The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions.

… a mighty achievement 
The Times Educational Supplement.

A stunning tour de force

Detroit Free Press

Gothic is an eerie record …. drawn into very pure, precise, measured music

Ted Hughes

A remarkable achievement … a real beauty

Los Angeles Times


David Day Fantasy

The most enlightening single text on King Arthur to have been written since Malory first laid his hero to rest.”

Terry Jones

A charming tale filled with myth and adventure …pure magic

​Toronto Star

The vast fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien contains many dark terrors to challenge the forces of good. 

The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with an ongoing struggle between good and evil, centered on a set of rings forged by Elves and an evil sorcerer. The Ring Legends of Tolkien recounts stories and conflicts surrounding the Rings of Power.

Captivating … a work of  the highest quality in every respect. 

The Oxford Times

Essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to explore the wars within them.

​​Tolkien? There’s a map for that!

your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.