Tag: J.R.R. Tolkien

My Top 5 Fantasy Books – 2018

5. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis I grew up reading Lewis’ Narnia series. They carved a path straight through my mind that drove me into new world through the fantasy genre. There is only one book from my childhood that had more of an impact, and it’s next on the list…      

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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This book is a brief summary of the creation of Arda and the events that passed during the first, second, and third ages of Middle-earth. The history of this world that Tolkien has built is wonderfully complex so The Silmarillion is a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn its history.

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The Battles of Tolkien by David Day: A Review

Tolkien’s works are punctuated by dramatic and explosive battles. Whether it is Men versus Orcs or Goblins versus Dwarves, the history of Middle-earth has seen some of the greatest characters pitted against each other time and again. From the iconic battle of Helm’s Deep to the destruction of Isengard, The Battles of Tolkien analyses each battle, with

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An Atlas of Tolkien by David Day: A Review

Exploring the geography of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands with this comprehensive atlas. Full-colour maps are featured throughout, charting the shaping of the Arda from its creation to the events of the Third Age. Through beautiful full-page illustrations of the key places and events of Tolkien’s world, this book tells the story of how the countries

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A Dictionary of Tolkien by David Day: A Review

Full of beautiful illustrations, this book is an indispensable guide to the rich, mythical world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Arranged in a handy A-Z format, this book explores and explains the creatures, plants, events and strange places that make up these strange and wonderful lands. It is essential reading for anyone who loves

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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien: A Review

Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit from the Shire. His uncle, Bilbo, has a ring from one of his adventures with the dwarves from way before Frodo was even born. This ring is dangerous, and powerful people are after it. This collection of Tolkien’s three ‘Lord of the Rings’ novels throws us into the tale of

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