The revised and expanded edition of Angela P. Nicholas’s book Aragorn: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Undervalued Hero is now available for pre-order from Luna Press.
The book, due to be published on 15the September and featuring cover art by Tolkien artist Jay Johnstone, is described by Luna Press: “This book is a biographical study of Aragorn, covering his ancestry, pre-birth prophecies, the various stages of his life, and his death early in the Fourth Age. There is particular emphasis on the struggles he faced, both physical and mental, and on his crucial role (easily overlooked or underestimated) in bringing about the destruction of the One Ring and the downfall of Sauron.”
Aragorn contains a foreword from Tolkien scholar Christina Scull. In reviewing the first edition of the book, Scull said:
[…] I was finding it the most enjoyable book on Tolkien I had read in a long time, not only reviving all of my early thoughts about Aragorn, but extending them. […] Once or twice in the early years of my Tolkien ‘addiction’, I read The Lord of the Rings aloud, to slow myself down and prevent my speeding past known details. Reading Aragorn gave me a similar feeling of slowing time down, considering each word and the meaning it conveys, absorbed subliminally in ordinary reading. – Christina Scull
Books are available for pre-order for an advance price of £20. Books can be ordered for collection at this year’s Oxonmoot, where Nicholas will be available to sign copies.