The official Tolkien calendar, this year containing 13 stunning paintings inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE FALL OF NÚMENOR. Featuring breathtaking artwork by Alan Lee, with two new pieces unique to this calendar.
The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over. Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector’s items, and this year’s will doubtless be an essential purchase for Middle-earth fans everywhere.
This year’s calendar features 13 full-colour paintings of scenes from across the Second Age of Middle-earth. Famously described by Tolkien as a ‘dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told’, for many years readers would need to be content with the tantalizing glimpses of it found within the pages of The Lord of the Rings and its appendices, including the forging of the Rings of Power, the building of the Barad-dûr and the rise of Sauron. Now presented for the first time in calendar form, with two new paintings from the doyen of Tolkien art, Alan Lee, and with an insightful introduction by Brian Sibley, Tolkien fans can discover the Second Age in greater depth than ever before.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 305 x 305 x 4 mm
Praise for The Fall of Númenor:
‘Veteran Middle-earth illustrator Alan Lee provides a dozen powerful paintings inside, and a generous scattering of exquisite pencil sketches. His figures live; the architecture of his towers and temples forms a kind of running commentary; even his frames are fascinating. His cover is an apocalyptic panorama as terrifying as any John Martin painting’
John Garth, THE GUARDIAN
‘We cannot overlook the beautiful illustrations gracing the interior created by the incomparable Alan Lee. Once again his artwork adds beauty to the pages and helps visually bring Tolkien’s dream to life for readers’
‘The cover image by Alan Lee (who is described as “the doyen of Tolkien art” on the book’s dust jacket) is one of the most remarkable of his 30-year, Oscar-winning career in Tolkien illustration. Inside, we are treated to a further 10 full-color pieces of Lee’s art, depicting elements of Tolkien’s legendarium that have rarely been illustrated. In addition, Lee provides over 50 pencil sketches for the chapter headings and endpoints’
WINTER IS COMING
‘The book is beautifully illustrated by Alan Lee and nimbly edited by Brian Sibley’
THE WASHINGTON POST
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