The Battles of Tolkien by David Day

Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by ellen

The Battles of Tolkien is a book that any Tolkien buff will enjoy. Now, my husband is a huge Tolkien fan. He has read all of the books and can discuss the different races and the battles just like they actually happened. I knew that he would love to receive this book.

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The Battles of Tolkien by David Day [Review]

The Battles of Tolkien

The history of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring.

Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation.

Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages.

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About the Author

Now, 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.

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My thoughts:

Now, the Battles of Tolkien is a gorgeous flexibound book that chronicles the battles of Tolkien’s world. The pages are heavy and “antique looking” with so many gorgeous maps, photos, and drawings.

And, the different wars are all broken down by chapter and in each chapter is information about the races with maps of the engagement.

This is a beautiful gift idea for the Tolkien fan in your life. I gave my husband this for Father’s Day and he was super excited to sit down and start reading it. So, you can find this classic Tolkien book on Amazon today.

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8 thoughts on “The Battles of Tolkien by David Day

  1. This is awesome and uncanny timing. We just did a ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie marathon this weekend. I’m a lifelong Tolkien fan. I started reading the books as a young teen.

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