What did you love about Middle Earth?
While there's nothing quite like LOTR, other writers past and present have given us
tales of epic battles, heroes' quests, and abiding magics.
A prince defies the gods to claim his unearthly bride in this time when gods and
men might meet in either world.
This stirring retelling of the Welsh national epic, The Mabinogion, continues
through a four-part series.
This is a retelling of the Arthurian legend, from Arthur's birth to the end of his
reign, and is based largely on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. After White's
death, a conclusion to The Once and Future King was found among his papers; it
was published in 1977 as The Book of Merlyn.
"Evangeline Walton's Mabinogian Tetralogy is a powerful work of the imagination,
to rank with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and T. H. White's The Once and Future
King. The gods and goddesses, wizards and sorceresses, the mortal men and
women of ancient days come brilliantly to life. Evangeline Walton's triumph is to
have constructed a vital and living world on the foundations of myth."
This great, gothic mood piece invites you inside its dark and crumbling walls where
the young master of the house, Titus Groan, lives surrounded by ceremony and
Gloriana, the Faerie Queene, inspires her noble knights to perform great deeds in
this epic poem from the Renaissance period. The glossary is extremely handy as
this classic is filled with philosophical and political references of the time.
"The ancient tree created by long-lost Elven magic, is dying. When Wil Ohmsford is
summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a
new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons. And Wil is
without power to control them...."
There are battles and magic aplenty in this gripping tale.
"The Dragonbone Chair is the story of Simon, a young kitchen boy and magician's
apprentice whose dreams of great deeds and heroic wars come all too shockingly
true when his world is torn apart by a terrifying civil war--a war fueled by ancient
hatreds, immortal enemies, and the dark powers of sorcery."
Book one of the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series. Sequels are Stone of Farewell and To the Green Angel Tower.
All seven of C. S. Lewis' adventures in the land of Narnia are bound here into one
volume. From Narnia's beginnings in The Magician's Nephew to the way the old
world of Narnia dies and is reborn in The Last Battle, Lewis' creations have a
richness and character that readily illuminates the valiant struggle between Good
and Evil. Whether glimpsing the first of the Wood Between the Worlds or sailing to
far points on the Dawn Treader, the reader is guided to a great understanding of
the author's universe in a very entertaining way.
The kingdom of Crotheny is on the edge of war, and in the forest the ancient Briar King awakens, trailed by terror and destruction. The ruling family of Crotheny struggles not only to retain their rule, but to fulfill ancient prophesies. The mixture of Celtic legend and the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke make for a fascinating compilation of old and new.
Taran is only an assistant pig-keeper when he suddenly finds himself meeting his hero and fighting the evil Horned King.