The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

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Publisher: Mariner Books
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
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The Silmarillion is one of the most impactful books ever written. It tells the story of the creation of Arda, the creatures that inhabit it, and their struggles against the darkness. The narrative contains some of the most beloved characters in popular culture such as Elrond, Galadriel and Fëanor, all of whom played a pivotal role in this epic tale. At its heart are the three Silmarils; jewels crafted not only with flawless beauty but also harboring within them a brilliant light originally forged from the Two Trees of Valinor before their destruction by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. For centuries these jewels were sought after as one's destiny was foretold upon laying eyes on them - for some it was a warning of danger or a portent for an encounter with destiny. For others, they presented irresistible temptation and saw Fëanor embark on a mission to reclaim them from Angband in an audacious act that would have lasting implications for all those involved in this ancient drama. Join Frodo on his journey through Middle-earth with The Silmarillion –revealing both hidden secrets and stories from ages past.

Editorial Reviews

"Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury . . . It overwhelms the reader." - Time

"A creation of singular beauty . . . magnificent in its best moments." - Washington Post

"Heart-lifting . . . a work of power, eloquence and noble vision . . . Superb!" - Wall Street Journal


J.R.R. Tolkien:
J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien was a very devout Roman Catholic and is credited with influencing C.S. Lewis's conversion from atheism to Christianity, although Tolkien was disappointed that C.S. Lewis had joined the Church of England rather than Roman Catholicism. Tolkien was quite dismayed by some of the liturgical reforms and changes implemented after the Second Vatican Council, so much so that he would continue to make all his responses loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation would respond in English.

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