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The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale depicting the fight of good against evil The book spans three volumes - The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers and The Return of the King Often mistaken by many as a trilogy JRR Tolkiens epic was too long thus its publishers chose to split it into three volumes It has been said that Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings is truly one of the greatest works of the 20th Century The story tells of an ancient time where the Elven-smiths and The Dark Lord Sauron created the rings of power He gave the rings to the elves the humans and the dwarves with the promise of power He tricked them thus forging another ring the One Ring filling it with his own power so that he can rule over all others But it was taken from him and Sauron the Dark Lord was defeated Peace filled the Middle Earth though nobody knew the evil that was spurring in the dark lands of Mordor Many ages had passed till the tale of the Dark Lord and the rings of power were known to be nothing more than a myth By chance the One Ring fell into the hands of a hobbit Bilbo Baggins played by Ian Holm On Bilbos birthday he disappeared and thus bequeathing the One Ring to Frodo the role taken by Elijah Wood A hobbit small and quiet but hardy and adept at situations he possesses a lively and noble spirit Now the bearer of the One Ring he had to therefore take up the task of destroying the One Ring by casting it into the fires of Mount Doom He was not alone in his quest as guiding him was Gandalf the Grey a wise and close friend of Frodo Ian McKellen played this role incredibly well giving the character a lease of life and energy Sean Astin portrayed
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