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The magic ring: a romance

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The book that inspired Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings!

It is the twelfth century, the era of Richard the Lion-heart and the Third Crusade. Along the Danube, the tranquil world shared by the young squire Otto and his cousin Bertha is changed forever when they witness a knightly contest for possession of a magic ring. Soon both are drawn into a quest that transforms them and
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Published by Edinburgh : Oliver Boyd (first published 1812)
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Vintage Jewel
Odd mix of the Gothic and Medieval Romance, the Magic Ring starts out as a contest between two knights for a magic ring which takes its hero all over Europe. Its based on the same legend that was an inspiration for Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga and it is interesting to see characters and situation that parallel those in Tolkien's novel. The characters tend to be two dimensional and there are so many twists at the end that I almost laughed.
Marquise
Nov 19, 2016 Marquise rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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One of the most boring knightly tales I’ve come across. At first I suspected the translation might've been the issue, but the story elements would suggest not. There’s nothing but just joust after joust after joust for one ring that, for all it’s said to be “magical,” it doesn’t do one bedamned thing. Maybe the “magic” is the possession of a lot of money, since it means whoever possesses it will be the owner of the Montfaucon wealth.
James M. Madsen, M.D.
Feb 13, 2008 James M. Madsen, M.D. marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to James M. by: Amy Sturgis
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I already *have* an autographed copy of this book from Amy Sturgis, who edited this lovely edition and whom I highly recommend. I just haven't read the book yet! I will, though, Amy! (So many books; so little time!)
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Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouqué was a German writer of the romantic style.

He was born at Brandenburg an der Havel, of a family of French Huguenot origin, as evidenced in his family name. His grandfather, Heinrich August de la Motte Fouqué, had been one of Frederick the Great's generals and his father was a Prussian officer. Although not originally intended for a military career,
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