Donaldson Farmer Tolkein
Frodo Baggins and three hobbit companions journey to bring the One Ring to Rivendell.
After the Council of Elrond, Gandalf, Bilbo and seven others form a fellowship to destroy the One Ring, as they quest towards Mordor.
The fragmented fellowship continue on separate ways after Boromir's death. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas meet up with the presumed-dead Gandalf. Merry and Pippin encounter the Ents.
Frodo and Sam encounter Gollum, who leads them to a spider's lair.
The remaining members of the fellowship (minus Sam and Frodo) engage in battle with Sauron's forces.
Samwise and Frodo destroy the One Ring. Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor and the Shire is healed.
Thomas Covenant, a leper, finds himselfin a strange Land and has to recover the Staff of Law to secure the peace.
Thomas Covenant returns to the Land, summoned to help protect it from Lord Foul's newly assembled army.
Covenant is summoned to the land once again for the final confrontation with Lord Foul.
Thomas Covenant and Doctor Linden Avery get transported to the Land, to find it in desolate condition.
Covenant and Avery leave the Land to seek the One Tree to replace the destroyed Staff of the Law.
Returning to the Land, Covenant and Foul face off for the last? time.
British adventurer Richard Burton awakens after death in an alien land (prominently featureing a vast river), where he encounters others in the same situation. He finds a mysterious stranger who tells Burton to head toward the headwaters of the river.
Samuel Clemens is contacted by a mysterious stranger who tells him he can find metal to build a riverboat further up the river. He also encounters his wife, now in the company of Cyrano De Bergerac.
Burton continues to travel up river. Another resurrectee, Peter Frigate, meets up with others also contacted by a mysterious stranger and told to head up-river. De Bergerac assists in the building of a dirigible.
Several travelers make it to a giant lake near the head of the river.
All secrets of Riverworld are finally explained.Go to top of page