Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. 

Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies.