Has anybody read this?

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Has anybody read this?

Postby Ursus » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 am

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Re: Has anybody read this?

Postby Elleth » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:37 am

Someone here was highly recommending it... Harper I think? No - Straelbora -

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I've been meaning to get a copy, but simply haven't had room in my discretionary budget yet. Sometime I hope. :)
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Re: Has anybody read this?

Postby Greg » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 am

That's the one I keep forgetting to pick up!

Just snagged a copy of Kullervo, which I expect to be fun and disappointing all at once (because there's no ending)...but the flora keeps escaping me.
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Re: Has anybody read this?

Postby Harper » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:20 am

I recall writing on another forum that it was coming out but that it was expensive. I didn't buy it then because of the cost.

But now that the price has come down...
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Re: Has anybody read this?

Postby Straelbora » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:48 pm

It was me highly recommending it.

It's a father and son team. Dad is a botanist, son is an artist. The illustrations are woodcuts (or in that style), reminiscent of Tolkien's art style. The information is straight on Botany 101 for Middle-earth. You not only get a listing of every plant mentioned in the Legendarium, but a scientific break down of the plant, its uses, etc. And it shows more of Tolkien's genius, because he not only mapped Middle-earth, but apparently put the right kind of biomes in the right places, populated by all the right plants.
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