|The Treason of Isengard by J.R.R. Tolkien|
Vol VII of the HoMe series.
The Treason of Isengard continues the account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings started in the earlier volume, The Return of the Shadow.
It traces the great expansion of the tale into new lands and new peoples south and east of the MistyMountains: the emergence of Lothlorien, of Ents, of the Riders of Rohan, and of Saruman the White in the fortress of Isengard.
In brief outlines and pencilled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are seen the first entry of Galadriel, the earliest ideas of the history of Gondor, and the original meeting of Aragorn and Eowyn, its significance destined to be wholly transformed.
The book also contains a full account of the original map which was to be the basis of the emerging geography of Middle-earth; and an appendix examines the Runic alphabets, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the Runes used in the Book of Mazarbul found beside Balin's tomb in Moria.
description from the back-cover of the book
The complete History of Middle-earth series:
Vol I Vol II Vol III Vol IV Vol V Vol VI Vol VII Vol VIII Vol IX Vol X Vol XI Vol XII