The Fellowship of the Ring
Being the First Part of The Lord of the RingsBook - 2001
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With Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Man and wizards each given representation, theirs is the motley crew of Middle Earth.
“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.
'None here can do so,' said Elrond gravely. 'At least none can foretell what will come to pass, if we take this road or that. But it seems to me now clear which is the road that we must take. The westward road seems easiest. Therefore it must be shunned. It will be watched. Too often the Elves have fled that way. Now at this last we must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril - to Mordor. We must send the Ring to the Fire.'
Otho: ... I insist on seeing the will. (reads will) foiled again, and after 60 years, spoons!
I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened. -Frodo
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They're off! Part One of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Ballantine Books, $2.95) follows Frodo Baggins and his companions on their quest to destroy a charmed ring. With Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Man and wizards each given representation, theirs is the motley crew of Middle Earth.
Hobbit Frodo Baggins lives a light-hearted and jovial life in the Shire of Middle-Earth with his adoptive hobbit father Bilbo Baggins. It is Bilbo's 111th birthday, and he intends to celebrate it in style, as he will be leaving for Rivendell, the civilization of the elves the next day, unbeknownst to Frodo. The extraordinary wizard Gandalf the Grey arrives at the party and catches Bilbo before he leaves, convincing him to leave a powerful and ancient magic ring to Frodo, known as The One Ring. This ring was made by Sauron himself, a dark and mighty entity that lost in the war fought by men to save Middle-Earth, and is now scrambling for power. Gandalf explains that Sauron is on the rise, and that a long and difficult quest must be taken to destroy The One Ring in the fires of Mt. Doom, where it was originally forged. Is this simple Hobbit up to the task? Without training, brawn, or resources at his side, will Frodo and the friends he gathers along the way be able to vanquish Sauron, and effectively evil, and save Middle-Earth?
Frodo Baggins inherits his uncle's mysterious ring, and the wizard Gandalf finds it is the One Ring, a ring designed by the evil Sauron, who has returned in the form of an Eye. Accompanied by fellow hobbits Sam Gamgee, Pippin Took, and Merry Brandybuck, and pursued by the evil Nazgul, or Ring-wraiths, he goes to the only place the ring can be destroyed, Mount Doom, right next to enemy's lair...
frodo now has the ring , he is in danger but he has friend to help . Gandalf .
In the first installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the young hobbit Frodo Baggins is given the task of bearing the One Ring to the elf city of Rivendell. Once there, he teams up with a fellowship of men, elves, dwarves, and hobbits and begins the long, perilous journey to Mount Doom, also known as Orodruin.
Here in the first book of the Lord of the Rings we meet the fellowship of men, hobbits, an elf, a dwarf, and a wizard. Their mission is to take the one ring to be destroyed at Mt.Doom. In this first part we see how hobbits live, the chase of the ringwraiths, and meet a demonic creature deep in the mines of Moria.
"Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out to deliver the one ring of power to the dark land of Mordor in order to destroy the ring on the forge of its creation." (Novelist Review)
Violence: This book does not describe the violence graphically like the movie does, and that is because you are seeing the movie. But Tolkien does not use graphic descriptions so I think it's fine.
Violence: This book includes some battle sequences, all between human and nonhuman creatures.