The Children of Húrin 2010 Mass Market

       The Children of Húrin is another posthumously released entry into Tolkien's legendarium. Edited by Christopher Tolkien, as are all (to my knowledge) his posthumous releases. The mass market paperback copy I own is a sixth printing from 2010. The book is a Del Rey/Ballantine Book, with illustrations by Alan Lee. The illustrations in … Continue reading The Children of Húrin 2010 Mass Market

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The Silmarillion 1984 Paperback (A Tribute to Christopher Tolkien)

  The Silmarillion is the book that launched the popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, bringing us a greater understanding of Arda, Tolkien's secondary world. The Silmarillion really demonstrates how developed and realized Middle-Earth truly is. While The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, are without a doubt Tolkien's greatest achievement, which is demonstrated by their … Continue reading The Silmarillion 1984 Paperback (A Tribute to Christopher Tolkien)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers 2001 Movie Tie-In

My first copies of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers are these movie Tie-In Editions from Ballantine Books, published in 2001. The Fellowship is the 100th printing and Towers is the 130th printing. I'm quite terrible at making out the exact year of publication of Tolkien books, they give me more trouble than many others for some reason. I loathe Tie-In covers, but I bought these on Amazon, … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers 2001 Movie Tie-In