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352 pages, Hardcover
First published November 10, 2022
J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, collected for the first time in one volume.
“Sauron never reached this stage of nihilistic madness. He did not object to the existence of the world, as long as he could do what he liked with it. He still had relics of the positive purposes that descended from the good of the nature in which he began, that he loved order and coordination….
But like all minds of his cast, Sauron’s love or mere understanding of other intelligences was correspondingly weaker… his plans became the sole object of his will, and an end, the End in itself”