The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Gandalf arranges for Bilbo to accompany Thorin and his band when they go to reclaim their home under the Mountain. After many adventures they reach Thorin's home. Bilbo steals some of the treasure from Smaug and Smaug flies to Lake-Town (Esgaroth) in a rage and destroys it. The old thrush that overheard Bilbo telling the dwarves of Smaug's weak spot, tells Bard about it and he kills Smaug with a well placed arrow.
Angered by the destruction of their homes the men of Lake-Town join with the Woodland Elves and march on the Mountain. The thrush finds a raven to communicate with the dwarves and warns them of the men's coming. Thorin sends ravens to Dain seeking help from his kin. The Elvenking and Bard demand part of the treasure from Thorin, he refuses and they lay siege to the Mountain. In an attempt to broker a peaceful settlement Bilbo takes the Arkenstone of Thrain to Bard. Thorin is angered by what he views as Bilbo's betrayal and throws him out of the Mountain.
Dain arriving earlier then expected confronts the Elvenking and Bard's troops when Gandalf warns them that a Goblin army is fast approaching. The dwarves, men and elves join together to fight the goblins. When it looks as if they are fixing to loose Thorin and his men come out of the Mountain to lend aid, but they too are fixing to be overrun when The Eagles and Beorn come to their aid. Thorin is grievously wounded in the battle but makes up with Bilbo before he dies.
Bilbo returns home to find that he has been declared dead and has to untangle some legal knots in order to regain his home and possessions.
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