The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions.
… a mighty achievement
The Times Educational Supplement.
A stunning tour de force
Detroit Free Press
Gothic is an eerie record …. drawn into very pure, precise, measured music
A remarkable achievement … a real beauty
Los Angeles Times
David Day Fantasy
The most enlightening single text on King Arthur to have been written since Malory first laid his hero to rest.”
A charming tale filled with myth and adventure
The vast fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien contains many dark terrors to challenge the forces of good.
The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with an ongoing struggle between good and evil, centered on a set of rings forged by Elves and an evil sorcerer. The Ring Legends of Tolkien recounts stories and conflicts surrounding the Rings of Power.
Captivating … a work of the highest quality in every respect.
The Oxford Times
Essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to explore the wars within them.
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