Thirteen dwarves and the great wizard, Gandalf, have come to the home of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. The dwarves are embarking on a journey to reclaim their Mountain and their treasure, taken from them by Smaug, a bloodthirsty dragon. For reasons unknown to the hobbit, the dwarves have recruited him as the fourteenth member of their expedition. But when Thorin, the dwarves’ leader, notes that they “may never return,” Bilbo collapses in a shrieking panic attack. Which side of Bilbo’s family will carry more weight—the comfort-loving Bagginses or the adventurous Tooks? And will an ancient map of the Mountain yield any secrets?
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