In Tales from the perilous realm, the prequel and introduction story of the hobbit and lord of the rings is highlighted. The book consists of five small short stories:-
1.Roverrandom :- Is a story about a dog named Roverrandom who is turned into a toy by a wizard and his adventures to turn back to his original form.
2. Farmer Giles of Ham: – Is an English farmer who encounters a dragon and the story speaks of their adventures.
3. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil :- Is a story of Mr.Bombadil’s heroism in a poetry form. It also tells us about Hobbitorgin.
4. Smith of Wootton Major :- Is a funny entertaining story in the land of fairy, where a new master cook has to prepare a special great cake of magical ingredients for a Feast.
5. Leaf by Niggle :- Is based on a artist named Niggle who explores real-life things and copies them onto his canvas.
The book is a must read for all fantasy-loving people. The language here used is bit hard as it is Old English, but the book has everything a book needs like humor, action, thrilling moments, etc. This book is a delight for those who have earlier read Tolkein’s creations like ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ which I have felt. This book moves just like any other ordinary fairy tale and it is written with skill and dedication. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed by Rahul C. K.