Courtesy of TORn messageboarder narflet here are six more cool images from the new movie tie-in book that’s just been released — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Annual 2014.

No new spoiler hints to speak of here, but some very nice character shots of Tauriel, Legolas and Bard the Bowman for sure, plus a wider angle of that art image of the dwarves tumbling down the river in barrels.

What do you think of them? If you like what you see, remember you can order your copy of the book from Amazon.

Minor spoiler highlight to see: we notice that in the barrels photo that it’s Legolas aiming his bow from the shore. Could that indicate that the elves are the ones attacking the dwarves as they escape after all, rather than protecting them from orcs?

Also, does Bard have more than one Black Arrow? The images seem to indicate this.


Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Tauriel, Legolas and Thranduil

Dwarves on the rapids

Tauriel and Legolas

Bard the Bowman

Bard the Bowman

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