Lord of the Rings, the classic fantasy series by J.R.R. Tolkien. I recently read this series that consists of 3 books, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. It was very good and I would like to tell you about it.
First of all, I liked it a lot. It had a lot of action and kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the series. It was extremely suspenseful, especially in the third book. One thing that I think the series needs, though, is more girls. There are only three: Arwen, Eowen, and Galadriel. These females are not main characters though.
In this series, there are many characters. First, there is Frodo Baggins, who is the Ring-bearer. He is a hobbit, or Halfling from the Shire. He has dark, curly hair, is determined, firm, and kind. He is the one who is chosen to take the Ring of Power to Mount Doom in Mordor to destroy it. Next, there is Legolas, who is an elven prince from Mirkwood. He always carries his iconic bow and arrow and enjoys singing. He is best friends with Gimli the dwarf and accompanies Frodo on the second part his quest to destroy the Ring created by Sauron, the antagonist. Third, there is Aragorn. He is a human and a descendant of Isildur, who cut the Ring off of Sauron’s finger thousands of years before. He becomes King on Gondor and marries Arwen. He also accompanies Frodo on a lot of his journey to destroy the Ring. Fourth, there is Sauron, an evil being and main antagonist in Lord of the Rings. He is portrayed as a large red eye and seeks out his Ring to complete his power and take over Middle-earth. Sauron is the creator of the Ring. Lastly, there is Gollum, a strange frog-like hobbit that has a dual personality. After possessing the Ring for a long time, it began eating away at his already malicious brain and, therefore, possessed him. The Ring was “taken away” from him by Bilbo Baggins, Frodo’s uncle, in The Hobbit, before being given to Frodo.
The plot in Lord of the Rings is outstanding. There are twists and turns and loop the loops in almost every page! This series is about Frodo’s efforts to destroy the Ring, thus defeating Sauron. It has a very detailed plot and therefore, the books in the series are lengthy.
Overall, I recommend this series to anyone who loves adventure and fantasy, because these books are full of both!