Book Description: The author who revealed the myths behind J.K. Rowling's creatures now tackles literature's most beloved epic fantasy, by bringing to light the legends that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien-and answering pertinent questions ranging from "Why do Hobbits live in holes?" to "When in the world is Middle-earth?" This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with The Lord of the Rings book or movie.