For the first time since the original publication in 1954, a new edition of The Lord of the Rings launched in 2021 that includes illustrations, sketches, and maps from author J.R.R Tolkien. If you're a die hard LOTR fan but balked at the $75 price tag of the standard edition of this book, then your patience has paid off. It's a whopping 65% off on Amazon for Black Friday 2023. What's more, The Hobbit Illustrated and the Silmarillion Illustrated Editions are both on sale and part of a buy 2, get 1 free offer.
The standard edition hardcover book of the LOTR Illustrated Edition is currently available here on Amazon for $26.13 (65% off) in hardcover, which matches its all-time low. As noted, The Silmarillion and The Hobbit Illustrated Editions are part of a B2G1 free sale on Amazon that includes thousands of books. They are also discounted at 55% and 47% respectively on top of the B2G1 deal. You can shop the entire Amazon book sale right here while it lasts and mix and match to your heart's desire. Direct links to all of the Tolkien Illustrated Editions can be found below.
The full lineup of Tolkien Illustrated edition books include the following:
- The Lord of the Rings Illustrated (Standard Edition) – See on Amazon
- The Lord of the Rings Illustrated (Special Edition) - See on Amazon
- The Silmarillion Illustrated – See on Amazon (B2G1 free)
- The Hobbit Illustrated – See on Amazon (B2G1 free)
Deb Brody, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's vice president and publisher notes that Tolkien was "characteristically modest, dismissive of the obvious and rare artistic talent he possessed despite having had no formal training. This modesty meant that relatively little else of his artwork was known of or seen during his lifetime, and generally only in scholarly books afterwards."
New Lord of the Rings Movies Are On The Way
Last August, the IP rights for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were purchased by Embracer Group, with plans to extend the franchise even further. Prior to that purchase, Prime Video developed the first season of a television show in the franchise, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which has already been greenlit for a second season. Additionally, Warner Bros. Discovery has announced plans to create new Lord of the Rings movies, which will debut at a later date.
"I am truly excited to have The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, one of the world's most epic fantasy franchises join the Embracer family, opening up more transmedia opportunities including synergies across our global group," said Lars Wingefors, Founder and Group CEO Embracer Group, at the time. "I am thrilled to see what lies in the future for this IP with Freemode and Asmodee as a start within the group. Going forward, we also look forward to collaborating with both existing and new external licensees of our increasingly stronger IP portfolio."
What Will the New Lord of the Rings Movies Be About?
Plot details are currently unknown about the new Lord of the Rings movies, especially with the general story of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit being told onscreen in films helmed by Peter Jackson. In a recent statement to Deadline, Jackson, as well as his co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, revealed that they are "in the loop" with these new plans.
"Warner Brothers and Embracer have kept us in the loop every step of the way," the Oscar-winning trio said. "We look forward to speaking with them further to hear their vision for the franchise moving forward."0comments