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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition (2003)
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It is long since the beacons of the North were lit,’ he said; ‘and in the ancient days of Gondor they were not needed, for they had the Seven Stones. Pippin stirred uneasily.

part 3 The Lord of the Rings series. That was enough for the others. But however grim they, might be, they seemed to have no leader among them who understood warfare. They came on without any precautions. Merry laid his plans quickly. They gave in. Their weapons were taken from them, and they were roped together, and marched off to an empty hut that they had built themselves, and there they were tied hand and foot, and locked up under guard. The dead leader was dragged off and buried. Seems almost too easy after all, don't it?' said Cotton.

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare (ISBN 0-00717201-X) is an illustrated and narrated guide to the battles and race-lore of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film-trilogy. It was written by Chris Smith in 2003, produced by Arjen Jansen, and published by Harper Collins Publishers (London)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the third volume of J. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The film is the third instalment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and was produced by Barrie M. Osborne, Jackson and Fran Walsh, and written by Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Jackson.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the 2003 final film in The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and based on the The Lord of the Rings by J. Tolkien. Directed by Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the 2003 final film in The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and based on the The Lord of the Rings by J. Directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson. There can be no triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice.

The Lord of the Rings - 3 ). John R. The Return of the King. A strong citadel it was indeed, and not to be taken by a host of enemies, if there were any within that could hold weapons; unless some foe could come behind and scale the lower skirts of Mindolluin, and so come upon the narrow shoulder that joined the Hill of Guard to the mountain mass. But that shoulder, which rose to the height of the fifth wall, was hedged with great ramparts right up to the precipice that overhung its western end; and in that space stood the houses and domed tombs of bygone kings and lords, for ever silent between the mountain and the tower.

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.

The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring. Impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

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Being a huge Lord of the Rings nerd, having written my senior college Capstone on the linguistic merits of Quenya and Sindarin Elvish, I think I'm pretty qualified to rate this book in accuracy. All in all, it made detailed reference to the Silmarillion lineages of Gil-Galad and Elendil of the Numenorean line really well. It mentioned the sundering of many nations existing only in the Silmarillion and known only to the avid LotR "scholar". There are lots of photos of the weapons and armor featured in the movie, with occasional concept sketches.

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  • Nikobar
I suppose the main gripe of disenchanted purchasers of this book is that it mirrors the movies rather than the books. I would argue that Peter Jackson has done a superb job of bringing to life warfare of Middle Earth, and this is exactly that book to let you envision his creations. PJ is himself noted to be a warfare/military history type of buff, and meticulously planned the battle scenes in the movies. Additionally, in some instances, the book doesn't try to cement the movie version over the book version (in the case of Saruman's death). If you know your books well enough, then this movie-version shouldn't really be a problem for you.
I purchased the softcover book, which has a fantastic not-so-soft cover, and doesn't pick up fingerprints too much (a must since I expect to be thumbing through this in years to come). Each of the pages is adorned with at least half a dozen beautiful glossy photos, some of which have not even been seen in any of the movies thus far (theatrical and extended versions). These are namely scenes of Gil-Galad and Elendil, which I don't understand why PJ never put into the extended cut of FoTR.
I myself love military history, and I believe that PJ and company did the research, and it most certainly is demonstrated in this book. If you've ever wondered how long the ash-spears held by the Fountain Guards at the Tower of Ecthelion are, or cared about the different trolls present at the siege of Minas Tirith, or wanted to behold the staff weapon aiglos of Gil-Galad, then this book IS the one for you.
  • Anicasalar
If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings and the great battles between the forces of good and evil, then the "Lord of the Rings Weapons & Warfare" is an essential addition to your personal book hoard.

1000+ color photos and drawing illustrate all the weapons of Middle Earth, the battles and the strongholds of the land.

Learn about the weapons of the elves, the elven shield, bow, sword and fighting knives.

Read about famous swords such as Hadhafang, Narsil, and Sting.

Read about the Orcs and Cave Trolls, daggers fashioned out of horn, and the Mumakil a creature of legend as fabulous and fearsome as a dragon.

Elves of Lothlorien

Bows of Middle Earth

The Black Gate of Mordor

The Balrog



The Men of Gondor...

And much more

"Lord of the Rings Weapons & Warfare" is a great book. It's fun to read, and is a fantastic reference to Tolkien's World.
  • inform
This book focuses on the armies and weapons of Middle-Earth as portrayed in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The text describes numerous intimate details, from elven battle tactics to Uruk-hai training to the slight details of Gondorian armor, while it is well-illustrated by dozens of color photos from the movies, along with line drawings and maps. A glossary included at the back identifies many kinds of medieval armor and weaponry depicted in the movies, and could be at least as useful for someone interested in medieval and Renaissance era warfare as a LotR fan.

Be warned, however, that this book follows Peter Jackson's trilogy closer than Tolkien's. Since Tolkien did not describe many of the armor and weapons of his warriors in much detail, and said even less of their training and battlefield organization, the author has improvised in many areas.
  • Kamick
WOW!! This is - bar none - the best "The Return of the King" movie tie-in book in the market right now. The others being "The Return of the King Photo Guide" and "The Return of the King Visual Companion.," that is. Along with Brian Sibley's "The Making of the Movie Trilogy" (released in 2002) and the "Art of" series, this is one of those books that you will want to keep and refer to again and again. It is one of the most amazingly detailed, visually rich and impressively researched books on the LOTR movie trilogy that you will likely come across.
I am a huge fan of "The Lord of the Rings." "Huge" in the sense that I have read the books multiple times in the last several years, own the theatrical and extended versions of the films, and have read Tolkien's other books - including "The Silmarillion" and "The Unfinished Tales." You may say I am more than your standard fan and that it takes a lot to impress me. This book, however, impressed me. What is commendable about this book is the amount of information it contains and the painstaking research that author Chris Smith has done to bring this book about. He clearly has done his homework and not only researched "The Lord of the Rings" books but also collaborated closely with WETA (the special/visual effects wizards behind the movie trilogy), director Peter Jackson and crew. There are references to "The Hobbit", "The Unfinished Tales," and "The Lord of the Rings" (including the appendices) sprinkled throughout this book. That, to me, is remarkable.
This fantastic book covers all of the notable warriors (good and bad), battles and skirmishes that took place throughout the trilogy as well as the respective armor, weapons, cultures, fighting styles and (where applicable) battle plans/strategies that we see in the films. For the warriors, everyone from Aragorn, Boromir, Isildur, Theoden, Eomer, Denethor, Gandalf, Legolas, the hobbits and Gimli to the Easterlings, the Corsairs of Umbar, the Haradrim, Sauron, the Army of the Dead (yes!) and the various types of Orcs and Uruk-hai are featured in this book. Their weapons and armor (weapon descriptions, names, pictures/drawings, and inscriptions, etc) are described in detail. For instance, differences between the various orcs (berserker uruk-hai, Mordor orc, Moria orc, etc) and their specific roles and functions are shown. The Rohirric and Gondorian cultures are explored - their emblems, flags, origins, weaponry, etc. There is a battle plan for the Battle of the Second Age, Helms Deep and The Battle of Pelennor Fields also in this book. Even the skirmish in the Mines of Moria is included.
In summary, even the most discerning Lord of the Rings fan will enjoy this book. If you think you know everything about the books or films, there are bound to be a few facts or images in this book that will surprise you. At 224 pages, this is a hefty book and each page is loaded with information. It is not all text, however. There are hundreds of beautiful illustrations and full-color pictures that really are a feast for those who are big on visuals. I highly recommend it!