"You're not evil. You're just... misunderstood", we read on the back cover. In The Unofficial Middle-earth Monster's Guide, orcs, goblins, trolls, dark wizards - and one especially articulate dragon - serve as the perfect role models for aspiring evil-doers. "Coveting that corner office? Crush the current occupant with your bloodthirsty Uruk-hai army? Contemplating revenge on a past love? Blast him with a ball of fire? Want that kid's cookie?", this book brings all the answers.
You will find advice on attacking and cooking hobbits, elves, dwarves and pesky white wizards. Read all the philosophies of evil told by several creatures that inhabit Middle-earth: balrogs, orcs, spiders and even squirrels (yes, squirrels). You even get fashion advice and tips on spying, being sneaky and cooking tips. And above all will be laughing from begin to the end of the book.
The Unofficial Middle-earth Monster's Guide is the only compendium of evil you'll ever need to conquer all of life's challenges - and the world!
1. Dinner With a Dragon: An Interview About the True Nature of Wealth
2. The Art of Sneakiness
3. Habits for Highly Effective Dark Wizards
4. It's a Troll's Life: Lessons in Self-Preservation
From the Habits and Behaviors of Trolls
5. Orcs and the Art of Warmongering
Classic Philosophy of Warfare as Retold by the Uruk-hai
6. Urkl's Guide to What the Well-Dressed Villain is Wearing These Days
7. The Sackville-Baggins' Guide to Good Manners
8. The Warg Whisperer: The Art of Training and Riding Giant Wolves of Middle-earth
9. Notes on Spying From the Crebain
Peter Archer is currently an editor for Adams Media, but for many years was an editor for Wizards of the Coast, as well as the author of a half dozen fantasy novels of his own (written under his own name as well as several pen names).
Jeff Gerke is the founder of Marcher Lord Press, an independent publisher. He is the author of the YA novel By Darkness Hid, co-written with Jill Williamson, and several Writer's Digest titles.
Scott Francis is an editor for Writer's Digest Books. He is the author of "Monster Spotter's Guide to North America", and co-author of "The Writer's Book of Matches".
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