Last year I e-published an English translation of Dr. Kirill Yeskov’s The Last Ringbearer. The work got more publicity than I expected thanks first to a story in The. Kirill Yeskov. The Last Ringbearer. © Kirill Yeskov, [email protected] . © Yisroel Markov (English The Last Ring-bearer. 1. Part I – Vae Victis. The Last Ring Bearer cover image. Click images to enlarge. by: Kirill Yeskov. Books with a 0 star rating (0). Publication Date: April 17, Book Size: 6″ x 9″.

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That would’ve left us with a less than mediocre military-spy novel with nothing to separate it from the rest. It is interesting and varied. Presumably it isn’t this way in the award-winning original Russian. There are no discussion topics eyskov this book yet. Imagine if The Lord of the Rings is a history book, a history book written by the victors in a civilization ending war.

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Events aren’t driven by some abstract sense of good and evil, but by realistic people making rational decisions in their own self interest. But it’s very amusing to see Middle Earth in terms of geopolitics. As a Llast major I really did appreciate the concept, that history is written by the victors.

I loved Tolkien, of course, and would probably have finished Eskov’s book thirty years ago. 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.


Might give it another shot in the future, it would be interesting to read about the world and happenings of LotR in another perspective. So while he does leave room for moral ambiguity throughout the tale, it’s still the epic hero’s journey, and it’s most moving passages are just those that come rnigbearer out of mythology The Battle of the Pelennor, for example.

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Faramir being the main “hero” out of the original cast of characters. Feb 28, Christopher rated it really liked it.

The book and the author are well-known in Russian SF circles. I just don’t care about these people and their intrigues. Feb 03, Aedan Lake rated it really liked it. Kidill part should have been its own novel, because it only advances ringberaer plot a very small amount while feeling like a piece of self-indulgent spy novel.

As for the original Russian, the book is currently out of print after four printings. And Yeskov leaves no doubts in your minds here, the enlightened Mordorians have a parliament, advanced technology, medicine, etc. I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish this one.

If you read Tolkien in anything but a facile way there is room for moral ambiguity in the tale there are several scenes throughout LotR and The Ydskov where you hear Orcs talking amongst themselves and they really sound no more harmful than a bunch of drunken English soccer hooligans, which leads anyone to kiirll “Are they really bad or just badly ruled? The problem, I think, starts with a fundamental misunderstanding of what Tolkien is doing. By the way, what is it?


Then I learned there was an updated translation [ Please contact me if you are interested in this. The concept was fascinating but the execution did not live up to the potential of the concept. The Hunt for Gollum Born of Hope Yeskov says he’s not a writer, but he doesn’t need to, because you can tell. But the endless narrative lectures about Mordorian democracy, the glories of Barad-Dur, etc.

Refresh and try again. The characters are the primary disappointment I had with the book. There’s no official English release, but this one is author-approved.

I guess it was a deliberate setup for the end of the book, but it was just annoying. Apr 14, Ross Lockhart rated it tingbearer was ok. Then a Nazgul shows up and gives one of the soldiers a mission to destroy Galadriel’s Mirror. Sam You can get it in various formats on archive.