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4.0 out of 5 stars One for the fans
This second hand purchase was good value, came quickly and was well packed. You probably won't be buying it unless you know what you're after, but just in case, I will repeat the warning that this series is for hard core Tolkien fans; the books aren't written in a particularly engaging way, are hard going really, but they are fascinating if you want the insight into how...
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great although it appears to be a library book with stamp in it still bit disheartened as was hoping was gonna be used but not have library stamp and date sheath torn out so in away glad bought bit disappointed as looks like a stolen library book
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4.0 out of 5 stars One for the fans, 23 Dec 2011
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This second hand purchase was good value, came quickly and was well packed. You probably won't be buying it unless you know what you're after, but just in case, I will repeat the warning that this series is for hard core Tolkien fans; the books aren't written in a particularly engaging way, are hard going really, but they are fascinating if you want the insight into how the original author's mind worked and how the better known works came together. None of the books stand alone either; for scholarly purposes you will need at least the first nine in the series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars great although it appears to be a library book with ..., 17 Sep 2014
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great although it appears to be a library book with stamp in it still bit disheartened as was hoping was gonna be used but not have library stamp and date sheath torn out so in away glad bought bit disappointed as looks like a stolen library book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heroics, splendor and sacrifice, 11 April 2001
The third part of the trilogy is a tale of heroics, splendor and sacrifice. The Ring is finally destroyed, the King returns and the Third age comes to an end. Every time I read this book (and I have read at least a dozen times) it moves me nearly to tears. Tolkien writes about the consequences of evil and what it takes to overcome evil in a way one shouldn't think possible. In our modern world we scorn at the un-ironic praise of "good deeds" and we are used to books describing heroics only from the distance. I Tolkiens universe we get the possibility to read about the necessity of fighting the dark within Man - WITHOUT the ironic distance.
I can not recommend this book (and volume 1 and 2) strong enough. This is an absolutely "Must Read", not just for fans of the fantasy genre, but for everybody who loves a marvellous tale.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 24 Dec 2012
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This review is from: The War of the Ring (The History of Middle-earth, Book 8) (Paperback)
If you love f or and t t and k r then this book is invaluable. With great background on the tolkien thinkings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is mint., 2 Feb 2002
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This review is from: The War of the Ring (The History of Middle-earth, Book 8) (Paperback)
This book is very good and explains everything in great detail about the war of the ring. My favorite character is sam gamaee because he is dopy and funny.
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