There was a bit of an uproar from Tolkien purists about her being included in...
You almost wish Tolkien had stopped with six dwarves [laughs].
Tolkien had published a few poems previously, but The Hobbit was his first big publication.
In The Fall of Arthur, when Tolkien writes of Avalon, he means that same elvish island.
Because it was during that war that Tolkien first created Middle-earth.
Not shy about his affinity for writers like Tolkien, Parker comes right out and admits that he and his wife are nerdy.
But in the book, Tolkien paints a much less attractive Thorin.
When Tolkien published The Hobbit, the ring was nothing but a magical ring of invisibility that Bilbo found on his journey.
Smith survived the night patrol, and met Tolkien again on the fringes of the Battle of the Somme that summer.
Tolkien, channeling something similar, conjured the Eye of Sauron.