The L.O.T.R. trilogy with the combined books "The Hobbit," and "The Silmarilian" Should you read all FIVE BOOKS, then you'll have read the entire story of elves, hobbits, orcs, wizards, dwarves. . . .and it even has it's own creation story with the "gods" of "middle Earth," etc, etc, etc,. It's so vast in scope that the author had to have five times the brains that I've got, maybe a hundred times.