It’s been seven long and lonely years since the battle for middle earth ended.
The fellowship has broken up, and Frodo and Bilbo are still across the sea. As for Gandalf, there is nothing to tell of him (you must read the third book of the trilogy to find out what has become of him!) Gimili has joined his remaining cousins in the Misty Mountains. Aragorn married Arwen and had two children. And Merry and Pippin, are living together in a nice quaint house in Buckleberry, and Sam is the proud Master of Bag End, he lives there with his children, and his wife!
But Legolas Greenleaf, Prince of Mirkwood, has nothing to tell because he is so lonely, he has been wandering around Middle-earth, in search of sanctuary, somewhere to call home until the time is right to return to Mirkwood!