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Lord of the Rings Two Towers Creatures
Middle-Earth Creatures Check Middle-Earth, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings Book Listings for Availability

Shown Left: Lord of the Rings: Two Towers - Creatures
Richard Taylor (Editor)
Paperback, 48pp.
ISBN: 0618258116
Houghton Mifflin
November 2002
Packed with photos, this fascinating introduction to monsters and peoples in Lord of the Rings films shows how filmmakers have brought inhabitants of Middle-earth to life for the big screen. This book contains creatures familiar from first film, from benign hobbits to Lurtz, ill-fated leader of Saruman's Uruk-hai, and includes races prominent in new movie, Two Towers, including Rohirrim, Easterlings, Haradrim and the tree-like Ents of Fangorn. Both an exciting introduction for children and a reference for adult movie buffs, there are also behind-the-scenes details on how each creature was designed and brought to life. Includes fold-out poster

 

Tolkien Bestiary A Tolkien Bestiary
Author: David Day, Nancy Davis (Editor)
Hardcover
Crescent Books
1979



Tolkien Bestiary A Tolkien Bestiary
Author: David Day, Nancy Davis (Editor)
Hardcover, 287pp.
ISBN: 0517120771
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
March 1995
Here is a comprehensive reference guide for millions of fans of The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of Middle-Earth and Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full color paintings. A Chronology of all historical ages, a general index, genealogies of races of men, maps, and a special index referring to Tolkien's original works are also included.

A Tolkien Bestiary 
Author: David Day
Paperback
ISBN: 0920080472
Publisher: General Distribution Services, Inc.
August 1984
Here is a comprehensive reference guide for millions of fans of The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings trilogy. All imaginary beasts, monsters, fauna, and flora of J.R.R. Tolkien's lush fantasy worlds of Middle-Earth and Undying Lands are presented in more that 100 black-and-white illustrations and 36 full color paintings. A Chronology of all historical ages, a general index, genealogies of races of men, maps, and a special index referring to Tolkien's original works are also included.

Guide to Tolkiens World A Bestiary Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary
David Day
September 2010
Sterling Publishing
Paperback , 288pp
$13.00 US
ISBN-13: 9781435129368
ISBN: 1435129369
Guide to Tolkien's World is a scholarly, definitive, and enchantingly beautiful reference to all the living creatures — both flora and fauna — that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands. It is complete with descriptive text, both black and white and color illustrations, maps, a chronology, and a special index referring readers back to Tolkien's original works. All 129 races identified are clearly explained in terms of their physical appearance, language, behavior, and culture.

Guide to Tolkiens World A Bestiary Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary
David Day
February 2003
Thunder Bay Press
Paperback , 288pp
$3.50 US
ISBN-13: 9781571458780
ISBN: 1571458786
Guide to Tolkien's World is a scholarly, definitive, and enchantingly beautiful reference to all the living creatures — both flora and fauna — that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands. It is complete with descriptive text, both black and white and color illustrations, maps, a chronology, and a special index referring readers back to Tolkien's original works. All 129 races identified are clearly explained in terms of their physical appearance, language, behavior, and culture.

Dragon Middle-Earth Dragon (Middle-Earth)
Frederic P. Miller (Editor), Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
January 2011
Alphascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 164pp
ISBN-13: 9786134168021
ISBN: 6134168025
$60
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium features dragons closely based on those of European legend. Besides dragon (derived from French), Tolkien variously used the terms drake (the original English term, from Old English draca, in turn from Latin draco) and worm (from Old English wyrm, "serpent", "dragon"). The dragons were created by Morgoth during the First Age, when Glaurung, the first dragon, appears. Tolkien's dragons are capable of breeding on their own, and in later ages the Withered Heath is purportedly their spawning ground. Tolkien designed his own taxonomic system for dragons, based on locomotion and fire-breathing. Some dragons (Glaurung) walk on four legs, like Komodo dragons or other lizards. Other dragons (Ancalagon, Smaug) can both walk on four legs and fly using wings. Winged dragons are first witnessed during the War of Wrath, the battle that ended the First Age.

Hobbit Unexpected Journey Chronicles 2 Creatures Characters Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters
WETA Workshop, Foreward by Andy Serkis
May 2013
Harper Design Intl
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN-13: 9780062265685
ISBN: 0062265687
$27


Hobbits Elves and Wizards


Hobbit Unexpected Journey World of Hobbits
Middle-Earth Characters & Peoples Check Middle-Earth, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings Book Listings for Availability

Shown Left Top:  Hobbits, Elves and Wizards: Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's
Author: Michael N. Stanton
Hardcover, 208pp.
ISBN: 0312238266
Publisher: Palgrave
February 2001
1st Palgrave
Middle-Earth, Moria, Gondor, Bree, Minas Morgul, Lonely Mountain, Mirkwood, Gandalf, Galadriel, Denethor, Smaug, Eomer, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins: Places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a devoted scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match this trilogy, Stanton delves critically into the richness of this story. He explores intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates idiosyncratic nature of its characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of a world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.

Shown Left Bottom: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - The World of Hobbits
Author: Paddy Kempshall
Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN: 0547898738
ISBN-13: 978-0547898735
Publisher: Mariner Books
November 6, 2012
$10 US
Enter the amazing World of Hobbits. Packed with photos from the new film, this book will tell you all you need to know about these amazing creatures – their appearance, appetites, homes, friends, deadly foes and much more.

 

Characters from Tolkien Characters from Tolkien
Author: David Day
Paperback
P & P Press
Illustrated


Men Halflings Hero Worship Men, Halflings & Hero Worship
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Paperback
Publisher: T-K Graphics
May 1973


Peoples of Middle-Earth The Peoples of Middle-Earth
Frederic P. Miller (Editor), Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
November 2010
Alphascript Publishing
Paperback , 80pp
$48.00 US
ISBN-13: 9786133806429
ISBN: 6133806427
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996) is the 12th and final volume of The History of Middle-earth, edited by Christopher Tolkien from the unpublished manuscripts of his father J. R. R. Tolkien. Some characters (including Anairë, the wife of Fingolfin) only appear here. So too do a few other works that did not fit anywhere else. Each volume of The History of Middle-earth bears on the title pages an inscription by Christopher Tolkien in Fëanorian letters (in Tengwar, an alphabet Tolkien devised for the High-Elves), that describes the contents of the book. The inscription in Book XII reads: "This is the last volume of the work of Christopher Tolkien in which he has collected a great part of all that his father John Ronald Reuel Tolkien wrote of Middle Earth and Valinor. In this book is traced the devising of the history of the later ages in the Northwest of Middle-earth after the Great Battle and the Fall of Morgoth."

Vampire Middle-Earth Vampire (Middle-Earth)
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
August 2010
Betascript Publishing
Paperback , 148pp
$57.00 US
ISBN-13: 9786131386534
ISBN: 6131386536
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy writings, the term vampire is used loosely to designate mysterious bat-like creatures serving Morgoth and Sauron. Almost nothing is known about them, though Tolkien does name one: Thuringwethil. Sauron also took the shape of a vampire on at least one occasion, while he still had the ability to change his shape. They may have been fallen Maiar as was Sauron, lesser angelic spirits (as opposed to the Valar, greater angelic spirits, as was Morgoth). They are mentioned in The Silmarillion. They may or may not be connected to apparently actual vampire bats who follow the Orc hordes into the Battle of Five Armies in The Hobbit and feed upon the fallen.

Ranger Middle-Earth Ranger (Middle-Earth)
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
January 2011
Betascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 220pp
ISBN-13: 9786134759830
ISBN: 613475983X
$75
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, the Rangers were two secretive, independent groups organized by the Dúnedain of the North (Arnor) and South (Gondor) in the Third Age. Like their Númenórean ancestors, they appeared to possess qualities closely attributed to the Eldar, with their keen senses and ability to understand the language of birds and beasts. They were great trackers and hardy warriors-defending their respective areas from evil forces. The two groups of Rangers were the Rangers of the North and the Rangers of Ithilien. The two groups were unconnected to each other, though distantly related by blood. Tolkien's Rangers (and Aragorn in particular) are the primary inspiration for the Dungeons & Dragons character class called "ranger".

Nandor Middle-Earth Nandor (Middle-Earth)
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
January 2011
Betascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 84pp
ISBN-13: 9786134758604
ISBN: 6134758604
$50
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Nandor (singular Nando) were Elves of Telerin descent, who left the Great Journey from Cuiviénen to Valinor as the Elves reached the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). Under their leader Lenwë (Dan or Denweg in their own language), a group of Teleri turned south along the Great River (Anduin), and disappeared from written history. Nandor eventually became their term for themselves, and meant people of Dan in their own language. Although it should also be noted that the meaning given by Christopher Tolkien in his index to the Silmarillion said that Nandor meant "those who turn back". Many years later a group of Nandor under Denethor, son of Lenwë, crossed the Ered Luin into Ossiriand, which was after named Lindon, or Land of the singers, after these elves. They became known as the Laiquendi (singular Laiquendë) or Green Elves.

Vala Middle-Earth Vala (Middle-Earth)
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
August 2010
Betascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 116pp
ISBN-13: 9786131266812
ISBN: 6131266816
$50
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Valar (singular Vala) are fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. They are first mentioned in The Lord of the Rings, but The Silmarillion (published posthumously but assembled mostly from material written before The Lord of the Rings) develops them into the Powers of Arda or the Powers of the World. They are angelic powers, the Ainur that chose to go into the World (Arda) and complete its material development after its form was determined by the Music of the Ainur (Ainulindalë).

Radagast Middle-Earth Radagast (Middle-earth)
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Miriam T. Timpledon (Editor), Susan F. Marseken (Editor)
August 2010
Betascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 88pp
ISBN-13: 9786131158940
ISBN: 6131158940
$45
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Radagast the Brown is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is one of the Istari or Wizards who were sent by the angelic Valar to aid the Elves and Men of Middle-earth in their struggle against the Dark Lord Sauron. Radagast appears in The Lord of the Rings and Unfinished Tales, and is mentioned in The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. Unfinished Tales explains that Radagast, like the other Wizards, came from Valinor around the year 1000 of the Third Age of Middle-earth and was one of the Maiar. His original name was Aiwendil, meaning bird-friend in Tolkien's invented language of Quenya.


White Mountains Middle-Earth Middle-Earth Places Check Middle-Earth, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings Book Listings for Availability

Shown Left: White Mountains (Middle-Earth)
Frederic P. Miller (Editor), Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
November 2010
Alphascript Publishing
Format: Paperback , 132pp
ISBN-13: 9786133814950
ISBN: 6133814950
$63
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The White Mountains, a loose translation of the Sindarin Ered Nimrais "Whitehorn Mountains", is a fictional mountain range in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. The mountains are named after the glaciers of their highest peaks. The range lies mostly East-West, but also has a northern section, which is separated from the main line of the Hithaeglir "Misty Mountains" by the Gap of Rohan. Even at the southern latitude of Gondor and Rohan, the White Mountains bear snow even in summer, suggesting they are extremely high. The range has no passes. The Paths of the Dead pass under it, but only the most courageous (or foolhardy) ever venture that route. The White Mountains form the northern boundary of Gondor and the southern boundary of Rohan except in their easternmost provinces, where Gondor's province of Anórien lies to the north of the mountains.