The Battles of Tolkien

  • Filename: the-battles-of-tolkien.
  • ISBN: 9780753732298
  • Release Date: 2016-10-20
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: David Day
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Tolkien's works are punctuated by dramatic and explosive battles. Men versus Orcs, Elves versus Sauron, Goblins versus Dwarves - the history of Middle-earth has seen some of the greatest characters pitted against each other time and time again. From the iconic battle of Helm's Deep to the Destruction of Isengard, The Battles of Tolkien analyzes each battle in depth, with clear maps showing the lay of the land, and exactly how and where the armies attacked. This is essential reading for anyone who loves Tolkien's works and wants to explore the wars within them.

Exploring J R R Tolkien s The Hobbit

  • Filename: exploring-j-r-r-tolkien-s-the-hobbit.
  • ISBN: 9780547739670
  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Corey Olsen
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



"An admirable and thought-provoking consideration of the underlying themes of The Hobbit, following the there-and-back-again progress from its famous first line on through to Bilbo's return home at the story's end." -- Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit The Hobbit is one of the most widely read and best-loved books of the twentieth century. Now Corey Olsen takes readers deep within the text to uncover its secrets and delights. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey Olsen takes readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the transformation within the life of Bilbo Baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as never before.

The Art of The Lord of the Rings 60th Anniversary Slipcased Edition

  • Filename: the-art-of-the-lord-of-the-rings-60th-anniversary-slipcased-edition.
  • ISBN: 0008105758
  • Release Date: 2015-10-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, a sumptuous full-colour art book containing the complete collection of almost 200 sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. As he wrote The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien s mental pictures often found expression in drawing, from rough sketches made within the manuscript to more finished illustrations. Only a few of these were meant for publication; most were aids to help Tolkien conceive his complex story and keep it consistent. Many do not illustrate the final text, but represent moments of creation, illuminating Tolkien s process of writing and design. In addition to pictorial sketches, numerous maps follow the development of the Shire and the larger landscape of Middle-earth, while inscriptions in runes and Elvish script, and facsimile leaves from the burned and blood-stained Book of Mazarbul, support Tolkien s pose as an editor or translator of ancient records. The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien collects these drawings, inscriptions, maps, and plans in one deluxe volume. More than 180 images are included, all of them printed in colour from high-quality scans and photographs, more than half not previously published. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, two of the world s leading Tolkien scholars, have edited the book and provide an expert introduction and comments. Readers who have enjoyed The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with which the new book is uniform, will find much of interest also in The Art of The Lord of the Rings."

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

  • Filename: the-lay-of-aotrou-and-itroun.
  • ISBN: 9780008202149
  • Release Date: 2016-11-03
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien’s ‘Corrigan’ poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien.

A Secret Vice

  • Filename: a-secret-vice.
  • ISBN: 0008131392
  • Release Date: 2016-02-11
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher:



First ever critical study of Tolkien s little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin s Game of Thrones. This is an annotated edition of Tolkien s seminal 1930s essay A Secret Vice, in which he first revealed his vice of inventing languages in his fantasy fiction. Tolkien s linguistic invention was a fundamental part of his artistic output, to the extent that later on in life he attributed the existence of his mythology to the desire to give his languages a home and peoples to speak them. As Tolkien puts it in A Secret Vice, the making of language and mythology are related functions, in fact coeval and congenital . In the 1930s Tolkien composed and delivered two lectures in which he explored these two key elements of his sub-creative methodology. In 1931 he gave a talk to a philological society entitled A Hobby for the Home . In this talk, later published as A Secret Vice, Tolkien unveiled for the first time to a listening public the art which he had both himself encountered and been involved with since his earliest childhood: the construction of imaginary languages in full or outline for amusement . A Secret Vice would be edited by Christopher Tolkien for inclusion in The Monsters and the Critics and serves as the principal exposition of Tolkien s art of inventing languages. But it has often been neglected by critics and this new critical edition will go some way towards re-opening the debate on the importance of linguistic invention in Tolkien s mythology and the role of imaginary languages in fantasy literature. In addition to all previously unpublished notes and essays by Tolkien connected with the essay, the book discusses the subject of Tolkien s languages in the wider context of modern fantasy, including the Peter Jackson Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films and Game of Thrones."

The Hobbit and Tolkien s Mythology

  • Filename: the-hobbit-and-tolkien-s-mythology.
  • ISBN: 9780786479603
  • Release Date: 2014-10-13
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Bradford Lee Eden
  • Publisher: McFarland



At the 2013 "Celebrating The Hobbit" conference at Valparaiso University--marking the 75th anniversary of the book's publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies--two plenary papers were presented: "Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien's Legendarium" by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit's influence on Tolkien's legendarium; and "Tolkien's French Connections" by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien's legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff's and Flieger's papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin's Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien's legendarium.

J R R Tolkien A Biography

  • Filename: j-r-r-tolkien-a-biography.
  • ISBN: 9780007381258
  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Humphrey Carpenter
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Story of Kullervo

  • Filename: the-story-of-kullervo.
  • ISBN: 9780544706323
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien Kullervo, son of Kalervo, is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. "Hapless Kullervo," as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was "the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own," and was "a major matter in the legends of the First Age." Tolkien’s Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Túrin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. Published here for the first time with the author’s drafts, notes, and lecture essays on its source work, the Kalevala, The Story of Kullervo is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien’s invented world.

Truthwitch

  • Filename: truthwitch.
  • ISBN: 9781447282075
  • Release Date: 2016-01-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Susan Dennard
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



The first in the Witchlands series, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Sarah J. Maas and Trudi Canavan. In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden - lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult's true powers are hidden even from herself. In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls' heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

An Atlas of Tolkien

  • Filename: an-atlas-of-tolkien.
  • ISBN: 1626864934
  • Release Date: 2015-10-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: David Day
  • Publisher:



J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. The deluxe, heat-burnished cover makes this a charming addition to your Tolkien library. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

French Country Diary

  • Filename: french-country-diary.
  • ISBN: 0761115218
  • Release Date: 1999-08
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Linda Dannenberg
  • Publisher:



In a gift to warm the heart of every Francophile, here is a photo album of winding blue rivers dotted with white boats, sun-filled sitting rooms in private chateaux, and artists' tables in small pottery workshops in Provence. Features a gift box and fabric-patterned cover and end papers. Full color photos. Boxed.

This Savage Song

  • Filename: this-savage-song.
  • ISBN: 9781785652752
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: V.E. Schwab
  • Publisher: Titan Books



Kate Harker and August Flynn's families rule opposite ends of Verity, a grisly metropolis where violent acts summon real monsters: bloodsucking Malchai; clawing Corsai; and soul-stealing Sunai. The truce that keeps the families at peace is crumbling, and August is sent to spy on Kate. But when Harker's men try to kill her and pin it on the Flynns, August and Kate find themselves running from both sides, in a city where monsters are real...

The Blood Mirror

  • Filename: the-blood-mirror.
  • ISBN: 9780316251310
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Brent Weeks
  • Publisher: Orbit



The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks. When does an empire fall? The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone. Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King's growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile. Meanwhile, Teia's new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear. Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse. LightbringerThe Black PrismThe Blinding KnifeThe Broken EyeThe Blood Mirror For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Night AngelThe Way of ShadowsShadow's EdgeBeyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only)The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel

No Man s Land

  • Filename: no-man-s-land.
  • ISBN: 9780008100476
  • Release Date: 2016-06-30
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Simon Tolkien
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coalmine to the exposed terrors of the trenches, Adam Raine’s journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world.

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