The Peoples of Middle Earth
'The Peoples of Middle-earth' traces the evolution of the Appendices to The Lord of The Rings, which provide a comprehensive historical structure of the Second and Third Ages, including Calendars, Hobbit genealogies and the Westron language.
The Magical World of Tolkien
Provides double-spread, vividly illustrated profiles of famous characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series, adding interactive leaflets and flaps to pages dedicated to such figures as Gandalf, Gollum and Bilbo Baggins.
The Dictionary of Made Up Languages
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? These are among the more than 100 constructed languages you'll find in this book. For each one, author Stephen D. Rogers provides vocabulary, grammatical features, background information on the language and its inventor, and fascinating facts. What's more, easy-to-follow guidelines show you how to construct your own made-up language--everything from building vocabulary to making up a grammar. So pick up this dictionary! In no time, you'll be telling your friends, "Tsun oe nga-hu ni-Na'vi p‹iv›angkxo a fì-'u oe-ru prrte' lu." ("It's a pleasure to be able to chat with you in Navi.")
The Letters of J R R Tolkien
This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
When Jake Mendoza, who lives in the Smokehill National Park where his father runs the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies, goes on his first solo overnight in the park, he finds an infant dragon whose mother has been killed by a poacher.
Symbols Sex and the Stars
Subtitled An Outline of the Origins of Moon and Sun worship, Astrology, Sex Symbolism, Mystic Meaning of Numbers, the Cabala, and Many Popular Customs, Myths, Superstitions and Religious Beliefs. Preface by renowned religious researcher Jordan Maxwell who says, This is a must read for those concerned about pagan influence on the modern day Church. Answers questions such as: How did the concept of good and evil develop?, What is the true origin of Easter?, Why is sex such a powerful force in religion?, What religious symbols are really sexual messages?, How are the Great Pyramid and numerology connected?, How did Astrology really start?, Is there a connection between Jesus and Astrology?, Why was prostitution once an important part of religion?, and many others.
The Reindeer People
'The Reindeer People' is set in the harsh wilderness of a prehistoric North America, and tells the story of a tribe of nomads and hunters as they try to survive, battling against enemy tribes, marauding packs of wolves and the land itself.
From Elvish to Klingon
This fascinating book takes invented languages and explores the origins, purpose, and usage of these curious artefacts of culture. Written by experts in the field, chapters discuss a wide range of languages - from Esperanto to Klingon - and uncover the motives behind their creation and the outcomes of their existence.
A Gateway to Sindarin
A serious linguistic analysis of Tolkien's Sindarin language. Includes the grammar, morphology, and history of the language.
The Art of the Hobbit
When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote HOBBIT he had become an accomplished amateur artist, and he was keen to contribute visually to the work. The finished book contained eight black and white drawings, five colour plates, two maps and his own jacket design. But behind these finished works there also lay a multitude of sketches and drawings, draft maps and runic designs, demonstrating Tolkien's careful planning and artistry. Indeed, every major artist who has illustrated the book subsequently has been influenced by Tolkien's own powerful visual conceptions.THE ART OF THE HOBBITcollects for the first time the complete surviving artwork that helped to underpin such a remarkable work of fiction. Written and edited by Tolkien experts Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, authors of the acclaimed biographyTOLKIEN: ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATORthis book uses brand new digital scans from the Bodleian Library in Oxford to show off Tolkien's paintings in more vivid detail than ever before, making this a worthy and lasting tribute to a largely overlooked side of Tolkien's genius.