One day, a rather extraordinary visitor appears outside the house of a seemingly ordinary Hobbit. Readers rapidly become immersed in an intriguing relationship between a mysterious, powerful wizard and the simple, unwordly Hobbits. We find that a relationship that has existed between the two in the past is about to get much more complicated.

Gandalf’s Involvement with the Hobbits

As Middle Earth becomes increasingly darker and more dangerous, the relationship between Gandalf and the Hobbits becomes more intense as other races and beings learn about the previously sheltered race. Through their relationship, both Gandalf and the Hobbits become significant players in the War of the Ring that significantly changes them both.

When and why did Gandalf become interested in the Hobbits? Did Gandalf merely find them amusing, or did he recognise their potential importance in the grand scheme of things? Was the relationship a mutually beneficial one and what effect did they have on each other? And why are the hobbits always afraid of Gandalf turning someone to a stone or a toad?

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