"If you're a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," this is a great reference book, as it has entries that will probably jog the memories of even the most ardent adherent... this one has it all." - "Kansas City Star"
"One of the newer reference volumes that attempts to explain Tolkien's densely imaginative world."
"A treasure of arcane information that will be helpful to the casual reader... as well as to the newly minted Middle-earth fanatic who wants to learn everything as soon as possible."
-"South Florida Sun-Sentinel"
"Excellent" - "Creative Loafing" (Atlanta)
"There's nothing you can't find in Tyler's tome of Middle Earth knowledge... indispensable... a sine qua non for new and experienced Tolkien readers alike."
"This book will help you, even as it gives you a chance to read about and delight in correlations between things that you never realized, or small, assorted facts that you glanced past."
- "Fantastica Daily"
"A resource that will bring further enjoyment to those already familiar with LotR and its associated works... a wonderful achievement for Tyler, and will make a welcome addition to the library of anyone who has come to consider Frodo and the lot as de facto members of the family."
"A detailed and sweeping compendium, this book is a valuable reference to have handy when reading, re-reading, and re-re-reading Tolkien's work."
"Essential for a new generation of readers to fully enjoy Tolkien's version in a new century... an invaluable aid to a better understanding of Middle Earth and deserves a place on the shelf right next to "The Hobbit,""
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