Sunday, August 07, 2011

Middle Earth alternative history

I've been greatly enjoying Kirill Yeskov's The Last Ringbearer. This is an alternative history / sequel to Lord of the Rings, written from a pro-Mordor, anti-Gandalf/Aragorn/elves viewpoint that is actually highly persuasive (if one can say this about a fictional world). It reviews what we thought we knew but didn't (due to our having only a biased winners' history) about the end of the Third Age, followed by a quest that aims to restore the balance that Gandalf et al had destroyed.

More information, including what I gather are legal downloading options, is available here.

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