The Lord of the Rings is made up of three books:
The books follow the magical and dangerous adventures of Frodo Baggins, in whose hands the future of Middle Earth rests.
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
The books follow on in a way from the Hobbit where we first meet Frodo's elderly cousin, Bilbo Baggins.
He is the first hobbit to find the powerful One Ring, which had been lost for centuries. He hands it down to Frodo.
But the Ring is capable of evil and whoever has it can be made to do terrible things.
It's Frodo's mission to take it to the fires of Mount Doom and destroy it.
The first two Lord of the Rings books were published in 1954 and The Return of the Ring came out in 1955.
The Lord of the Rings has sold some 100 million copies worldwide since then.