Tolkien's masterpiece is explained by an expert in this exploration of the inspirational power of language for all Tolkien enthusiasts, complete with original and atmospheric illustrations Dissecting the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, this companion can only enhance one's enjoyment of his dark, mysterious world.
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David Day is the author of more than 20 books, including Guide to Tolkien's World, Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia, A Tolkien Bestiary, and Tolkien's Ring. Lidia Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both childrens and adult fantasy books.Review:
"Day's enthusiasm is infectious, and he concisely retells the myths he examines with some verve." —SFX Magazine on Tolkien's Ring
"This is lavishly illustrated, and a genuinely pleasant read for the novice to the Hobbit lore, as well as seasoned fans." - Monsters and Critics.com
"A veritable who's who of Middle-earth, the text pieces are complemented by the beautifully rendered watercolor illustrations. This is The Hobbit seen in a whole new light." — Boyce McClain's Collectors' Corner.com
"Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, this companion can only enhance one's enjoyment of his dark, mysterious world." — Bookgasm.com
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