October 18, 2019

#BookReview: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien by @DavidDayBooks @CanterburyClass


Synopsis: A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth.

The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years.

 In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. 

Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. 

This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations


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About the Author: David Day is the author of five major books on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Guide to Tolkien’s World: A Bestiary and A Guide to Tolkien. Together with Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, these books have been translated into sixteen languages, and have sold in excess of two million copies. A Canadian living in Toronto, Day has also published over thirty other books of mythology, history, fantasy, fiction, and poetry, for both adults and children. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: 
The encyclopedia of Tolkien David Day is a  must read for any Tolkien fan. An insightful encyclopedia with beautiful illustrations and informative charts. I loved how the author included Tolkien’s inspiration for the characters and places instead of just information about them. Even though this is not in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate I still feel that David Day captured the essence of the Tolkien Legacy! 







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