The Lost Road and Other Writings is composed of two perspectives, the perspectives of J.R.R. Tolkien and his son Christopher Tolkien. The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth volume in a series of twelve that Christopher Tolkien created from his father's unfinished and unpublished work. The book is comprised of a set of texts concerning the history of the World and Middle-Earth prior to The Lord of the Rings. The texts are all tied in one way or another to The Silmarillion. Most of the text in the book is Christopher Tolkien's commentary on alterations and developments in the text.
The Lost Road and Other Writings