Lord of the Rings rewritten from Mordors Perspective

Salon hat einen Artikel über „The Last Ringbearer“, einem Fan-Remix vom Herrn der Ringe aus der Perspektive von Sauron und Mordor.

Well, there's two sides to every story, or to quote a less banal maxim, history is written by the winners. That's the philosophy behind "The Last Ringbearer," a novel set during and after the end of the War of the Ring (the climactic battle at the end of "The Lord of the Rings") and told from the point of view of the losers. The novel was written by Kirill Yeskov, a Russian paleontologist, and published to acclaim in his homeland in 1999. Translations of the book have also appeared in other European nations, but fear of the vigilant and litigious Tolkien estate has heretofore prevented its publication in English.

That changed late last year when one Yisroel Markov posted his English translation of "The Last Ringbearer" as a free download. Less polished translations of brief passages from the book had been posted earlier on other sites, but Markov's is the "official" version, produced with the cooperation and approval of Yeskov himself.

Middle-earth according to Mordor – A newly translated Russian novel retells Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" from the perspective of the bad guys, hier das Buch als PDF