The years of formation in the life of J.R.R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult), the renowned author of the sagas The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. While he finds friendship and inspiration among a group of writers and artists at the school, his brotherhood grows stronger as love and loss grow together and resist together. In addition, in the life of the author will appear his beloved Edith Bratt (Lily Collins) and also the outbreak of the First World War, which will threaten to destroy his brotherhood. All these experiences will inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle Earth novels.