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This story is a counter to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

I read Tolkien some years previous to writing this novel and although impressed by the depth of the story and cognisant of the underlying narrative, that of tyranny and war in the twentieth century, I could not reconcile the magical get outs for there is no magic in this world or any other. Smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand to deceive the individual, deception and propaganda to confuse the masses most certainly. But none of this is magic. I wanted a story, Tolkienic in scale but lacking the usual magic, religion and even sex as pivotal factors and distractions.






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