Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel written by scholar professor J.R.R. Tolkien.
The story is a sequel for Tolkiens previous, less complex children's book The Hobbit (1937), but grew to become a much larger work. It was written between 1937 and 1949, of which a lot during World War 2. Tolkien possibly got influenced by his idol, E.R. Eddison.
The different parts are titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
The Lord of the Rings has been reprinted and translated in multiple languages since the 1950's and soon became one of the most popular and influential fantasy novels of the 20th century.
The title of the novel nudges to the black ruler, Sauron, whom in a previous era created "The One Ring" to rule the other Rings of power. WETA has made a lot of the materials that were used in the movies as decor or clothing accessories.
FANS has a beautiful assortment of Lord of the Rings merchandise and collectibles, as well as WETA Workshops collectibles and statues.