The Patriot Resource - The Lord of the Rings

Books by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is basically a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. It is more of a children's tale and gives one only a small taste of Middle Earth, but is a good primer for Tolkien's world. The Lord of the Rings itself is, in the opinion of this fan, the work against which all modern fantasy is measured.

The heroes and villains also define the modern fantasy genre. The heroes are a mix of Men, Dwarves, and Elves that are courageous and above reproach. They are obviously unrealistic, but in true fantasy fashion they are characters that one wishes to emulate. The true heroes are Hobbits who are the ordinary and so-called "little people" who rise to the challenge when called upon. The hobbits parallel modern day humanity in that they are common folk not of royal blood or 'destined for greatness'. The villians are evil through and through, even if they had once been good, they are unredeemable now.

The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales further develop the background of The Lord of the Rings and the history of Middle Earth.


Click on links for more information):

- The Hobbit

- The Lord of the Rings Volume 1:
The Fellowship of the Ring


- The Lord of the Rings Volume 2:
The Two Towers


- The Lord of the Rings Volume 3:
The Return of the King


- The Silmarillion (edited by Christopher Tolkien)

- Unfinished Tales (edited by Christopher Tolkien)


Click on the links below for reviews found at Amazon.com:
The Lord of the Rings (Hardcover Set):
The Fellowship of the Ring (Hardcover)
The Two Towers (Hardcover)
Return of the King (Hardcover)
The Hobbit (Hardcover)
The Silmarillion (Hardcover)
Unfinished Tales






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