This seven-volume boxed paperback edition includes one volume for each of its six parts plus a seventh volume of appendices. This is a slipcase set of small paperbacks, bound in black covers with the distinctive Eye of Sauron (from the original jacket design) printed in red and gold on each copy. For the first time ever, each book bears Tolkien's original title, and has been specially typeset for this edition.
Includes: 'Book 1: The Ring Sets Out', 'Book 2: The Ring Goes South', 'Book 3: The Treason Of Isengard', 'Book 4: The Ring Goes East', 'Book 5: The War Of The Ring', 'Book 6: The End Of The Third Age', 'Book 7: Appendices'.
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.
On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.
'The Lord Of The Rings' tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the wizard, Merry, Pippin and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.