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About the Author

Chris Smith has worked in bookselling and publishing, specialising in the fantasy genre, and has worked with authors as diverse as Robin Hobb and Stephen King. He has been the Tolkien editor at HarperCollins for five years, and he brings together his knowledge of Tolkien's works and the relationships he has developed with the Lord of the Rings filmmakers to write this new book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (November 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000717201X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007172016
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,395,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For anyone who likes LOTR this book is a MUST.
David
It contains exquisite details about the characters and weapons depicted in the three Lord of the Rings movies.
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If you buy nothing else this holiday season, then you MUST get this book!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By irnmtn25 on November 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is absolutely astonishing....224 pages of pure LOTR bliss! If you buy nothing else this holiday season, then you MUST get this book! It has all of the good facts about the folks in the three LOTR films...and it even backtracks to give us a little bit of history prior to the legendary War of the Ring. Of course, this is all done from a military/war aspect...which makes it even better! The illustrations are wonderful....the pictures are delightful and pleasing to the eye. The prose is not written for children...but it is not written in such a difficult language that a person with limited reading comprehension may not be able to understand it. I highly suggest you run right out today and get yourself a copy! You'll be glad you did!
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a perfect give for your LOTR addict, but hey, LOTRs fans you might not want to wait till someone gives this to you! This is simply worth every penny! Outside of the films, if someone asked me which was THE best LOTR gift to give or receive for LOTR fans, I would hands down recommend this wonderful book. It is just loaded with so much background, answers so many details, that I cannot image doing without this book in my LOTR collection.
As one who collects swords and knives, loves fencing and enjoys all sorts of books on weaponry and a hopeless LOTRs addict, this is one gem of a book. It is not thin volume, but a jam-packed book loaded with 100s of photos, maps & artwork and a forward by Christopher Lee.
217 pages of high quality pages covering every aspect of the rings. It starts with the history of the War of the Ring, the last alliance of Elves and Men, covers the Dead Marshes, with chapters on ever main character in all three films, going into the armour and the weapons they used. At the end is a glossary for quick reference.
There is not enough praise for this book. It is just likely THE BEST collectors item for the Rings and if you don't have one you are missing a wonderful item for your collection.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jadepearl VINE VOICE on December 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent in its detail and approach. As other reviewers have pointed out there are portions that are part of the conception of Peter Jackson's and not part of the LOTR e.g., the appearance of the Elves at the Battle of the Hornburg/Helm's Deep. However, for all the incongruities between the written text and the movie this is a great book for those who love the movie and wish to understand the depth of thought involved in crafts and styling of the films. The design of the films were not random and the book shows in great detail how much deep thought went into each aspect of designing for each race in clothing, theory of historical development and weapons design.
One of the flaws of the book, however, is the pixellation of some of the pictures in the book. An example is the section on the Elven bow with a picture with an Elven warrior which was obviously pulled out of the film but not cleaned up in its resolution. Otherwise, the conceit of the book that it is an actual historical document of Middle Earth is done well.
For hardcore film fans this is a necessary book for the simple reason that there are photos and scenes that are not seen in the films at all and that includes the extended editions and the documentaries. For Elf freaks. the extra photos of Gil-Galad are a must. The book also provides back story such as, how the world did Merry and Pippin end up with perfect sized battle garments in Rohan and Gondor. Further, the history of Middle Earth were incorporated as much as possible including the appendixes so, for the purists there are levels of accuracy that can satisfy.
One thing missing was the mithril shirt and a greater discussion of mithril but this is a minor quibble in what I consider one of the best book tie ins available.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By lordhoot on November 20, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book proves to be a great companion to the trilogy of movies based on the Lord of the Rings. But it should be clear that this book centered itself around the three movies, not the three books. All the information given in this book comes from the movie sources and where the movie sources run against the books, so does this book. With that warning, it pretty clear that this book is a fantastic reference material to the warfare aspect of the movies. It will sure to answer any question anyone may have about the weapons, military aspects and characters of warring elements of Middle Earth. Well worth the price given in Amazon.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marcy G. on November 5, 2003
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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.
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