"The Warrior Prophet is the second book in 'The Prince of Nothing' series by newcomer R. Scott Bakker. Like the first volume (The Darkness That Comes Before), The Warrior Prophet is rich in imagery and continues smoothly from where the initial book left off."
"The fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings has been named as Australia's favourite book..."
Enid Blyton's Famous Five have come top of a poll to discover which books today's adults most enjoyed as children.
Now coffee-table sized, and with more pictures.
"A charity shop manager said today she was amazed to receive a set of first edition Lord of the Rings books handed over by an anonymous customer..."
One of the things that makes the study of translations of Tolkien's works so interesting is that it gives you a better grasp of the original. Tolkien said so himself, though he was not talking about his own work, but of the work of another chronicler, dear to his heart. In "The Monsters and the Critics," he said: 'The effort to translate, or to improve a translation, is valuable, not so much for the version it produces, as for the understanding of the original which it awakes.
Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative sponsored by YALSA that encourages teenagers to "read for the fun of it." Teen Read Week will be celebrated in hundreds of schools and public libraries across the country, this week.