"they gave him a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy 'The Lord of the Rings'"

The Lord of the Rings trilogy takes place in the fictional world of Middle-Earth. A young hobbit named Frodo Baggins is charged with destroying the One Ring, an object powerful enough to enslave all of Middle-Earth. 

The Lord of the Rings on Book Drum

Tolkien was a language expert from Oxford University. His series is considered the father of modern fantasy.

The trailer for the 2001 movie of The Fellowship of the Ring: