The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold.
Jude Fisher was born in Cornwall and now lives in Morocco and London. She has worked in the book industry, as a bookseller and a publisher, for over twenty years, and has a Master's degree in Scandinavian Studies, specializing in Old Icelandic texts. She is the author of the bestselling The Lord of the Rings Visual Companions and of two epic fantasy novels, and has had four novels published under the pseudonym Gabriel King. She now writes adult and children's fiction under the name Jane Johnson.