Readers will be able to follow the complete story of the Hobbits and their part in the quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom - while also enjoying over seventy full-page colour paintings and numerous illustrations which accompany this epic tale. This deluxe edition of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is the perfect gift for any fan of Tolkien's world, and a great replacement for your battered paperbacks. These tales from the Third Age of Middle-earth contain the definitive version of the text, as edited by Christopher Tolkien. They are illustrated throughout by Alan Lee, the lead concept artist for Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning film adaptation. The Fellowship of the Ring.
The Return of the King. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life. Rarely travelling further than the. Pantry of his hobbit hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep to whisk him away on a journey to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...The Fellowship Of The Ring. In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to. Destroy the Ruling Ring of Power the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord's evil dominion. The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the River Anduin alone that is, save for a creeping figure that follows wherever they go. Thus continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King. The Return Of The King. The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider.
Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. And Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.