Guide to The Lord of the Rings

Welcome to the book for the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Middle Earth in general. This book strives to provide a detailed source of information about Middle Earth.

Where to Start

This book has been designed to handle several different types of readers of The Lord of the Rings. Therefore, this book has several pages suggesting reading guides for the specific levels.

  • Beginner - Readers who are new to The Lord of the Rings. This should be used by readers who have read only a small amount of the books or who are interested in a general overview of the storyline.
  • Intermediate - Readers who have read much of The Lord of the Rings and know many of the main characters and places. Includes characters, places, events and a more detailed view of the storyline.
  • Advanced - Readers who have read all of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit who wish to acquire detailed knowledge of the books. Almost every topic is covered.

Major Sections

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  • Books - Chapter by chapter guides to the individual books 0% developed  as of 25 Jan 2007
  • Events - Detailed descriptions and analyses on major and minor events in the books 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Characters - Descriptions and analyses of the major and minor characters 25% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Places - Descriptions and analyses of the locations 0% developed  as of 25 Jan 2007
  • Races - Information on the races of Middle Earth 0% developed  as of 25 Jan 2007
  • Animals and Plants - Information on various species of and individual animals and plants 75% developed  as of 28 December 2008
  • Items - Information on the various items in Middle Earth 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Languages - Information on the individual languages and writing scripts 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Timeline - A detailed timeline of events throughout the ages of Middle Earth 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007

Minor Sections

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  • Constellations, Stars and Planets 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Councils and Groups 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007
  • Food and Drink 0% developed  as of 26 Jan 2007

Book Goals

  • To provide a large source of information for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, its accompanying books and Middle Earth in general
  • To provide a source of information which is easy to find
  • To minimize unnecessary spoilers through structured pages that allows readers to explore content as deep as (s)he wishes to
Last modified on 3 April 2013, at 07:20