This is a full colour paperback guide to the monsters and peoples in the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy. Packed with photographs and drawings, this introduction shows how the filmmakers have realized the inhabitants of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The book includes photographs of creatures from "The Fellowship of the Ring", from the benign Hobbits to Lurtz, the ill-fated leader of the Uruk-hai, as well as Sauron, the Balrog, the Cave Troll and the Watcher in the water. The book also includes photographs and details of races prominent in the "The Two Towers", including the Rohirrim, the tree-like Ents, the wolverine Wargs and the flying Fell Beasts. Serving both as an introduction for children and a visual reference for adult movie buffs, the fictional world is augmented in the book with some behind-the-scenes details on how each creature has been designed and brought to life, revealing just enough of the filmmaking magic not to ruin the illusion. The book also includes a free fold-out chart.