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Free download The Fellowship of the Ring é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Librarian's Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 10 0345339703THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME The dark fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Hobbit Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the Ring he bearsRing to the one place it can be destroyed Mount Doom in the very center of Sauron’s realm Thus begins JRR Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King. I wasn't really cool back in high school I never made out with girls under the bleachers or smoked under the bleachers or did any of the other things under the bleachers that I am lead to believe the popular kids did Instead I maintained a low profile and waited for the teenage years that wilderness of strangled thinking to endIn high school as today I harbored geekish obsessions had a wandering imagination and nurtured an appreciation for minutiate In other words I should have been JRR Tolkien's core audience For whatever reason perhaps intuition that I didn't need to dig my social hole any deeper I never read The Lord of the Rings when most people first come upon The Lord of the Rings Actually I was barely cognizant of LOTR until college when the movies were released I absolutely loved Peter Jackson's film trilogy During law school I left a legal writing final halfway through in order to see Return of the King on opening day Despite this I never desired to read the source material From talking to my friends who were Tolkien enthusiasts nerds I assumed I wouldn't like the books They seemed too talky dense and plodding Finally one fair summer night on my patio my friend Jon and I were drinking beer and talking about The Lord of the Rings and how it was funny we could do this openly and still have significant others of the opposite sex I believe my wife was inside at the time deciding what she would take in the divorce Somehow in a Miller Light and bratwurst haze Jon got me to commit to giving LOTR a try Then I did a keg stand with Jon's homemade beer This is how I read Now having finished Fellowship of the Ring I have new appreciation for what Peter Jackson accomplished Yeah he made it into an action film but that's the medium of film; there needs to be action He did a fine job of taking Tolkien's essence and goosing it Sometimes he goosed the action too much but we can discuss Legolas surfing on his shield at Helm's Deep another day It was this love of the film that interestingly made me hesitant to read the books Folks who love Tolkien love Tolkien with a vengeance If it isn't obvious already I don't have that underlying feeling I understand theoretically Tolkien's achievement but I'm not going to pretend to know all the references religious mythic and linguistic used as ingredients What I do know is that at its heart LOTR is an archetypal hero's journey It begins with an orphan of average abilities who has a task thrust upon him This forces the hero to leave home and enter the wider world In the world he must pass tests learn lessons and eventually accomplish his task Once that is done the hero can return home; however he is forever changed and the home to which he returns is differentThe hero in LOTR is Frodo Baggins a hobbit Now a hobbit is well they're short but they're not dwarves That's the important thing to remember Hobbits are like pot smoking liberal arts majors They like to hang around eat smoke drink and talk Frodo's uncle Bilbo is a rare hobbit who has gone out and had adventures He also has a magic ring which he gives to Frodo This ringwell it's evil I could explain and Tolkien certainly does but suffice it to say the ring is a Macguffin It's like Marcellus Wallace's suitcase in Pulp Fiction it drives the plot and that's all you need to know This being Tolkien though you are certainly able to learn much much much Bilbo and Frodo's friend the wizard Gandalf tells Frodo that he must take the ring to the Cracks of Doom to destroy it lest the Dark Shadow Sauron get his figurative hands upon it With this the journey starts Frodo is joined by three other hobbits Sam the loyal one; Pippin the scared one; and Merry the one portrayed by Lost's Dominic Monaghan After some brushes with the Nine Ridersthe Nazgulthe Ring Wraiths Tolkien has a very Russian way of making up a name and then making up two or three or four synonyms which makes things a little confusing the hobbits meet up with AragornStrider who leads them to Rivendell where the elves live under Elrond There is a counsel the Fellowship is joined by Boromir a man Legolas an elf and Gimli a dwarf It all sounds like the set up for a very complicated joke But rest assured the fate of Middle Earth is at stake Though that does not stop the characters from stopping repeatedly for long meals; apparently the Fellowship is comprised of foodies and gourmands It's important to note what this book is not it is not an action packed adventure Mostly it is people walking through this make believe world talking about the past and worrying about the future There is a battle in the mountains of Moria that lasts for two pages; other than that there are only scattered paragraphs when people are running swords are unsheathed and the stakes are raised If swords and arrows are what you seek just stick to the films Moreover you aren't going to find complex characterizations The good guys are varing shades of good and the bad guys are really bad About the only conflicted characters are Boromir who is conflicted for five sentences or so and Gollum the strung out ring addict So what is the book Well it's a place you visit Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Nyuill connoisseur or addict take your pick I often need something to calm my overactive mind before I can get to sleep Instead of the uill for the past weeks I used Fellowship This is a compliment Tolkien's world is so immersive so fully realized with its varied races songs languages and lore that whenever you open the covers it's a sublime escape You are in an ancient land filled with a rich and ancient history and a wonderfully described topography Sure the shadow of war hangs over Middle Earth but there is no tension If you feel like Frodo is in mortal danger and might not accomplish his task you're probably six years old and having the story read aloud Reading Fellowship was simply comforting I wouldn't mind a kindly wizard giving me sage advice Many that live deserve death And some that die deserve life Can you give it to them Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment For even the very wise cannot see all endsAnd I also wouldn't mind going on a little hike through the forest and maybe hanging out with some elvesAway high in the East swung Remmirath the Netted Stars and slowly above the mists red Borgil rose glowing like a jewel of fire Then by some shift of airs all the mist was drawn away like a veil and there leaned up as he climbed over the rim of the world the Swordsman of the Sky Menelvagor with his shining belt The Elves burst into song Suddenly under teh trees a fire sprang with light 'Come' the Elves called to the hobbits 'Come Now is the time for speech and merriment'At the south end of the greensward there was an opening There the greenfloor ran on into the wood and formed a wide space like a hall roofed by the boughs of trees Their great trunks ran like pillars down each side In the middle there was a wood fire blazing and upon the tree pillars torches with lights of gold and silver were burning steadily The Elves sat round the fire upon the grass or upon the sawn rings of old trunks Some went to and fro bearing cups and pouring drink; others brought food on heaped plates and dishesFrodo's journey is secondary to Tolkien's creation of Middle Earth And the genius of Middle Earth is that it goes beyond the pages With its allusions to a long history filled with famous leaders and famous events and famous battles your imagination is ignited Upon finishing the first book I saw how LOTR became a place of refuge for the outcasts and iconoclasts of our world Like comic books it is a place of escape where the everyday order is turned upside down the stakes are high the heroes short the beer is plentiful and girls a distant afterthought

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Librarian's Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 10 0345339703THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME The dark fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Hobbit Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him. As a single lady myself I also love to put a ring on it And shoutout to my homegurl Sauron you go girl take over middle earth Reach for the stars With that balrog on your side you can do anythingThat main dude Frodo tho reminds me of dat boi Harry besides what does he need the ring forAnyways I gotta give it a low rating cuz theres 2 much frodo not enough orcs

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The Fellowship of the RingAnd the Ring he bears the Ring of Power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle earth Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam with a small band of companions to carry the. I’m not going to write a normal review; it’s almost impossible for a fantasy fan to do so in this case Instead I’m going to give you a series of ten points to explain exactly why I love this particular book Take from it what you will There will be spoilers Here goes 1 The wizards “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards for they are subtle and uick to anger” Now I do love wizards Who doesn’t The wisdom of Gandalf is unmatched He is in effect the leader of the forces of light He is the commander in chief the battle general and the tactician He organises everything From Aragorn’s coming to the hobbits bearing the ring Gandalf is behind it all He has walked middle earth for thousands of years He has seen it all And he understands the perilous nature of the uest better than most He is the grand optimist the man who sees the best in people He should have been the leader of the Isatri He was the most pure He is nothing like the changeable leader of his order Contrastingly Saruman is the realist He is neither light nor dark but a being who can adapt to the circumstance He saw only defeat for man so he turned his cloak and helped to usher in the doom of middle earth His mind was poisoned by the palantir Sauron fed of his ambition and bent him to his will Something Saruman didn’t fully conceive He considered himself the eual of Sauron In reality if Sauron had regained the ring he would have crushed Saruman like a bug And if Saruman had gained the ring first things would have become much different It would have been a war between the two one that would have unforeseen circumstances 2 A desperate uest The uest itself the sending of just nine people to destroy the conduit of darkness speaks of desperation The elves are not what they once were in the first age Their power has diminished their people are leaving these lands They do not have the power to stand against the tide The Dwarves are shattered and broken Their leadership in Erabor has their own problems to deal with They too face invasion And men men are weak Well at least according to Elrond So sending of a small party of mighty heroes and a few untested hobbits is a back door attempt of destroying the evil that infests middle earth And I love it Have you ever read about a uest so unlikely and so improbable “I will take the Ring he said though I do not know the way” 3 A Hidden KingOther than the obvious wizard the agile elvish prince the stalwart dwarf lord the fellowship has a secret weapon Aragorn the heir to Isildur has finally come forth “All that is gold does not glitterNot all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not witherDeep roots are not reached by the frostFrom the ashes a fire shall be wokenA light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was brokenThe crownless again shall be king”He alone has the power to unite the failing world of men Only he can save the white tree of Gondor and insure that men do not fall into darkness And the darkness it genuinely fears him He is the last hope of men he is their salvation His ancient ancestor Isildur struck the ring from the hand of evil; thus Sauron fears his coming However he is powerful than Isildur He has lived amongst the elves and he has learnt how his ancestor failed to crush the darkness in his vain weakness Aragorn will not make the same mistake He will do better 4Loyalty The party itself the Fellowship of the Ring are bound together with a mutual goal But it’s than that; they are dependent on each other Each has skills the others could never possess And each brings with him the hope of a people Simply put these heroes cannot fail Middle earth depends on them They are the best of their races the most representative of their cultures and their participation speaks of a will to conuer the shadow that approaches It speaks of commitment 5Finding your courageNot all the party have been fully tested With them travel four young hobbits the most unlikely of companions for such a journey They are the overlooked the forgotten about the race that is casually discarded and considered insignificant in the wider world And perhaps this has been the downfall of society in middle earth previously The forces of darkness exploit everything they can get their hands on from giant spiders to rampaging trolls from dragons to orcs from men of the east to the undead Sauron tries to wield it all This is something the forces of good have not fully considered until recently Within the bosom of the hobbit beats a strong heart of fortitude and resilience “My dear Frodo’ exclaimed Gandalf ‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures as I have said before You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch” They carry with them the key to destroying the dark Bilbo showed them how he could resist the ring The hobbits are an almost incorruptible race and because of this they are Sauron’s doom It is something he has overlooked “It would be the death of you to come with me Sam said Frodo and I could not have borne thatNot as certain as being left behind said SamBut I am going to MordorI know that well enough Mr Frodo Of course you are And I'm coming with you” 6The Rich History Middle earth didn’t pop up overnight This word has been around for thousands of years Such can be seen from the ruined statues and monuments that dot the landscape to mentions of historic battles and finally to kings long since departed This is a world that has seen a lot This moment in the third age which is arguable the most important series of events this world will ever see is merely the surface Go read The Silmarillion Go see how old and beautiful this world is I could lose myself in Middle earth And this book carries with it all the baggage of what came before It’s extraordinary 7The Diverse Languages and RacesAnd with this history comes the language of the people The elves the men the dwarves and Sauron’s creatures of darkness all come with their own developed languages This isn’t some random phrases stuck in the book which you may see with other fantasy novels but actually fully developed languages They have their own grammatical forms syntax styles and sound ualities that reflect the speaker The languages are real Naturally the elvish language is a personal favourite of mine 8The Power of RedemptionIt is easy to judge Boromir of Gondor He tried to take the ring from Frodo though for all his misguidedness he was trying to do right by his people He naively believed due to his farther Denethor that the ring could be wielded against the evil So when a young hobbit is trying to destroy his people’s supposed salvation he strikesUntil that moment he doesn’t fully understand the evil it holds until his desire for it twists his heart and turns him violent But afterwards after he sees what he has become his willpower does prevail he understands He later dies defending the Fellowship of the Ring a bloody end but one that saves his honour 9 The Forces of Darkness One evil binds them all Sauron tried to make himself the ultimate tyrant and claim dominion over all lands he wanted to be the de facto ruler of middle earth He failed Those that followed his initial claim are forever left in the dark Their souls are black their hearts corrupt their bodies no The Nazgul have become the living dead; they are complex figure driven by hate and a will no longer their own These men have become something else Do they wish to rest I do not know Do they wish to carry out their master’s work or are they driven by his domination I do not know Orcs are mere tools for the darkness the Nazgul are something much darker They are the perfect harbingers of their lord 10 The Elves The elves are my favourite part of middle earth I should have been born an elf I would love to spend a few years in Rivendell especially in Elrond’s library relaxing by the waterfalls reading the histories of middle earth Doesn’t that just sound like so much fun The best thing about reading fantasy like this is the pure escapism it provides the worse thing is realising how shit the “real world” is in comparison To uote another fine author of fantasy and to conclude this review I will simply repeat these words They can keep their heaven When I die I’d sooner go to middle Earth You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree