Lord of the rings, Fellowship of the ring By: J. J. R Tonkin, print date: Oct, 1965 The story starts with the 33 rd birthday-party for Frodo Baggans, and the 111 th birthday party for Bilbo Baggans, Hobbits who live in a mythical land called the Shire. Frodo’s best friend is his gardner Sam. Frodo owns a magic Ring which makes him invisible when he wears it, a gift from his cousin Bilbo who stole it from Gollum years ago. One day the old wizard Gandalf comes to the Shire, and he tells Frodo of an evil named Sauron who wants to capture the Ring for himself.
In ages long past Sauron stole the Ring from the Elves, to protect him from the Powers of Good; but the Ring was stolen from him by a creature named Gollum, and then stolen from Gollum by Bilbo, who finally gives it freely to Frodo. ‘Sauron has been searching for the Ring for years,’ Gandalf tells Frodo, ‘and now he has sent his nine Black Riders, to the Shire to look for it.’ Frodo and Sam consult with their loyal friends Merry and Pippin, and when the Black Riders appear, the hobbits trick them into going into a mushroom-patch, disorienting the Black Riders just long enough to escape the Shire. But the tone of the book rapidly becomes more serious as the Black Riders pursue the hobbits through the forest. The hobbits come to the village of Bree, and arrive at the home of Tom Bomb adil. Frodo meets a man named Aragorn, or ‘Strider’, who convinces him to go to the city of Rivendell. ‘In Rivendell you will be safe from their magic,’ Aragorn tells him, ‘for Elrond is a sensible man, and does not believe in it.’ With that Aragorn leads them rapidly to Rivendell, with the Riders in hot pursuit.
As they ford the last river between them and Rivendell there is a spell cast on the river-water, causing it to rise up and wash away the Black riders, and our heroes make it to the safety of Rivendell. At Rivendell, Elrond holds a Council where the fate of the Ring is discussed. The only way to keep Sauron from recovering the Ring, they decide, is to throw it into the volcano of Mount Doom where it will be destroyed. During the Council Gandalf arrives late, saying that he had been held prisoner in the tower of Orthanc, the Wizards’ Tower. Curiously, he refuses to describe how he escaped. ‘But it is more important than ever that we destroy the Ring,’ Gandalf says.
He tells of how the dark wizard Saruman, once an ally of the forces of Good, has turned to evil and now controls Orthanc with an iron hand. They all agree to set out to destroy the Ring at once. Gandalf and Aragorn agree to go with the four Hobbits, as does Glorfindel, and Boromir, from the Royal House of Gondor; also joining them are an Elf and a Dwarf who don’t really do much in the story but are there for comic relief. Together Gandalf and his nine companions – the ‘Fellowship of the Ring’ – set out for the dark land of Mordor.
On the way, their path is met by evil forces. They are attacked by evil Orcs in the woods; that drive them up a mountain, where the evil wizard cast a spell on the mountain causing an avalanche. After that they decide to head to Moria, the secret city under the mountains; here, however, they face a terrifying setback when they are found by the evil wizard Radagast. Gandalf sacrifices his life to destroy Radagast the Balrog, and the others escape the mountains while the battle rages. At the end of the book, however, the Fellowship is destroyed from within; Glorfindel, lusting for power, tries to kill Frodo for the Ring. Aragorn stops Glorfindel by shooting him through the throat with a black arrow; Glorfindel dies, but not until he maliciously sets fire to the grasslands.
In the resulting smoke and confusion the Fellowship of the Ring is hopelessly scattered.