Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
A New York Times bestseller for twenty-one weeks upon publication, UNFINISHED TALES is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and further relates events as told in THE SILMARILLION and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
The book concentrates on the lands of Middle-earth and comprises Gandalf's lively account of how he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the story of the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan and the journey of the Black Riders during the hunt for the Ring.
UNFINISHED TALES also contains the only surviving story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about the Five Wizards sent to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, about the Seeing Stones known as the Palantiri, and about the legend of Amroth.
A new B-format edition of JRR Tolkien's legacy of short stories which inhabit the realm of The Lord of the Rings. * New edition of JRR Tolkien's book of short stories and 'unfinished' tales * Published to match Tolkien's major works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, finally placing this largely overlooked volume up with the rest of his core works * Suitable for all Tolkien fans -- includes material originally intended for The Lord of the Rings but not developed, plus stories linked to The Hobbit, as well as some which stand alone
'Moments of mythic grandeur' Sunday Times 'Another monument to the incredible imagination of Tolkien' Sunday Telegraph
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.