Tolkien's World

A Guide to the Peoples and Places of Middle-Earth

Written By: Peter Mckinstry, Gareeth Hanrahan
Tolkien’s World takes readers on an incredible journey through the realms of Middle-earth and back to a time when elves, dwarves, wizards, and a small, courageous people known as hobbits battled the forces of evil. This lavishly illustrated guide brings you the people and places from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Explore Middle-earth, from the rolling hills of the Shire to the desolate ash plains of Mordor. Discover the secrets of a world where the elves roamed through enchanted forests and dragons slept in dark caverns under the mountains. With stunning artwork that re-imagines the places and people of Middle-earth, Tolkien’s World is ideal for hobbit fans, big and small.

Open the pages of Tolkien’s World and meet Bilbo Baggins, the hero of The Hobbit. Then find out about Gandalf the wizard and his incredible magic powers, uncover the story of the unfortunate Gollum or learn about magical weapons, such as Gandalf’s sword Glamdring. This meticulously researched guide lets you discover the amazing peoples and creatures that inhabit Middle-earth, from friendly elves and stout-hearted dwarves to the deadly dragon Smaug and the evil Sauron. Packed with adventure and lore, Tolkien’s World is a must for all Hobbit fans.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/4/2012
ISBN: 9781608871803
Pages: 80
Trim Size: 10.25 x 11.75

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Peter Mckinstry, Artist: Peter Mckinstry is an artist whose talents have been employed on a dazzling variety of book and film projects, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter.

Gareeth Hanrahan, Author: Gareth Hanrahan is a writer, editor, and game designer who lives in Cork, Ireland. Introduced to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at an impressionable age, he has gone on to forge a career in the field of science fiction and fantasy, including the development of a cycle of adventures for a Middle-earth role-playing game. Having made a long study of the legends and lore of Middle-earth, Gareth has brought his knowledge to Tolkien's World to reveal the amazing peoples and places of that magical world as never before.