The final volume in Weta’s Hobbit Chronicles book series will be released later this year in November and it is titled The Art of War. Like the other five books in the series, The Art of War, written by Daniel Falconer, will give fans information on how the thousands of incredibly talented artisans helped bring The Hobbit to life. It will include more than 1,000 illustrations, photographs, never-before-seen imagery and insights shared by the cast and crew of the trilogy. The book features Azog and comes with a foreward by Lee Pace, afterword by Richard Armitage and an introduction by Terry Notary. There will even be some exclusive content regarding the extended edition of BOTFA (I know we’re all waiting impatiently for that!) and a fold-out battle map illustrated by Weta Workshop Designer, Nick Keller. You can pre-order it now for $39.99 USD.
Discover the challenges and reactions of the stars of The Battle of the Five Armies as they recount their experiences and excitement. Join the choreographers of the film’s action to examine the battle strategies and formations of each of the five armies, and learn how a dozen stunt performers became thousands of digital troops. Pore over archive-quality photography of staggeringly detailed weapons and armour and browse galleries of fearsome war beasts and monsters.
From the sorcerous ruins of Dol Guldur and the fiery conflagration of Lake-town, follow the filmmakers on to the blood-soaked battlefields of the Lonely Mountain, and climb the steps of Ravenhill to witness the final, tragic duel of Thorin Oakenshield and Azog, the Pale Orc.
As the story of The Hobbit reaches its shattering climax amidst an epic landscape of war and tragedy, join Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer behind the scenes one last time as this sumptuous final book in The Hobbit: Chronicles series celebrates the epic conclusion of The Hobbit film trilogy.
By pre-ordering from Weta, your copy of the book will be signed by at least four of the artists who worked on the films and you will also receive a “Dragon’s Gold” reward worth $10, $15, or $20. To find out more, click here.