The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Rising Action #2
In the fantasy land of Middle Earth, in a peaceful place called the Shire, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins finds the One Ring: a ring forged by the evil lord, Sauron. It was left by Frodo's uncle, Bilbo, and the wise wizard, Gandalf, who was a friend of Bilbo, decides to inform young Frodo about the dangers of the ring.
Rising Action #3
Frodo and his hobbit friends (Sam, Merry, and Pippin) decide to go to Rivendell, an Elven town, so that Gandalf could have a council with Elrond (the lord of Rivendell) about the fate of the ring. They get captured by evil barrow-wights, but Frodo manages to fight them off, and Tom Bombadil (a friend they made early in their journey) soon saves them, and they move on.
The hobbits meet a Ranger of the North (a being who patrols parts of the North like the Shire) named Strider at an inn, and they find out he's a friend of Gandalf, so they accept his invitation to go on their journey with him. Not long after they leave the inn, they decide to stop at a hill called Weathertop, where they are attacked by Nazgul (servants of Sauron who are set to find the ring and bring it to him), and Frodo gets stabbed by one with a blade that could slowly turn him evil.
The group now decides they have to get to Rivendell quickly so that Frodo can be saved from the wound, so they meet an elf friend on the road who lends Frodo his horse, and they all get to Rivendell. Once Frodo is healed, the council is held, and it is decided that the ring must be destroyed in the lava of Mount Doom (a volcano inside the evil lands of Mordor), so a Fellowship is formed: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Strider, Gandalf, Gimli the dwarf, Legolas the elf, and Boromir the man.
When the fellowship leaves on their journey, the have to go through the mines of Moria, where they get in a battle with orcs and then a Balrog (a giant, fiery, creature). Gandalf protects them from the Balrog and falls to his death, leaving the fellowship shocked and sad.