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The Greatest High Fantasy Series of All Time
The Lord of the Rings: Complete Writings set is the perfect gift for Lord of the Rings fans, young or old, who want to take part in the most legendary legendarium. Regular browsers of the LOTR wiki, fans of the Peter Jackson adaptations, new fans brought on by the buzz around the Rings of Power series, and anyone else who could use a little adventure will fall in love with our special edition complete LOTR book set.
Designed with stunning jacket imagery of Smaug flying over the Misty Mountains, we have united the series’ visual adaptation history and the wondrous tales behind the spines of the source material. From the creation of the Ainur to the end of the Fourth Age, the entire timeline of Middle Earth and the ever-expanding legendarium is covered in these five volumes.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Dir. Peter Jackson 2012
“Haven’t you ever wondered what else is out there? How far the river flows or where the sparrows learn the new songs they sing in the spring? I can’t help but feel there’s wonders in this world beyond our wandering,” - Nori Brandyfoot, The Rings of Power
Though not a canonical character as far as Tolkien is concerned, Nori and her Harfoot clan are ancestors of our beloved Hobbits: Bilbo, Samwise, Pippin, Meriadoc, and Frodo, whose adventures are the chief concern of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The Halflings of Middle Earth don’t have the bravery of Men, the beauty of Elves, the strength of Dwarves, or the wisdom of Maiar, but they are kind, clever, and stealthy. In a world with so many powerful beings outside of The Shire, we prefer our heroic Hobbits because we aren’t magical, either. If a Hobbit can save the world, so can we. The Tolkien mythos teaches us that all we have to do to defeat evil is be good.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Dir. Peter Jackson 2001
The Lord of the Rings, without a doubt, is the most prolific fantasy series of all time. In the 70 years since the original publication, LOTR developed a cult following on an unprecedented scale, and the demand for more Tolkien continued even after the linguist’s death. Posthumously published were The Silmarillion, expansions to the indexes already wealthy with information, and other documents for the dedicated fan who wants to know the universe of Middle Earth from its dawn to its death.
The Tolkien mythos is such a permanent installation in global pop culture that more than a few universities have hired professors in Tolkien Studies and offered classes on the Sindarin language. Peter Jackson was among these hardcore fans when he created the blockbuster film trilogy in the early aughts. These on-screen adaptations won more awards than any other trilogy or fantasy film series, broke ground in the fields of practical and digital effects, and continues to be endlessly rewatchable 20 years after the original release. Now, there isn’t anyone who hasn’t heard of The Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Dir. Peter Jackson 2003