The Nature of Middle-Earth by Carl F. Hostetter, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Nature of Middle-Earth

Carl F. Hostetter, J.R.R. Tolkien

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400 pages | first published 2021

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An unofficial addition to The History of Middle-earth series, The Nature of Middle-earth is the first-ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth.
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Summary of 39 reviews


informative 100%
challenging 46%
reflective 33%
inspiring 6%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 85% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

N/A: 92% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 78% | No: 21%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 92% | No: 7%

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