Full of beautiful illustrations, this book is an indispensable guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.
Arranged in a handy A-Z format, this book explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and strange places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien’s works and wants to learn more about them.
My Rating: 4/5
This book was an essential tool for me when I read the Silmarillion and I’m sure it will be incredibly useful for every other story that Tolkien has told.
The world that Tolkien created is so vast it can seem a bit daunting to new readers, or even to people that have only watched the films of, or read, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, however this book enables everyone to read the rest of Tolkien’s books without fear of getting lost.
It is full of all the essential people, places, beings, creature, artefacts, and objects that you could ever want/need to look up.