This is an atlas of 51 maps covering Frodo and friends’ journey to Mordor and back and serves as an ideal geographical companion to The Lord Of The Rings. The maps are drawn in red and black at various scales, based on Tolkien’s descriptions and measurements and on he original maps. On the facing page each map has extensive notes to explain special points and to provide references for the information that was used. The places where the travellers slept are also marked and the day of each day’s journey provided, according to the Hobbit calendar. In addition, symbols showing the phases of the moon are provided. The frontispiece has a map of a part of north-west Middle Earth with a guide to the map symbols which are roads, path, causeway, routes off roads, routes on roads, routes on rivers, fortified hedges, hedges, marshes, beacons, woods, pine forests, buildings and contours. Isengard an the city of Minas Tirith with its seven walls are clearly drawn and the last map is of the Shire and the Grey Havens. Using this book while reading o re-reading The Lord Of The Rings will give the reader a more vivid idea of Middle Earth. I recommend this atlas to all Tolkien completists and to those who would like to know more of the epic journey while reading his masterpiece.