Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth

Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth

by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found it far more interesting than even The Histories of Middle-Earth. My copy is severely earmarked with stories of Queen Beruthiel's cats, how Grima Wormtogue was drawn to the dark side, where Gandalf was journeying just before Third Age 3018, the Ringwraith's fear of water, and the rest of the five wizards. My friends have finally bought copies of their own so I can see it more often! Christopher Tolkien put together an amazing set of backstories and the footnotes are worth reading. One last note: 'Narn i hin Hurin' is well-written, but very tragic. Be prepared!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book really engrossing.I loved Tuor in the first story,and my heart bleeds for Turin in the second.My,my,how much he suffers!He really didn't deserve it.It was the story which touched me the most.Overall,UT displays the same magnificence and grandeur of the Silmarillion,so those who enjoyed the Silm should definitely not miss this one.Tolkien has written it in such a way that one wants to believe it to be REAL mythology and lore.I love middle-earth!
ferrioso More than 1 year ago
For the die-hard Tolkein fan, this book helps fill in a few details between the Silmarilian, Hobbit & LoTR trilogy. I definitely prefer the flow of this book compared to the other "info" collections, because there's still a substantial amount of actual "story" material. The footnotes are located at the end of each chapter, rather than interwoven within the original text.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another masterpiece comes alive in the book of 'Unfinished Tales.' I read the Silmarillion before I read this, and 'Unfinished Tales' continues to go deeper and deeper into the heart of middle-earth. It is excetionaly hard to read but it is definitely worth it. It pickes up on a lot of the loose ends of the Silmarillion, and goes deeper into the lives of certain characters. It explains more of the fall of Numenor, and it also tells more of the istari and the palantiri. If you have the time and patience, this is a wonderful book and i would definitely recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tolkien is an amazing writer. I enjoyed reading his books, especially The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarillion. If you are a Tolkien fan, then, you should read this at least once. Even though it does not flow and hold your interest like The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, it still is a good read. This book is a collection of short stories as well as some of Tolkien¿s notes from the Battle of Unnumbered Tears until the destruction of the Ring. True this book is not like his previous novels, but you will certainly love it. You will want to read it more than once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
unfinished tales has become my favorive book with the exception of The Lord of the Rings series. The tale i liked most in the whole book was The Tale of the Children of Hurin i liked it because i enjoyed the personality of turin and J.R.R. tolkien gave such a good discription of turin i could imagon him right down to the color of his eyes. Now if you can imagon a character in a book that good you know it is a great book. I admire J.R.R. Tolkien for the things he made like the atlas of middle earth, you truly wouldent imagon that some one would creat an atlas of shear pleasure of his readers, right. Anyway Unfinished Tales is truly a graet book and i hope you decide to take my advice and read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh, this is a very interesting book. I am really happy to have read this book because it has given me a lot of information that I did not know beforehand. I understand a lot more. It also has some nice stories that do not relate to the Lord of the Rings but I have enjoyed reading this book. I reccomend this to Lord of the Rings fans who take this stuff seriously...like me. However, I do warn that it is a little bit hard to read. Still, enjoy it if you decide to read it. :):)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Tolkien's works, but I was afraid to read it at first because the books by Tolkien edited by Christopher are usually very dull and boring. Which is really disappointing because I am a true Tolkien fan. But when I read it, I was amazed, I loved all the stories and this book is my favorite with the exception of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. There are some stories in here that are expanded on from the Silmarillion and some new ones that I have never heard! You should really enjoy this book if you like other Tolkien books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As with what I've seen from most of the edited works of jrr tolkien by christopher, i expected this to be very dull and hard to read. Though it does have its dull moments, they are few and far between. It goes into great detail of the stories that the Silmarillion briefly touched on. I purchased a slightly older printing of the same book, but it is definitely a must have for anyone who truly enjoys the works of tolkien.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great! It gives you a lot more history of Middle Earth. It tells more about Beren and Luthien, Turin Turambar, and about the creation of Middle Earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. I am 14 and in high school. I have read all of Tolkiens and cannot imagine a world without theLord of the Rings and all the histories of Middle Earth. If anybody argues my points about it I have many explanations for everything in these books, as i have been researching it since i was ten.
OhRyan More than 1 year ago
It's important that anyone who has not (or could not) read the Silmarillion not read 'Unfinished Tales'. This collection of many stories is really interesting, but at times disappointing. Right when the story of Tuor gets good, it goes missing. It's a great book, but it's not for everyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK YET. SORRY It is.
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I totaly love the lord of the rings and this is asome too
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Was posted on the Exact same day as my birthday! :D
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