The seventh volume in Christopher Tolkien's History of Middle Earth, The Treason of Isengard provides valuable insight on numerous key events and concepts. The peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains; the emergence of Lothlorien, Ents, the Riders of Rohan, and Saruman the White are all covered. Drafts and outlines also provide the first glimpses of Gondor, Galadriel, Aragorn and Eowyn's meeting and Sam's rescue of Frodo. Also intriguing is an entire history of Elvish, with depictions of the earliest runes to its most modern inception. 504 indexed pages, softcover.