- Publisher : Harpercollins; Film tie-in edition (1 November 2012)
- Dimensions : 11.1 x 3.6 x 17.8 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of the three volumes that comprise The Lord of the Rings novel. Set in a mythical universe of Middle-earth, this book continues in the same tone as The Hobbit. The Dark Lord, Sauron, is the Lord of the Rings, who is on a mission to reclaim the One Ring and use it to enslave all of Middle-earth.
The Fellowship Of The Ring commences with a birthday party in Hobbiton. Bilbo Baggins, the current possessor of the Ring, turns 111 and bequeaths the ring to his cousin, Frodo Baggins. Several years pass and the wizard Gandalf routinely visits Frodo in Bag End. One spring night, he tells Frodo the truth about the Ring and the story behind it. He informs him that Sauron has risen again and is in search of the Ring. Upon learning this, Frodo departs from the Shire alongside three Hobbit friends: Sam, Merry and Pippin.
Along the way, the four of them are faced with several obstacles and distractions, including Ringwraiths, who are the servants of Sauron, a malevolent willow tree and an evil tomb ghost. The group befriends wandering Elves on the way and set upon their path across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, intending to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lords plan.
The Fellowship of the Ring was published as Film tie-in edition by HarperCollins in 2012 and is available in paperback.
About the Author
J.R.R. Tolkien, born in 1892, was an English author, novelist, poet and professor. He served as the Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon for almost fifteen years and was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972 by Queen Elizabeth II. Tolkien is popularly considered to be the father of modern fantasy literature. He passed away in 1971, at the age of 82.