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The Last Ringbearer By Kirill Yeskov Yisroel Markov The Last Ringbearer More than years ago Russian scientist Kirill Yeskov tried to settle certain geographical problems in Tolkien s fantasy world One thing led to another and he tackled a bigger project what if we ass
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  • The Last Ringbearer By Kirill Yeskov Yisroel Markov More than 15 years ago Russian scientist Kirill Yeskov tried to settle certain geographical problems in Tolkien s fantasy world One thing led to another, and he tackled a bigger project what if we assumed that it s no less real than our world His conclusion was that in such a case, the story of the Ring of Power is most likely a much altered heroic retelling of a majorMore than 15 years ago Russian scientist Kirill Yeskov tried to settle certain geographical problems in Tolkien s fantasy world One thing led to another, and he tackled a bigger project what if we assumed that it s no less real than our world His conclusion was that in such a case, the story of the Ring of Power is most likely a much altered heroic retelling of a major war but what was that war really about The result of this re appraisal was the publication in 1999 of The Last Ring bearer a re thinking of Tolkien s story in real world terms Dr Yeskov, a professional paleontologist whose job is reconstructing long extinct organisms and their way of life from fossil remnants, performs essentially the same feat in The Last Ring bearer, reconstructing the real world of Tolkien s Arda from The Lord of the Rings the heroic tales of the Free Men of the West written in that world We have a pretty good idea how well heroic tales map to reality from our own world Yisroel Markov, Translator
    The Last Ringbearer By Kirill Yeskov Yisroel Markov The Last Ringbearer by Kirill Yeskov Shelves sf fantasy, tolkieniana Saying that The Last Ringbearer is The Lord of the Rings told from Mordor s point of view is not entirely accurate True, the principal characters are an army medic and scout of Mordor and an erstwhile Ranger of Ithilien but all the action takes place after the War of the Ring. The Last Ringbearer Lord of the Rings Wiki The Last Ringbearer Russian , Posledniy kol tsenosets is a fantasy book by Russian author Kirill Yeskov It is an alternative account of, and an informal sequel to, the events of J.R.R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings. The Last Ringbearer, Second Edition Kirill Yeskov Free Jan , The Last Ringbearer, Second Edition Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpress hosted blogs and archive item description tags
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    1. Kirill Yeskov Yisroel Markov

      Eskov graduated from the MSU Department of Entomology from Moscow State University in 1979 In 1986 he defended a dissertation for the Candidate of Biological Sciences at the A.N.Severtsov Institute of Animal Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of the USSR Academy of Sciences, the theme being Spiders of Northern Siberia horology analysis 1 His main scientific interests as a biologist are spiders of Siberia and Russian Far East and as a paleontologist Paleozoic and Cenozoic eras As of 2008 update he is the Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Arthropods of the Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences and vice president of Eurasian Arachnological Society He works at the institute since 1988 As of 2002 he had 86 scientific publications.Eskov discovered several new genera of spiders Among seven ones discovered by him in 1988 is Kikimora palustris Eskov, 1988 2 It belongs to Linyphiidae family, is found in Russia and Finland, and the name translates from Latin as marsh Kikimora Kikimora is a female spirit in Slavic mythology and Russian equivalent of the phrase, , is well known in the Russian common language.He is also the author of the book History of the Earth and its lifeforms , intended as cutting edge biology textbook for high schools.As a fiction writer he published several books, one of the most famous being The Last Ringbearer Russian , Polish Ostatni W adca Pier cienia , an alternative retelling of J R R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings, based on the proverb History is told by the victors thus showing Mordor as the good guys Among his other books is the The Gospel of Aphranius Russian , Polish Ewangelia wed ug Afraniusza , a dramatic portrayal of Jesus.


    1. Saying that The Last Ringbearer is The Lord of the Rings told from Mordor s point of view is not entirely accurate True, the principal characters are an army medic and scout of Mordor and an erstwhile Ranger of Ithilien but all the action takes place after the War of the Ring Middle Earth is recast as Europe during the Cold War, with Gondor and Mordor assuming the roles of the superpowers The magic of Tolkien s vision becomes window dressing, and the novel reads like John Le Carr fanfic than To [...]

    2. UPDATE A lot of the negative reviews of this book seem to be based on people not being able to deal with the author s very clever undercutting of long held assumptions about who were the good guys in The Lord of the Rings I found the text lively in terms of plot, inventive in terms of literature, and incisive in terms of geopolitics A second reading was even better than the first go round.ORIGINAL REVIEW This is a cut way above your typical fan fiction, satire, and fantasy lit in general The aut [...]

    3. Note reading fan translation issued as a free PDF.ymarkovvejournal 270570Great fun a revisionist Lord of the Rings set after the defeat of Mordor, in which two Mordorians the Orc Ranger Tzerlag and Umbarian Field Medic Haladdin embark on a desperate plan to save their homeland and the world from Elvish domination, against a backdrop of power plays by Aragorn, Faramir, Galadriel and other familiar characters.Enjoyable for a shades of grey morality and the endless scheming of different factions in [...]

    4. I thought this was a ripping good tale It retells the LoTR from the perspective of Mordor and with a realist spin on the world Real politick is injected into Middle Earth and informs the actions of the nation states Events aren t driven by some abstract sense of good and evil, but by realistic people making rational decisions in their own self interest It gives the story a much compelling thrust in my opinion In this retelling orcs aren t doing evil for evil s sake AKA The Skeletor Morality In [...]

    5. I want to thank Terence for putting his soul in my soul s stead, so to speak, by finding and reading this book for me, so I don t have to His analysis is so accurate and detailed though I did bite the bullet and read it myself last night that I won t even try to go into any depth about it, other than to say I completely agree that this isn t worth reading, and that the story isn t really worthy of the grandeur of the setting, and could easily have been set in any other fictional world like Dumas [...]

    6. I am humbled by the amount of love and devotion it takes to 1 Write a novel length transformational derivative work 2 Translate it into another language This is one of the books I read for the Good Books panel at FOGcon I would not have if it hadn t been an assignment , and I m glad I did It is interesting and varied There is a story about strategic war decisions, and a story about spycraft, and a story about weapons design, and a palace intrigue story, and an overarching story of competing tech [...]

    7. Absolutely brilliant We ve all heard that history is written by the victor Well, imagine that The Lord of the Rings is a historical text written by the victors in the War of the Ring, and imagine that the absolute Good vs Evil depicted in TLOTR is nothing but propaganda written by said victors to excuse justify their acts Russian scientist and author Kirill Eskov has written a brilliant reimagining of the War of the Ring and the time following the defeat of Morder from the point of view of the M [...]

    8. I made the mistake of trying to read The Last Ringbearer I will say that the book is priced appropriately, it s free And that s the extent of the good When I read the puff piece in Salon I should have known that the book would be as epically awful as the review was ecstatic, but I was so taken by the idea that I had to read it anyway.The basic idea is a re telling of the War of the Ring from the other side OK, excellent start If you read Tolkien in anything but a facile way there is room for mor [...]

    9. Take the Lord of the Rings, add the premise that History is written by the victors, and consider further that The elves are generally considered dangerous and untrustworthy The riders of Rohan are basically illiterate peasants, albeit very dangerous ones There is indication that Mordor has something to do with technological advancesThis tale begins with a Mordorian military scouting unit that was out of contact at the time of the destruction of Sauron s forces In keeping with History written by [...]

    10. It s probably a good idea to read the author s essay on Salon before tackling this book He s a Russian geologist or palaeontologist or something and wrote it because he was puzzling over some geological oddities of Middle Earth i.e single continent but no mid continent mountain range, and also what s on the rest of the map south and east of Morder that you never see The first part, where LoTR is recapped from the Mordorians perspective, was interesting and rather creative who knew it was all a p [...]

    11. unauthorized sequel to tolkien attempts to present mordor s perspective of the war, i.e that feudal fundamentalists turned back the clock of history by destroying a progressive industrial state that s damned interesting, and there s plenty of speculation as to how the setting and story might have developed along these lines, then, kinda a cool experiment in bakhtinian dialogic reimagining of a well known text, which text is a nasty old right vision of monarchism, ethnic cleansing, xenophobia, an [...]

    12. The idea behind Kirill Yeskov s The Last Ringbearer is killer Retell The Lord of the Rings from a Mordorian perspective And at times, this tale comes close to living up to the promise of this premise Mordor is a fallen superpower, its industrial riches and technological innovation stripped and stolen by the Elven victors in the War of the Rings, and the hapless Orc medic Haladin seems set to be a compelling protagonist as he begins his Nazg l given quest, the object of which is a Mission Impossi [...]

    13. Excellent, required reading for LoTR fans, a wonderful Real Politik antidote to the unquestioning heroic stances of LoTR characters For example, hobbits are hardly mentioned, Elves are assholes, Wizards are devious and untrustworthy, Orcs are effective soldiers, Mordor is the secular jewel of the world, the main character is a regular human using science to get things done.In other words, imagine a balanced point of for interpreting the state of affairs in Middle Earth.Some commenters complaine [...]

    14. My first thought was Not another writer so devoid of ideas that he has to borrow The Lord of the Rings mythology In the first 5 pages, the dread set in Yet, I continued, and I m so glad I did.This novel has a great sense of detail It mixes realism and magical elements with ease It s political It s funny At times it reads like a documentary The mixture of these elements is blended perfectly.This novel turns Tolkien s original perspective upside down Throughout the novel, I kept remembering the sa [...]

    15. Bumped up from 3 to 4 stars based purely on the introduction of a character named Tina into the Lord of the Rings

    16. The Last Ringbearer is based on the premise that The Lord of the Rings was a history written by the victors, to make them look noble and justified in their actions It is written as a revisionist history of the events following the War of the Ring.It s a very different picture Mordor had been a peaceful civilization, developing technology and on the verge of an industrial revolution Barad Dur was a thriving city of poets, writers, and intellectuals Then the traditionalist forces of the west, spea [...]

    17. Advertencia ning n fan tico ortodoxo de Tolkien debe acercarse a este libro.Ahora s , pasemos a mi opini n personal Si la historia la escriben los que ganan, eso quiere decir que hay otra historia Este libro aporta una mirada diferente a la Tierra Media Por suerte y en algunos momentos por desgracia el autor no intenta emular el estilo de Tolkien La novela est escrita con un lenguaje actual, y abundan los insultos y alguna que otra alusi n sexual La idea es interesante, los personajes tambi n ca [...]

    18. This book is basically a sequel to Lord of the Rings told from the point of view of the other side, which basically paints Mordor as a place of science and learning which became a threat to the ignorant medieval elves who ran the place with magic Yeskov paints Arwen as the power behind Aragorn s throne, for example It was written by a Russian archaeologist and it really is a fascinating idea, really cleverly thought out The idea of it that Lord of the Rings is myth, and that there was a less ple [...]

    19. I started this book with high hopes, since I rather like alternative viewpoint stories The very beginning was promising, with a lovely description of a desert sunset However, I was jerked out of the land of Middle earth by the use of the word smartass I certainly don t want the author to be emulating the writing style of Tolkien, as I think that might be very difficult, but the modern writing style did nothing for me In addition, the constant misspelling of Middle earth as Middle Earth I found r [...]

    20. I can t begin to express how much I disliked this story I blame part of it on reading a translation from the original language and part of it on just horrible story telling I very rarely stop reading a book but I didn t even get halfway through this I was so excited for a different view and voice for Lord of the Rings What I got was a poor attempt at political thriller with barely recognizable characters It reads like the bad LotR fic I wrote in middle school than the, apparently, award winning [...]

    21. This is a rather sweet fan fiction re imagining of The Lord of the Rings Eskov badly needs an editor, for structure and content and language Some of the US slang made me cringe Faramir calls Eowyn Honey Or is it Baby But it s very amusing to see Middle Earth in terms of geopolitics And would you believe the Elves are the sinister bad guys, bent on global domination And the Nazgul are philosopher priests tee hee Lovely idea, but I m probably too old to buy it I ve gotten almost 40% through.I love [...]

    22. A must read for Lord of the Rings junkies What if LOTR was merely the whitewashed story of the War of the Ring as told by the victors This is the story of that war from the Southern and Eastern perspective with a new post war quest At points it gets a bit too obsessed with technical detail, but overall it s an engrossing new take on Middle Earth.Read Salon s review of the book salon books laura_millDownload the free official pdf ymarkovvejournal 270570

    23. I love fanfic I love Lord of the Rings I love alternate and revisionist versions of familiar stories Unfortunately, this one really doesn t deliver It starts off well, with the first third of the book being about two Orc soldiers who eventually ally with a Gondorian noble, all trying to get home Then a Nazgul shows up and gives one of the soldiers a mission to destroy Galadriel s Mirror So far, so good.Unfortunately, Yeskov then decides to spend another third of the book in Umbar, an area on the [...]

    24. To the victor go the spoils, up to rewriting the history and dehumanizing the losing side one has to have a legit excuse to calm one s conscience after all That s whatcould havehappened in the Middle Earth following the War of the Ring We were given one side of the story by Tolkien What stops us from imagining the other It s of course a sheer speculation, what Yeskov wrote on what if s and how it could be s, but brilliant nonetheless.Quoting one of the characters Do you see the kind of interesti [...]

    25. Great plot Some chapters really do have the feel of Tolkien, but other chapters read like a spy thriller The first third or so reads much like LOTR Later it feels a bit rushed and a bit like Robert Ludlum Other reviewers correctly point out that at times the style jumps It feels like it needs one rewrite, one copy edit Still it is a good thriller and it brought back great memories of reading the LOTR the first time.

    26. I don t think I m going to be able to finish this one I like the concept and I enjoyed parts of the very beginning, but once Eskov moved past setting up this vision of Middle Earth and the events of LOTR from a different perspective and into plotting and character development he completely lost me I just don t care about these people and their intrigues Maybe others will.

    27. Smart, well written and surprising at points.Where the original LOTR take a highly romantic view of Middle Earth, this book views history through a much cynical and rational lense.I started reading it mostly as a novelty, but was impressed by how well written it was and how believable the characters are Very much recommended

    28. I have so little perhaps nothing to add to what has already been said in other reviews.The theme that most deeply resonated with me was The western kingdoms of Middle Earth viewed as a theocracy threatened by scientific progress In both the Muslim and Christian worlds, we face similar contention today.

    29. This seems to be an interesting concept, but I couldn t get into it Might give it another shot in the future, it would be interesting to read about the world and happenings of LotR in another perspective.

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