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The Last Ringbearer by Kirill Yeskov
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Dec 19, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: almost-great-novels

My first thought was “Not another writer so devoid of ideas that he has to ‘borrow’ The Lord of the Rings mythology.” In the first 5 pages, the dread set in. Yet, I continued, and I’m so glad I did.

This novel has a great sense of detail. It mixes realism and magical elements with ease. It’s political. It’s funny. At times it reads like a documentary. The mixture of these elements is blended perfectly.

This novel turns Tolkien’s original perspective upside down. Throughout the novel, I kept remembering the saying: History is written by the victors.

Yeah, it’s great.
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