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It's fun to read, and is a fantastic reference to Tolkien's World.
Paperback Verified download. This book focuses on the armies and weapons of Middle-Earth as portrayed in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The text describes numerous intimate details, from elven battle tactics to Uruk-hai training to the slight details of Gondorian armor, while it is well-illustrated by dozens of color photos from the movies, along with line drawings and maps.
A glossary included at the back identifies many kinds of medieval armor and weaponry depicted in the movies, and could be at least as useful for someone interested in medieval and Renaissance era warfare as a LotR fan.
Be warned, however, that this book follows Peter Jackson's trilogy closer than Tolkien's. Since Tolkien did not describe many of the armor and weapons of his warriors in much detail, and said even less of their training and battlefield organization, the author has improvised in many areas.
One person found this helpful. A must have for LOTR fans. This is - bar none - the best "The Return of the King" movie tie-in book in the market right now. Along with Brian Sibley's "The Making of the Movie Trilogy" released in and the "Art of" series, this is one of those books that you will want to keep and refer to again and again.
It is one of the most amazingly detailed, visually rich and impressively researched books on the LOTR movie trilogy that you will likely come across.
I am a huge fan of "The Lord of the Rings. This book, however, impressed me. What is commendable about this book is the amount of information it contains and the painstaking research that author Chris Smith has done to bring this book about. That, to me, is remarkable. For instance, differences between the various orcs berserker uruk-hai, Mordor orc, Moria orc, etc and their specific roles and functions are shown. The Rohirric and Gondorian cultures are explored - their emblems, flags, origins, weaponry, etc.
Even the skirmish in the Mines of Moria is included. In summary, even the most discerning Lord of the Rings fan will enjoy this book. If you think you know everything about the books or films, there are bound to be a few facts or images in this book that will surprise you.
At pages, this is a hefty book and each page is loaded with information. It is not all text, however. There are hundreds of beautiful illustrations and full-color pictures that really are a feast for those who are big on visuals.
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Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now. The figure of Gandalf is particularly influenced by the Norse deity Odin  in his incarnation as "The Wanderer", an old man with one eye, a long white beard, a wide brimmed hat, and a staff. Tolkien, in a letter, nearly a decade after the character was invented, wrote that he thought of Gandalf as an "Odinic wanderer".
The descriptions of elves and dwarves in these works are ambiguous and contradictory, however. Both Aragorn and Beowulf have questionable family lines,[ citation needed ] and both take on kingship only for the good of the people. Other themes, such as the conversation in The Hobbit between Bilbo Baggins and Smaug the dragon, as well as the antagonism created by the mere mention of gold and even the concept of riddles, are also reflected in Beowulf.
Another major influence on Tolkien is riddle poetry from Anglo-Saxon England. The contest between Bilbo and Gollum is a good example of this. Other mythological and linguistic influences[ edit ] Finnish mythology and more specifically the Finnish national epic Kalevala were also acknowledged by Tolkien as an influence on Middle-earth.
Like the One Ring, the Sampo is fought over by forces of good and evil, and is ultimately lost to the world as it is destroyed towards the end of the story. It describes all the weapons and armor which were made for the movie using lot's of pictures and sketches of the designs. If you enjoyed the movies and are interested in the movie world of Lord of the rings, this book will surely interest you. Nov 05, Dominic De Souza rated it it was amazing.
What I loved about this book are the additional insights into lore and history. I dig concept art like there's no tomorrow, and this book is crammed with photos and paintings. I spent a lot of my childhood prong over these delicious details and memorizing every thing. Oct 08, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Recommends it for: LOTR Fans. I enjoyed this book I find new information on the history of some of the weapons and armour while reading this book.
I do however have a hard time finding documentation in the actual Tolkien books on some of the "artifacts" portrayed. All in all I am happy with this title, it would make a great coffee table book. Aug 17, Charity U rated it really liked it Shelves: Another fun guide! Paging through, it looked like it had some pictures of people, and a lot of specific weapons and armor. Also some background story stuff.
Sadly, I didn't have nearly enough time to even really begin it, but it's one that I will download if possible. Jul 13, Tanmoy Dey rated it it was amazing.
This is very adventures book.
I am very pleased by reading this type of book. Here I found a ring which gives me the real power of dark magic. So I suggested all the users please don't touch the ring but also read the book. Jan 10, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Actually learned a little more than I thought I would with this one, and some of the details of the armor and weapons were things I had no idea about before this.
I'm hoping that all of this is cannon and worked off the notes of the author himself. Oct 12, Richard Evey jr. One of the best books of its type. Instead of recycled artwork and fluff text we get well thought out back-story and detailed looks at the LOTR world.
This book enhances the films and shows real thought and care, designed much like books on real world military history. Gran guia sobre las batallas. Nov 17, Norma Meyer rated it it was amazing.
I've read this trilogy 3 times and have loved the movies. It never grows old! I wouldn't mind checking this book out too! Dec 07, Christopher rated it liked it.
Apr 03, Joseph Neeck rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 09, Rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was soooooo coooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 11, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another amazing book.
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