Scheduled for release on 14 March 2017, The Battles of Tolkien is another encyclopedic work from Canadian author David Day, which matches the aesthetic of previous releases such as Tolkien: An Illustrated Atlas and Tolkien: A Dictionary.
“The history of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil. The Battles of Tolkien recounts many of the greatest conflicts over thousands of years, from the earliest skirmishes of the Valarian Ages to the defining battles in the War of the Ring. Insightful commentary by Tolkien scholar David Day discusses how the people, tactics, and weapons influenced the outcome of each battle, and also how the legends of Middle-earth relate to the real-world mythology on which Tolkien based his famous literary creation. Maps and full-color illustrations help bring this rich universe to life, making it an invaluable reference book for Tolkien fans of all ages.
This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.”
The Battles of Tolkien, published by Thunder Bay Press, can be pre-ordered on Amazon for $15.99.
David Day has written numerous books on poetry, literature, and more; but he is perhaps most widely known for his writings on J.R.R. Tolkien, including:
A Tolkien Bestiary (1978)
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (1992)
A to Z of Tolkien (1993)
Tolkien’s Ring (1994)
The Hobbit Companion (1997)
Tolkien’s World (2002)
You can also read my review of The Hobbit Companion here.