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Karen Wynn Fonstad (1945–2005)

Author of The Atlas of Middle-Earth

6+ Works 4,008 Members 36 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: American book author Karen Wynn Fonstad in 2004. Credit: Ebakunin, original uploader at the Tolkien Gateway website on 28 May 2006

Works by Karen Wynn Fonstad

Associated Works

Feanors Fluch. Sonderausgabe. (1991) — Illustrator — 79 copies
Tuor und seine Ankunft in Gondolin (1994) — Illustrator — 78 copies

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I bought this book as an accompaniment to [b:The Silmarillion|7332|The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)|J.R.R. Tolkien|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1336502583s/7332.jpg|4733799] and found the maps vey informative and a good reference. The detail provided is meticulous, from whole world maps down to cities such as Menegroth and Nargothrond. In addition, the book visually outlines the evolution of the Tolkien world from the First through the Third Ages. The text also acts as a good synopsis of the major plot lines. I would definitely recommend this book, but beware of spoilers if you have not read the books and decide to read ahead. I suggest read a few chapters, then refer back to the Atlas.… (more)
 
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amurray914 | 25 other reviews | Feb 27, 2024 |
Always at hand whilst re-reading Lord of the Rings for the nth time. (n=?) An essential and most useful companion companion.
 
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JKWood | 25 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |
Nice gift for a Tolkien fan.
Not throwing any money at maps, though hours pouring over them would not count as time wasted.
 
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QuirkyCat_13 | 25 other reviews | Jun 20, 2022 |
The only thing that could make this book better would be if it could be updated. I love maps and love the stories of Pern so I found this book to be a perfect combination. It answered so many questions and gave clear visualization to this magical world.
 
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KateKat11 | 5 other reviews | Sep 24, 2021 |

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