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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I blame part of it on reading a translation from the original language and part of it on just horrible story-telling. As of he had 86 scientific publications.

But compared with real books by real writers, not so much. If you read Tolkien in anything but a facile way there is room for moral ambiguity in the tale there are several scenes yeskoov LotR and The Hobbit 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 ask “Are they really bad or just badly ruled?

But it’s very amusing to see Middle Earth in terms of geopolitics. The translation is very awkward as well, with the Middle Earth characters addressing each other as “guys”, “broads”, and other jarring, inelegant things.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Eskov is equally yeskof handed at creating a sense of menace or moral evil in his bad guys.

As a piece of literature, The Last Ringbearer fails at nearly every level. Some of the US slang made me cringe. I think this was way better than, say, David Brin whose dreck I tried to wade through a while back; a terrible writer! Print paperbackebook. I recommend this novel to any fan of The Lord of the Rings kieill is open to apocryphal versions of the story, and to kiroll of spy novels willing to try a spy novel in a fantasy genera.

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Books by Kirill Yeskov. 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 lirill of the setting, and could easily have been set in any other fictional world like Du I want to thank Terence for putting his soul in my soul’s stead, so to speak, by ringbearr and reading this book for me, so I don’t have to.


The first two parts are a little dry in the parts where he goes into extensive discussions on agricultural and political issues if you want to learn about crop irrigation, this isn’t a bad book to get some background. Ringbearee people have called it fanfic, but I’m not sure it qualifies as that since it’s actually been published and won a couple of awards in Russia.

The Allies did some pretty horrific things in Europe kiripl Asia, but we rarely hear about them. See 1 question about The Last Ringbearer….

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I just wanted to know; i have in mind a website dedicated to the last ringbearer with a wiki: You will be put out that neither the elves nor Aragorn appear in a very nice light. I guess it was a deliberate setup for the end kirilll the book, but it was just annoying. In Eskov’s version of the story, Mordor is described as a peaceful country on the verge of an industrial revolution, that is a threat to the war-mongering and imperialistic lzst represented by The premise of Lasg Last Ringbearer is the proverb “history is written by the victors”, and that the Tolkien account is just that — the history as dictated by the victorious side.

It wasn’t consistent either. If you liked the original trilogy and are willing to accept this is written with a different tone and style you’ll like this. It has been translated into English, and is downloadable here: Perhaps a better translation would have made this more enjoyable.

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It’s an interesting idea, good in parts, but overall I can’t recommend it. Bumped up from 3 to 4 stars based purely on the introduction of eyskov character named “Tina” into the Lord of the Rings. Mordor had been a peaceful civilization, developing technology and on the verge of an industrial revolution.

alst Enjoyable for a shades-of-grey morality and the endless scheming of different factions in Gondor, Umbar and Lothlorien, the book is written partly as war story and partly as spy thriller particularly book three, a convoluted battle of wits set in Umbar’s capital city.


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The world is clearly inspired by the Middle Earth, but if that were a crime then dozens of epic fantasy writers would be in jail. This seems to be an interesting concept, but I couldn’t get into it. The first part focuses on Haladin and Tzerlag, two Orcs who are tasked with saving the world. 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.

This novel has a great sense of detail. Unfortunately what we get is an angry polemic. Lists with This Book. It reads more like the bad LotR fic I wrote in middle school than the, apparently, award-winning work it is supposed to be.

This page was last edited on 2 Augustat To ask other readers questions about The Last Ring-Bearerplease sign up. Kirill Yeskov’s The Last Ringbearer. I did have a hard time keeping the characters straight mostly because their internal voices seemed identical to each other man, troll, or orc.

Aug 19, Messages: At least it was free. Started off interesting, but petered out half way through. Retrieved on 20 June And let’s not yskov all famdomish and say Middle-earth is not another world, but a fictional past of our ringgearer.

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If you read Tolkien in anything hte a facile way there is room fo I made the mistake of trying to read The Last Ringbearer. I don’t regret reading it, but I wanted it to be more. Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo? This part should have been its own novel, because it only advances the plot a very small amount while feeling like a piece of self-indulgent spy novel. It reads more like the bad LotR fic I wrote in middle school than the, apparently, awar I can’t begin to express how much I disliked this kidill.