Realm of the Ring Lords
The Myth and Magic of the Grail QuestBook - 2002
The Ring Quest has a history that dates far back into the mists of time -- beyond the pyramids of Egypt and the walls of Babylon. It has lived on through the era of the pagan gods and has seen the rise of Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed. Remarkably, its traditions and allegories remain alive and intact to this day, evoking the mythic imagery of the distant past. New in paperback, Realm of the Ring Lords exposes the magical world -- and historical fact -- behind the grail and ring legends. In the course of this breathtaking exploration, Gardner demonstrates the historical truths and significance behind much of European folklore and fairy tales -- ranging from Dracula to Santa Claus, from Robin Hood to Lorna Doone, and the Grail quest to the Lord of the Rings. Most important, he demonstrates how these basic themes have consistently represented the best and brightest aspirations of humanity.
Publisher: Gloucester, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 398.2094 G227
Characteristics: xvii, 406 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), geneal. tables ; 24 cm.