Gondolin was a fabulous secret city of Elves in the First Age of Middle-earth. This is the story of the founding of the city; of the arrival there of Tuor, a prince of Men; of the betrayal of the city to Morgoth by the king's nephew, Maeglin; and of its subsequent catastrophic destruction by Morgoth's armies.
THE BOOK OF LOST TALES: 1
The first two books that were the first form of myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war that came to be called the Silmarillion.
THE CHILDREN OF HURIN
Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband, where the fates of Túrin and his sister Niënor will be tragically entwined. Their lives are dominated by the hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who dared to defy him. Morgoth sends a powerful spirit in an attempt to destroy the children of Húrin.
FARMER GILES OF HAM
Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!
Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.
LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS
Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole.
LORD OF THE RINGS, THE: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
The dark forces are gathering and Lord Sauron needs only one thing to complete his evil power, the Ruling Ring of Power. This is in the keeping of Bilbo Baggins in the Shire. Can the Hobbits and their friends destroy the Ring before it falls to Sauron?
LORD OF THE RINGS, THE: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite to do battle with the ever widening forces of evil. Meanwhile Frodo and Sam struggle on with their quest to destroy the One Ring. Final book of 'The Lord of the Rings', sequel to 'The Two Towers' (5977).
LORD OF THE RINGS, THE: THE TWO TOWERS
The members of the Fellowship have separated leaving Frodo and Sam trying to reach Mount Doom alone, save for a mysterious creeping figure who follows their every move! Book two of 'Lord of the Rings', sequel to 'The Fellowship of the Ring' (5909).
The background to The Lord of the Rings which gives the earlier history of Middle-earth and an introduction to some of the key characters.