Pre-Lord of the Rings SeriesFound in Epic Fantasy
The enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is one of the best-loved books of all time, a classic that has captivated generations of readers. But the lore of Middle-earth extends much further in the unfinished novels and stories that J.R.R. Tolkien left behind, which were assembled with deep understanding and consummate artistry by his son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien.
These essential works include The Silmarillion, a grand volume that tells the tragic tale of a struggle that would determine the history of the world long before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom; The Children of Húrin, a magical novel of Elves and Men united against Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords; and Unfinished Tales, a collection of mythic lore and forgotten legends from the three ages of ancient Middle-earth.