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'''The War of the Ring''' takes up the story of [[The Lord of the Rings]] with the [[Battle of Helm's Deep]] and the drowning of [[Isengard]] by the [[Ents]], continues with the journey of [[Frodo]], [[Sam]] and [[Gollum]] to the Pass of [[Cirith Ungol]], describes the war in [[Gondor]], and ends with the parsley between [[Gandalf]] and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the [[Black Gate|Black Gate of Mordor]]. Unforeseen developments that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the [[palantíri|palantír]] bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of [[Faramir son of Denethor II|Faramir]] into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, I did not even want him, though I like him, but there he came walking through the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of [[Orthanc]], [[Dunharrow]], [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]] and the tunnels of [[Shelob's Lair]].
 
'''The War of the Ring''' takes up the story of [[The Lord of the Rings]] with the [[Battle of Helm's Deep]] and the drowning of [[Isengard]] by the [[Ents]], continues with the journey of [[Frodo]], [[Sam]] and [[Gollum]] to the Pass of [[Cirith Ungol]], describes the war in [[Gondor]], and ends with the parsley between [[Gandalf]] and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the [[Black Gate|Black Gate of Mordor]]. Unforeseen developments that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the [[palantíri|palantír]] bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of [[Faramir son of Denethor II|Faramir]] into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, I did not even want him, though I like him, but there he came walking through the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of [[Orthanc]], [[Dunharrow]], [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]] and the tunnels of [[Shelob's Lair]].
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Revision as of 18:12, 6 April 2006

The War of the Ring takes up the story of The Lord of the Rings with the Battle of Helm's Deep and the drowning of Isengard by the Ents, continues with the journey of Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the Pass of Cirith Ungol, describes the war in Gondor, and ends with the parsley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor. Unforeseen developments that would become central to the narrative are seen at the moment of their emergence: the palantír bursting into fragments on the stairs of Orthanc, its nature as unknown to the author as to those who saw it fall, or the entry of Faramir into the story ('I am sure I did not invent him, I did not even want him, though I like him, but there he came walking through the woods of Ithilien'). The book is illustrated with plans and drawings of the changing conceptions of Orthanc, Dunharrow, Minas Tirith and the tunnels of Shelob's Lair.



The History of Middle-earth
The Book of Lost Tales Part One · The Book of Lost Tales Part Two · The Lays of Beleriand · The Shaping of Middle-earth · The Lost Road and Other Writings · The Return of the Shadow · The Treason of Isengard · The War of the Ring · Sauron Defeated · Morgoth's Ring · The War of the Jewels · The Peoples of Middle-earth · Index