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Best-selling Tolkien expert Brian Sibley (The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide) presents a slipcased collection of four full-color, large-format maps of Tolkien's imaginary realm illustrated by John Howe, a conceptual designer for the blockbuster films directed by Peter Jackson. The set includes a hardcover b ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jason Koivu
A middle class, middle aged dad in khaki shorts and fanny pack lays a map out on the hood of the family station wagon. "Well kids, I thought we'd start in the Shire then head off to Rivendell. Maybe catch the stoned trolls if we have time." His finger eagerly traces the route, passing over the map's many lines showing roads and rivers. "After that we'll drive along the scenic Misty Mountains. I hear that's nice. We're not going to be able to make Mirkwood or Isengard, not if were going to have t ...more
Beautiful Maps! Someday I think I will have to frame them!
Talbot Hook
Not worth the time. If you want a glossary of terms, get a book by David Day. I was hoping for the words of John Howe, and explanations and inspirations of his work, but only got about a singular page of that. Rather disappointing.
Madeline Boughner
Up until the end, this book was like reading a dictionary. I would recommend people who have actually read the book series avoid this book.
Linda Hoover
Absolutely beautiful renderings of four of Tolkien's maps from his Middle Earth books!! Beautifully illustrated, with well written details about the maps.
Fun maps (Middle-Earth 1st Age, Middle-earth 3rd Age, the Hobbit and Numenor) by John Howe that I had framed and hanged on my office's walls.
beautiful maps - not too much detailed, alas - and a nice booklet giving informations about places, rivers and the like. Nice to have
Awesome ... I have poured over these maps while reading.. invaluable for the novice Tolkien reader and delightful for the Tolkien lover
Lovely images, quite a fun read. Nothing super deep here, but fun just for the visually enticing smorgasbord.
Not a book, but pull out maps.

I wish they were a bit more detailed, but they're pretty sweet.
More beautiful than accurate, they make a great addition to a Tolkien cartography collection.
Debra Hennessey
Wow. I'm always wandering Middle Earth in my head. Now I have some maps! A fun book.
Hannah Victoria Katherine
beautiful art and lots of interesting little facts.
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Beautiful art and lots of little and interesting facts
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Brian Sibley is an English author who has written over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programmes.

In 1981, he co-wrote BBC Radio 4's adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings with Michael Bakewell, and has also adapted C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast for Radio 4, for which he rece
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