Top positive review
on 2 February 2014
As a huge Tolkien fan I was eager to acquire all the history of Middle-earth books and this three-volume set is perfect. The books are beautiful, although the pages are very thin so be careful not to rip them! If you're new to Tolkien it's best to start at The Hobbit, then Lord of the Rings, then The Silmarillion and finally onto these! It's not a light read by any means, but I'm in awe at the world Tolkien has created and the sheer number of names involved. also, I have yet to read any other fantasy which comes close to the grandness of the Fall of Gondolin! It's the perfect fantasy and still overshadows any of today's fantasy novels - which are darker, full of crude words, sex and just not as good!