‘All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost……The crownless again shall be king.’ ~ Tolkien
.The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale of friendship, love and heroism . It has been a book people have ever treasured .This book sets the benchmark for all other novels to come. Tolkien’s narration is as vivid as bloodstains on snow – and a perfect trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King ) that deals with the Middle Earth- a fantasy land, inhabited by Hobbits, Elves and Men. The novel initially takes you to a small town where the Hobbits live, called Hobbiton, which is also called the Shire. The Shire is so well described that Tolkien could have written a book just focused on it (oh wait, he did, and it’s called The Hobbit.)
The ground breaking story revolves around One Ring, which has fallen into the hands of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Frodo finds himself entangled with an immense task as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care .Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered all the Rings of Power and all he lacks is the One Ring to make him powerful enough to rule the Middle Earth. It is a striking novel, full of passion and subtle insights into corrupt minds. The storyline of this novel is unfathomable. The book is essentially one long remarkable road trip, which in turn will take you to a fantasy land.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic trilogy The Lord of the Rings is a wonder to the imagination. This voluminous novel is breathtaking in every aspect and could not be improved upon in any way. I recommend this book to all fans of classic literature and I am pretty sure you’ll cherish reading Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Reviewed by Kanchana M. R.