Title: The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Date Started: February 18, 2014
Date Finished: March 6, 2014
Other works by author: The Two Towers
The Return of the King
And many many other stories, poems, and other works.
For a more complete list see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien_bibliography
My Rating: 4
Summary: Frodo Baggins, nephew to Bilbo Baggins, is given the ring that was found by Bilbo on his quest (related in The Hobbit). As the evil of Mordor begins to spread over Middle Earth, a small band accompany Frodo as he begins his quest to destroy the ring in the cracks of doom. An elf, a dwarf, two men, a wizard, and four hobbits make their journey south encountering many dangers and evil along the way.
My Thoughts: It’s more intense than The Hobbit, and there was a little more magic then I would have liked but the story is wonderful.
I greatly admire all the time and thought Tolkien put into creating this world, there is so much rich history, , the written and spoken version of the elven tongue, such a variety of life, it’s amazing.
The characters are endearing and the story gripping. I’m greatly looking forward to beginning The Two Towers.
Where did I hear about this book: From friends and Pinterest. I borrowed the copy I read from my local library.