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
56 Book Reviews
  • zarkinpants
    zarkinpants11 months44 stars
    When Frodo , a hobbit, inherits Bag End from his cousin Bilbo , he also inherits a ring. It looked like any ordinary ring, but in reality, it was the most powerful ring in Middle Earth. Not only can it make the wearer invisible, it is the Ruling Ring. If the Dark Lord, Sauron, gets hold of it, he will become invincible. After Frodo learns about this, he sets off with his companions, the Fellowship of the Ring to throw the ring into the Fire Mountain, the only way to destroy the ring. I liked the plot of the story, but sometimes the book gets a little boring. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy.
    • chromatic1
      chromatic1over 1 year55 stars
      Did you guys know Tolkien fought in ww1 at the somme? Anyway these books are awesome same with the hobbit. The movies are great too. But they're so long. Each one is like 3 hr and 30 min or longer.
      • bmoneystudies
        bmoneystudiesover 1 year
        If you haven't read Lord of the Rings yet I definitely recommend that you start reading. Chances are that you've already seen the movies but you should still read it even if you have. I am in the middle of reading Lord of the rings and it is absolutely amazing!
        • againsttheelaws
          againsttheelawsover 1 year55 stars
          Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien (the author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings) is actually friends with C.S. Lewis (the author of Narnia)? They both write very good books and if you didn't read them then I reccomend it to anybody who loves reading.
          • chromatic1
            chromatic1almost 2 years55 stars
            so goood.
            • elf_ofgreenleaf
              elf_ofgreenleafalmost 2 years55 stars
              BEST BOOK EVER!!! (tied with the other books in the series) FRODO BE BEST BOI!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • glitcher075
                glitcher075about 2 years55 stars
                This is INCREDIBLE! It's like Harry Potter and the hunger games!
                • texasrocks88
                  texasrocks88over 2 years55 stars
                  This book is AMAZING!!!! It is super detailed and action-packed. Definitely 5-star! J.R.R. Tolkien is a great author. But before you read this book you should read The Hobbit, and after you read it you should read The Two Towers and The Return of the King, the two Lord of the Rings books that come after and conclude this epic story.
                  • calebodhooray
                    calebodhoorayover 2 years55 stars
                    This book hooked me right from the start. It is so interesting, I couldn't put it down. I gave this book 5 stars because it was very descriptive and thrilling.
                    • nac
                      nacalmost 3 years55 stars
                      So different from the movie. I thought that since the movie was so long they wouldn't miss any details but boy was I wrong. The book is really good though, as is the movie.