The Great Eagles of Middle-earth are the focus of one of the themes in the Mirkwood cycle of adventure packs. "A Journey to Rhosgobel" concentrates on the theme in that both the quest and many of the player cards are Eagle-related. One of the best facets of the LCG is thematic situations and play, and AJTR scores well in that area.
In the quest, the Great Eagle Wilyador has been wounded in a battle with trolls, and the players are tasked with taking him to Rhosgobel to be healed by the wizard Radagast. Wilyador's wounds worsen with each turn, acting as a sort of timer. Along the way the players, will need to collect sufficient quantities of the healing herb Athelas to cure the Eagle's wounds by the final phase of the quest. Timing this can be a bit tricky.
In addition to the quest, Eagles can work well in the players' decks for dealing with the numerous quest-specific `Mirkwood Flock' and `Black Forest Bats' creature cards. These flying enemies aren't too tough, but can only be blocked or attacked by characters with the ranged ability or Eagle characters.
Of the player cards, both of the Tactics cards relate to Eagles and include a unique Eagles character, Landroval. Radagast, the game's second Istari, is a neutral card. He has a willpower of 2 and unlike the Core set's Gandalf, he sticks around once played, so he can help with questing. Radagast also collects a resource a turn that can be spent on creature cards or to heal creatures, so he's a perfect fit for the AP's quest, as well as a great addition to any Eagles deck. The pack's hero, Prince Imrahil, is a quite capable leadership character who readies when a character leaves play, but not particularly attuned to the quest. Also notable are the Spirit cards "Escort from Edoras", that serves as a nice, one-shot quest booster, and "Ancient Mathom" which adds some card draw to the Spirit sphere.
The quest in AJTR is somewhat innovative and I like the rescue storyline and Eagles theme. For players who enjoy the Tactics sphere (where most of the Eagle cards are found) and have endeavored to create `Eagle decks", this Adventure Pack is practically mandatory.