J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure is brought out in a film-tie-in version that provides cover art taken from the movies. In its pages come alive the myriad characters that populate the world of Middle-Earth: the world of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Summary of the Books
1. The Hobbit
Hobbits aren’t very fond of adventure. They like the calm and the quiet, their breakfasts and second-breakfasts, their tea and high-tea. They like their holes in the ground, with all the comforts of home. Bilbo Baggins always imagined that was how his life would be: peaceful. Until of course a particularly nosy wizard called Gandalf the Grey decided to involve him in a quest involving thirteen dwarves, long forgotten gold and a rather nasty dragon called Smaug.
2. The Lord of The Rings
Long ago, Sauron, the Dark Lord, ruled over Middle-Earth. A company of Men and Elves rose up against him, wresting from him the source of his power: the fabled One Ring. Now long lost and forgotten, the Ring finds its way to the most unlikeliest of people: a Hobbit. Frodo Baggins inherits the Ring from his uncle Bilbo who has left to find peace in his old age. He is quickly warned against its usage by the wizard Gandalf who returns to warn him that he must take the Ring to the Elves. Quickly Frodo’s journey becomes far more dangerous than he could have imagined as the servants of the Dark Lord: the Nine Riders ride once again. Their hunt is fuelled by their master’s desire to return to power and aided by their knowledge of a name: Baggins.
About J. R. R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a best-selling English author. He is considered the father of the fantasy genre and is best known for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth.
Professor Tolkien studied English Language and Literature at Exeter College, Oxford. He loved creating languages, and his work on Middle-Earth has since elevated to cult-status after the release of the Oscar Winning movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson.