Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s unforgettable saga, was going to be six books.
These were their working titles:
Book 1: The First Journey, The Ring Sets Out, or The Return of the Shadow.
Book 2: The Journey of the Nine Companions, or The Ring Goes South.
Book 3: The Treason of Isengard.
Book 4: The Journey of the Ring-bearers, or The Ring Goes East.
Book 5: The War of the Ring.
Book 6: The End of the Third Age.
As you can see, lots of them were going to include the word “journey” in the title.