Lord Of The Rings (LOTR)
The Books were published in 1959, and written by J.R.R Tolkein. They featured the adventures of a Hobbit named Frodo Baggins, and his quest to Destroy the ring of power in the fires of Mount Doom in the blackened wastes of the former Gondorian prison Mordor.
The Fellowship of the Ring
The first of the trilogy, released in 2001 it was a huge success considering the Books were originally released in the 50's. It obtained scores of above 90% from most notable reviewers and is in the top 15 best films of all time according to IMDB.
A young Hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins must journey across the vast land of Middle Earth to destroy the ring of power, created by the dark lord Sauron, in the place of its creation Mount Doom.
He is accompanied by his constant companion Samwise Gamgee. Along with 7 other companions Frodo and Sam set out from Rivendell, One of the last great Elvish Houses, they try to cross the misty mountains but are halted by the Evil Wizard Saruman. After having to turn back to survive the passage they go through the ancient dwarven mine of Moria.
This Mine was abandoned by the Dwarves after their greed unleashed the Flame demon, known as a Balrog of Morgoth.
After a semi successful passage they end up in Lothlorien, home of the leaders of the white council Galadriel and Celeborn, they find safety from the dark creatures that pursued them out of Moria where they resupply and travel on to Amon Hen a watch tower from a long forgotten era when the race of Man was new to this land and still had magical abilities.
At Amon Hen Sarumans forces catch up to them, and a battle is fought. In the confusion Frodo and sam escape across the river while a beloved character is lost protecting the other two hobbits, Merry and Pipin.