The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

Paperback | January 31, 1999

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Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien's own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.Part of a set of three paperbacks, this popular edition is once again available in its classic black livery designed by Tolkien himself.
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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Title:The Fellowship of the RingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pagesPublished:January 31, 1999Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Lord of the Rings will forever be one of the best series ever written
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic I would start with reading the Hobbit first--it is an easier read and will get you invested in the world and characters--but it is such a classic and has so much depth.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! A fantastic start to Frodo and the Fellowship's epic journey across Middle-Earth to destroy the Ring of Power. A classic high fantasy series that all fantasy fans should read, this book is simply wonderful. Elves, dawrves, hobbits, wizards, orcs and all sorts of magical beings and things, this book has everything you could want from a fantasy.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Perfect for any fantasy lover!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! An amazing and imaginative story. I didn't even need to watch the movie since every detail in the book made it feel like a movie in my head.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Fellowship of the Ring I absolutely love the movies, but the book is a bit slow.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I tried so hard! I rarely do not finish books, for real, but this one, GOD, I hated it. It was so boring. There is such a thing as too much description and this book is full of it. I really wanted to like this but I just couldn't.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite!! This is my favorite book of the trilogy. Meeting the fellowship and getting to know the characters and the mission they undertook. Amazing!!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got to Love the Classics It is worth noting that “The Fellowship of the Ring” is only Part One of the entire work entitled “The Lord of the Rings.” The reason it is a trilogy (“Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” being the second and third parts) is because J.R.R. Tolkien’s publisher (or someone of the sort) told him that he could not put to print this fairly large book, which is about 1200 pages in total length. So it was broken up into smaller books to be published separately, and thus the classic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was born! I say this because it is important to know that the books don’t flow as though they were supposed to be released separately and have independent stories within a greater arch. This is the formula the “Harry Potter” books follow, which makes sense since the books were published with several year gaps in between each release. “The Lord of the Rings” was finished at the same time since it is technically one book. In the book set that I have (which I highly recommend and will write a review about when I finish all of the books), the books are separated but the page numbers never restart. When I finished “The Fellowship of the Ring” at page 407, “The Two Towers” book starts at page 408 showing that this is supposed to be the same book. Furthermore, “The Two Towers” just picks up right where “The Fellowship of the Ring” finished, so there isn’t that awkward reintroduction of ideas because there technically never was a pause. ACTUAL FELLOWSHIP REVIEW STARTS HERE: “The Fellowship of the Ring” is great though rather slow at times. Since this is the beginning of a rather long journey, it is mostly walking and getting to know the relationships characters have with one another and even Frodo’s connection to the Ring of Power. It is all very detailed and takes a long time to read. You are reading a history of these events and Tolkien treats it as an account of all that happened, which provides a very strong and vivid image of the world and the happenings to the reader. Tolkien makes you believe that Middle Earth is real through all his great maps and descriptions of past histories, myths, and prophecies. It’s fantastic! I am bias of course since I have been a massive movie “Lord of the Rings” fan and only just started actually reading the books. But it is so worth it and it makes me love the world even more. For anyone who is a fan of fantasy, they NEED to read these books because this is an example of how the form has been perfected. Tolkien will tell the obsessed everything they want to know about a specific thing and even if he doesn’t say it in that book, he wrote another one about it. However, he also knows when to keep things a secret and to not give away too much information at a time. For example, the reader doesn’t really know what the Ring of Power can do and only when Frodo hears or discovers something about it does the audience gain that knowledge as well. You are truly going on this adventure with the Ring Bearer and have to learn things at his speed (which is fairly fast so don’t worry about feeling entirely dumb the whole time). “The Fellowship” is a very detailed introduction to the rest of the story and does drag at points (Bilbo’s birthday is the entirety of the very long first chapter of the book). There is a lot of walking, sleeping, and wishing of being back in the Shire. However, that’s the mood of the book and it makes you feel as though you are these characters wishing for different things. When it is serious, it stays serious and makes even the wood on the floor feel so. When it springs into action, you could swear the words jump off the page themselves to start fighting. Read this book! I will review the other two part of “The Lord of the Rings” as I finish them, followed up a review of the book as a whole and the book set that I purchased from Chapters (buy the book set if you do want to read these books).
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Lot Of Great Fantasy! It is worth noting that “The Fellowship of the Ring” is only Part One of the entire work entitled “The Lord of the Rings.” The reason it is a trilogy (“Two Towers” and “The Return of the King” being the second and third parts) is because J.R.R. Tolkien’s publisher (or someone of the sort) told him that he could not put to print this fairly large book, which is about 1200 pages in total length. So it was broken up into smaller books to be published separately, and thus the classic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was born! I say this because it is important to know that the books don’t flow as though they were supposed to be released separately and have independent stories within a greater arch. This is the formula the “Harry Potter” books follow, which makes sense since the books were published with several year gaps in between each release. “The Lord of the Rings” was finished at the same time since it is technically one book. In the book set that I have (which I highly recommend and will write a review about when I finish all of the books), the books are separated but the page numbers never restart. When I finished “The Fellowship of the Ring” at page 407, “The Two Towers” book starts at page 408 showing that this is supposed to be the same book. Furthermore, “The Two Towers” just picks up right where “The Fellowship of the Ring” finished, so there isn’t that awkward reintroduction of ideas because there technically never was a pause. ACTUAL FELLOWSHIP REVIEW STARTS HERE: “The Fellowship of the Ring” is great though rather slow at times. Since this is the beginning of a rather long journey, it is mostly walking and getting to know the relationships characters have with one another and even Frodo’s connection to the Ring of Power. It is all very detailed and takes a long time to read. You are reading a history of these events and Tolkien treats it as an account of all that happened, which provides a very strong and vivid image of the world and the happenings to the reader. Tolkien makes you believe that Middle Earth is real through all his great maps and descriptions of past histories, myths, and prophecies. It’s fantastic! I am bias of course since I have been a massive movie “Lord of the Rings” fan and only just started actually reading the books. But it is so worth it and it makes me love the world even more. For anyone who is a fan of fantasy, they NEED to read these books because this is an example of how the form has been perfected. Tolkien will tell the obsessed everything they want to know about a specific thing and even if he doesn’t say it in that book, he wrote another one about it. However, he also knows when to keep things a secret and to not give away too much information at a time. For example, the reader doesn’t really know what the Ring of Power can do and only when Frodo hears or discovers something about it does the audience gain that knowledge as well. You are truly going on this adventure with the Ring Bearer and have to learn things at his speed (which is fairly fast so don’t worry about feeling entirely dumb the whole time). “The Fellowship” is a very detailed introduction to the rest of the story and does drag at points (Bilbo’s birthday is the entirety of the very long first chapter of the book). There is a lot of walking, sleeping, and wishing of being back in the Shire. However, that’s the mood of the book and it makes you feel as though you are these characters wishing for different things. When it is serious, it stays serious and makes even the wood on the floor feel so. When it springs into action, you could swear the words jump off the page themselves to start fighting. Read this book! I will review the other two part of “The Lord of the Rings” as I finish them, followed up a review of the book as a whole and the book set that I purchased from Chapters (buy the book set if you do want to read these books).
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the original nothing beats tolkein. see where modern fantasy got its start, right here
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow dense and more adult than the hobbit, it is deep and full of mystery. wow!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A riveting epic fantasy for the ages.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Fellowship of the Ring Absolutely love the movies, I found the book hard to get into, but overall a decent read.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic who wants to live in Hobbiton? Everyone
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating Fascinating and enthralling, I fell in love with Frodo (noy actually) and his friends. While some of the poems and songs I had to skim over, the journey and the characters captured my heart.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my fave book as a child! i loved this book as a child, and I love the movies too!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a great read I really enjoyed this book !
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowship A great follow-up to The Hobbit. High fantasy has never been better
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! A book you can always get lost in.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent series This is one of my favorite book series, an exciting and interesting world to get immersed in. I enjoy highly detailed stories where I follow characters as they evolve and change.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great start to the trilogy
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book Good enjoyed the movie as well.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Enjoyable but not one of my favourites
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Probably my favourite of the trilogy, such an exciting read. Great hook into the trilogy.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! I would recommend starting with The Hobbit before reading The Fellowship of the Ring. The Hobbit is an easier book to get into but it's also the prequel to the Lord of the Rings series. The Fellowship of the Ring is a wonderful book! It has a lot of detail and can be hard to get through at times, but it's definitely worth it.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my Favorites Loved the Fellowship (might be my favorite of the LOTR). Great characters and world building. One of the first books I read and loved it. Got me to read more of the fantasy genre after
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me It's just something about this series that doesn't speak to me. Couldn't even get through the first chapter.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent story A brilliant start to an amazing trilogy.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT awesome book that started it all. Would have been better to split this one up into three movies! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME Great read to start of the trilogy! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just spectacular I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy I did.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of All Time The trilogy that has spawned a thousand rip-offs and would-be's triumphs again. I reread this every few years to remind myself that a genius once lived and created a world I would like to have lived in with him. How anyone could think this is too long I will never understand...its only flaw is that it is too short! Frodo, Aragorn and the rest of his friends will never be forgotten, thank God and I mean that sincerely. If you read nothing else in your life read Lord of the Rings and read it in order beginning with Fellowship of the Ring, although you should really start with The Hobbit: you are in for the best ride of your life - bar none.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic This is probably one of the best books I've ever read, you can definitely tell that Tolkien put an incredible amount of work into developing his characters and the world itself. The adventure is amazing, and every page had me wanting more. One thing to look out for though, the language can make it a bit difficult for people to become fully immersed in the story. I would maybe suggest for some to watch the movies before reading so that it is easier to visualize the characters and places and thus easier to read the books.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! This book is a classic and a must read for people who appreciate stories of adventure set in an imaginative world.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a master piece beautiful story, and characters you fall in love with. out of all of his books this one will always be my favourite. the book was very long, and held a lot of detail, and was simply enjoyable
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowship of the Ring A classic must read. Beautiful fantasy story.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I read this when I was very young and loved it. Classic fantasy!)
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I expected more? I don't know what I expected coming into this series. It is very good that is beyond a doubt, but I think I maybe went in with higher expectations? I'm not sure. Regardless it is good,
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A true fantasy classic - long, but very very rich. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good This book was pretty good, but slightly long.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The first in an epic trilogy that needs no embellishments
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing great characters, great story. dont read if you find too much detail boring, i love it and so i love this series.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic Amazing book but such a chore to read. The level of detail that Tolkien goes into is insane, but it would be a crime if you don't read it. You can't call yourself a bookworm unless you've read LOTR.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It never gets old This book is a classic and whenever I pick it up I end losing track of time. It's a good read.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome If you like the movies, you'll love this.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I loved this book right from the first page until the last. Full of danger, intrigue and action, this stunningly crafted story will take you to another place and time and you will not want to leave. Be prepared to lose sleep, because you won’t be able to put it down!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fav book this is one of my all time favs. rereading it now! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I remember reading this book before the Hobbit and really getting into it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic. A huge part of my childhood, and still a loved book to date.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK i love the way J.R.R Tolken writes. if you love the hobbit you will love the fellowship of the ring. it was a nice read. i found it easy to read because i knew the back ground story from the hobbit.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic One of the greatest books of our time!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Classic This is the seminal fantasy work which paved the way for everything else in the genre. Still unparalleled in world building and mythology, this is really a monumental work that any fantasy fan should read. Quite different in tone from the movies so go in with an open mind.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The movies were amazing, but this was better. Worth the journey.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tolkien's work is just so brilliant, this was an incredible start to the bets series of all time.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beginning This great adventure has a great beginning; this is my favorite of the three books.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read A must read for any fantasy book lover. A classic!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! This is a great read. Tolkien was very good at describing the world he created down to the colour of the trees, the sound of the wind and the clothes on the characters. You could paint a picture with his words and this is an amazing read as the first part of an epic trilogy!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book!! I liked the plot of this story.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING What an amazing journey! This novel is classic. It has a more complicated and detailed plot the films were able to provide its audience. Additionally, more characters and backstory rounded out the journey in the novel. I also wish there had actually been more hobbit singing in the film.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book #plumrewards. An amazingly detailed world, couldn't wait to continue the series.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great start! A great introduction to a classic series. Even if the reader hasn't read The Hobbit or The Silmarillion, Tolkien still paints a fantastic picture of the high-fantasy world that he places his characters in.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Defined a genre #plumreview Tolkien must be given tremendous credit for establishing what has become the common tropes of the fantasy genre that we now take for granted, but for me, the characters are a little too one-dimensional, particularly our heroes (Frodo, Gandalf and Aragon) being almost impossibly good at all times.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless LOTR is the best novel ever written.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just keep reading, it gets better! This is probably the longest it’s ever taken me to read a novel, but it’s The Lord of the Rings so it’s understandable. As much as I loved The Hobbit, I just could not get into The Fellowship of the Ring. It was probably due to a combination of things… the pages-long songs, the ridiculous amount of detail and the fact that the story dragged down to the pace of a snail at the beginning. I’ve heard warnings about the first book before, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. But despite my first impressions during the first half of the novel, I did enjoy it. If it wasn’t for my class, I probably wouldn’t have picked the book up — but I’m glad I can say I’ve completed it! The Lord of the Rings is just one of those series that any literature-obsessed person should try. It’s like climbing a mountain — sure, you might not be able to reach the top the first time you try, but with persistence and further tries, you will make it to the top. I had many days when I couldn’t possibly imagine reaching the last page, but after 30 days I did! The novel didn’t change my life, nor did it make me feel like I had wasted my time. I enjoyed my time with this first novel and, as unbelievable as it sounds, I actually couldn’t wait to start reading The Two Towers after I had finished it. The idea of an epic quest to destroy the One Ring is original in itself, and I’m so thankful Tolkien put his ideas to print because without this saga, fantasy wouldn’t be the same today. But while the idea is fantastic, I did think the first novel that set up the story could have been tighter. The writing seemed to drone on and I couldn’t wait to get to Rivendell. The characters were all captivating in their own ways, and I found I really did care about what happened to them. But what really made me love the novel was the fact that Tolkien put so much love and passion into it. This was his life for so many years and he focused so much time into making this a novel unlike any other. The idea that he created his own languages for the novel and developed so many intriguing sets of characters (from Elves to Hobbits, Wizards to Orcs), is awe-inspiring! While I cannot say, as much as I wish I could, that this is one of my favourite novels, I can say that I have a new appreciation for Tolkien and can look at the saga with better eyes. To view more of my book reviews, visit: http://booksteame.com/
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A work of genius... Wow...I simply cannot find enough words of praise for this marvelous book! Simply astounding! I have read the Lord of the Rings many, many times...so many I have now lost count. They are dearly loved books, dearly loved stories; an amazing world I love to visit over and over again. As for JRR Tolkien, what a master wordsmith! Of course, Grammar and English critics would have a field-day over run-on sentences, etc. but the way he has created his world with these words is astonishing. None will ever be written better.
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok... It was ok, not the best book ever and not as good as people made it out to be, it was quite long and yes well detailed and very diffrent from the movie, but still good enough.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books ever! It's Lord of the Rings, do I really need to say more? well I guess I do since you are reading this review and not buying yet. This was a really enjoyable book. Even if you've seen the movie, there is still more things in the book that were left out (or changed). Although the book is lengthy, it didn't take me long to read since I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2004-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Adventure of excellence THe first part of the lord of the rings trilogy. A great adventure and stroyline that will make you keep reading this marvelous peice of work by Tolkien.
Date published: 2003-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well sure the movies are good, but... ...they miss alot of the cool stuff. like tom bombadil (he's awesome!). Although i do agree that he DOES describe things too much.
Date published: 2003-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a classic, give it some slack people! The Lord of the Rings is a very different set of books then The Hobbit, and though I admit to liking The Hobbit somewhat more, I can't bare to see such a classic set of books smashed. The LotR is long and complicated, but once I watched the movie and learned the general storyline I had no problem getting engrossed in the books, especially The Return of the King. Descriptions of places can wear on, but a bit of immagination is what is needed. The detail puts everything in place and suddenly a vivid world springs out at you, bringing the characters to life. A must read for anyone interested in fiction or fantisy!
Date published: 2003-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from borrrrring! i feel that THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING was boring and TOO WELL DESCRIBED. Tolkien likes to describe every little detail which makes it boring. i read it and i missed about one third of it - because i was bored. and i'm a good reader! i relied on the movie (which was very good) to fill me in. or i asked my friends. (we all read it). they seemed to know more about it than me. i do not recomend this book to anybody. THE HOBBIT was good, so read that and forget about this book. just see the movie!
Date published: 2002-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book should be on everyone's bookshelves. As I was reading this book, it felt as if I myself was partaking in the journey across Middle-Earth with the hobbit Frodo, and company. Tolkien is so detailed in his writings and describes the areas so well that it feels like you are right there in the story. As well, the depth of the plot is huge, and you easily fall into it after the first chapter. I recommend this book to anyone who loves epic adventures, or just plain loves to read. Go out and buy this book right now!... please.
Date published: 2002-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genious A brilliant beginning to the Lord of the Rings series. Very discriptive, rich vocabulary, very insightful. A must be read book.
Date published: 2002-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly In-Depth Once you start reading this book it will just suck you in, and you'll never want to put it down, until its nearly 4 in the morning, and you have to sleep. All you can think about when you're not reading it, is what will happen next. If you haven't yet read it, I highly suggest you do!
Date published: 2002-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord Of The Books The Fellowship Of The Rings is one of 4 books in an exciting series. The plot is simply astounding. Never has there been a better adventure! I encourage anyone who reads this to read the books. Even if you have seen the movie it does not eiclude all of the story like the book. Truly, every book in this series is a 5 star book!
Date published: 2002-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIKE THE BEST BOOK EVER!! OMG! This book was like so awesome. The plot was completly rich with detail, and the way they portrayed Gollum was deliciously henious!! I like was so totally into this book! rock On J.R
Date published: 2002-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A masterpiece! The lord of the rings is one of the best books ever written. With the movie receiving great reviews and the two other chapters on the way, what are you waiting for? I don't even know why you're wasting your time reading this review, get up and go buy this masterpiece! J.R. Tolkien is a mastermind in its truest sense.
Date published: 2002-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FOLLOW THE FELLOWSHIP After reading The Hobbit, I craved more. I then found out about the Lord of The Rings Trilogy. I immediately purchased the first book and couldn't put it down. Excellent plot, characters, and setting. I'd give it a million stars if possible.
Date published: 2001-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Fellow Ship of the win next to the Harry Potter series I think this is great one of the best. Warning: read every single word or else.
Date published: 2001-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Fellowship of the Ring If you love spell-binding fiction that is jam-packed FULL of magic, and imagination, and mystery, and suspense, and thrills, and CHILLS -then this is the book for you! My advice to you is; BUY THE BOOK
Date published: 2001-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever This is the best book ever it has really descriptive plot and uses a very wide varity of vocabulary and The setting and character description is amazing i give this book.
Date published: 2001-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever!!!! This is truly he greatest book of all times. It changed my life and the way I think about books like this. Every detail is filled with rich, epic adventure. Also read The Hobbit which is just as good and gives you a better understanding of The Fellowship of the Ring. I love this book and will eventually read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and reccomend it to everyone!!
Date published: 2000-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Fellowship of the Ring The Fellowship of the Ring is a great book for fans of the fantasy genre. it is adventurous, inventive, and humorous, and is overall a great read. If you have read The Hobbit, you will love The Fellowship of the Ring. I, personally, liked it because it is inventive and pays attention to every detail. If you haven't read The Fellowship of the Ring, I highly suggest you read it.
Date published: 2000-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Unforgettable Epic. This story really shows the greatness and wonder of true myth. Anyone who is into mythology should check this out. Also this is the sequel of an equally good book "THE HOBBIT"
Date published: 2000-07-16

From Our Editors

The vision of J.R.R. Tolkien is so complete, a whole world, including diverse settings, characters and mythology, has sprung from his Lord of the Rings series. Part one, The Fellowship of the Ring, sets up this timeless collection. This new edition includes an illustration by well-known fantasy illustrator Geoff Taylor.

Editorial Reviews

'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard