Wanna read a new edition of the very first biography on Lord of the Rings creator J. R. R. Tolkien, for free? Too bad.
Just in case you had any lingering hope left that it wasn't all about the money...
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a great young adult novel, and served as the perfect introduction for generations of would-be geeks to the deeper world of Lord of the Rings. But what if Tolkien had targeted toddlers, instead?
Though it only cameos in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the One Ring is the catalyst that sets off the entire saga of Lord of the Rings. Want to follow the saga from the ring’s perspective?
You probably remember that before he can go on his unexpected journey, Bilbo Baggins must first sign a rather lengthy contract binding him into the service of Thorin and Company.
This holiday season happens to coincide with a very special event for Middle-earth fans: the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film in a new trilogy from director Peter Jackson starring characters and lands created by J.R.R. Tolkien, arguably the greatest fantasy author of all time.
Sure, some Lord of the Rings first editions are one way to show you're a big J.R.R. Tolkien fan. But, what does a real super fan do? Build their very own, real-life Hobbit house, that's what.
We'd heard for a while that MGM and the folks behind The Hobbit were trying to shut down a "mockbuster" using the Hobbit name—and now it looks like they might've succeeded. Sorry straight-to-DVD fans, we may never get to see Age of the Hobbits now.
Image of the day: Handy flowchart helps ID all those Hobbit dwarves
J.R.R. Tolkien fans, you better enjoy The Hobbit trilogy—because it'll probably be the last films ever adapted from the acclaimed Lord of the Rings author's work.