The Shaping of Middle-Earth

The History of Middle-Earth #4

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

fiction fantasy
adventurous slow-paced

400 pages | first published 1986

The fourth volume that contains the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion.

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