The Lord of the Rings is the epic story of a fellowship of heroes questing to destroy the Dark Lord Sauron, a vengeful spirit intent on conquering the land of Middle Earth. Burdened with the titular Ring, an artifact of great power tied to the fate of Sauron's soul, the party journeys across Middle Earth on a harrowing path. The story deals with filial love, pastoralism versus industrialism, and the nature of bravery and justice.
The Return of the King is the final book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It follows three main story threads: Gandalf and Pippin, along with the men of Gondor, as they attempt to hold off the oncoming hordes of Mordor, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli as they travel the Paths of the Dead, and Sam and Frodo as they try to destroy the One Ring. Ultimately, the Ring is destroyed and Aragorn regains the throne of Gondor. This epic conclusion explores themes of heroism, friendship, and redemption.
The Two Towers is the second book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story follows three main threads: Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas as they search for Merry and Pippin, who have been kidnapped by Uruk-hai, Merry and Pippin's experiences while held captive by the enemy, and Frodo and Sam as they continue the trek towards Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. This epic fantasy novel ends on a cliffhanger that leads into the final volume of the trilogy.
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first book in J.R.R Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy. It tells the story of young Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit, who is put in charge of transporting the one ring of power across Middle Earth and into the fires of Mordor. Accompanying him on his journey is the newly founded Fellowship, consisting of three Hobbits, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, an Elf named Legolas, a Dwarf named Gimli, two men, Boromir and Aragorn, and a great powerful Wizard named Gandalf.