by J.R.R. Tolkien
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The Silmarillion is the epic history of the Elves in Lord of the Rings. Tolkien writes a masterpiece here, as The Silmarillion is one of my favorite books. The stories contained within the book are all intriguing. Contained in Lord of the Rings is an excerpt from the Lay of Beren & Luthien. Here, The Silmarillion dives deeper into the history contained in some of the appendixes in The Return of the King. I love the Silmarillion because I like reading Lord of the Rings, & when I first discovered The Silmarillion, I couldn’t put it down! Since then, I have read it 3 or 4 times. If anyone likes reading Lord of the Rings, I would recommend this book to them because they would find a lot of the backstory to Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion is an excellent book that pulls you into it until you can’t put it down!