The second part of the Lord of the Rings. The goal of the Fellowship of the Ring is to get the Ruling Ring to the Cracks of Doom so they can destroy it before it falls into the hands of the Dark Lord. Merry and Pippen had many adventures with orce, Ents before meeting back up with the Fellowship. Gandalf has a showdown with Saruman when they reach Isengard. Frodo and Sam get closer to Mordor with Gollum in tow.
When I was reading it, I didn’t mind that it didn’t start out with Frodo and Sam, but followed the others. I enjoyed reading about everyone else’s adventures, then as it was getting really good, it stops and moves back to Frodo and Sam. I really wanted to know what was happening with everyone else and I had been left with a cliffhanger! I got past that as the action picked up with Frodo and Sam, even though I did have to read about a freaking ugly spider. Finally, I loved the Ents. They were slow and amusing, and I loved it when they got angry.