Who would have thought that a story of one guy going to a volcano to throw a ring into it made a legacy that few fantasy books could hope to match? The epic high fantasy novel has become a classic tale, having been translated in 38 languages with more than 150 million copies sold.
The Legend of the Ring
English author and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings as a sequel to his 1937 book, The Hobbit. The Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring meant to dominate over other Rings of Power as his trump card in his conquest of Middle-Earth.
That campaign didn’t end well after the Dark Lord’s ring was parted from the rest of his body. Sauron’s agents were sent out to retrieve his ‘Precious’, and the good peoples of Middle-Earth must battle the dark lord’s armies while making sure that the ring is destroyed for good.
While there were many hiccups, roadblocks, and changes involved in publishing the work, the three volumes of this series of novels were released in 1954 (The Fellowship of the Ring), 1955 (The Two Towers), and 1956 (The Return of the King).
The Lord of the Rings Font
For a font similar to what is used in the film title, try Ringbearer by Pete Klassen. Click here Elvish fonts and middle-earth themed characters. If you’re a fan of the movie trilogy, Logaster has fonts from films, posters, and ads.