The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien9.08

Originally published as:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
  • The Two Towers (1954)
  • The Return of the King (1955)

Prometheus Award Hall of Fame 2009.

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 the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

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Release date: 1968
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, collection
Tags: middle-earth
Average rating: 9.08/10
Total ratings: 877
Updated: August 14, 2021

The Lord of the Rings :: Series

Lord of the Rings follows Frodo's adventures in Middle-earth through J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. When the hobbit Frodo receives the One Ring, forged by the evil Sauron, he joins Sam, Pippin, Merry, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Boromir, and Gimli on a dangerous quest to cast the ring into the fires of Mount Doom.

The Lord of the Rings9.08
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)8.74
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2)8.94
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3)9.08

Reviews

10/10 |
July 14, 2009
This omnibus edition of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an excellent fantasy book. It contains all three books (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King), so the reader can easily read the whole trilogy from start to ...