Danger closes in from without, and divisions start to appear from within, as the Company moves toward a decision. Read more
With the Quest still before them, the Company must choose between darkness and defeat. Also, Gandalf is awesome. Read more
The Company is formed and begins the Quest, so let’s talk about these characters we’re going to spend the rest of the book with. Read more
The Black Riders make their move… Read more
Frodo returns to the road, and Tolkien returns to the plot. Also, worldbuilding. Read more
Frodo has faced threats and danger many times already, but this is his first test of courage as Tolkien goes for full-on horror. But first, a digression on women in Lord of the Rings. Read more
While the hobbits are largely concerned with figuring out who (or what) Tom Bombadil is, we get a chance to learn a little more about the hobbits.