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The Return of the Shadow
     

The Return of the Shadow

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by Christopher Tolkien (Editor), J. R. R. Tolkien
 

In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring and the gradual emergence of the

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The Return of the Shadow 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding. As a man who is no stranger to fantasy or in-depth literature, I can say this is one of the best compilations of an author's thoughts I've ever read. From the departing of Master Bilbo Baggins from the comfort of the Shire, to the development of Gollum's murderous lust and need of the One Ring, this book gives you insight and an amazing read. Don't miss out on ANY of the History of the Lord of the Rings stories. Like Frodo said about his dear Uncle,'He often used to say there was only one Road that it was like a great river: it's springs were at every doorstep and every path was it's tributary. 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a typical book, it really is a guide to interpret Tolkien's books. Therefore, it is difficult to rank characters or plot. It really is good for what it is supposed to do, which is to explain how J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the trilogy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
vary good book but if u havent read the lord of the rings yet you can get vary confused because it is 'in the making of' fellowship of the ring
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, you can see what JRR Tolkien was thinking the whole time he was writing the Fellowship of the Ring. His idea of it totally changes throughout the book! So if you are a fan of The Fellowship of the Ring and want to learn more about the development of the story you should read this book!