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The Lord of the Rings

1178 pages, 2005



1382 books

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his power so that he could rule all others. But it was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, this Ring remained lost to him. 

After many ages, it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor—where his power spread far and wide—the Dark Lord gathered all the Great Rings to him, but he always searched for the one Ring that would complete his dominion over Middle-earth. 

When Bilbo reached the eleventy-first birthday, he disappeared, bequeathing his young cousin Frodo with a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by throwing it into The Cracks of Doom.

The Power of Friendship

In The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien shows us the importance of friendship. The bond between Frodo and Sam is a testament to this. They stick together through thick and thin, proving that true friendship can overcome any obstacle. So, take a look at your own friendships. Are they as strong as Frodo and Sam's?

Courage in the Face of Fear

Tolkien's characters often face terrifying situations, yet they find the courage to continue. This teaches us that bravery isn't about not being scared, but about facing our fears. So, next time you're scared, remember Frodo's journey and find your inner courage.

The Impact of Choices

The Lord of the Rings is filled with characters making crucial decisions that have far-reaching consequences. It's a reminder that our choices matter and can change the course of our lives. So, think about your choices. Are they leading you where you want to go?

The Beauty of Nature

Tolkien's love for nature shines through in his detailed descriptions of Middle Earth's landscapes. He reminds us to appreciate the beauty around us. So, why not take a moment to explore the nature around you? You might find it as enchanting as Middle Earth.

The Struggle Between Good and Evil

The Lord of the Rings is ultimately a battle between good and evil. It shows us that even in the darkest times, good can prevail. So, remember, no matter how tough things get, there's always hope. Just like in Tolkien's epic tale.

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Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron. Here is a book that will break your heart.

C.S. LewisC.S. Lewis - Author, Theologian, Academic

The Lord of the Rings is a narrative that is 'as good as a play' and a 'masterpiece'.

W.H. AudenW.H. Auden - Poet, Playwright, Critic

Tolkien's work has a unique power to captivate the reader's imagination.

Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman - Author, Dramatist, Critic

Tolkien's creation of a secondary world, a complete universe, is a triumph of the imagination.

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin - Author, Essayist, Poet

Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a fertile breeding ground for the roots of fantasy and adventure.

Stephen KingStephen King - Author, Screenwriter, Actor
C.S. LewisW.H. AudenPhilip PullmanUrsula K. Le GuinStephen King


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