I bought this book as a Christmas present. The images are stunning, and the text alongside them is perfect for any Hobbit fan. Brilliant price also- much better condition and price than the supermarket/book shop shelf!
I bought this for my Hobbit-mad son, he's seen the movie twice in the cinema and wanted this book to enjoy learning more details about the characters and settings. It's full of gorgeous glossy shots from the film and promotional photos. Downside is no photos of Smaug, apart from his eye. Hence my rating of 4 stars. Smaug is truly a magnificent incarnation on the big screen, seems a shame to have not a single shot of him in the book.
Having just seen this movie in France, we are keen to see it again in English. This companion will hopefully ensure that we do not miss out on any of the story line. Hopefully it will enhance the wonderful visuals that we associate with The Hobbit.
five gold for this one even though i have not read it yet as i want to see the movie first but what i have seen so far as i flicked through it is going to be good experience cannot wait highly recommended to all collectors of Tolkien or other wise so now i will take my leave and say many thanks