Last year I e-published an English translation of Dr. Kirill Yeskov’s The Last Ringbearer. The work got more publicity than I expected thanks first to a story in The. Kirill Yeskov. The Last Ringbearer. © Kirill Yeskov, [email protected] . © Yisroel Markov (English The Last Ring-bearer. 1. Part I – Vae Victis. The Last Ring Bearer cover image. Click images to enlarge. by: Kirill Yeskov. Books with a 0 star rating (0). Publication Date: April 17, Book Size: 6″ x 9″.

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In addition, the first edition had vaguely phonetic equivalents of runes; for this one, thanks to Dan Smith’s fontsI’ve replaced them with Certhas Daeron runes as used in the original Russian text.

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Last year I e-published an English translation of Dr. It was written by a Russian archaeologist and it really is a fascinating idea, really cleverly thought out. If you read Tolkien in anything but a facile way there is room fo I made kiriol mistake of trying to read The Last Ringbearer. Part I sets up the quest. No trivia or quizzes yet. Your name or email address: Not really my genre.

He’s writing Norse mythology in all its heroic glory he doesn’t even disguise this in the backgrounding materials, the story of creation in The Silmarillion could come right out of one of Agricola’s collections.

Stand against the wall! The tale begins by recapping the War of the Ring. Since I only like the first of those three things, Lqst didn’t get much out of it and in fact ringbearr finish it. His conclusion was that in such a case, the story of the Ring of Power is most likely a much-altered heroic retelling of a major war – but what was that war really about?

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May 23, Messages: The bulk of this thf is a “spy war,” where the members of the secret services of the various powers of Middle Earth thrust, parry, and deflect.

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It is interesting and varied. Unfortunately what we get is an angry polemic.

Apr 18, Messages: You would like to read about metaphysics. Ringebarer think it felt out of place because the author took too much obvious inspiration from 19th and 20th century world history and did not do a good enough job of making that inspiration feel like it fits in pre-industrial magical Middle Earth. Jun 09, Mitch rated it really liked it. Two Orc soldiers “Orc” being a slur used by the West against foreign menHaladdin and Tzerlag, are fleeing the battle plain.

Bumped up from 3 to 4 stars based purely on the introduction of a character named “Tina” into the Lord of the Rings. My last problem in the section of the book I managed to get through before stopping is the endless narrative lectures. WhiskeyjackOct 9, Perhaps I’m expecting too much from mere humans? It’s a sad indictment of modern copyright law that a work like this can’t be published – LOTR has become a part of our culture’s shared imagination, and these laws prevent us building freely on these shared ideas.

If you enjoy more realistic takes on fantasy settings you’ll like this. Saruman giving Gandalf his white cloak, because he knows that Gandalf has been after it for so long anyway.

However there was no chance of a commercial English translation, the book effectively being a derivative of Tolkien’s LoTR, due to potential legal issues with Tolkien Estate.

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How did they know what the characters were thinking or dreaming? Somewhat humorously, Rohan and the hobbits never play into this; the Shire is only just barely mentioned. Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo? It has been translated into Kirlll, and is downloadable here: He works at the institute since Sadly, the edifice built on them isn’t. SparrowOct 8, I expected the orcs to start calling eachother “dude”. Science Fiction and Fantasy World.

The Last Ringbearer

I recommend this novel to any fan of The Lord of the Rings who is open to apocryphal versions of the story, and to fans of spy novels willing to try a spy novel in a fantasy genera. Lovely idea, but I’m probably too old to buy it. Retrieved on 20 June An elaborate plan is devised which involves the forging of a letter from Eloar by a Mordorian handwriting expert. And talk about realism — The drowning of Beleriand was obviously caused by rising sea levels when the last Ice Age ended.

Now some of the spadework is important to the story; for example the part of the tale where the Mordorians agricultural schemes destroy the arable land is an important plot point. This is a rather sweet fan-fiction re-imagining of The Lord of the Rings. In the book this scene is so much more subtle and brilliant and the Mouth is cowed without a single violent gesture. Like a lot of people I liked the concept more than the actually pay off. May 10th,