What may be one of the most popular books of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings has been very popular from the first day, and is still read today.
The tale tells of a thirty-two year old hobbit (a midget-like creature with pointy ears and an enormous appetite) named Frodo Baggins who inherits a ring from his elderly uncle, Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo’s well-known friend named Gandalf, who is a wizard, discovers that the ring that Frodo owns is The One Ring.
Forged by the Dark Lord Sauron, in the fires of Mount Doom, located in the very heart of the evil country, Mordor. Gandalf tells Frodo that it is already late, and the armies of evil are already starting to hunt down the Ring. The only choice is to throw the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom from which it came. Only there may it be undone.
Frodo then sets out on a journey to Mordor, along with three more hobbits: Sam, Merry, and Pippin, to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord and his evil purpose. If they fail, Middle-Earth is doomed.
I strongly recommend this epic tale to everyone, but mostly to the people who enjoy Middle-Age war stories, along with anyone who loves a fantasy story with excitement and adventure, yet with trust and friendship combined. If you happen to take my advice and read this, and you have no trouble understanding it, that’s great.
I would recommend you watch one movie every time you finish one of the books. However, if you happen to have trouble picturing and understanding what is going on in the story, watch the first movie once you hit around the halfway mark in the first book.
The book is also very boring at first, but don’t ditch it the second you start it.
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