Written by J. R. R. Tolkien

Number 5 in The Lord of the Rings: Seven Book Editions

Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Pages: 197
Genre: Fantasy, Classics
Published: 1954-01-01
Original Language: English

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. Discover the incredible epic journey of Frodo in a celebratory seven-volume boxed set of fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings.

Read from 2021-05-30 to 2023-03-12
Read in English
Rating: 4.5/5
Review: There’s a lot of stuff packed into this part of the story, and, as such, it felt a bit more… varied than many of the other books. This book, perhaps most of the five I’ve read so far, justifies splitting the story into the 6 + 1 books this edition splits them into. There’s a nice balance here between action, character-development, drama, and suspense.

There isn’t much to say beyond that. There is probably nothing original about the Lord of the Rings that can be written that hasn’t already been written, and read, by anyone who cares. You probably really like this story, or you don’t. I do. It’s not the most riveting or accessible story I’ve read, but it maintains a cosy fairytale feeling, and it really does drag you into the universe of the story.