Nerds These Days: You can’t have epic fantasy without epic battles, it’s a necessity of the genre!!!!
Jolkien Rolkien Rolkien Tolkien, originator of the genre: … anyway, Bilbo got hit on the head, and then when he woke up the battle was over!
Jirt writing “Helms Deep”: I guess I can tell you about the battle that happened, but I’m only going to spend half a page on it, so pay attention.
Some other post somewhere made this point before but it’s worth saying again: this is probably partially because Jirt served in WW1 and was kept from dying at the Somme by pure chance, and he knew better than to write lengthy scenes of glorious battle because war is not glorious, it is horrific and the less time spent in it the better.
JOLKIEN ROLKIEN ROLKIEN “JIRT” TOLKIEN