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There are fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, and then there are those who would trade a genuine elven sword for a chance to visit Middle-earth. Those in the latter camp are certain to find Jeb Smith’s new vividly-illustrated book Middle-earth Lore to be a wonderfully satisfying quest worthy of even the geekiest Tolkienite—the “One book to rule them all.”
Our journey begins by entering Tolkien’s mind, where we will come to realize that he did not consider himself the creator of Middle-earth but its discoverer. Tolkien desired that his tales be digested as historical events. We will then be walked through Peter Jackson's portrayal of The Lord of the Rings in his filmography, where there is much to praise – but also some sacrilegious exaggerations in dire need of mending.
Tunneling deeper than Dwarves mining for Mithril, we'll expose the core—the very root of the mountain—that is the heart and soul of this book: Tolkien’s Legendarium. As we dig, be prepared for an unearthing and examination of many long-held assumptions, including those on subjects from the strength of the Valar, the Mumakil, Balrogs, and the Númenóreans, to the true identity of Gandalf and much more. In the concluding section, Smith provides an overview of the military prowess of Middle-earth's different realms and creatures during The War of the Ring. This chapter delves into the weapons, tactics, units, commanders and number of troops of the various realms, as well as the might of creatures such as trolls and ents and much more, offering a better understanding of the military aspect of Tolkien's renowned saga.
As a result of our quest, our excavation leaves us with a distinct appreciation for why these clarifications of Lore are necessary to make Middle-earth truly come to life in all its inspired brilliance.

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July 2024
Adult Books
Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate
The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley 
Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand
Husbands & Lovers by Beatriz Williams

The Anxious Generation (Nonfiction)

Youth Books
Twelfth Knight (YA)
Gather (YA - VT Reads 2024)
Roswell Johnson Saves the World! (Juvenile)

Pete the Cat Screams for Ice Cream! (Picture Book)

The Taste of Things (NR-French)
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (PG-13)
Bluey: Season One (NR)
Bluey: Season Two (NR)

June 2024

Adult Books
The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian
This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune
Long Island by Colm Toibin
The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
The Romantic by William Boyd
The Great Transition by Nick Fuller Googins
Crow Mary by Kathleen Grissom
Empty Theatre by Jac Jemc
The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali
The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Clubby Helen Simonson (LARGE PRINT)
The Demon of Unrest (Nonfiction)
The Splendid and the Vile (Nonfiction)

Youth Books
Heartless Hunter (YA)
Ferris (Juvenile)
The One and Only Family (Juvenile)
The Wild Robot (Juvenile)
Windy Night with Wild Horses (TR)
Sleepytime (Picture Book)

Dune: Part Two (PG-13)
One Life (PG)
Craig Before the Creek (NR)

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