rule them all, and in the darkness, bind them. This ring is a powerful object, as all who seek to control it, become controlled themselves. It seeks it's master and will stop at nothing to get back to Sauron. This ring is entrusted to Frodo Baggins, the nephew of Bilbo Baggins. As Gandalf leads him to Rivendel, they find it cannot stay there, and must be destroyed. The Fellowship of The Ring must take it to Mount Doom and destroy it the only way it can: By casting it into the fires from whence it came. Will they succeed? Or will Frodo fall to the same fate as the others?
                    • immlibb
                      immlibbalmost 6 years55 stars
                      I read it, and it was definitely one of the best books ever.
                    • sh23
                      sh23over 6 years55 stars
                      SO COOL!!!!!