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The Fellowship of the Ring

By J. R. R, Tolkien

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

– J. R. R. Tolkien

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Book Summary


Fiction, Fantasy


Friendship, Good vs Evil, Corruption of Power, Influence, Myths, Immortality, Fate and Free Will, Loyalty, Beauty


13 years +


A mighty force of darkness is awakening in Middle Earth, an ancient land full of magic and mystery, and in ages past, evil, treachery, and war. A shadow is moving over the lands and the One Ring, forged in the fires of Mount Doom by the Dark Lord Sauron, has been placed, by fate, into the hands of Frodo, a young but courageous Hobbit. The Ring wants to be found and returned to its master, enabling Sauron to enslave and dominate creation, plunging all of Middle Earth into shadow. The future now rests on Frodo the Ring-bearer, and his companions to complete a daunting journey to Mount Doom and destroy the ring.

The Fellowship of the Ring is part one of The Lord of the Rings and follows on from Tolkien’s story, The Hobbit. 60 years later, Bilbo Baggins, is celebrating his 111th birthday and leaves his magic ring to the inheritance of Frodo, who soon discovers that the ring he possesses belongs to the Dark Lord and must be destroyed.

Frodo begins his journey with three other hobbits and despite all odds, arrives in Rivendell seeking aid from the Elves. The Fellowship of the Ring is forged in Rivendell, and a company of hobbits, men, an elf, a dwarf, and a wizard, continue the perilous journey wrought with danger, foes, and loss.

This story is about a gentle and lowly hobbit who accepts the unimaginable task and burden of destroying the One-Ring to overcome a great evil. Influence and the corruption of power, wisdom versus knowledge, and friendship and hope are the major themes in part one of this high-fantasy tale which is woven deeply with Christian metaphor and imagery.  

Content Warning:

This is a high-fantasy tale with magic and battles between good and evil. It may not be appropriate for sensitive teens as there is death, violence, and scary scenes.

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