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The Roots of the Mountains: A Book that Inspired J. R. R. Tolkien Hardcover – November 1, 2003
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The language is a little difficult, although therein lies much of Morris's charm - unlike modern fantasy authors (and, worse, Sci-Fi channel programs), Morris does not use modern language and "feel" in his fantasy, but creates a medieval/fantasy atmosphere with his very choice of words (using many words that went out of fashion with Chaucer).
The story itself is an engaging adventure involving love, battle, and a more pastoral setting of people who live closer to the land than most of us do today.