I am an enourmous Tolkien fan, I collect his work, I even have a First edition Silmarillion, which you MUST read if you have not yet, and I generally hate visual interpretations of his stories but this is just perfect. Really, as if you reached into my imagination and drew from it. Awesome, thank you.
I love these kinds of pictures. They remind me of the 70's-80's book illustration. They work so much better than the modern simplicity ones that might have a single image and big bg colour and the title. Does not attract me to a book. But this stuff does. Its amazing. I liked to be wowed and I'm certainly being that.