The Dark Powers of Tolkien by David Day

The Dark Powers of Tolkien - David Day

A beautifully illustrated book that takes a perfunctory look at the Dark Powers in Tolkien's Middle-Earth books.  David Day also makes several comparisons between Tolkien's "bad guys" and various mythologies throughout the work, some of which are rather superficial.  If you are a Tolkien fan, you won't find anything new in this book, but the illustrations and timelines are nice.