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"The Lord of the Rings" Weapons and Warfare [Paperback]

Christopher Lee , Chris Smith
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6 Nov 2003 The "Lord of the Rings"

A detailed and fascinating tour through all of the major and minor conflicts that occur during the three parts of The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy. Battles, armour, weaponry, cultures and creatures: all are covered and explained, together with photos and illustrations and specially commissioned battle plans.

Winner of Tolkien’s Arda’s Book of the Year Award 2003

As the memorable experience of watching The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers shows, Peter Jackson’s epic movie trilogy is destined to become one of the most exciting action adventure series ever filmed. The only problem is that the furious pace of the films means that the viewer barely has time to enjoy the visual spectacle of one particular action scene before they are hurtled headlong into another conflict.

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons & Warfare will provide all the background that is absent from the films, taking the reader on a detailed tour through all of the major and minor conflicts that occur during the three parts of The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy. It explains the history behind each battle and examines the strategy used by both forces. Each of the major conflicts – The Last Alliance of Elves and Men, the Mines of Moria, Helm’s Deep and the climactic battle of the Pelennor Fields at Minas Tirith – will be illustrated by a specially commissioned battle plan that reveals exactly how the battle was fought.

The book also describes in detail each of the many different races and armies that appear in the trilogy: Men, Elves, Dwarves, all the different races of Orcs, and the various allies of both the Fellowship and Mordor. Each will be discussed at length – how they fight, why they are fighting, what armour they wear and what weapons they use. These will enable the reader to get as close to a marauding Orc as they could ever wish, without suffering the consequences!

All of the above will be richly illustrated with exciting scenes from all three films together with close-up photography of all the swords, axes and other weapons and armour, plus digital and conceptual imagery produced by Weta Workshop.



Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages Bent edition (6 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000717201X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007172016
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Smith has worked in bookselling and publishing, specialising in the fantasy genre, and has worked with authors as diverse as Robin Hobb and Stephen King. He has been the Tolkien editor at HarperCollins for five years, and he brings together his knowledge of Tolkien's works and the relationships he has developed with the Lord of the Rings filmmakers to write this new book.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply THE BEST Book on LOTR 14 Nov 2003
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This book is a perfect give for your LOTR addict, but hey, LOTRs fans you might not want to wait till someone gives this to you! This is simply worth every penny! Outside of the films, if someone asked me which was THE best LOTR gift to give or receive for LOTR fans, I would hands down recommend this wonderful book. It is just loaded with so much background, answers so many details, that I cannot image doing without this book in my LOTR collection.
As one who collects swords and knives, loves fencing and enjoys all sorts of books on weaponry and a hopeless LOTRs addict, this is one gem of a book. It is not thin volume, but a jam-packed book loaded with 100s of photos, maps & artwork and a forward by Christopher Lee.
217 pages of high quality pages covering every aspect of the rings. It starts with the history of the War of the Ring, the last alliance of Elves and Men, covers the Dead Marshes, with chapters on ever main character in all three films, going into the armour and the weapons they used. At the end is a glossary for quick reference.
There is not enough praise for this book. It is just likely THE BEST collectors item for the Rings and if you don't have one you are missing a wonderful item for your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movie books on LOTR 30 Jan 2004
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This book is a perfect give for your LOTR addict, but hey, LOTRs fans you might not want to wait till someone gives this to you! This is simply worth every penny! Outside of the films, if someone asked me which was THE best LOTR gift to give or receive for LOTR fans, I would hands down recommend this wonderful book. It is just loaded with so much background, answers so many details, that I cannot image doing without this book in my LOTR collection.
As one who collects swords and knives, loves fencing and enjoys all sorts of books on weaponry and a hopeless LOTRs addict, this is one gem of a book. It is not thin volume, but a jam-packed book loaded with 100s of photos, maps & artwork and a forward by Christopher Lee.
217 pages of high quality pages covering every aspect of the rings. It starts with the history of the War of the Ring, the last alliance of Elves and Men, covers the Dead Marshes, with chapters on ever main character in all three films, going into the armour and the weapons they used. At the end is a glossary for quick reference.
There is not enough praise for this book. It is just likely THE BEST collectors item for the Rings and if you don't have one you are missing a wonderful item for your collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Warfair 28 Feb 2006
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
"Not another 'Lord of the Rings' tie-in book!" you may be groaning. In the wake of the hit movie trilogy, there have been plenty of books of photos and Middle-Earth info -- some good, some bad, some just blah. But don't start shunning the book displays just yet: "Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare" has plenty of good information yet.
It handles the more militaristic aspects of the "Lord of the Rings" films: Loads of swords, arrows (like the giant uruk-hai crossbows called "sappers"), shields and armor. There are also the more unusual allies that our heroes pick up (the unstoppable dead army of Dunharrow), battle plans (a step-by-step examination of the Pelennor Fields battle), unconventional weapons (the mumakil or "oliphaunts"), and sinister fortresses (the Black Gate).
There's also relevant biographical info about certain people like Elrond, Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer and Aragorn, and it stretches back to the first film with its stuff about Weathertop and Isildur. And, as a bonus, the extremely articulate Christopher Lee (the amazing actor behind Saruman) writes a brief but bright foreword, in which he talks about his love for myth and fantasy, the Tolkien books, the movies, and finally about what he hopes "Weapons and Warfare" will offer to the readers.
Admit it -- even the most peaceful person gets a little thrill when watching a hero felling a dozen evil beasties with a big legendary sword. There's something intensely exciting about swords, arrows and all medieval warfare, however bloody and freaky it may be. "Lord of the Rings" has an extra bonus: There's not only the multiple human civilizations (Gondorians, Rohirrim, Easterlings, Haradrim), but also Elves, Orcs, and Uruk-hai, as well as the ancient Numenorean civilization. More to love!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those that love the ring of steel. 5 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
A super book. Very well researched and impressively accurate with its weapons detail. I have professional interest in arms and armour, and I have an extensive library of scholarly and academic works, yet this book leaves many of them floundering! Not-with-standing the fact that this work relates to a fantasy, the author has not padded out the weaponnary information with bunk, or invention. I very much appreciate any author who treats his subject and the reader with respect, whatever age they might be. The descriptions of sword forging are suprising knowledgeable and the author has a real insight into such techniques, all of which add to the enjoyment and enthrall the reader.
The volume is well illustrated with photographs and stills from the movies, together with pre production artworks and artists renderings.
If you enjoyed LOTR then you will love this book. If you like mediaeval arms and armour then you will marvel at the wonderful designs of costume, arms and armour made for these films.
For older readers the book serves as an object lesson in modern design work. It is also effectivly a catalogue of costume and movie props, of great benefit to any student of the movie industry, particularly art and design.
If you are interested in making or designing your own arms and armour then this will be an indispensable reference of how it should be done.
The book contains a first class glossary of arms and armour terminology and the author has quite clearly done some extensive research and is to be commended for not "dumbing down" the work.
In conclusion, an extremely exciting and enjoyable book for any young person, with enough to interest the older reader. I am actualy going to use the book in my lectures especially for children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great second hand book
Book if fine

Bit bashed on one corner

Packaging could have prevented damage - it was too flimsy and so was open on one corner where damage occurred
Published 11 months ago by Caro
3.0 out of 5 stars could be better
its a bit laking as it could be more detailed . what the hell is that gondorian helmit about? looks like a tit! lol
Published 12 months ago by paula
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem that could have done with a bit more polishing! (Cheesy, haha!)
Aside from my cheesy headline, this book can be represented quite nicely! I'm a big LOTR fan (books/films alike) and to the extent of Peter Jackson's trilogy this book captures... Read more
Published on 12 July 2007 by Eddy Reynolds
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is Amazing!
The Information in this book is collosal in amount and near perfect in detail, well deserving of a 5 star rating. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2007 by R. THOMAS
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but Quality bad
This book seems very interesting. I ordered it off from amazon the first time i opened it one page falls out then the next, and the pages keep on fallling out so far 28 pages have... Read more
Published on 2 May 2006 by P. Andersson
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This is a fun, glossy book with plenty of pictures and sketches of the weapons featured in the LOTR films. It has plenty of nuggets of information for any fan.
Published on 20 Feb 2006 by R. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I've always been a fan of tolkien's work, just as I am a great fan of weapons. This book combines them both in one amazing companion to Lord of the Rings! Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2006 by Stig Marshall
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Movie tie-in book
The book has brilliant presentation and contains superb pictures of all the weapons and armour used by the different characters in the Lord of the Rings films. Read more
Published on 19 May 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars repetitious but still good stuff
I have a few quibbles with this book, but I should start by praising the concept of an all-three-films companion book, which must be popular with all LOTR geeks, and the refreshing... Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2004 by Kate Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars brillent book
I have to say this book is abousltely brillent. it tells you all about the wepons that the elves and drawfs use as well as the men. Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2003
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