The War of the Jewels (The History of Middle-earth, Book 11)

by Christopher Tolkien

On Sale: 01/07/2022

The War of the Jewels (The History of Middle-earth, Book 11)

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The War of the Jewels (The History of Middle-earth, Book 11)

by Christopher Tolkien

On Sale: 01/07/2022

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The second of two companion volumes which documents the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien’s epic tale of war.

In The War of the Jewels Christopher Tolkien takes up his account of the later history of The Silmarillion from the point where it was left in Morgoth’s Ring. The story now returns to Middle-earth, and the ruinous conflict of the High Elves and the Men who were their allies with the power of the Dark Lord. With the publication in this book all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s later narrative writing concerned with the last centuries of the First Age, the long history of The Silmarillion, from its beginning in The Book of Lost Tales, is completed; and the enigmatic state of the work at his death can be understood.

This book contains the full text of the Grey Annals, the primary record of The War of the Jewels, and a major story of Middle-earth now published for the first time: the tale of the disaster that overtook the forest people of Brethil when Hurin the Steadfast came among them after his release from long years of captivity in Angband, the fortress of Morgoth.

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Critical Praise

‘Christopher Tolkien shows himself to be his father’s son… Tolkien devotees will rejoice’ The New York Times Book Review

‘Illustrates the development, depth and richness of J R R Tolkien’s personal mythology’ Vector

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007348282
  • ISBN 10: 0007348282
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/07/2022
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • BISAC5 : LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy

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