Some people say that Middle-Earth was never real. That it, and The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings, are nothing more than fantasy, a fictional world created by a mortal man. However, a few people, myself included, know for a fact that it is real. Middle-Earth, the wars, the people, the places, all of it, existed in the past. But when the Elves left, Middle-Earth began to fade, and it's creatures began to disappear, and whether they died out or are simply choosing to remain hidden we do not know. Middle-Earth became simply Earth, a world of Men who know their history but choose not to believe. If you do not believe that what I have told you is truth, remember this: All legends, all myths, were at one time known as truth. For Truth becomes Legend, and Legend becomes Myth.
Middle-Earth was real once, long ago. And perhaps,one day, it will be real again.
Library of Moria
Legolas Fan Fiction
Annals of Arda
The Encyclopedia of Arda
The Tolkien Monster Encyclopedia
The Ring Codex
The Tolkien Society