Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
, the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s about a Hobbit (you’ll find out what a Hobbit is in the book) named Frodo Baggins. But I must tell you that the book will make a lot more sense if you read The Hobbit, the prelude, first. Anyway, Frodo receives an heirloom from his adopted father, Bilbo (the main character in The Hobbit). He receives the ring that is more powerful than any other ring in all of Middle-Earth. The ring can make you turn invisible and make you live a longer life. But Gandalf the Grey, a wizard who accompanied Bilbo on his quest, tells Frodo that the ring has to be destroyed by dropping it into a volcano called Mount Doom, located in the evil land of Mordor, to stop the evil lord Sauron from rising to power and destroying Middle-Earth. Frodo and the fellowship created by Elrond, the leader of the elves, prepare for a long journey to Mount Doom.
I think it’s a good time to read these books because the movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, just came out earlier this year. I recommend this book to 11-15 year old boys because of the high vocabulary and some violence. If The Fellowship of the Ring gets boring, just keep reading it because I promise there will be a lot of action in the middle and near the end of the book. The other books in the trilogy are:
                                                   The Fellowship of the Ring
                                                          The Two Towers
                                                     The Return of the King
                                                          And the prelude:
                                                              The Hobbit

                                              -Flaming Arrow (Age 11)

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