The Lord of the Rings is a three-part high wonder saga written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien between 1937 and 1949 in the English tongue, and forlayed (published) between 1954 and 1955.

The three forlayed books are: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Keeps (The Two Towers), and The Coming-back of the King (The Return of the King).


The plot follows the tale of The Hobbit, also by Tolkien. Wizard Gandalf finds out that Bilbo's ring is in truth a well-known witchly ring which holds the might of dark lord Sauron. The ring is given to Frodo, who takes it to elvish town Rivendell, where a moot is held to choose what to do with it. It is chosen that Frodo must throw the ring into Berg Doom (Mount Doom), and sets out together with a fellowship of hobbits Samwise, Pippin and Merry, dwarf Gimli, elf Legolas, and men Boromir and Aragorn.

At the beginning of The Two Keeps, the fellowship breaks up while in a fight against Orcs in which Boromir dies. Frodo and Samwise go on to Berg Doom alone, while the other fellows go on other errands akin to the war, such as warding the Orcish strikes on the Burgs of Minas Tirith in the Kingdom of Gondor, and Hornburg in the Kingdom of Rohan.

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