The Complete Tolkien Companion
The New Tolkien Companion contains almost every known fact, name, 'foreign' word, date, and etymological allusion from Middle Earth, together with explanations of the various Elvish writing systems, and with maps, charts, and genealogical tables developed by the compiler and drawn by Kevin Reilly.
Including all references to the Silmarillion, the events that set the stage for the Ring trilogy, this edition is revised and updated for a new century of Tolkien fans.
'Fascinating... for every Tolkien reader it is a must' Yorkshire Post
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pferdina - LibraryThing
Written as an encyclopedia of everything in Middle Earth, we read this cover to cover (probably not the intended method). This way, we were repeatedly given the various important stories in the Tolkien world until we knew them thoroughly. More maps would have helped sort out what was what. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MyopicBookworm - LibraryThing
Though it appeared shortly before publication of The Silmarillion, and so was inevitably superseded, this book deserves recognition as the first serious attempt to catalogue Tolkien's world. It is ... Read full review