Book review: Tolkien is back with three new old stories — all without Hobbits

For readers anticipating a new adventure in the worlds of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun" may be initially disappointing, but the poems are elegant and accessible.

Michael R. Collings is a Professor Emeritus at Pepperdine University and active in writing and writing about science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He may be contacted at [email protected]