Updated: Jun 3
In this blog post, we're going to review the first book of The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Fellowship of the Ring". About a month ago, I heard Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings movies, was coming to a comic con nearby for a meet and greet. I decided that I should try to read the first book of the series in case I could get an interview (he actually answered all of my questions! If you haven't already seen it, check out my post titled "My Interview with Sean Astin"). I'm very glad I decided to finally read the book, and I think most people would like it as well.
In the book, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a golden ring from his uncle. After he receives it, Frodo shows an old wizard, named Gandalf, the item to see what he thinks of it. Gandalf is immediately suspicious about the ring's origin. He decides to take a closer look at it and discovers that the ring is actually the lost Ring of Power from the cursed land of Mordor. He tells Frodo the Ring is dangerous and that it must be destroyed where it was made : in a volcano named Mount Doom inside Mordor. They know they can't complete the journey to get all the way to Mordor alone, but it's not hard for them to find help along the way. Some even pledge allegiance to Frodo's cause, fighting each challenge as one fellowship to protect the Ring...
I would give "The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring" 4 out of 5 stars because I personally loved the book's story line. I was taken into the "world of Tolkien" as I read about
Hobbits, Wizards, Elves, and Dwarfs, and felt them come to life.
I also thought the adventures the fellowship faced were all very exciting, especially as the group hid from the dark Ringwraiths looking for them. The only negative thing about the book was even though it was thrilling, the story was hard for me to grasp because there was so much battle action going on.
Please write your thoughts on this book in the comments and be sure to tell us if you were transported into the "world of Tolkien" when you read it.