The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

ISBN: 0618391002
ISBN 13: 9780618391004
By: Chris Smith Richard Taylor Christopher Lee

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Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' many creatures, warriors, armies and battlegrounds. From the graceful and proficient Elves to the horrendous war machines of the Dark Lord, each culture's approach to warfare is explained - how they fought, why they were fighting, what armor they wore and what weapons they used against their enemies. Now you can get as close to a marauding Orc as you could ever wish, without suffering the consequences!Treating the filmmakers' notes, designs and props as a true archive, Weapons and Warfare describes in detail every major conflict depicted in the film trilogy - from The Last Alliance of Elves and Men to the climactic Battle of the Pelennor Fields - each accompanied by a battle diagram from the films' chief designers.Armed with a wealth of fascinating facts and unique imagery, and with an exclusive foreword by Christopher Lee and an introduction by the Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, Weapons and Warfare promises to be the most striking companion to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy published to date.

Reader's Thoughts

Amanda Simmons

Excellent reference material! As a fiction/fantasy author, the weapons/armor index in the back plus the charts of the different ranges of various weapons is an excellent resource.

Sarai

Product DescriptionLavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of [Peter Jackson's film:] The Lord of the Rings' many creatures, warriors, armies and battlegrounds. From the graceful and proficient Elven soldiers to the horrendous war machines of the Dark Lord, each culture's approach to combat is explained - how they fought, why they were fighting, what armor they wore and what weapons they used against their enemies. Now you can get as close to a marauding Orc as you could ever wish, without suffering the consequences! Armed with a wealth of fascinating facts and unique imagery, and with an exclusive foreword by Christopher Lee and an introduction by the Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, Weapons and Warfare promises to be the most striking companion to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy ever published.Loved the movies, loved the book. :)

Kate

Good concepts again especially for prop design. Not as varied though as the general LOTR movie art books.

Earle

A glossy, beautiful coffee table book for you LOTR fans.

Patrick

Actually learned a little more than I thought I would with this one, and some of the details of the armor and weapons were things I had no idea about before this. I'm hoping that all of this is cannon and worked off the notes of the author himself.

Mike (the Paladin)

I got this mostly because:A. I'm a Tolkien fan (and)B. I'm a gamer (Dungeons and Dragons table top) and try to make the weapons as "fantasy realistic" as I can.This book mostly leans heavily on the movie but still is a pretty good book. If you are big time into the movies you may enjoy it more, but any fantasy fan will probably enjoy it at least somewhat.

Sandra

I must admit I didn't read this book very closely, but it's a great overview of Middle Earth, its war and their main players. It really reads as a chronicle, and describes what the weapons would have been made of.. in Middle Earth.I had expected this to be more about the weapons used in the movies, but it seems I was mistaken in that. It's still full of screenshots of and drawings made for the movies, however, so the book is a feast for the eyes, besides being very informative on the topic of Middle Earth.

Jessica

Another amazing book.

Neal Hamer

I really like this book. Anyone who is a fan of the films or medieval warfare should consider having a look at it.

Alonso Esponda ramírez

Muy buen cierre de la trilogia,,,

Richard Evey jr.

One of the best books of its type. Instead of recycled artwork and fluff text we get well thought out back-story and detailed looks at the LOTR world . This book enhances the films and shows real thought and care, designed much like books on real world military history.

Clayton

it was good but it was to long

Kass

Great reference work for the fans of all things Middle Earth.

Nicole

Full of fun facts weapons, armor, and even the species of LOTR!

Jeffrey

I enjoyed this book... I like the way Peter Jackson and WETA Workshop interpreted Tolkien's world. I find new information on the history of some of the weapons and armour while reading this book. I do however have a hard time finding documentation in the actual Tolkien books on some of the "artifacts" portrayed. All in all I am happy with this title, it would make a great coffee table book.

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