The Hobbit, or to give the book its full title The Hobbit or, There and Back Again is essentially a precursor to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, written in 1937 by J.R.R Tolkien.

It follows the adventures of a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins, after he is fooled by the wizard, Gandalf and accidentally hired as a professional thief by Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves. The group travel via the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood, to Lonely Mountain where they attempt regain their ancestral treasure trove from the dragon, Smaug. During the journey they encounter Trolls, Orcs, Goblins, Wargs, Eagles, and numerous Elves, as well as a fateful meeting between Bilbo and Gollum when a certain ring changes hands. The books culminates in the Battle of the Five Armies, and its aftermath.

I was unsure whether to elaborate on the books plot any more than I have done, and at the moment have decided against it – why I hear you ask ?, well so that you GO AND BUY THIS BOOK. It’s fantastic, and you will find yourself reading it over and over again, I know I have