An unsuspecting Smaug - except for a bit of a bad dream about thieves - deep asleep while an invisible Hobbit with a most peculiar and magical Ring helps himself to a golden cup, exactly like the thief who woke the dragon in Beowulf.
Meditations on Middle-Earth: New Writing on the Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien by Orson Scott Card, Ursula K. Le Guin, Raymond E. Feist, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, George R. R. Martin, and more
Edited by Karen Haber
St. Martin's Press
1st edition November 19, 2001
Hardcover, 288 pages