Summary Of Book 1 Of The Fellowship Of The Ring

—by Nathan on October 3, 2008—

History Lesson: Years before the events of The Lord Of The Rings took place, the Dark Lord Sauron forged rings of power and gave to elven, dwarfic and human kings. The humans fell to corruption, becoming sinister Nazgul, but the elves and dwarves didn't. Then, the Dark Lord made a Ring for himself in the fires of Mount Doom in the land of Mordor. The War Of The Ring followed, in which Isildur, son of the king of men, sliced the Ring Off Sauron's finger, took it for himself, and was killed. After that, The Ring was lost... until now:

The Lord Of The Rings, written by the late J.R.R. Tolkien, is possibly one of the top most beloved series ever. They tell about the adventure of a hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins. Years before the events of the trilogy, Frodo's uncle, Bilbo Baggins, goes on an adventure on his own. While on this escapade, Bilbo finds The Ring (Emphasis on "The"). At the time, Bilbo doesn't know that The Ring has been forged by the Dark Lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mount Doom. And now, Bilbo has entrusted The Ring to his nephew. Frodo leaves his home in The Shire (In order to destroy The Ring), along with two faithful companions: The gardener's son, Samwise Gamgee, and Peregrin (Known as "Pippin") Took (Later, they are joined by Meriadoc Brandybuck, also called "Merry"). On the way, Frodo and his friends find out they are being followed: The Nazgul (Also known as Ringwraiths, Black Riders, or The Nine Riders)are on hot on their trail. And they want The Ring...

Luckily, the hobbits evade the Nine all the way to Rivendell. Along the way, they meet a few new friends (Tom Bombadil, Barliman Butterbur) and gain a new traveling companion: Strider, who's real name is Aragorn. Aragorn is the descendent of Isildur, the man who cut The Ring from Sauron's finger. Strider accompanies them to Rivendell. Before arriving at Rivendell, Strider and the hobbits are attacked by the Ringwraiths atop Weathertop, a hill with a watchtower on its peak. Frodo is stabbed by a Morgul-knife and Strider makes all haste to Rivendell: A bit of the knife is buried in Frodo's skin and is slowly creeping to his heart. If it reaches his heart, he will become like the Black Riders. In the last chapter, the Nazgul are close at hand: They want to take Frodo to Mordor... and their master. An elf by the name of Glofindel puts Fordo on his horse, which rushes to and across the Ford of the River Brunien. The Nazgul come halfway across themselves and try to coax the Ring-Bearer into coming with them. Suddenly, a wall of water speeds towards them and sweeps them away. Very weak, Frodo faints, the last thing he sees is the swirling water under him...

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